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Rating the Socceroos against Germany

Player ratings from Australia's 3-2 loss to Germany in the Confederations Cup opener on Monday night.

Rating the Socceroos against Germany

Player ratings from Australia's 3-2 loss to Germany in the Confederations Cup opener on Monday night.

PLAYER RATINGS FROM AUSTRALIA v GERMANY

Mat Ryan - 6. Some solid saves and while no chance for the first two goals, might have been quicker off his line for the third.


Trent Sainsbury - 6. Slipped for the opener and fluffed a golden chance to equalise but worked back into the contest.

Bailey Wright - 5. Culpable on the left side during Germany's early period of dominance.

Milos Degenek - 5. Picked ahead of Ryan McGowan and gave away possession too often.

Aziz Behich - 3. Given a bath by right-winger Julian Brandt. Not a night to remember.

Mathew Leckie - 7. The tireless worker showed why he's always in Postecoglou's sides. Pumped up and down the line.

Mark Milligan - 5. Battled but failed to lead his team out of their early pickle. Became more influential and found Rogic for his goal.

Massimo Luongo - 3. Off the pace and out of sorts. A poor sliding challenge conceded a penalty and was hooked at halftime.

Aaron Mooy - 6. A poor first half but came right into the game when brought back alongside Milligan in a more defensive role.

Tomi Rogic - 8. Anonymous for the first 40 minutes; his shots then brought both Australian goals on his tournament debut and was our best attacking threat.

Tomi Juric - 7. When Australia had the ball, Juric was threatening. Picked up a tap-in and might have had an assist for Robbie Kruse.

Substitutes:

Robbie Kruse (for Luongo 46m) - 7. A game-changer. Kruse's injection at halftime gave the Socceroos run and bite.

James Troisi (for Rogic 70m) - 6. Like Kruse, asked questions of a weary German defence and almost curled an equaliser home.

Tim Cahill (for Juric 86m) - NA. Inserted too late to produce one of the match-winning moments he so loves.

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