SYDNEY. Melbourne Victory had a comfortable win over Sydney. Melbourne Victory scored with N. D’Agostino (14′), J. Brimmer (30′), J. Geria (38′) and B. Hamill (87′). On the other side, A. Le Fondre (16′) scored for Sydney. Sydney lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (56%).
The match was played at the Netstrata Jubilee Stadium stadium in Sydney on Saturday and it started at 7:45 pm local time. The referee was Alex King with the help of Anton Schetinin and David Walsh. The 4th official was Kurt Ams. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 12.6 degrees Celsius or 54.61 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 57%.
Sydney was in firm control of the ball 56% while Melbourne Victory was struggling with a 44% ball possession.
Sydney was more aggressive with 59 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 1 were on target. Nonetheless, Melbourne Victory succeeded in find the solution to win this encounter.
Sydney shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Melbourne Victory shot 14 times, 5 on target, 9 off target.
Sydney received 2 yellow cards (P. Retre and P. Yazbek). On the other side, Melbourne Victory received 1 yellow card (Rai).
After playing this encounter, Sydney will stay with 31 points to stay in the 8th place. On the other side, Melbourne Victory will have 45 points like Western United to stay in the 2nd place.
A. Le Fondre
A. Le Fondre
Sydney: Formation and Lineups
Sydney started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Steve Corica chose to play with the following team: Andrew Redmayne , Rhyan Grant , James Donachie , Alex Wilkinson , Callum Talbot , Kosta Barbarouses , Patrick Yazbek , Paulo Retre , Anthony Caceres , Trent Buhagiar and Adam Le Fondre .
Sydney made 5 changes: P. Retre for M. Amini (56′), K. Barbarouses for E. Kamsoba (56′), T. Buhagiar for Bobo (70′), J. Donachie for B. Warland (71′) and A. Le Fondre for A. Segecic (85′).
Top player: Adam Le Fondre
The player who no doubt impressed Sydney the most was Adam Le Fondre.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 24 passes (58% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 17. He performed 1 cross.
Melbourne Victory: Formation and Lineups
Melbourne Victory started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Tony Popović played with: Ivan Kelava , Jason Geria , Brendan Hamill , Roderick Miranda , Jason Davidson , Joshua Brillante , Rai Marchán , Marco Rojas , Jake Brimmer , Ben Folami and Nicholas D’Agostino .
Melbourne Victory made 3 changes: B. Folami for C. Ikonomidis (75′), J. Brimmer for L. Broxham (75′) and N. D’Agostino for F. Margiotta (86′).
Top player: Jake Brimmer
Probably the most impressive player in Melbourne Victory was Jake Brimmer.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 20 passes (90% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 7. He performed 9 crosses.
Results of the day
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