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Australia hungry for goals – Wiesbaden's Iredale impressed

Australia hungry for goals – Wiesbaden's Iredale impressed

Australia progressed to the third round of the World Cup qualifiers with an impressive 5-0 win over Lebanon. Wiesbaden's attacker Iredale turned up the heat as a joker with a superb performance.

He scored his first international goal for Australia on Tuesday: Wiesbaden attacker John Iredale.
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In the end there was the expected victory of the favorites – this was especially evident. Australia followed up with a 2-0 win over Lebanon in the capital city of Canberra last Thursday.

Coach Graham Arnold's side started with two second division specialists from FC St Paul's, with Metcalfe starting alongside Irvine. The latter came straight into action as he sent the excellent Goodwin down the left lane and he found Yengi in the six yard box – 1-0 (2nd). The underdogs held up well in the first division.

After the break, Australia's attack turned upside down: a minute after a spurred own goal (47th, Jradi), Goodwin made it 3-0 (48th) with a superb long-range shot into the bottom right corner. Before the hour mark, national coach Arnold made a number of changes – and was expected to show good instincts by subbing in Wiesbaden's attacker Iredale in particular.

Iredale also followed up the goal with an assist

The 24-year-old, who has scored three goals in 16 league appearances for the second division promotion side this season (kicker grade average 3.93), immediately got into the game and made it 4-0 (68th) after two minutes. A substitute.. In his second international match, the Sydney-born striker made a strong impact and in the 81st minute he set up a final score of 5-0 for Goodwin, who thanked the provider profusely for this.

Australia have already qualified for the third round ahead of the final two qualifying matches of the second round against Bangladesh and Palestine in June.