Australia finished top of the table, going through undefeated in the round-robin tournament and conceding just one goal.Β 

Coming into the final game in Melbourne, Ante Milicic made nine changes to his squad with three of those coming to the back four.Β 

Argentina sent a warning shot early on when a lobbing ball from Mariana Larroquette found Soledad Jaimes, who put the ball past Lydia Williams, but was offside.

However, the Matildas scored a minute later through a Sam Kerr header.Β 

There were concerns for Laura Alleway after she came off the field briefly to receive treatment but not long after she was forced to come off. This changed forced a make-shift central defence with Alanna Kennedy and Steph Catley while Teigen AllenΒ was on the right and Gema Simon on the left.Β 

The Argentinian forwards had been the most lively they've been all tournament creating a host of chances in the box, however, it was the accuracy which was lacking.Β 

While Australia was having trouble handling the Argentine attack, they still managed to extend their lead with Kennedy getting the header from a corner.

The Matildas forwards had no trouble putting a counter-attack together but at the other end of the field, the defenders had a few fans on the edge of their seats.

While the defensive line had been changed, they still faced the same issues as they did in the games against Korea Republic and New Zealand; being taught out by the pace of the opposing forwards.

The Australian players may have felt a little bit hard done by with a few questionable decisions going against them too.Β 

As the game drew on and well into the second half, Argentina's forwards were stifled by the lack of possession (36.5 per cent) but the Matildas had ample chance in front of goal.Β 

Once again, it didn't matter who Milicic put up front, they found a way to combine and created those attacking chances.Β 

Aldana Cometti was one of the best players for Argentina as she rarely let a Matildas forwards pass her, cutting off an avenue to attack.

It was well into added time but Australia wasn't finished scoring yet after it was deemed Catley was pulled down in the box. Caitlin Foord stepped up to the spot and slotted it home before revealing a message for Caitlin Cooper.Β 

In the earlier match, Korea Republic claimed a 2-0 win over New Zealand.Β