Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Australia 2 - 0 Bahrain

Aussie Stadium

I stunning strike from Mark Bresciano sealed the Socceroos top spot in their group for next years Asian Cup, guaranteeing them seeding for the draw to be held in December.

The goal was spectacular, a wonderful bicycle kick off a Mile Sterjovski volley after Scott Chipperfield supplied a great cross. It followed another great strike from John Aloisi in the 17th minute.

The first half saw some great football from Australia. The passing was usually superb and they had the match pretty much won from the minute the whistle blew. The second half though saw a few too many defensive errors for my part. We gave to ball up without preassure a little too much and didn't exactly threaten the goals.

Hats off must go to Bahrain. They sent out their Under-23 Olympic side to play an almost full strength Australia on home soil. They really should have been beaten by 6 or 7 goals. Instead they defended admirably and even made Schwarzer earn his pay every now and then.

Onwards to the Asian Cup next year. Hopefully i can make it over to wherever we are playing.

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