Paulo Bento (Portugal) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) soccer team once again drank the glass he used at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. He was taken to Tajikistan, which is considered relatively weak, and he packed up early after losing after a penalty shootout.라바카지노
UAE (ranked 64th in FIFA) lost 4-5 after a penalty shootout after drawing 1-1 for 120 minutes against Tajikistan (106th) in the round of 16 at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar on the 29th (Korea time).
Tajikistan is one of the weakest teams in the round of 16. This is why the UAE ranks 42 places higher than the FIFA rankings.
When I opened the lid, it was Tajikistan that led the game. Although the UAE lost possession of the game, it consistently threatened the UAE with proper counterattacks. The UAE pressed with many shots, but it was far from a goal.
Tajikistan also scored the first goal. In the 30th minute of the first half, Bachdat Hanonov scored the first goal with an exquisite header.
Tajikistan, which gained momentum, overwhelmed the UAE in the second half as well. Bento took out a replacement card early and tried to turn it around, but it was Tajikistan that produced a rather threatening scene. Tajikistan created three decisive opportunities in the second half alone, but it was regrettable that it could not finish.
In the end, the UAE managed to balance the match with Khalifa Al-Hamadi hitting the net with a header in an indirect free-kick opportunity five minutes after the second half’s additional time. Bento was seen unusually happy, kicking a water bottle.
The two teams, which failed to decide the winner in overtime, played in the first penalty shootout of the tournament. UAE had second kicker Kaiu Kendu miss, while Tajikistan had five successful players to win a ticket to the quarterfinals.
“The game was difficult, and the loss was painful. We had to do it more effectively,” Bento said at a press conference after the game. “I want to congratulate the opposing team first.” “I showed good performance in the first half and took possession of the game, but the result was not good. In the second half, my performance was not good, and I lost in the shootout. It was not fair.”
Bento gained momentum by winning all six games since taking office in the UAE in July last year, but he fell victim to extraordinary events at the Asian Cup. Moreover, considering that the UAE has reached the semifinals in both of the past two tournaments, it is also a result that has been somewhat below expectations. Bento has a memory of suffering in the quarterfinals after being hit by Qatar in the last tournament, when he led South Korea.
Meanwhile, it is the first time that Tajikistan has advanced to the Asian Cup finals. It continued its history by reaching the quarterfinals in its debut match. Tajikistan, which advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament, will face the winner of the Iraq-Jordan match on February 2.