Emily Gielnik inspires Australia to second victory over Chile in seven days

Australia were knocked out of the World Cup in the round of 16 by Norway (Twitter: Matilda's)
14:07pm, Tue 12 Nov 2019
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Australia have beaten Chile for the second time in a week after Emily Gielnik's strike gave the Matilda's a 1-0 victory.

The Aussies secured a 2-1 victory last Saturday when the women played in front of a national game record attendance of 20,029.

Gielnik fired past Chile keeper Natalia Campos from a tight angle mid-way through the first half.

Captain Sam Kerr did have the opportunity to make it 2-0 before the break when the Australian captain was awarded a penalty, but Campos saved the spot kick.

Kerr is rumoured to be moving to European football from the National Women's Soccer League imminently.

The 26-year-old said about her miss: “You’ve got to pick yourself up and you can’t dwell on things. 

"Obviously the first camp back there are a few cobwebs. But we’re happy with the two wins and a clean sheet tonight.”

A total of 10,342 fans turned out at the Hindmarsh Stadium to watch the Aussies, the largest crowd to have watched a women's game in Adelaide.

These two friendlies were the first time the team have played since the announcement that they will be receiving equal pay.