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Iran tops Vietnam 2-0, secures Asian Cup last-16 seat

IANS  |  Abu Dhabi 

defeated 2-0 in their second 2019 Group D contest held at the Stadium in the capital here on Saturday.

With its second group stage victory, holds the group's top spot with six points, securing its berth in the knockout stage, reports news.

Forward opened the scoring for in the 38th minute with a close-range header, sending the ball to the bottom left corner of the goal off a cross by teammate

After the break, Azmoun found Vietnam's net again six minutes after the hour-mark on a left-footed shot from the centre of the box off an assist by

With its second defeat, holds the third and second-to-last spot in the table with no points in their pocket, on goal difference ahead of last-placed who had conceded a 5-0 defeat against Iran in their first encounter.

Later in the day, is set to take on second-placed Iraq, who have three points in their pocket after topping 3-2 in their first duel.



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 19:44 IST