Tuesday Aug 09, 2016. 22:53
Welcome to AfricanFootball's coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games Women's Football clash between Australia and Zimbabwe.
The action as it happened...
90+6' - Full time -
It ends 6-1 to Australia, though the last 20 minutes or so belonged to the Zimbabweans. They exit the tournament after three straight losses but still represented their country and continent with pride.
90+1' - GOAL! Australia 6-1 Zimbabwe -
Emmalulate Msipa scores a well-taken goal to at least give the Mighty Warriors something to smile about!
Emmalulate Msipa with a sight of goal but she volleys over from about 20 metres out!
Much better defence from Zimbabwe in the last quarter hour or so, Australia's hopes of a really
massive score line have been stymied.
Zimbabwe's Shiela Makoto earns a yellow card for a clumsy lunging tackle.
Zimbabwe make a change as Daisy Kaitano comes onto the field, just a few seconds after a double substitition from Australia.
Magwede makes a fine save to deny Steph Catley, it remains 6-0 to Australia.
66' - GOAL! Australia 6-0 Zimbabwe -
Michelle Heyman claims her second, springing the offside trap before beating Magwede with a stabbed shot into the bottom corner!
Nearly a goal back for Zimbabwe, as Kudawashe Basopo works a shooting position but is denied by a good save at her near post from Mackenzie Arnold.
Zimbabwe make an injury-enforced substitution as Lindiwe Magwede replaces goalkeeper Chido Dringirai.
55' - GOAL! Australia 5-0 Zimbabwe -
Yet another great set piece sees Australia go 5-0 up, with substitute Michelle Heyman heading home from a corner!
Some fine football from Australia, who are throwing attackers forward in the hopes of drastically improving their goal difference and boosting their quarterfinal hopes.
50' - GOAL! Australia 4-0 Zimbabwe -
Kyah Simon runs onto a fantastic pass in behind the Zim defence and steers home a first-time shot to rack up the first goal of the second stanza!
Back underway in the second half, no changes from either team at the break.
45+1' - Half time -
It's 3-0 to Australia at the break, safe to say that Zimbabwe will be going home after this match. The other group game sees German and Canada drawing 1-1 in Brasilia.
Australia's Caitlin Foord drives forward and gets away a shot from just inside the box but it's wide of the near post.
37' - GOAL! Australia 3-0 Zimbabwe -
Another great set piece from Australia, with Alanna Kennedy getting a free header at a corner kick to add to their advantage.
Past the half hour mark, it remains 2-0 to Australia, who are giving themselves a good chance of advancing into the quarterfinals.
Finally an attack of note for the Africans, but Mackenzie Arnold comes quickly off her line to clear ahead of Emmalulate Msipa.
Past the midway point of the first half, Australia looking comfortably on course for victory.
Elise Kellond-Knight threatens from long range but her shot is no trouble for the Zimbabwe goalkeeper.
15' - GOAL! Australia 2-0 Zimbabwe -
Aussie captain Clare Polkinghorne easily turns the ball home from close range after a corner kick to double their lead!
Zimbabwe have settled into the game a little more now, but it's still the team in yellow making all the play.
It's all Australia early on here, with Zimbabwe just looking to get some kind of foothold in the match.
2' - GOAL! Australia 1-0 Zimbabwe -
The Aussies slice open Zimbabwe's defence and Lisa De Vanna turns home Katrina Gorry's cross from the left to open the scoring early on!
1' - Kick-off -
We are underway in Salvador. Australia wear all yellow, Zimbabwe are in all green.
Here are the starting line-ups...
18 Mackenzie Arnold, 7 Steph Catley, 11 Lisa De Vanna, 9 Caitlin Foord, 3 Katrina Gorry, 8 Elise Kellond-Knight, 14 Alanna Kennedy, 6 Chloe Logarzo, 4 Clare Polkinghorne, 17 Kyah Simon, 10 Emily van Egmond
1 Chido Dringirai, 17 Kudawashe Basopo, 14 Eunice Chibanda, 10 Mavis Chirandu, 5 Emmalulate Msipa, 8 Rejoice Kapfumvuti, 4 Nobuhle Majika, 3 Shiela Makoto, 6 Talent Mandaza, 2 Lynett Mutokuto, 12 Marjory Nyaumwe