Australia beat Bangladesh in WC qualifier
04 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: The Socceroos have ripped Bangladesh to shreds in their World Cup qualifier, cruising to a 5-0 victory in Perth.
The reigning Asian Cup champions were never troubled on Thursday night against the world’s 173rd-ranked side, who were well off the pace in just about every department, abc.net.au reported.
It took just six minutes for Australia to open the scoring and the manner in which they did so was a pointer to the utter dominance they would enjoy.
A simple cutback from Massimo Luongo found Mathew Leckie in the box and he routinely swept home the ball underneath the outstretched glove of Bangladesh goalkeeper Sahidul Alam, who was under siege all night long.
Making his first international appearance in more than a year, midfielder Tom Rogic added the next two goals in the eighth and 20th minutes, the latter aided by a wicked deflection that went down as an own goal.
Nathan Burns provided the next just before the half-hour mark and Aaron Mooy made it 5-0 in the 61st minute with a long-range screamer from outside the box.
In truth, the margin could and should have been far greater, but Australia clearly coasted through the second half and missed some easy chances from close range.
Crowd of 19,495 at Perth Oval, the biggest at the venue for a football match, enjoyed the match.
The Socceroos are unbeaten in Group B qualifying after beating Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in June and face 153rd-ranked Tajikistan on Tuesday night (AEST) in Dushanbe.