US women’s forward Alex Morgan scored a goal not allowed by VAR as Vratko Andnovsky’s team drew 0-0 with Australia in the final round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics group stage.
As a result, the USWNT will play in the 2nd place playoff against the Netherlands and Australia will play as the best team in the 3rd place playoff against Team Great Britain.
“It was a great test for us today to see that the players were able to execute the game plan very well,” Andnovsky said in a post-match press conference.
“So whatever we feel we have to do to win [next] The game, we will present it to them and let them do their job. “
The USWNT continued to be average in this tournament, with Matildas taking control early on. In the 15th minute of the opening, Tony Gustafsson’s team had 62% of the ball.
Gustafsson, who worked as an assistant coach for the USWNT, said, “What surprised me a little was that they were a little reluctant to press conference and see them very aggressive. I’m used to it. ” At a press conference.
Mary Fowler, who made her Olympic debut in Caitlin Foord’s starting lineup, had a great opportunity to lead Australia in the 20th minute, but her header bounced off the crossbar.
After the match, Gustafsson confirmed that Fold felt something on his leg and took a rest as a precautionary measure.
When Morgan turned Kelley O’Hella’s corner to the net, it seemed to preempt the USWNT in the 33rd minute, but according to a VAR review, her elbow was just offside and no goals were allowed.
Australian rule continued in the second half, but Matildas could not count it.
Christen Press had a great opportunity to bring the USWNT forward after the thru ball put her behind Ellie Carpenter in the 56th minute, but a heavy touch left the ball away from her.
In a modest game with few chances, neither side could find a breakthrough late in the game, and the stalemate was a fair result between the two sides far from their best.
– Soccer Sports
United States vs Australia-Soccer Match Report-July 27, 2021
https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=601554 United States vs Australia-Soccer Match Report-July 27, 2021