After Saturday’s shock result in Penrith, Matildas coach Alen Stajcic made three changes to his side, all in defence, with Mackenzie Arnold, Alanna Kennedy and Gema Simon all coming into the starting lineup.

Elise Kellond-Knight pushed into midfield with Chloe Logarzo occupying a more advanced role as Lydia Williams, Laura Alleway and Lisa De Vanna made way.

The visitors made just the one change to their lineup from Saturday’s historic victory with Canberra United’s Maria Jose Rojas coming into the starting lineup at the expense of Maria Jose Urrutia.

Buoyed by Saturday's result, Chile looked the more assured in possession in the opening period and it was Mackenzie Arnold who was the first goalkeeper called into action.

After the Matildas could only partially clear a dangerous cross from Maria Jose Rojas, Su Helen Galaz picked up the ball in space and her dipping shot from 30 yards forced Arnold to backtrack and produce an excellent save to tip the ball over for a corner.

The Matildas should've taken the lead on 20 minutes as Carpenter got down the right flank and her wicked cross to the far post found an unmarked Chloe Logarzo, but the Sydney FC midfielder headed over from close range.

Australia were starting to increase their foothold in the game but it was Chile who once again forced Arnold into action.

Daniela Zamora showed an impressive turn of pace to get in behind Clare Polkinghorne, and after cutting inside the Matildas defender, she should've done better as her shot was hit straight at the grateful Arnold.

Karen Araya picked up a yellow card shortly before halftime after scything down Sam Kerr, and from the resulting freekick the Matildas almost took the lead.

Emily Van Egmond's pinpoint delivery found the head of Alanna Kennedy but her glancing header rebounded off the post and back out to safety.

In the dying moments of the half, Caitlin Foord was lucky to stay on the park after appearing to elbow a Chilean defender, as the sides headed to the halftime break locked at 0-0.

After failing to fire in the opening stanza, the Matildas started the second period brightly and Tameka Butt twice went close in the opening exchanges before a familiar name opened the scoring for the home side.