Vietnamese striker Nguyen Cong Phuong (right) vies for the ball with Jordan players in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying Group C in HCM City on June 13 (Photo: Vietnam Football Federation)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam tied goalless with Jordan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification match at Thong Nhat Stadium in HCM City on June 13.

With this result, Vietnam rank third in Group C with two points after two matches. Jordan take the lead with four points. Cambodia, who defeated Afghanistan 1-0 the same day, come in second with three points while Afghanistan are at the bottom with only one point.

Earlier, Vietnam tied with Afghanistan 1-1.

Although Jordan were rated higher than Vietnam, they played slowly to explore the way of playing of Vietnam in the first 20 minutes of the match.

The two sides had many chances to open the score but were unable to find a breakthrough, with Vietnam grateful to goalkeeper Dang Van Lam.

The hosts Vietnam created the first real chance after 24 minutes when a free-kick from captain Dinh Thanh Trung hit the post.

However, just four minutes later Jordan responded as goalkeeper Lam was forced into a save to turn away a header from dangerous striker Hamza Al Dardour.

The end-to-end nature of the contest continued as Jordan goalkeeper Amir Shafi had to gather a long shot from defender Vu Van Thanh at the second attempt a minute later.

After the break, Vietnam were quickly out of the blocks, and Nguyen Van Quyet attempted to play in fellow forward Nguyen Cong Phuong five minutes after the restart, but unfortunately for the home side, the chance failed to materialise.

Goalie Lam had an outstanding performance in this match. Around 10 minutes before the close of the match, Lam saved three losses for Vietnam, especially when he faced Saleh Rateb in the 88th minute.-VNA