Canada sweeps two-game series against Australia

A pair of second-half goals from Adriana Leon propelled the Reds to a 2-1 win over the Matildas on Tuesday in Sydney.

Canada sweeps two-game series against Australia
  • Canada 2 (Leon 48’, 64’), Australia 1 (Fowler 3’)
  • Leon bags third goal of 2-game series vs. Matildas
  • Canada improves its record to 8-3-2 in 2022

Canada went Down Under and came out on top.

Buoyed by a second-half brace from Adriana Leon, the Canadian women’s team earned a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Australia on Tuesday in an international friendly at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium.

The Reds swept their two-game series against Australia, who will co-host the FIFA 2023 World Cup with New Zealand. The Canadians used these matches to acclimatize and prepare for next summer's World Cup. Canada is No. 7 in the current FIFA world rankings, five spots above Australia.

Leon ended up scoring all three goals for Canada against the Aussies, as she bagged the winner in her side’s 1-0 victory in Brisbane on Saturday.