By Newsfeed/AP

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In an exciting game at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Australia came back to beat Brazil 3-2 in Group C action. The Australians were trailing Brazil 2-0 late in the first half when they scored three unanswered goals to win the game by a single goal.

Women’s World Cup – Group C – Australia vs. Brazil – Australia’s Sam Kerr celebrates with teammates after Brazil’s Monica (not pictured) scored an own goal–Australia’s third. (Photo: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

An own goal gave Australia a come-from-behind victory over Brazil even after Marta added a record sixteenth career tournament goal.

Marta, who sat out Brazil’s opening game with a left thigh injury, became the first player to score in five different World Cups when she converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute of Thursday’s game.

Cristiane scored a header to put the Brazilians up 2-0. Caitlin Foord scored before the break to pull Australia within one.

Chloe Logarzo’s shot from a distance in the 58th minute tied it, and then Australia went ahead on the own goal, an error by Monica that snapped the stalemate in the 66th minute. Sam Kerr appeared to be offside, but the goal was awarded after video review, and the Brazilians fumed.

Australia, just the second team to win a World Cup match after going down two goals, needed a good game after dropping its opener 2-1 to Italy. Brazil won its tournament opener against Jamaica 3-0 on Cristiane’s hat trick.

It was the first loss in the group stage for the Brazilians since 1995, snapping a 16-match unbeaten streak.

Brazil’s Formiga, the oldest player in the tournament at 41, collected her second yellow card during the match. She will have to sit out the final group match against Italy.

American Abby Wambach and Germany’s Birgit Prinz rank behind Marta on the World Cup goals list with 14 each.

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