Matildas blitz Brazil 6-1 in Tournament of Nations masterclass

Australia's Lisa De Vanna, right, celebrates with teammates Temeka Butt, left, and Sam Kerr. Photo:  Mark J Terrill, AP
Australia's Lisa De Vanna, right, celebrates with teammates Temeka Butt, left, and Sam Kerr. Photo: Mark J Terrill, AP

Australia's women's soccer team have continued their astonishing run of form, claiming their first trophy in seven years as they dismantled a Brazilian line-up 6-1 at the Tournament of Nations in the United States.

After conceding in the opening two minutes of the match, the Australians were never troubled again as they began one of the greatest onslaughts in Matildas history.

Lisa De Vanna's first-half double helped the team to a 4-1 lead at the break, with Caitlin Foord and Katrina Gorry the other Matildas scorers.

With her brace, De Vanna became the highest goal-scorer for the Matildas, taking her tally to 42 career goals.

In the second half, it was more of the same for the Australians, with Foord scoring her second, while Sam Kerr joined the action late in the piece.

Matildas jump for joy after claiming first Tournament Of Nations title. Picture: AP Photo

Matildas jump for joy after claiming first Tournament Of Nations title. Picture: AP Photo

It was some measure of revenge for the Australians, who were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Rio Olympics on penalties by Brazil.

Alen Stajcic's side needed just a draw to claim the friendly competition after earlier wins over world champions US - for the first time - and Japan.

- with AAP