Mabil and Maclaren put Australia on course for Asian Cup win over Palestine

  • Palestine 0-3 Australia
  • Socceroos’ qualification chances remain alive after victory

While tougher challenges lie ahead, the Socceroos answered some of the questions being posed of their quality as they produced a scintillating performance to beat Palestine 3-0 in front of 11,915 fans in Dubai.

A first-half one-two punch from the Australians did the bulk of the damage. The opener came in the 18th minute as a delightfully weighted cross from Tom Rogic found Jamie Maclaren in between two defenders. Maclaren glanced a header into the far corner to score his first goal for his country.

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