Confederations Cup: Cameroon 1-1 Australia Player Ratings

Cameroon

(1) Fabrice Ondoa7.0 Didn’t have a whole lot to do, but did well to command his box when crosses came in. Guessed right for Milligan’s penalty but couldn’t reach it.

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Goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa clears the ball.

(2) Ernest Mabouka5.5 He was having a decent game, but a moment of madness cost his side the game. His slide tackle on Gersbach was completely unnecessary and undid a lot of the work that Cameroon had done until that point.

(5) Michael Ngadeu Ngadjui7.0 Had a really nice assist with a long ball to Zambo. Rarely put a foot wrong in defense and was a threat in attacking set pieces.

(4) Adolphe Teikeu7.5 Commanded the backline throughout the game. Played well from the back and wasn’t afraid to put himself in front of crosses and shots. Had a crucial clearance in the 91st minute.

(19) Collins Fai7.0 Had less defending to do than against Chile, and enjoyed that freedom by going forward at times. A solid game with not much to remember.

(15) Sébastien Siani7.5 Put in a strong shift as Cameroon won the midfield battle for long stretches of the game. Should have had an assist in the second half, but Aboubakar wasn’t able to finish.

(3) André Zambo Anguissa8.0 (Man of the Match) Completely owned the midfield with his passing and dribbling. His runs forward were always dangerous, and never more than in the 45th minute, when he chipped the ball over a badly positioned Ryan. Was extremely active in the second half and could have had a second with a bit of luck.

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André Zambo Anguissa celebrates his goal with teammates.

(17) Arnaud Djoum7.0 Helped out defensively a lot, but didn’t offer much in offense. Did well to support Fai when needed to defend against Rogic and Leckie.

(13) Christian Bassogog7.0 It was a similar story for him as in the last game. He was very energetic and made plenty of runs with the ball, but wasn’t able to find that final pass. Won a lot of fans by not going down despite Degenek trying his best to bully him.

(8) Benjamin Moukandjo7.5 Found himself cutting inside quite a lot, and gave the Australian defenders plenty to think about. His skills were always dangerous, but he couldn’t produce a killer pass or shot. Subbed off late on.

(10) Vincent Aboubakar5.0 He had plenty of chances, but couldn’t make them count. He attempted seven shots, including one from inside the box that should have found the back of the net. His team needed him to come up big and he failed.

Subs:

(20) Karl Toko Ekambi: Not enough playing time/impact for a rating.

Australia

(1) Mathew Ryan3.0 Never looked like he knew what he was doing. Came out of his goal for no reason at times, and was punished with a goal just before half time. Didn’t learn his lesson and could have gotten into more trouble with his adventurous cameos.

(8) Bailey Wright5.0 Often allowed the likes of Moukandjo and Bassogog too much space. His slowness didn’t help either, as he was no match for Bassogog. Unlucky to get a yellow in the 81st minute.

(20) Trent Sainsbury7.0 His side’s best defender. Had to cover up for the other two quite a lot and he did so well. Had a crucial last-man tackle on Aboubakar as well, late in the first half.

(2) Milos Degenek5.5 Had one very important block in the 88th minute, but was all over the place before that. He was too slow with and without the ball, and could have done better to track Zambo’s run for the goal.

(7) Mathew Leckie5.0 Leckie runs a lot, that’s for sure, but I don’t know if he’s got much more to his game other than running. Perhaps he’s not playing in the right position, but he was barely a factor going forward, and gave the ball away time after time.

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Mathew Leckie and André Zambo fight for the ball.

(13) Aaron Mooy5.5 Found it very difficult to run the midfield, as all of Cameroon’s midfielders could outpace him easily. Tried his best to create something in attack, but was unable to do so.

(5) Mark Milligan6.5 Had a similar problem to Mooy, as he wasn’t fast enough to keep up with his opponents. Moukandjo found pockets of space just in front of the back three way too often. His penalty was great though, and his passing was good.

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Mark Milligan scores a penalty to make it 1-1.

(3) Alex Gersbach7.5 His side’s best performer. Was solid in defense and always a threat going forward. His runs forward were rewarded with a penalty in the second half. Made a case to be a permanent starter in the team.

(23) Tomas Rogic7.0 One of his side’s best players again, and taken off too soon again. He created plenty of trouble down the middle and out wide, and was unlucky to not draw a foul in several occasions.

(10) Robbie Kruse6.0 Was active in attack, but didn’t really have any end product. Looked a little tired too, before coming off in the 65th minute.

(9) Tomi Juric4.5 His movement in and around the box was good at times, but he was unable to find the back of the net. Had a very good chance in the second half, but skied it. Subbed off in the 70th minute.

Subs:

(14) James Troisi5.5 Came off the bench with 25 minutes left to play. Didn’t have the same impact he had against Germany three days ago.

(4) Tim Cahill4.5 Barely got a touch of the ball in his 20 minutes on the pitch.

(22) Jackson Irvine: Not enough playing time/impact for a rating.

*All photos courtesy of FIFA.com*

 

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