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Olympic champion Canada beats Australia in women’s soccer

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BRISBANE, Australia — Manchester United wing Adriana Leon scored an early first-half goal and it stood up through a number of good Australian scoring chances as Tokyo Olympic champion Canada beat the Matildas 1-0 in a women’s soccer friendly on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan kept Canada in the match when she made three saves on Matildas skipper Sam Kerr. Australia had seven of 11 shots on goal in the opening half.

Kerr laid a neat flick on for substitute Cortnee Vine to fire just wide in the 83rd minute as Australia pressed for the equalizer. Kerr, a forward for Chelsea, missed out again in added time when Sheridan again tipped a header over the bar.

A header by Kerr in the fourth minute was denied by a diving Sheridan after a cross from the left by Emily Van Egmond.

Canada opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Leon was given too much space by…

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