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Massimo Luongo features in Australia win

MASSIMO Luongo featured off the bench as Australia boosted their hopes of automatic qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia.

The Socceroos were twice pegged back during a topsy-turvy first half in Adelaide as Tomi Juric’s brace was cancelled out by strikes from Salem Al-Dawsari and Mohammed Al Sahlawi.

However, Luongo – who came on as a late substitute – and co weren’t to denied, clinching victory thanks to Tom Rogic’s stunning 64th-minute winner.

Victory moves Australia level on points with their opponents with two qualifiers remaining.