MELBOURNE. Melbourne City defeats Melbourne Victory with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by J. Maclaren (17′) and an own goal from Cadete (19′).
The match was played at the AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne on Saturday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Alireza Faghani with the assistance of Anton Schetinin and Ashley Beecham. The 4th official was Adam Bavcar. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 16.7 degrees Celsius or 62.01 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 91%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Melbourne Victory was in possession of the ball for 49% of the time vs. Melbourne City that controlled the ball for 51% of the time.
Melbourne City was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Melbourne City won the match.
Melbourne Victory shot 11 times, 4 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Melbourne City shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target.
Melbourne Victory received 4 yellow cards (Nani, J. Brillante, N. D’Agostino and Cadete). On the other side, Melbourne City received 1 yellow card (M. Tilio).
J. Brillante (Melbourne Victory) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (35′).
After this match, Melbourne Victory stays with 3 points to occupy the 6th place in the table. while Melbourne City has 6 points (3rd).
J. Maclaren (Penalty)
R. van der Venne
Melbourne City will host Wellington Phoenix on the 30th of October with a 16-12 head to head in favor of Melbourne City (7 draws).
Melbourne Victory: Formation and Lineups
Melbourne Victory started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).
The manager Tony Popović chose to play with the following team: Paul Izzo , Stefan Nigro , Roderick Miranda , George Timotheou , Cadete , Nani , Joshua Brillante , Rai Marchán , Christopher Ikonomidis , Jake Brimmer and Nicholas D’Agostino .
Melbourne Victory made 4 changes: C. Ikonomidis for B. Folami (64′), J. Brimmer for N. Konstandopoulos (83′), N. D’Agostino for T. Juric (83′) and S. Nigro for N. Velupillay (83′).
Top player: Jake Brimmer
The player who no doubt impressed Melbourne Victory the most was Jake Brimmer.
His rating iswith 49 passes (83% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 15. He performed 6 crosses.
Melbourne City: Formation and Lineups
Melbourne City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Patrick Kisnorbo played with: Tom Glover , Callum Talbot , Thomas Lam , Scott Jamieson, Curtis Good , Jordan Bos , Aiden O’Neill , Mathew Leckie , Andrew Nabbout , Valon Berisha and Marco Tilio , Jamie MacLaren .
Melbourne City made 2 changes: A. Nabbout for S. Galloway (67′) and V. Berisha for R. van der Venne (67′).
Top player: Marco Tilio
The player who no doubt impressed Melbourne City the most was Marco Tilio even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 28 passes (75% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League