Aussies boss Brazil again

Sunday Mail - - SPORT -

THEY came in their thou­sands to see the team mak­ing waves around the world, and the Matil­das didn’t dis­ap­point,

Aus­tralia put down an­other marker on its quest to be among the world’s best, beat­ing Brazil 2-1 in Pen­rith yes­ter­day af­ter goals to Lisa De Vanna and Sam Kerr.

Even if only a friendly, the re­sult proved again how strong the Aus­tralian side has be­come. In a mem­o­rable con­test, the Aussies played with power and panache, and fully de­served the vic­tory - the sec­ond time in six weeks they have bossed it over Brazil.

The Matil­das were de­ter­mined to show they had earned the na­tion’s at­ten­tion the hard way, by mix­ing it with the world’s best.

Weeks ago Brazil had been evis­cer­ated 6-1 by the Matil­das at the Tour­na­ment of Na­tions, but the vis­i­tors had a stronger squad and some­thing to prove yes­ter­day.

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