Phnom Penh: Australia scored an empathic 6-0 win over Chinese Taipei on Matchday Two of the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers at Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium on Sunday.
Australia top the standings after collecting their second win, while Korea Republic, who are playing later, lie second.
Graham Arnold’s charges will play the Koreans on Tuesday, while Chinese Taipei take on Cambodia.
The Olyroos controlled the pace of the game and were the first to settle with Abraham Majok opening their account in the 18th minute before doubling the advantage six minutes later.
Chinese Taipei tried their best to fight back but fell further behind when Thomas Deng found the back of the net in added time as Australia took a 3-0 lead into half-time.
The Aussies continued their dominant display in the second half and increased their tally after Tass Mourdoukoutas got on the scoresheet five minutes after the restart.
That's 2⃣ from 2⃣. ????We're another step closer on the road to the @Tokyo2020 @Olympics #GoAustralia pic.twitter.com/ULkmAFuVE0— Caltex Socceroos (@Socceroos) March 24, 2019
Any hope of a Chinese Taipei comeback was dashed when Pierce Waring scored Australia’s fifth in the 63rd minute before sealing the win two minutes from time for a 6-0 finish.