Number 5: International Friendly, Newcastle 2017

When Brazil came out to face Australia in a series of friendlies the Australian public packed the stadiums in Penrith and Newcastle to cheer on the Matildas.

They were rewarded with some of the highest quality football seen in this country and Marta in particular was keen to make a statement, she took the battle physically and technically to a then 17 year old Ellie Carpenter who typically showed no fear of reputations.

Brazil struck in the first minute, with a Marta run and cross finding Fabiana in the six yard box, Marta had the chance to double the lead in the 24th minute but blasted the ball straight at a well positioned Williams.

Before half time Sam Kerr sent the crowd into raptures with a bullet header from just inside the penalty area, Emily van Egmond whipped in a free kick that deceived the defence and left Kerr open to bury a header with the strength of a shot.

Another tussle between Marta and Carpenter was won by the youngster who played in Raso to cross where Katrina Gorry blasted a shot against the woodwork from close range.

The second half introduction of Caitlin Foord had an immediate impact, a classy through ball from Kerr resulted in Foord being played through to put Australia 2-1 up.

In the 65th minute, the fans got what they came to see, Sam Kerr tapping in a perfect Logarzo cross to make it 3-1 and celebrating with her trademark backflip.

Late in the game, Marta scored a penalty for Brazil to complete a crowd-pleasing event and a wonderful advertisement for the sport that not even the unfortunate refusal to hake hands by some Brazil players could undo.