RIO 2016: Australia 6-1 Zimbabwe – As it happened

RIO 2016: Australia 6-1 Zimbabwe – As it happened
Immaculate Msipa of Zimbabwe (women)

by Staff Reporter

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!

88' - Emmalulate Msipa with a sight of goal but she volleys over from about 20 metres out!

85' - Much better defence from Zimbabwe in the last quarter hour or so, Australia's hopes of a really massive score line have been stymied.

80' - Zimbabwe's Shiela Makoto earns a yellow card for a clumsy lunging tackle.

75' - Zimbabwe make a change as Daisy Kaitano comes onto the field, just a few seconds after a double substitition from Australia.

73' - 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!

65' - 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.

59' - 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!

54' - 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!

46' - 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.

41' - 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.

31' - Past the half hour mark, it remains 2-0 to Australia, who are giving themselves a good chance of advancing into the quarterfinals.

27' - Finally an attack of note for the Africans, but Mackenzie Arnold comes quickly off her line to clear ahead of Emmalulate Msipa.

23' - Past the midway point of the first half, Australia looking comfortably on course for victory.

21' - 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!

11' - Zimbabwe have settled into the game a little more now, but it's still the team in yellow making all the play.

6' - 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.

20h55 - Here are the starting line-ups...

Australia: 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

Zimbabwe: 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




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