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Socceroos player ratings: Ryan the hero as Australia scrape through

9:14 PM GMT+4 21/01/2019
Mat Ryan Socceroos
A far from convincing performance from the green and gold

Australia has sealed their place in the Asian Cup quarter-finals after edging past Uzbekistan on penalties with neither side managing to score across 120 minutes.

The Socceroos struggled across the pitch during the match with Mat Ryan forced to step up when it mattered most and producing two super saves. 

Check out Goal's ratings for every Australian player below. 

  • Maty Ryan Socceroos

    Mat Ryan

    Rating: 9/10

    Made a crucial early stop and was rarely troubled until the shootout where he stepped up with two great saves to send the Socceroos through. 

  • Aziz Behich Socceroos

    Aziz Behich

    Rating: 6/10

    Made a number of positive runs forward but continues to be let down by his deliveries into the box.

    Defensively got back when needed and didn't stop running. 

    Had his penalty saved but it was hit well enough. 

  • Milos Degenek

    Milos Degenek

    Rating: 7/10

    A solid performance from the centre-back, read the game well while marshaling the back line with confidence. 

  • Trent Sainsbury Socceroos

    Trent Sainsbury

    Rating: 5/10

    A sluggish showing from Sainsbury, who was caught out early and Uzbekistan should have scored as a result. Also struggled to push Australia forward with the ball at his feet playing too many passes back or sideways. 

  • Rhyan Grant Socceroos

    Rhyan Grant

    Rating: 7/10

    Was adventerous going forward and had two cracks at goal - arguably could've done better with a header but got himself in the right position to start with.

    Defensively solid too.

  • Mark Milligan Socceroos

    Mark Milligan

    Rating: 6/10

    Arguably sat too deep in a holding midfield role which allowed Uzbekistan too much space in the first-half. Did prove an asset with the ball as he rarely missed a pass and created one chance.

    Took his penalty well. 

  • Jackson Irvine Burton Albion

    Jackson Irvine

    Rating: 8/10

    One of few Socceroos that stepped up and showed some extra energy when needed. Possibly not best suited to a holding midfield position, but did what was required of him while trying his best to push Australia forward. 

  • Chris Ikonomidis Socceroos

    Chris Ikonomidis

    Rating: 6/10

    Grew into the game but failed to have the same influence he had across the past two games. 

  • Socceroos Tom Rogic

    Tom Rogic

    Rating: 6/10

    Copped an early yellow card that will see him suspended for the quarter-final and failed to spark the Socceroos attack. 

    Guilty of turning possesion over too cheaply a number of times and couldn't get the front three more involved. 

  • Awer Mabil Socceroos

    Awer Mabil

    Rating: 6/10

    A relatively quiet game for Mabil, who was let down by a number of poor touches and some strong marking by the Uzbekistan defence. 

  • Jamie Maclaren Socceroos

    Jamie Maclaren

    Rating: 5/10

    Anonymous for large parts of the game and was forced to go looking for the ball. Was inches short of connecting to a Rogic pass that would've been buried before being subbed off. 

  • Substitutes

    Mathew Leckie: 8/10

    Made an immediate impact when he came on forcing a fine save and proved a constant menace before scoring the winning penalty.

    Apostolos Giannou: 7/10

    Got more involved than Maclaren, but couldn't carve out any clear chances. Took his penalty well. 

    Robbie Kruse: 6/10

    Fresh legs didn't have much of an impact. Stepped up in penalties with a fine strike. 

    Massimo Luongo: N/A