The Asian Cup is in full swing and the winner of Group B could be decided tonight as China takes onUzbekistan in Brisbane. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8:00pm (AEDT).
in full swing 如火如荼开展中
take on sb 正面应对
Uzbekistan got their tournament off to a fine start against North Korea, taking home a 1-0 win in terrible conditions in Sydney last week. After dominating possession (60%), and showing great efficiency with the ball (84%), Uzbekistan should be confident going into this clash.
got … off to a fine start 开始了一个不错的开局
China also took home a 1-0 victory in their first group game, but a missed penalty from Naif Hazazi of Saudi Arabia could have drastically changed the result. It wasn’t a flashy win for the Chinese, but they will certainly take the points ahead of this tough clash.
a flashy win for China 一个很漂亮的获胜
Uzbekistan will start favourites for this game, and they should control possession for long periods of time. They had 16 shots on goal against North Korea in their opening match, a testament to their attacking potential.
a testament to… 对…一种证明
China will be happy to just soak up pressure in this game, and the counter attack may be their only realistic avenue to goal in this clash. They only managed 4 shots against Saudi Arabia, and that number could be even lower against Uzbekistan.
soak up pressure 处于压力中
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For Uzbekistan, it all comes down to one man: Igor Sergeev. The 21 year old has five goals from his first nine International Caps, and has all the attributes required to take over a game.
all comes down to …. 一切归根到一…
take over a game： 掌控比赛
Yu Hai scored China’s only goal in their opening clash, and he may cause some headaches for the Uzbekistan defence. He has enough speed to create some nervous moments in the back half.
create some nervous moments 创造了一些紧张的瞬间
This game all comes down to the kind of start Uzbekistan gets off to. If they score an early goal, the game will open right up, and we could see a fairly high scoring affair. If China do manage to hold them off for the first 45 minutes, they will most likely “park the bus” in the second half.
park the bus 停大巴
Having said that, Uzbekistan should win, with a potential quarter final against South Korea (or Australia) on hand.