Number 2: Tournament of Nations 2017

 The Tournament of Nations might be the best series of games by this current Matildas generation.

Along the way to claiming the trophy, they defeated Japan convincingly and the U.S.A in a hard-fought win.

The game against Brazil was on another level, it was a dominant, ruthlessly efficient display of skill as the Matildas avenged the Olympics defeat a year before.

The game did not go to plan early with Brazil taking advantage of some poor set piece defending to go 1-0 up in the opening minutes, Camilla side-footing home unmarked in the 18 yard box after a free kick was played in along the ground.

Australia answered a few minutes later from the penalty spot, Lisa De Vanna burying the rebound after her initial shot was saved.

 In the 32nd minute Australia went end to end in a lightning quick attack, Mackenzie Arnold saved and a long ball to Sam Kerr saw the forward outpace the Brazil defense and lay it on a platter for Caitlin Foord to tap home and give Australia the lead, Minutes later a similar play saw Kerr supply Lisa De Vanna for her second to make it 3-1.

The fourth goal came courtesy of a sublime individual effort from Katrina Gorry, Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter combined to get the ball to Gorry at the edge of 18 yard box, she shaped to cross or shoot but instead dribbled past the two Brazil defenders and finished with a clipped shot into the far bottom corner.

Australia continued to pepper the goal with strikes from Kerr and Carpenter forcing good saves before another long ball caught the Brazil defense napping and Caitlin Foord cruised past the goalkeeper to make 4-1.

Sam Kerr provided another goal of wonderful quality when Tameka Yallop chipped the ball to her, she controlled the ball on her chest over the Brazil defense and ran onto it to finish and cap off the best Matilda’s performance of this generation.