How did the Socceroos rate in Porto Alegre against the Netherlands? Here are our individual player ratings for the clash at Estadio Beira-Rio.
Socceroo man of the match: Mathew Leckie
Mat Ryan 7
Could’ve done better with the Dutch third goal. Otherwise solid and made some good saves late to deny a fourth to Holland.
Ryan McGowan 7
Was targeted by the Dutch as a potential weak link but stepped up despite playing in a position he’s not accustomed to, and he set up Cahill's wonder goal.
Matt Spiranovic 7
Composed in possession and could’ve scored in the first half but scuffed the chance.
Alex Wilkinson 7
Really solid at the back against world-class strikers.
Jason Davidson 8
Another eye-catching performance from the left back both defensively and in an attacking sense.
Matt McKay 7
Impressive across the middle of park as a replacement for the injured Mark Milligan.
Mile Jedinak (Capt) 7
Kept his composure to score the penalty and lead the side consistently well in the centre of the park playing as a midfield destroyer.
Mark Bresciano 8
Another influential performance though he only last 50 minutes. Composed on the ball and worked very hard.
Tommy Oar 7
Subbed off in the second half, could’ve scored a third but opted to pass in the box. Overall better than his Chile display.
Matt Leckie 9
Again, another high energy display from a rising star of the Socceroos. Constantly troubled the Dutch defence.
Tim Cahill 9
Brilliant as a target man and scored the greatest ever goal in Socceroos’ history – another defining moment for the talisman of our national team.
Oliver Bozanic 8
Brilliant when he came on in the second half. Won the penalty, was composed on the ball and worked well within the game plan.
Ben Halloran 7
Another high tempo, aggressively attacking performance from the German-based striker.
Adam Taggart n/a
Had limited opportunities but ran himself into the ground.
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