Chinese team is lucky, to win this crucial match.

Changsha: Substitute strike Yu Dabao came off the bench to score three minutes into stoppage time and secure China their first three points of the qualifying competition for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup with a 1-0 win over former champions Iraq in Group C on Friday.

Yu scored from close range to give the Chinese the win over an Iraqi side that had battled through the entire second half with 10 men and looked to have done enough to earn a point in the torrential rain at the Helong Sports Centre.
But Yu’s goal means China now have three points from their opening two matches after losing on Matchday 1 of the qualifiers in February to Saudi Arabia in Dammam.

“Today we won this together,” said China coach Jose Antonio Camacho. “We had great fans, and we fought until the last second. It was great.

“It was such a difficult game, with such pouring rain. The best part was our players’ never-give-up spirit. We deserved the win. We knew the way Iraq played their game, including their set-piece strategies. They have some very talented players, so we had to be patient and create chances for goals.

“Now we have a better chance to qualify. We need to control the game better, to create more goal scoring opportunities. Iraq can easily score goals even when they are only given one chance.”

The pressure was on Camacho going into the game but both teams struggled in a first half of limited chances, the most notable when Yang Xu forced Iraqi goalkeeper Noor Sabri to push the ball around the post in the 18th minute.

The outcome of the game, however, turned on events in first-half stoppage time after China had been awarded a free kick on the edge of the Iraq penalty area.
Referee Ben Williams signalled that the kick be retaken after Sun Ke’s initial effort went over the bar as Saif Salman was booked for encroaching.

Seconds later, Sun’s next attempt was blocked by Ali Adnan Kadhim, who was too close to the kick and for which Williams pulled out the yellow card again. This time, though, the red card quickly followed as Kadhim had previously been booked in the 21st minute for a foul on Sun Ke in open play.

That should have seen the Chinese push for the win in the second half but, with the Iraqis packing the defence and conditions worsening due to a torrential downpour that lasted throughout the final 45 minutes, the home side struggled.

It looked as if the Iraqis were going to hang on for a well-deserved point until three minutes into stoppage time when Chen Tao’s corner was bundled into Yu’s path by Zhang Linpeng and the Dalian Aerbin striker steered the ball over the line to secure the win for China.

“I’m satisfied with my players’ performance, after all the weather was horrible and the China national team had a very strong home atmosphere,” said Iraq coach Vladimir Petrovic. “Under these circumstances the result is acceptable.

“I only took over this team 12 days ago and didn’t have much time to get ready, so I kept theformation used in the Gulf Cup. I am happy that with such a short preparation time, my team could still put on such a good performance.

“I will have more time to get to know my team better, and I believe the future is promising.”

习总第一战,预示习近平会有好运。

北京时间3月22日19点35,2015年澳大利亚亚洲杯预选赛小组赛C组第二轮展开一场焦点对决,中国男足坐镇长沙贺龙体育场迎战宿敌伊拉克队。半场补时阶段,伊拉克队连续因提前移动犯规被黄牌警告,6号阿里被红牌罚下。下半场伤停补时阶段,第93分钟,于大宝门前混战实现了绝杀。90分钟的激战,国足1-0击败了伊拉克队,拿到了三分。

 暴雨在继续,球迷们也随着队员的心态和时间的变化越来越急。就当所有人会认为中国队将接受一场无奈的平局时,在补时第2分钟,中国队角球开入禁区,张琳芃[微博]飞身冲顶未能顶到,但其俯身冲顶将球带到门前,这一次大雨站到了还不放弃,依然全力自救的中国队一边。球在落地后由于雨水明显减速,于大宝抓住这个转瞬即逝的机会转身低射破门!习惯被对手绝杀的中国队,终于在这一次绝杀了对手!此时比赛结束了,暴雨也停了下来,这似乎也是冥冥之中老天对中国队的眷顾,也让饱受凌辱的中国队终于拨开云雾见到了晴天!

中国队一直缺运气’今天算是运气了一回’总体来说全队都很努力拼了

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 面对恒大的国脚,许家印说到:“你们今天表现得非常出色,代表国家队取得了好成绩,作为国家队的球员,你们做到了为国争光。”随后许家印询问每个人的身体情况,并且告诉球员们如果想要返回广州,可以乘坐自己的私人飞机。

  陪同许家印宴请恒大球员的里皮也表示自己会给这些国脚两天的假期,如果今天晚上不返回广州的可以返回自己的家乡,然后在周一重新回到队中。