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Adrian Musolino

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Adrian Musolino is editor of V8X Magazine, and has written as an expert on The Roar since 2008, cementing himself as a writer who can see the big picture in sport. He freelances on other forms of motorsport, football, cycling and more.

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Full-time: Spain 5 – Australia 1.

Scoreless second half provides cold comfort for the Young Socceroos, who were totally outclassed by Spain following a scoring spree in the opening minutes of the game.

Young Socceroos out of the World Cup at the bottom of Group C with only one point in the campaign. Lots of questions around the performance and technical standard put in place for the youth team.

Thanks for joining us this morning and let us know your thoughts on the Young Socceroos’ performance.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Injury time strike from Tommy Oar ruled out as offside. Could have been another for the highlight reel from Oar.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

80 minutes: Spain 5 – Australia 1.

Match petering out with a few chances for both sides.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Another great chance for Bulut forces great save.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Bulut has been the shining light for the Young Socceroos – going after each ball and refusing to let his head go down. Still showing plenty of effort in a game that’s run out of gas.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

70 minutes: Spain 5 – Australia 1.

Much better half for the Socceroos who seem more adept at playing this system, but Spain have backed off.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Spain playing at a crawl but controlling possession with ease.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Strike from Petratos forces good save from the Spanish keeper. Best chance of the second half for the Young Socceroos, who are looking more comfortable now.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Spain so comfortable on the ball, currently controlling possession.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

55 minutes: Spain 5 – Australia 1.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

A good spell for the Young Socceroos on the ball, but the lack of quality balls and decisive passing and finishing is clear, particularly when compared to what Spain produces.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Spain appear to have taken their foot off the accelerator, as the game settles into a bit of a holding pattern. Young Socceroos will be happy (?) to not concede further.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Second half underway. Subs for the Young Socceroos: McGowan and Petratos on for Sainsbury and Ibini-Isei.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Halftime: Spain 5 – Australia 1.

Disastrous for the Young Socceroos and Australian football – totally outclassed.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Spain controlling play with ease. Socceroos can do little but watch in awe.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Six goals in half hour of play. Expect more in the coming hour…

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Canales slots the penalty.

29 minutes: Spain 5 – Australia 1.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Penalty to Spain.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Bulut overpowered Spanish defense and slotted one past the keeper.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

27 minutes: Spain 4 – Australia 1.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Young Socceroos pull one back through Bulut.

Better spell for the Young Socceroos but ball movement just no comparable to standard set by Spain, who are looking dangerous on the counter.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

20 minutes: Spain 4 – Australia 0.

Any hopes of progressing surely gone. Huge gulf between two teams. Young Socceroos look out of their depth playing this new system. Real wake-up call for Australian football.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

4-0 to Spain. Vazquez get his hat-trick after just 19 minutes. Header from a corner. Woeful marking from Socceroos.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

Vazquez the scorer of the third.

15 minutes: Spain 3 – Australia 0.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain

3-0 to Spain. Spain on a different planet.

Young Socceroos thrashed by Spain