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October 15, 2013 3:00 PM EDT
Craven Cottage — London
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 3741‎
 
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Canada 0-3 Australia: Socceroos prove too much for Benito Floro's Reds

Canada is still looking for its first goal in the Benito Floro era as the Reds lost 3-0 to Australia on Tuesday night at Craven Cottage.

By Nick Sabetti

Milan Borjan - Canada (Gold Cup 2013)
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On Tuesday night in London, Australia comfortably overcame Canada 3-0. Joshua Kennedy scored in the first half, while in the second half goals from Dario Vidosic and Matthew Leckie helped finish the Reds off.

The Australians got off to a very quick start in the game as they found the breakthrough within the first minute of play. After the Reds gave up the ball in their own third of the field, midfielder Mark Bresciano floated a cross into the box which forward Kennedy managed to get to before Canadian central defender Adam Straith could. The Australian met the ball with a powerful header and Milan Borjan couldn’t make the save.


The Canadians came very close to equalizing on a few occasions.

Only five minutes after conceding, forward Simeon Jackson sent a vicious volley on goal from close range, but it was brilliantly kept out by Australian goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak.

Langerak made another good save in the 30th minute. An early cross from David Edgar found an unmarked Tosaint Ricketts in the Australian box, but the forward’s central header was parried away by the Borussia Dortmund shotstopper.

Australia then took full control of the game in the second half.

In the 52nd minute, a Bresciano strike from outside the box was tipped out for a corner kick, one which the Australians would manage to capitalize on. After the corner was cleared by the Canadian back line, the ball was quickly redirected towards goal, but before it arrived, a lurking Vidosic managed to stay onside and flick it on with his head past a helpless Borjan.

The Australians comfortably controlled the game for the remainder of the game, especially after Leckie made it 3-0 for Australia in the 79th minute. The FSV Frankfurt forward leapt over Straith to head a David Carney cross into the bottom left corner of the Canadian goal.

After giving the Aussies a decent fight in the first half, it was another frustrating night for the Reds who are now winless in their last 12 games and scoreless in their last eight.

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Canada

-
Milan Borjan
Goalkeeper
2.50
-
A. Straith
Defender
2.00
15
David Edgar
Defender
2.50
15
Doneil Henry
Defender
3.00
14
Dwayne De Rosario
Midfielder
46′
2.50
-
2.50
17
Marcel de Jong
Midfielder
60′
3.00
25
Nikolas Ledgerwood
Midfielder
46′
2.50
7
Iain Hume
Striker
46′
2.50
-
2.00
10
K. Jackson
Striker
54′
2.00

Australia

4.50
20
2.50
12
3.00
-
2.00
23
2.50
39
2.50
21
Dario Vidosic
Midfielder
52′
2.00
30
James Holland
Midfielder
3.50
23
Mark Bresciano
Midfielder
1′ 73′
1.50
15
Mile Jedinak
Midfielder
83′
3.50
-
Matt McKay
Midfielder
3.00
16

Substitutes

13
 - 
5
2.50
21
2.00
8
Kyle Bekker
Defender
25′
1.50
31
2.00
-
Stefan Cebara
Midfielder
46′
2.00
-
Samuel Piette
Midfielder
60′
2.00
27
 - 

Substitutes

3.00
-
Matthew Ryan
Goalkeeper
46′
 - 
19
3.50
20
Mathew Leckie
Midfielder
62′ 78′
 - 
-
Oliver Bozanic
Midfielder
68′
 - 
23
 - 
17
Tim Cahill
Midfielder
3.00
13

Coach/Manager

-
 - 

Coach/Manager

3.50
-
 
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