Westfield Matildas: midfield stats analysis for ToN

Our Tournament of Nations-winning Matildas showed why midfield is so important with a clinical and fluid display from the middle of the park, one that helped link our defence with attack.

Today we mine Opta Data to look at three key Aussie midfielders in the tournament and assess their contribution to the team’s success in the USA.  

Katrina-Lee Gorry

The diminutive Queenslander played all three games and was a vital link in the middle of the park. Her tackle stats also proved impressive. Technique with hard work for the Roar star. 

Westfield Matildas playmaker Katrina Gorry on the ball during the win over Japan at the Tournament of Nations.

Tournament stats

·         Minutes played: 258

·         Total passes: 106

·         Successful passes: 79

·         Key passes: 7

·         Duels won: 17

·         Tackles won: 8

Emily Van Egmond

The driver in midfield, runs the engine room and gets forward too. Had a superb tournament in her three games, capping it with one goal.

Elise Kellond-Knight and Emily van Egmond are all smiles at the recent Tournament of Nations.

Tournament stats

·         Minutes played: 255

·         Total passes: 139

·         Successful passes: 103

·         Touches: 177

·         Duesls won: 15

·         Interceptions: 4

Chloe Logarzo

The hard-working Logarzo made a strong impact when used and underlined the depth in the squad.

Chloe Logarzo in action for Australia against New Zealand last month.

Tournament stats

·         Minutes played: 109

·         Total passes: 21

·         Successful passes: 10

·         Key passes: 2

·         Recoveries: 6

·         Passes received: 9