"Tonight is one of the finest Australian performances I've seen".
Caitlin Foord and Chloe Logarzo brought them level, but then an own goal from Monica 66 minutes in was the difference on a controversial play.
"I kind of feel bad Sam that has come out and said that they've won one game at the World Cup, that we know we're (one of) the best teams in the world. I love these girls, they're something else". When we have backs to the wall, we come out swinging.
"You can see what it means to us".
'We don't listen to the haters.
But in 90 emotionally-charged minutes at the Stade de la Mosson in France, Australia was able to turn the wheel on their potential auto crash campaign.
There was also controversy, particularly with their victor.
The referee referred to VAR, as she had done earlier for Brazil's penalty and a claim of Australia's and having initially ruled the goal out for offside against Kerr, overruled the initial call and gave the call. That's all important, but what's also important is that, when a team recognizes they've arrived at an all-or-nothing, bottom-line moment, they meet their goals.
Brazil raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first half, with Marta converting a penalty in the 27th minute and Cristiane beating her defender to a cross just over 10 minutes later to double her team's lead with an excellent headed finish.
They became only the second team to come from a 2-0 margin to win at the Women's World Cup, and the first team to win from behind against Brazil. The midfielder worked with striker Emily Gielnik during that scoring sequence.
Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter of Australia celebrate following their team's victory in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group C match between Australia and Brazil at Stade de la Mosson on June 13, 2019 in Montpellier, France.
Humiliated, arguing amongst themselves, and two down, the Matildas set off on a rescue mission and two of the team's hardest workers put Australia on the board.
Their fire was evident from the get-go, and soon enough the game was back on terms. A key part of the attack by the ever-pressing Australia side, she always seemed to find herself in the right place.
Logarzo equalised with a long-range shot in the 58th minute, eight minutes before Monica's own goal was confirmed by VAR.
The only other side to come back from a two-goal deficit against any opponent was Sweden against Germany in 1995.