Matildas deliver stunning comeback with 3-2 victory over Brazil

Matildas deliver stunning comeback with 3-2 victory over Brazil

The Matildas delivered a 3-2 victory against Brazil last night in their second game of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, with an own goal sealing the deal for Australia.

The win puts Australia’s World Cup dream back on track following a devastating loss to Italy earlier on in the week. They play Jamaica next.

And it came after Brazil spent most of the first half with two goals under their belt.

That quickly changed just before halftime, with Caitlin Foord scoring the Matildas first goal and then Chloe Logarzo scoring the second, shortly after halftime.

The final goal came via a defensive header from Brazil’s Monica. The goal was initially not given, with a line referee indicating Australia’s Sam Kerr was offside. The Video Assistant Referee was called in to judge the final decision. Referee Esther Staubli then awarded the goal in a difficult decision that’s brought up some of the game’s most complex rules.

With the decision in, the Matildas — and the crowd — erupted.

In her post match interview, Sam Kerr responded to the critics: “There were a lot of critics talking about us but we’re back so suck on that one! It’s just outside noise, we don’t listen to the haters,” she said.

Chloe Logarzo revealed their coach Ante Milicic’s message at halftime was: “When you’ve got your back against the wall, you come out swinging”.

In winning the match, Australia became just the second in Women’s World Cup history to win from being behind two goals, according to Fox Sports.



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