Australia were once again the headline act on Match Day 2 of the 2016 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifiers as they recorded a big win to remain on top of the table.

Australia 9 - 0 Vietnam

Goalscorers: Emily Gielnik 9', Kyah Simon 16'/38'/43', Alanna Kennedy 19', Ashleigh Sykes 64', Emily van Egmond 66', Michelle Heyman 76', Clare Polkinghorne 86'

Australia's coach Alen Stajcic had requested that his team be "ruthless" against Vietnam and they certainly were.

Striker Emily Gielnik opened the scoring, and her international goals account, after being played 1v1 with the goalkeeper. From then on it was regular goals for Australia with Kyah Simon claiming a hattrick in the opening 45 minutes.  Defender Alanna Kennedy also opened her international goals account in the first half as Australia went in 5-0 at the break.

Australia continues to pour on the pressure in second half but a persistent Vietnam held out for almost 20 minutes before substitute Ashleigh Sykes volleyed home. Emily van Egmond, Michelle Heyman and Clare Polkinghorne rounded out the scoring in a dominant performance from the Matildas.

Their second victory of the campaign leaves them on top of the table with 6 points and a healthy goal difference.

Australia head coach Alen Stajcic: “I’m pleased we scored nine and put together a good performance, but there’s still room for improvement."

“Six points isn’t enough to get us to Rio, there’s still a lot of football to be played. We’re two steps down the track, but we know our next three opponents are very tough and we’re not taking anything for granted just yet."

“We’ve been physically and mentally strong so far, our preparation was very strong, but rest and recovery is the most important factor now that we’re here because we know we’ve done the hard work before we got here.”

Vietnam coach Mai Duc Chung: “Australia were more confident and stronger than us. We did our best, but they were simply stronger in the air than us.”

Japan 1 - 1 Korea Republic

Goalscorers: Mana Iwabuchi 84',  Jung Sul-bin 87'

With both teams looking for a much needed three points, it was a tight encounter between Japan and Korea Republic.

Japan made six changes while Korea Republic remained unchanged from their opening match. Kumi Yokoyama went closest in the first half has she hit the crossbar in the opening 5 minutes but it was all square at the break.

The match tightened up even further in the second half and in the 70th minute Korea Republic earned a penalty.  Star forward Ji So-yun stepped up only to see Miho Fukumoto pull out a sharp stop.

Minutes later Korea paid for the miss as substitute Mana Iwabuchi made the most of goalkeeper Kim Jung-mi's misjudgement of Nahomi Kawasumi cross to head home into an open net.

Korea regrouped quickly and salvaged a point when Fukumoto was unable to claim the ball with Jung Sul-bin turning home.

Japan coach Norio Sasaki: “I told the girls that if they believe and play their own football then the result will come. Unfortunately we couldn’t get the three points. But it’s not the players who need to regret that, it’s me.”

“The fact we couldn’t score wasn’t only with regards to the final play, but at the moment we are also not accurate enough with the pass before that."

Korea Republic coach Yoon Duk-yeo: “We had a really tough time in the second half. We missed the penalty and then conceded. It was tough for the players, but seeing as they were mentally well prepared that’s why they could run to the final whistle,” said Korea Republic coach Yoon Duk-yeo.

“The physical capability is the result of our training sessions – I think the team is well prepared. I had confidence that our team was prepared better physically than our opponent. This mental and physical strength shows the potential of Korean football.”

DPR Korea 1 - 1 China

Goalscorers: Ra Un-sim 38', Wang Shuang 90+2 (p)

A late penalty by China's Wang Shuang earned China a point with the last kick of the match against DPR Korea.

In a see-sawing match, neither team was able to gain the ascendancy but late in the first half DPR Korea edged ahead.  Captain Ra Un Sim fired across Zhao Lina's goal after latching onto Ri Hui-jong's cross to give them a lead heading into the break.

DPR Korea almost doubled their lead in the final 15 minutes when Kim Yun-mi met Ri Ye-gyong's cross only for Zhao to save China with a fingertip save.

Zhao's work was rewarded deep into injury time as Wang Shuang was brought down in the area after a quick China counter attack.  The young Steel Roses star remained calm and slotted home for a crucial point and leave China in second place.

China coach Bruno Bini: “What can I say? This is why we all like football. Defensively, we had a great match, but we had some difficulties in attack and DPR Korea gave us great pressure inside their own half.”

“I admire the physical quality of the Korean team, but I think we are the team who has more courage – in the 91st minute I felt like I was 10 years older than I am, but in the 92nd minute I’m 15 years younger!

“I don’t usually single out players, but I have to pay credit to Wang Shuang because she had to have so much courage to take that penalty. She is a young player with good talent and it’s difficult to see what she will do, just like a horse in the wild.”

DPR Korea coach Kim Kwang-min: “It wasn’t the result we wanted, but we still have two matches left and we’ll do our best to win those games.”

“Compared to the last couple of years, China has been developing and we had a plan to try and control them, but unfortunately the result wasn’t good.”