Sweden beat Australia by 14 goals in each half, running out 44-16 winners as they recorded their second Group B win in two days at the Men's Junior World Handball Championship in Spain.
The match at the As Travesas Sports Hall in Vigo was always likely to be a mismatch.
With just an average age of 18.93 years, the Australian squad are the youngest one at the 2019 International Handball Federation Men’s Junior World Championship and are making history too as the first-ever team from the country to compete at this event.
On the other hand, Sweden, with 20 appearances at the Championship - including three gold medals - and an average age of 20 had experience and history on their side, plus superior physicality with an average weight of 92.9 kilograms, compared to a 78.9kg from their opponents.
Samuel Lindberg top-scored for Sweden with seven goals, while Jake Ljungberg and Pavle Proki grabbed five each for Australia, who had lost their opening match 44-17 to Egypt.
"We are an emerging nation so for us it is a reward to be here," said Ljungberg.
"We are enjoying playing against some of the best teams in the world, such as Sweden today or France on Friday (July 19) and we will learn much against opponents of this calibre."
Another European powerhouse France beat South Korea 46-32 in Group B.
It followed up the 48-19 win against NIgeria in their opening match last night.
In the third match in Group B, African junior champions Egypt beat continental rivals Nigeria 47-30.
At Pavillon Municipal De Deportes De Pontevedra in Group D, it was a rewarding night for the Scandinavian countries.
Denmark, beaten in four of the last five finals, defeated Germany 30-25 and Norway saw off Chile 36-25.
Iceland also maintained their perfect start by beating Argentina 26-22.
Tomorrow attention turns to Groups A and C with the hosts and defending champions Spain among those in action as they play Tunisia in Vigo.
The top four countries from each group will qualify for the last 16, with Vigo scheduled to host the final on July 28.