Australia fight back to beat Brazil as Marta scores landmark goal

Australia fight back to beat Brazil as Marta scores landmark goal
By Reuters

13/06/2019 at 19:05Updated 13/06/2019 at 19:07

MONTPELLIER, France, June 13 (Reuters) - Australia came from two goals down to beat Brazil 3-2 in the women's World Cup on Thursday, as an own goal from Monica capped a superb fightback and overshadowed a milestone goal for Marta.

Marta, 33, became the first player to score at five different World Cups as she put Brazil ahead from the penalty spot with a record-extending 16th World Cup goal before Cristiane doubled the lead.

Caitlin Foord reduced the arrears on the stroke of halftime before Chloe Logarzo equalised and Monica beat her own keeper to hand Australia all three points.

Brazil and Australia both have three points in Group C as do Italy, who take on Jamaica on Friday after beating the Matildas in their opening match.

(Writing by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis)

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