Jordan shock Asian Cup defending champions Australia 1-0 | Asian Cup 2019
Jordan stun Asian Cup defending champions Australia with 1-0 win in Group B opener. Kelvin Leong picks out five key moments from the game.
The Socceroos won the 2015 edition on home soil and has made it to the final in the previous two tournaments.
Sadly, the current team pale in comparison and their lack of creativity in the attack along with their inability to make possession count saw them lose to a tenacious Jordan side.
The reigning champions won the possession game but despite getting time on the ball, Arnold’s charges failed to find that penetrative pass.
Jordan, on the other hand were ready to pounce on the counter and on more than one occasion, the Socceroos backline had to chase back.
They opened the scoring from a 26th-minute corner-kick which was put in by Anas Bani Yaseen but in all honesty, the Australians were lucky to be only down by one.