As it happened FIFA World Cup qualifying: Maclaren scores hat-trick as Socceroos romp to 7-0 win over Bangladesh

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  • FT: Socceroos 7 – Bangladesh 0
  • GOAL: Maclaren gets his hat-trick
  • Yengi becomes Socceroo number 638
  • GOAL: Maclaren makes it 6-0
  • GOAL: Maclaren makes it 5-0
  • Three changes for Socceroos
  • HT: Socceroos 4 – Bangladesh 0
  • GOAL: Duke makes it 4-0
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That’s all for tonight

That was a business-like 7-0 win by the Socceroos after the lowly Bangladesh who had to beat Maldives in a qualifying game to progress to this round of qualifying.

Thanks so much for joining us. We will have more coverage after the press conferences and post game chats so please keep an eye out for it later this evening or early tomorrow.

I appreciate the comments and support for the blog on such a busy night of sport.

Bye for now.

Brandon Borrello, number 11, is first to the ball ahead of the Bangladesh defence.Credit: Eddie Jim

FT: Socceroos 7 – Bangladesh 0

The Socceroos have handled business against the 183rd ranked Bangladesh winning 7-0 at AAMI Park tonight.

Jamie Maclaren scored a hat-trick and Mitch Duke scored a brace while Harry Souttar and Brandon Borrello scored single goals.

The Socceroos play a second FIFA World Cup qualifier against Palestine in Kuwait on Wednesday at 1am AEDT.

Jamie Maclaren scores a goal.Credit: Eddie Jim

Penalty missed

Aiden O’Neill made a strong run down the right and went into the box where a clumsy tackle brought him down from behind.

Maclaren gave the ball to Massimo Luongo to take the penalty but his low shot to the keeper’s right was saved.

AUS 7, BAN 0 after 89 mins.

Crowd of 20,876 at AAMI Park

Football Australia will be encouraged by a crowd of 20,876 at tonight’s game given it is a Thursday night against a weaker opponent.

GOAL: Maclaren gets his hat-trick

Miller’s hard running down the right side has led to the seventh goal as he ran onto a pass and sent in a fast, low cross to Maclaren who smashed home his third goal of the half.

Brilliant night for Maclaren and strong display for Miller as a right back.

AUS 7, BAN 0 after 85 mins.

Jamie Maclaren.Credit: Getty Images

Yengi becomes Socceroo number 638

Striker Kusini Yengi has come on for his Socceroos debut, he is Socceroo number 638.

He has 20 minutes to get a goal on debut.

You can read more about him in this story from time in the A-League with Western Sydney Wanderers.

AUS 6, BAN 0 after 73 mins.

Kusini Yengi at training this week.Credit: Getty Images

GOAL: Maclaren makes it 6-0

Jamie Maclaren has his second goal with another timely tap-in after a shot from Luongo forced the keeper into a parry that fell right onto the Melbourne City striker’s feet.

AUS 6, BAN 0 after 70 mins.

Jamie Maclaren of the Socceroos celebrates a goal with teammate Keanu Baccus of the Socceroos.Credit: Getty Images

Scrappy period for Socceroos

In a 5-0 game, the Socceroos have had a relatively poor few minutes with their crosses missing the mark when scoring chances were available.

Lewis Miller has been very strong with his runs from defence down the right sideline.

Midfielder Aiden O’Neill has come on for Keanu Baccus.

AUS 5, BAN 0 after 63 minutes.

Connor Metcalfe controls the ball.Credit: Getty Images

Maclaren, Borrello miss a chance

Maclaren and Borrello got themselves mixed up right in front of goal and let a chance go begging.

Neither man appeared to know the other was there and the keeper saved it.

AUS 5, BAN 0 after 54 mins.

GOAL: Maclaren makes it 5-0

Former Melbourne City teammates Jordan Bos and Jamie Maclaren have linked up for the fifth goal.

Bos sent a powerfully low cross to the middle where Maclaren tapped it home, just minutes after coming into the game.

AUS 5, BAN 0 after 49 minutes.

Jordan Bos and Cameron Burgess of the Socceroos defend against Rakib Hossain of BangladeshCredit: Getty Images

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