Kept Chile in the lead during crucial spells, pulling off world-class saves from Bresciano and Cahill.
Beaten in the air glaringly more than once by Cahill, but he made some key plays late on to make up for it.
Burst from midfield regularly with real purpose, facilitating the opening goal with a delicate dribble around the keeper.
Pulled off some important tackles, and his role came more to the fore when Chile were put under pressure.
Cahill literally swarmed all over him on almost every cross, and it was he who failed to get up high enough to stop the former Everton man from scoring Australia's goal.
Played like a man possessed early on, linking up on almost every attack and smashing home a great goal from just inside the box. A game littered with some quality passes.
Offered a lot of attacking support but crucially, he was more responsible defensively than Mena. A commendable performance in both halves.
A little subdued, but that wasn't surprising given his fitness levels. Substituted midway through the second half, this game was a good test for his fitness.
Involved in almost everything good for the home side, stabbing in the opener before intelligently setting up Valdivia's second. His first touch was imperious throughout.
Would not be happy with conceding three goals tonight.
Came up with a few solid one-on-one plays, but when forced into a footrace he was usually second best. Almost got his pocket picked by Alexis.
Played in a peach of a cross for Cahill to head in Australia's lone goal.
Solid throughout, but the highlight will surely be a magnificent goalline clearance from Vargas' shot.
Put in his fair share of defensive work, but was guilty of allowing Chile's schemers a little too much room to operate.
At times, he was torn apart by Alexis and Co. out on the flanks, but there were some mature spells in the second half.
Bettered time and time again by his Chilean counterparts, and picked up a booking for persistent fouling. No luck for the Crystal Palace captain.
Much more influential in the second half, giving Australia a real option out wide to spread their play.
His aerial ability was always going to be Australia's main weapon, and he did not disappoint. Leaped high to head in a first-half goal, and tormented the centre backs all game with his jump.
The veteran midfielder nearly came up with the goods in the second half, but his excellent volley was met with an even better Bravo save.
Industrious on the wing, but sorely lacking in end product.