Happy homecoming for rampant Matildas

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After astir 2 years away, the Matildas are yet location - destroying Brazil successful a superb instrumentality to form.

Some 19 months aft their past lucifer connected location soil, Australia bushed Brazil 3-1 connected Saturday nighttime successful beforehand of a steadfast assemblage astatine the newly-renamed Commbank Stadium.

Clare Polkinghorne celebrates her extremity for Australia. (Getty)

The squad past played successful Australia successful March 2020 erstwhile they defeated Vietnam successful Olympic qualification.

Their ascendant archetypal fractional was rewarded conscionable earlier the interruption arsenic defender Clare Polkinghorne poked location from adjacent scope via a clever escaped footwear routine.

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Mary Fowler extended the vantage aft fractional clip erstwhile she headed location a beauteous Emily van Egmond cross.

There were immoderate little nerves from the greenish and golden faithful erstwhile a mistake from Allana Kennedy, successful her 100th game, gave Brazil a transition backmost into the match.

Australian anthem plays earlier Matildas archetypal location crippled successful astir 2 years

A gaffe from the seasoned defender allowed Adriana into the punishment area, who slotted past an isolated Lydia Williams.

It was somewhat cruel fixed however ascendant Australia had been, but they didn't let that setback to fester, and alternatively acceptable astir attacking erstwhile again.

The Matildas ended matters erstwhile van Egmond added a extremity to spell with her assist, sliding location calmly aft a debased transverse from Steph Catley.

They volition play Brazil again astatine the aforesaid venue connected Tuesday night.

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