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Records smashed in Matildas’ triumph

By AAP Newswire

THE MATILDAS' WIN OVER BRAZIL SMASHED WORLD CUP RECORDS

Australia's 3-2 win over Brazil was not only a stirring triumph, it set a number of Women's World Cup records.

* The Matildas became the first team to come from behind to defeat Brazil at the tournament.

* The Matildas were just the second team to come from two goals down to win a World Cup match, after Sweden's defeat of Germany in 1995.

* Marta extended her record of most Women's World Cup goals with her 16th strike. She ties Germany's Miloslav Klose, who is the all-time leading scorer at the men's World Cup.

* Marta also became the first woman to score at five World Cups.

* Caitlin Foord became the first women to score a goal in the World Cup group stage against Brazil in 16 years. Australia's tally of three goals was the most Brazil has conceded in a group match since 1999.

* Chloe Logarzo, the player of the match, scored her first World Cup goal.

* Karly Roestbakken became of the very few Matildas to make a senior international debut at a World Cup when she came on in second half injury time.