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Jun 1, 2018 at 12pm UK
Attendance: 656
AustraliaAustralia
4-0
Czech Republic
Leckie (32', 72'), Nabbout (54'), Jugas (80' og.)
FT(HT: 1-0)

Jankto (79')

Result: Mathew Leckie scores twice in four-goal Australia success

Hertha Berlin attacker Mathew Leckie scores twice as Australia record a 4-0 win over Czech Republic in an international friendly at the NV Arena.

Hertha Berlin attacker Mathew Leckie scored twice as Australia recorded a thumping 4-0 win over Czech Republic in an international friendly at the NV Arena in Austria.

Mathew Leckie celebrates with Andrew Nabbout after scoring during the friendly between Australia and the Czech Repubic on June 1, 2018© Reuters

Czech Republic have failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but Australia will be present at this summer's tournament, and were impressive in their penultimate international friendly before opening their World Cup campaign against France on June 16.

Against the run of play, Leckie sent Australia ahead in the 32nd minute of action, with the 27-year-old turning a low Robbie Kruse cross into the back of the net.

Australia then doubled their advantage in the 54th minute when Andrew Nabbout capitalised on a mistake from the Czech defence. Indeed, the attacker worked some space inside the penalty box before finishing past Tomas Koubek for his first international goal.

Mathew Leckie makes it three during the friendly between Australia and the Czech Repubic on June 1, 2018© Reuters

Aaron Mooy played a key role in Australia's third of the match in the 72nd minute, with the Huddersfield Town midfielder winning the ball in a deep position before surging forward and picking out Leckie, who finished into the back of the net for his second goal.

Czech Republic then conceded a fourth in the 80th minute when Jakub Jugas deflected a low Milos Degenek cross past his own goalkeeper to cap what was a rotten game for Karel Jarolim's team.

The victory was Australia's first in three games under new head coach Bert van Marwijk, and the Socceroos will now switch their attention to next weekend's international friendly with Hungary.

AUSTRALIA (4-3-3): Ryan; Behich, Sainsbury, Milligan, Risdon (Degenek 76'); Mooy, Rogic (Irvine 66'), Luongo; Kruse (Petratos 73'), Nabbout (Maclaren 61'), Leckie (Arzani 84')

CZECH REPUBLIC (4-3-3): Koubek; Boril, Kalas, Jugas, Novak; Husbauer, Barak (Sykora 57'), Darida; Schick (Sural 75'), Krmencik (Krmencik 46'), Kopic (Horava 83')

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Mathew Leckie of Australia in action during the Asian Cup Semi Final match between the Australian Socceroos and the United Arab Emirates at Hunter Stadium on January 27, 2015
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