Live: Matildas look to go back-to-back against Brazil


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33′ – Chance Brazil

Adriana cuts back inside after finding some space on the edge of the penalty area, and her curled, precise shot is deflected behind for a corner.

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31′ – Chance Matildas

This is better from the Matildas, Yallop with space down the right to deliver a cross.

The ball pings around the penalty area, including to Carpenter but Brazil clears. 

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30′ – Chance Matildas

The Brazilian press is forcing the Matildas to go long, but this time it works as Foord races through down on goal after another well-timed tackle in the penalty area.

Foord has Kerr with her, but just overran the ball and some frantic defending from Brazil clears the danger. 

It was Mary Fowler with the initial, really clever pass to clear the ball up field. 

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27′ – Chances Brazil!

A stunning tackle from Yallop on Tamires in the penalty area leads to shouts of a penalty, but it was a well-timed tackle after Fowler was caught out of position.

The Matildas clear their lines but the ball just comes back, this time Kerolin hitting the side netting.

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24′ – Chance Brazil!

Adriana comes back inside and has another shot from long range.

Looked initially like there was a deflection, but it just appeared that she sliced the ball badly wide.

Another opportunity though.

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22′ – Chance Brazil!

Another one! This time it’s Kerolin making a run down the right, shimmying with a step over or two and then firing a shot at the near post that Williams does well to stop at the near post.

The Matildas hanging on a little bit here.

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21′ – Chance Brazil

A couple of them in truth!

Marta gets the latest after a previous shot from Adriana pin-balls around the area and lands at the legendary striker’s feet, but Williams makes the save.

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Williams was beaten by a lovely shot from Adriana, who skipped inside off her wing and fired a low shot against the foot of the post, only to see the ball roll across the goalline and not into the back of the net!

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17′ – Chance Brazil

Poor ball from Mary Fowler is picked off by Marta, who plays in Debinha, whose shot flies well over the bar.

As brilliant as Fowler is on the ball, she has been caught out a couple of times defensively and, in situations where she is in possession in her own defensive third, can still make the wrong decisions…

It didn’t cost Australia then, but it could have. A clear warning shot.

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15′ – Chance Brazil, Matildas

This game is ridiculously end-to-end!

The Matildas clear at their end of the field after another dangerous run from left back Tamires, only to release Sam Kerr up the other end, with the Chelsea striker bursting towards the edge of the penalty area where her shot is blocked.

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13′ – Chance Brazil

Clare Polkinghorne doing it at both ends of the field, heading the ball off the line after a cross from Tamires just drifts dangerously over the head of Williams.

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Key Event


Clare ‘prolific’ Polkinghorne opens the scoring! 

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Brisbane’s best footballer BAR NONE has opened the scoring in a second successive match, steering the ball home at the back post with a nicely cushioned effort after the defence can’t clear the corner. 

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Carpenter and Fowler linking up on the right is what I am here for, and they did link up brilliantly there to release Kerr down the right, her early ball found Foord, whose shot was saved well by the foot of the keeper.

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Oh my that’s a brilliant opportunity for Foord!

Carpenter got in behind the Brazilian defence down the right after a neat through-ball by Yallop and played in a delightful teasing cross to the edge of the six-yard box but Foord just scooped the ball over the bar!

Wow, you’ve got to score those…

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6′ – Chance Matildas

Sam Kerr gets some space down the right, it was a hell of a ball to find her, but she has to wait for support and her cross is, in the end, well dealt with by the Brazil defence.

Tamires is getting forward from right back and that’s left that gap for Kerr to exploit.

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5′ – Chance Brazil

The field opened up for Adriana in midfield, and she unleashes with a powerful shot that’s blocked on the edge of the penalty area.

Brazil have certainly started the brighter of the two teams, but no clear cut chances, yet.

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Kick off

We’re underway in Parramatta!

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Brazil in the blue shirts, white shorts kicking from right to left, Matildas in the Australian gold shirts and socks with green shorts.

Mary Fowler appears to be taking up position on the right side early on to accommodate Emily van Egmond’s inclusion.

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