Australia captain Mark Milligan converted a second-half penalty in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Cameroon in Saint Petersburg that left both teams heading for an early Confederations Cup exit, AFP reports.
Cameroon midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa scored with a superb flick on the stroke of half-time, but Milligan slotted home a spot-kick on 60 minutes as both sides picked up their first point in Group B.
Cameroon play world champions Germany in Sochi on Sunday, while the Socceroos play Copa America holders Chile in Moscow.
“I am quite disappointed because we had the means to win the match,” said Zambo Anguissa, who was named Man of the Match.
“But nothing is over, we still have a match to go against Germany. There’ll be pressure but that is why we do this job.”
Just like against Germany, whose captain Julian Draxler netted a penalty just before half-time in Monday’s 3-2 win over the Socceroos in Sochi, another lapse in concentration proved costly for Australia.
“I think we dominated large parts of the game, but there was a small lapse in concentration right at the end of the half that cost us,” said Milligan.