'That’s why I love this team’ - social media reaction as Westfield Matildas clinch last-gasp draw with China
The Westfield Matildas left it late – very late – but came away with a 1-1 draw against China PR to spark jubilant scenes at Western Sydney Stadium on Thursday night.
Needing to avoid defeat to finish top of the group in their qualifying tournament, Emily van Egmond’s 93rd-minute goal saved Australia’s blushes against the Chinese side.
After securing the result they needed to set up a home and away play-off against Vietnam next month, the Westfield Matildas stars took to social media.
We wrap up the best of their reactions below on an emotional night in Parramatta.
After her late goal gave Australia the result they needed, there was a lot of love for midfielder Emily van Egmond amongst her teammates.
It's been a big week for the Westfield Matildas, playing three matches in six days to book their spot in the final round of qualifying.
Having been a part of a roller-coaster night of emotions, for the Westfield Matildas players it will be a match that is sure to live long in the memory.
Around the grounds
We also take you through some of the reactions from fans around Australia.
Match Schedule – Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Play-Off
Australia v Vietnam
Date: Friday, 6 March 2020
Kick-off: 6.30pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, New South Wales
Broadcast: Live on FOX SPORTS, Kayo Sports, ABC TV (iview & eastern states, delayed in other states & territories), and the My Football Live App