Chile vs. Australia: Live Player Ratings

Jerrad Peters@@jerradpetersWorld Football Staff WriterJune 13, 2014

Chile's Jean Beausejour, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Chile and Australia in the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Frank Augstein/Associated Press

Alexis Sanchez scored early and set up what proved to be the match-winner only seconds later, and Jean Beausejour added a measure of insurance in second-half stoppage time as Chile prevailed 3-1 over Australia in Cuiaba on Friday.

Sanchez was in good position to slice home Eduardo Vargas’ headed ball after 12 minutes, and shortly before the quarter-hour mark the Barcelona man fed the ball to Jorge Valdivia, who beat Australia goalkeeper Matthew Ryan from distance with a well-placed effort.

But Australia refused to capitulate, and with 10 minutes remaining they were back to within a goal.

Ivan Franjic, who would later go off with an injury, delivered a lovely cross from the right that Cahill got his head to—out-jumping Gary Medel before beating Real Sociedad ‘keeper Claudio Bravo with the finish.

Following are ratings and analysis for both sets of players.

Chile Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Bravo67
Medel67
Diaz77
Jara76
Isla66
Aranguiz76
Vidal66
Mena76
Valdivia87
Vargas77
Sanchez98
GutierrezN/A6
BeausejourN/A8
PinillaN/A6
BR UK

Half-Time analysis for Chile

Bravo: Only a single save to make in the first half for the Real Sociedad goalkeeper.

Medel: Out-jumped by Cahill on the Australia goal.

Diaz: Moving up off his defensive line with regularity.

Jara: Completed 95 percent of his first-half touches.

Isla: Had a late chance at the near corner but will look to get more involved after the restart.

Aranguiz: Movement off the ball has been nearly as good as his distribution.

Vidal: Not looking match fit just yet.

Mena: Causing Franjic the odd problem.

Valdivia: Beat Ryan with an accurate shot from distance to give Chile a 2-0 lead.

Vargas: Headed the ball down for Sanchez to turn into goal.

Sanchez: Already has a goal and an assist.

CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 13:  Jean Beausejour of Chile (L) celebrates scoring his teams third goal with teammates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Chile and Australia at Arena Pantanal on June 13, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil.  (Photo by
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Full-Time analysis for Chile

Bravo: Absolutely robbed Bresciano just prior to the hour-mark.

Medel: Distribution was impeccable, and he did well to continue his battle with Cahill without getting a booking.

Diaz: Contributed three tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

Jara: Looked like he might have pulled Cahill’s shirt in the Chile area.

Isla: Stretched the Australia backline and was effective defensively.

Aranguiz: Faded noticeably after the restart.

Vidal: Withdrawn on the hour-mark; he didn’t look at all fit.

Mena: Added a very physical element to the right-hand side.

Valdivia: Nearly set up another Chile goal with a delightful, back-heel pass.

Vargas: Had a shot cleared off the line.

Sanchez: Went missing after the restart.

Gutierrez: Replaced a struggling Vidal but didn’t exactly upgrade the position.

Beausejour: Sealed the result with a finely-struck effort in stoppage time.

Pinilla: Only a single touch in a late cameo.

Australia Player Ratings
PlayerHalf-TimeFull-Time
Ryan66
Franjic66
Wilkinson57
Spiranovic66
Davidson67
Jedinak67
Milligan56
Oar66
Bresciano57
Leckie67
Cahill87
McGowanN/A5
HalloranN/A6
TroisiN/A5
BR UK

Half-Time analysis for Australia

Ryan: Might have done better on the Sanchez opener.

Franjic: Delivered the cross that Cahill headed into the back of the net.

Wilkinson: Struggling when Chile dribble into the box.

Spiranovic: Distribution out of the defense was good, but he and Wilkinson are trying to be more than pylons to the Chilean attack.

Davidson: Won all of his aerial battles in the opening frame.

Jedinak: The skipper has so far committed three fouls.

Milligan: He’s touched the ball just 17 times.

Oar: Had a good chance to release Davidson but put far too much weight on his pass.

Bresciano: Passing has been poor.

Leckie: Not afraid to run at the defense.

Cahill: Used his height and strength to gain advantage on Medel.

CUIABA, BRAZIL - JUNE 13:  Tim Cahill of Australia reacts after a disallowed goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Chile and Australia at Arena Pantanal on June 13, 2014 in Cuiaba, Brazil.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Stu Forster/Getty Images

Full-Time analysis for Australia

Ryan: No chance whatsoever on the Beausejour hit.

Franjic: Withdrawn through injury early in the second half

Wilkinson: Heroically cleared Vargas’ shot off the line with Ryan well beaten.

Spiranovic: Wasn’t tested nearly as often in the second period.

Davidson: One of Australia’s bright spots, he was a handful for Isla.

Jedinak: He executed four tackles and repeatedly won back possession.

Milligan: Far more effective in the second half and instigated a handful of counter-attacks.

Oar: Replaced by Halloran with 21 minutes remaining.

Bresciano: Denied by a fantastic Bravo save.

Leckie: Made a nuisance of himself down the right, from where he played in several good crosses.

Cahill: Thought he had a second, but it was correctly disallowed for offside.

McGowan: Not a natural right-back, but he deputised well for Franjic.

Halloran: Mostly ineffective, touching the ball just 11 times.

Troisi: A late replacement for Bresciano.

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