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UAE U23 1-5 Uzbekistan U23: The defending champion prove its superiority

UAE U23 1-5 Uzbekistan U23: The defending champion prove its superiority

Let us see the latest results, as well as the score of UAE U23 vs Uzbekistan U23 match in the 2020 AFC U23 Championship.

UAE U23 1-5 Uzbekistan U23: The defending champion prove its superiority

UAE U23 1-5 Uzbekistan U23: The defending champion prove its superiority

UAE U23 1-5 Uzbekistan U23: The defending champion prove its superiority

UAE U23 vs Uzbekistan U23 match information

Time: 21:15 (GMT+8) on January 18th

Venue: Thammasat Stadium (Pathum Thani)

Competition: 2020 AFC U23 Championship

Entering this competition with much support from the fans and the state of the group, UAE U23 came out on top of Group D, in a group that sees the elimination of the runner-up Vietnam U23. The side has shown their fast, possession style of play which saw them create chances after chances in the match. It has been an impressive campaign so far for Maciej Skorża and his players.

UAE U23 1-5 Uzbekistan U23: The defending champion prove its superiority

The champion’s pathway, however, was much more difficult. In a “Group of Death” which saw the likes of South Korea U23, Iran U23 and China U23, Uzbekistan U23 barely came through. With only one goal more in the match against China U23 than Iran U23, the champion survived. Both Iran and Uzbekistan have the same points, conceded the same amount of goals, but one goal was the separation between two teams.

The two sides met twice at the U23 level, with either team has one win. At the national level, with the new generation, Uzbekistan has closed the gap between two teams in recent years. Since 2014, against UAE, they had 1 win 1 draw and 1 loss.

UAE U23 1-5 Uzbekistan U23: The defending champion prove its superiority

With an expressive style of play in which requires many off-the-ball movements, Maciej Skorża has brought a sophisticated European football side to this Middle East team ever since he’s in charge. Beating Vietnam at the Asian Cup 2018 back to win the 3rd place was his first achievement. And now, he certainly has eyes on the AFC U23 Championship.

As for the champion, they will have to sort out their own problems that appeared in the group stage. They were dependant on the movement inside the box, causing chaos and bluffing the inexperienced defenders into fouling them. The task then for captain Islomjon Kobilov on the penalty spot was rather easy.

History may repeat itself, as two years ago Uzbekistan U23 also finished at the second place in the group stage. After that, they showed their determination and concentration to conquer each and every match and went on to win the tournament for the first time.

UAE U23 1-5 Uzbekistan U23: The defending champion prove its superiority

UAE U23 vs Uzbekistan U23 possible lineups

UAE U23: Al Shamsi, Suwaidan, Al Hammadi, Shaker, Rashed, Surour, Yaquob, Abdalla Ramadan, Nader, Saleh, Al Ameri.

Uzbekistan U23: Abduvakhid Nematov, Islomjon Kobilov, Khojiakbar Alijonov, Abdulla Abdullaev, Dilshov Saitov, Aziz Ganiev, Sharov Mukhitdinov, Nurillo Tukhtasinov, Jasurbek Yakhsiboef, Bobir Abdixolikov, Mirjakhon Mirakhmadov.