Matildas midfielder Aivi Luik was in seventh heaven to end seven years on the sidelines when she was named in Ante Milicic's starting XI team for the clash in Brisbane.
The Perth-born player made her return to the Matildas starting squad for the first time since 2011 when she lined up against the Korea Republic on Sunday.
Luik has been around the Matildas set up since 2010, where she was part of the Matildas first Asian Cup Championship team, but it's been a rollercoaster nine years for the 33-year-old.
"[I'm] on top of the moon, I feel so happy with everyone's performance and the end result and the fact we scored a lot of goals," she said.
"It would've been nice to keep a clean sheet but overall super happy."
In July last year, Luik joined top division Spanish side Levante UD and became the second Matildas player in a matter of days to join the league with Alex Chidiac signing with Atletico Madrid.
The former Melbourne City star has been enjoying her time with Levante, who are currently third on the table, but it has had its difficulties.
"The language barrier is pretty hard especially in my position, to receive information from behind me and give information to the players in front of me has been a little bit challenging but overall it's been good," Luik said.
"They play beautiful football over there so it's been a pleasure. It's just such a different league to anywhere I've played so I feel like I've added to my experience."
Luik could come up against Levante team-mate Estefanía Banini tonight when the Matildas face Argentina at Melbourne's AAMI Park.
Unfortunately coming into the Cup of Nations Banini was carrying an injury so she hasn't been able to play in the tournament yet. However, Luik has high praise for the 28-year-old.
"She's a very good player, just runs from the left side of the field to the right side of the field, forward back, I think if she does play, she will be their best player and one that we will have to nullify," Luik said.
Catch the Matildas in action in their last Cup of Nations match against Argentina at AAMI Park from 6pm AEDT. Live on SBS Viceland (check local guide), FoxSports 505 and My Live Football App.