Sam Kerr, the captain of Australia has made history by creating a new record in the world of football. She became the greatest international goal scorer from Australia and began their campaign of the Women’s Asian Cup with an incredibly massive win over Indonesia beating them with a terrifying score of 18-0.
Not only does it ends here, but captain Kerr registered a total of 5 goals inside the opening 27 minutes, which even included her hat-trick. All these happened on Friday in Mumbai as Matildas simple destroyed the lowest-ranked nation of the tournament. Sam Kerr’s haul takes her tally to 54 goals for her nation, as she beat Tim Cahill’s record, which was 50 international goals.
It is for the first time that Matilda has registered 5 goals in a match, since Kate Gill secured the feat against Hong Kong in 2007 at Coffs Harbour, with a victory margin of 15-0. The results of Friday is the biggest victory margin of Australia and is also the third biggest victory in the history of Matildas.
Performance by Sam Kerr
It is bad for Indonesia that the country having a world rank of 94 made their appearance on the Asian Cup finals for the first time in 33 years, and went back foot, soon. In the 9th minute, Sam opened her account and brought the Kerr storm.
Soon in 2 minutes, the 28-year-old Australian gave her nation a 2-0 lead, surpassing Cahilli’s record. She went on consecutively doing her work. He registered her next goal in the 26th minute, which came from a penalty.
The last two goals that she registered came in 36th, and 54th minutes respectively. The Australian’s Women football team has been doing well over the years, and a victory like this will boost their confidence to keep up their current form.