Socceroos player ratings
Socceroos player ratings for the international friendly against Costa Rica on Tuesday night in Sydney:
MATHEW RYAN: Rarely needed as Costa Rica didn't put a shot on target, but a clean sheet is a clean sheet. Rating 7.
LUCAS NEILL: Some anxious moments but his organisation of an inexperienced defence justified him becoming the longest-serving Socceroos captain. Rating 6.
MARK MILLIGAN: Reliable and hard working in midfield, rarely put a foot wrong in another dependable display. Rating 7.
MATHEW LECKIE: Was clearly out to impress and did so. Played with pace and was a constant threat up front. Rating 8.
ROBBIE KRUSE: Shrugged off heavy marking from the Costa Ricans to be a constant attacking threat. The stand-out. Rating 9.
RHYS WILLIAMS: Started brightly in central defensive posting next to Neill, with some shrewd long passes, but faded before being subbed. Rating 6.
MILE JEDINAK: Solid game alongside Bresciano in the midfield holding role. Found space, created chances and frequently chopped off Costa Rica attacks. Rating 8.
JASON DAVIDSON: Shaky start to his audition to become a long-term solution at left back. Looked a tad green in the role, perhaps trying too hard. Rating: 4.
MARK BRESCIANO: Typically crafty and creative, a solid performer who again proved his class. Rating 7.
IVAN FRANJIC: Eye-catching at right-back. Made some daring forward runs and was sound in defence. Rating 7.
DARIO VIDOSIC: Started nicely but drifted out of the game in an attacking role along the left-flank. Rating 4.
RYAN McGOWAN: Replaced Williams in the centre of defence in the 48th minute. Solid without being spectacular. Rating 5.
TIM CAHILL: Replaced Leckie in the 52nd minute and scored the winner. Remains the talisman. Rating 8.
TOM ROGIC: Replaced Vidosic in the 61st minute and was enervating in midfield, showing superb skills and attacking intent. Rating 7.
TOMMY OAR: Replaced Bresciano in the 61st minute, some nice touches but needs more game time to flourish. Rating 6.
JOSH KENNEDY: Replaced Kruse in the 76th minute. Had little impact, but he remains a point of difference. Rating 5.
MATT McKAY: Replaced Milligan in the 76th minute. Solid, but had few opportunities to impress. Rating 5.