Socceroos player ratings: Australia warm up for World Cup with thrashing of the Czech Republic

The majority of the green and gold impressed in Austria, but a couple might have questions to answer

The Socceroos claimed their first win under Bert van Marwijk, brushing past the Czech Republic 4-0 in Austria on Friday.

After a shaky start, Australia really found their rhythm with Mathew Leckie and Andrew Nabbout both getting deserved goals.

A consecutive clean sheet was another positive for the green and gold, who will have their squad trimmed of four players come June 4. 

Here's who starred and who looked shaky against the Czech Republic.

  1. Maty Ryan

    Rating: 7/10

    Deserved clean sheet for the Aussie shot stopper who didn’t put a foot wrong between the sticks. Some great distribution too. 

  2. Josh Risdon

    Rating: 8/10

    An energetic and confident performance from the right back, who could’ve just made the spot his own for Russia

  3. Mark Milligan

    Rating: 5/10

    Lack of pace and height left him exposed at times, though he did provide some handy distribution from the back. 

  4. Trent Sainsbury

    Rating: 6/10

    Led the team well in the middle of defence. Some good desperation tackles, but did mistime a couple challenges too. 

  5. Aziz Behich

    Rating: 7/10

    Like Risdon, didn’t stop running and got back when needed. Left back spot his to lose now. 

  6. Aaron Mooy

    Rating: 8/10

    Near faultless performance from the Huddersfield man. More involved in the absence of Mile Jedinak and starred. Got a deserved assist for the Socceroos third.

  7. Massimo Luongo

    Rating: 6/10

    Played in the shadow of Mooy in the midfield and didn’t assert himself on the game.

  8. Tom Rogic

    Rating: 6/10

    One of the last Socceroos to arrive in camp and it showed with Rogic a passenger at times. But when he was involved, showed his class and started the move for the opener. 

  9. Mathew Leckie

    Rating: 9/10

    Two confident finishes and a constant menace down the right.

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    Robbie Kruse

    Rating: 4/10

    Got an assist for Australia’s first but didn’t look great on the ball and failed to pull the trigger a number of times in front of goal. 

  11. Andrew Nabbout

    Rating: 7/10

    Had a difficult first half playing as a number nine, but didn’t let that phase him and was rewarded for his persistence with his first Socceroos goal. A fine strike, that should cement his spot in the squad for Russia.  

  12. Substitutes

    Jamie Maclaren, Jackson Irvine, Dimi Petratos and Daniel Arzani all got minutes of the bench but didn't make an impact. Milos Degenek forced the own goal but didn't have a large influence on proceedings.