|Vietnamese footballers in red jersey
Both teams came into the game with high levels of determination. Despite this, it was the Australian side who enjoyed the best start, with Sam Kerr opening the scoring by heading the ball into the Vietnamese net in the 11th minute.
The opening stages of the game saw Australia dominate the ball, keeping 82 per cent of possession during the opening 12 minutes.
This dominance showed as Logarzo and Van Egmond took their chance to put Australia 3-0 up before half time.
The second half started with a change of emphasis and Vietnam going on the attack, but they ultimately failed to make a breakthrough.
Subsequently Australian footballer Carpenter received the game’s first yellow card, whilst Vietnam captain Huynh Nhu was substituted for Hai Yen.
Defender Polkinghorne capped a strong performance by scoring the fourth goal in the 67th minute.
The 79th minute saw Sam Kerr score a penalty to give Australia a 5-0 advantage.
Following the tie, the Cam Pha stadium in the northern province of Quang Ninh is scheduled to host the second-leg on March 11.