Friday, 13th June
Australia in Cuiaba.
Australia and Chile met in Berlin, during West Germany 1974; with neither team managing to score
a goal in their group game.
Chile have beaten Australia in three international friendlies - 2:1 in
Valparaiso (09/02/2000); 1:0 in Melbourne (07/02/1998); and 3:0 in Antofagasta
Within fifteen minutes, Chile were two goals up against Australia;
as the South Americans tried to emulate Holland's goal spree against the current World Cup
Alexis Sanchez put Chile ahead in the twelfth minute after Australia failed to clear a
poor header from Eduardo Vargas. Sanchez made no mistake from close range.
Within two minutes Chile doubled their lead through Jorge Valdivia. While Sanchez and
Vargas opened up the Australian defence with their fast movement, Valdivia was on hand at
the edge of the box to fire the ball into the roof of Matthew Ryan's net.
Australia needed to settle things down then ten minutes before the break, Tim Cahill
headed them back into the game.
Half-time: Chile 2 - Australia 1
Cahill headed past Bravo again, after the restart, but Chile were
saved by a raised flag for offside.
With victory assured, Wigan's Jean Beausejour added to Chile's goal difference in injury
Final Score: Chile 3 - Australia 1
1:0 - Alexis Sanchez (12 mins)
2:0 - Jorge Valdivia (14 mins)
2:1 - Tim Cahill 35
3:1 - Jean Beausejour 90+2
1-Claudio Bravo; 4-Mauricio Isla, 17-Gary Medel, 18-Gonzalo Jara, 2-Eugenio Mena;
20-Charles Aranguiz, 21-Marcelo Diaz, 8-Arturo Vidal, 7-Alexis Sanchez; 10-Jorge Valdivia,
1-Matthew Ryan; 2-Ivan Franjic, 22-Alex Wilkinson, 6-Matthew Spiranovic, 3-Jason Davidson;
7-Mathew Leckie, 15-Mile Jedinak, 5-Mark Milligan, 11-Tommy Oar; 23-Mark Bresciano, 4-Tim
Referee: Noumandiez Doue - Ivory Coast
4 yellow cards:
44 mins - Tim Cahill (Australia)
58 mins - Mile Jedinak (Australia)
67 mins - Mark Milligan (Australia)
86 mins - Charles Aranguiz (Chile)
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