A much improved performance keeps the Socceroos alive in Group B, rolling out comprehensive 3-0 winners over Palestine at Rashid Stadium.
Tomas Rogic - 7
After dropping far too deep and influencing little against Jordan, Rogic managed to dissuade lying concerns about his Socceroos form without proactively dealing with the root of the problem.
His delivery was excellent, teeing up Maclaren's opener, but he still drifted wide and deep, failing to pick up positions in the space left between the lines by Maclaren stretching the Palestinians. In short, we're going to need a lot more from him than that.
Chris Ikonomidis - 8
A brilliant starting introduction to the Asian Cup, Ikonomidis was arguably Australia's man of the match.
The 23-year-old looked every bit as experienced as his age would suggest - he shouldn't be considered just a young up-and-comer, he's performances have shown Ikonomidis is now beginning to enter the beginning of the peak of his career.
Jamie Maclaren - 7
A mixed bag from a striker who's not short of inconsistent performances, after ten appearances and now a sole goal in the green and gold, it's time for Maclaren to put those nerves to rest.
While he was largely quiet and missed a sitter before tucking away an unlikely, yet clinical header, this isn't a style that suits Maclaren. He's secured the benefit of the doubt, at least for now.
Massimo Luongo - 6.5
Wasn't highly involved in his 15 minute cameo, although still showed a level of mobility that keeps him strongly in the argument for a starting position.
Unfortunately it's more a question of Arnie's style, then individual talent, which will decide how large a role he plays in this tournament's remainder.
Apostolos Giannou - 8
Immediately impacted upon his introduction and offers a level of physicality, nous and experience that will be hard for Maclaren to match.
However, he had a far simpler task ahead of him. Whether Arnie sees enough in the former Greek international to give him a greater chance remains to be seen, but a goal does him no disservice.
Robbie Kruse - N/A