Matildas secure opening game Olympic win for first time

It was a hot and humid evening in Tokyo for the Matildas as their Tokyo Olympic campaign got off to a winning start beating the Football Ferns 2-1 in the Japanese capital.

The Aussies maintained their impressive 27-year unbeaten run against the Kiwis.

All the early pressure came from the Matildas, with Kyah Simon and Emily van Egmond providing some nice touches in the opening 15 minutes.

Kyah Simon #17 of Team Australia battles for possession with Anna Green #3 of Team New Zealand during the Women's First Round Group G match between Australia and New Zealand during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Stadium on July 21, 2021 in Chofu, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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