Australia vs. Italy - Football Match Report

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Timed at exactly 94 minutes and 39 seconds, Bonansea's victor was the latest winning goal scored in normal time of any Women's World Cup.

The victor came when Valentina Cernoia swung across a free-kick from the right in the fifth minute of stoppage time and Bonansea beat the Australia backline to the ball, heading into the left corner to spark ecstatic Italian celebrations.

Australia dominated most of the match with 57-percent of the possession while outshooting Italy 17-5. Chances for Kerr, mainly created by wingbacks Ellie Carpenter and Steph Catley, were few and far behind, and the Australians couldn't make their opportunities matter.

Australia, seeded for the first time at the World Cup, were favourites at the Stade du Hainaut but a ninth-minute blunder turned out to a harbinger.

Brazil later beat Jamaica 3-0 in Grenoble to top the group on goal difference.

"It's so wonderful. I hope we can qualify for the knockout stage because these two goals are meant to help us do just that".


The trio of tallies were the eighth, ninth, and 10th career goals at the World Cup for the 34-year-old, who plays her club soccer with Sao Paolo in Brazil.

Cristiane gave Selecao the lead in the 15th minute as her twisting header looped over goalkeeper Sydney Schneider.

Handed a chance to break her World Cup duck, Kerr's initial effort was saved by Laura Giuliani, but she tapped in the rebound to spark Australia's attack.

Christiane recorded her next two goals in 14 minutes during the second half, including a breathtaking free kick in the 64th minute to clinch a solid opener for the Brazilians.

The second-half ran in complete contrast to the first.

Sam Kerr, playing in her third World Cup, scored her first-ever goal in the tournament in the 22nd minute for the sixth-ranked Matildas. Who will win Women's World Cup 2019?

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