Melbourne Victory 1-0 Western United: prevails over 1-0 with a goal scored by J. Brimmer

MELBOURNE. Melbourne Victory defeats Western United 1-0 after J. Brimmer scored just 1 goal (74').

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MELBOURNE. Melbourne Victory tops Western United 1-0 after J. Brimmer scored just 1 goal (74′).

The match was played at the AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne on Tuesday and it started at 7:05 pm local time. The referee was Alireza Faghani who was helped by Owen Goldrick and Lance Greenshields. The 4th official was Ben Abraham. The weather was clear. The temperature was pleasant around 21.5 degrees Celsius or 70.75 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.​

Match Statistics

Melbourne Victory was in firm control of the ball 55% while Western United was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Melbourne Victory was more aggressive with 54 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 1 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Melbourne Victory won the encounter.​

Western United shot 9 times, 1 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory shot 9 times, 1 on target, 8 off target.

Cards

Western United received 2 yellow cards (J. Risdon and C. Pain). On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory received 2 yellow cards (J. Brimmer and C. Ikonomidis).

After this match, Western United will stay with 45 points to stay in the 3rd place. On the opposite side, Melbourne Victory will have 48 points to stay in the 2nd place.

Match Events

  • 50'
    50'

    J. Brimmer

  • 57'
    57'

    J. Risdon

  • 69'
    69'

    C. Pain

  • 70'
    70'

    C. Ikonomidis

    M. Rojas

  • 74'
    74'

    J. Brimmer

  • 77'
    77'

    C. Ikonomidis

  • 80'
    80'

    D. Pierias

    D. Wenzel-Halls

  • 80'
    80'

    N. Velupillay

    B. Folami

  • 89'
    89'

    T. Popovic

  • 90'
    90'

    F. Margiotta

    N. D\'Agostino

  • 90'
    90'

    L. Broxham

    J. Brimmer

Next match

In the upcoming A-League match, Western United will play away against Melbourne Victory on the 21st of May with a 4-3 head to head record in favor of Western United (2 draws).

Melbourne Victory will host Western United on the 21st of May with a 4-4 head to head stats.

Western United: Formation and Lineups

Western United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager John Aloisi chose to play with the following team: Jamie Young (6.4), Joshua Risdon (6.4), Tomoki Imai (7.0), Léo Lacroix (7.1), Ben Garuccio (7.4), Jerry Skotadis (6.7), Neil Kilkenny (7.3), Lachlan Wales (7.1), Dylan Wenzel-Halls (6.4), Connor Pain (6.4) and Aleksandar Prijović (6.6).

Substitutes

Western United made only 1 change substituting D. Wenzel-Halls for D. Pierias (80′)​.

Top player: Ben Garuccio

The player who no doubt impressed Western United the most was Ben Garuccio.

His rating is (7.4) with 41 passes (85% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11. He performed 6 crosses.

Melbourne Victory: Formation and Lineups

Also Melbourne Victory adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Tony Popović played with: Ivan Kelava (7.1), Jason Geria (6.9), Matthew Špiranović (7.3), Roderick Miranda (7.6), Jason Davidson (6.8), Joshua Brillante (7.0), Rai Marchán (7.3), Marco Rojas (6.0), Jake Brimmer (7.8), Ben Folami (6.8) and Nicholas D’Agostino (6.6).

Substitutes

Melbourne Victory made 4 changes: M. Rojas for C. Ikonomidis (70′), B. Folami for N. Velupillay (80′), N. D’Agostino for F. Margiotta (90′) and J. Brimmer for L. Broxham (90′).

Top player: Jake Brimmer

The player who no doubt impressed Melbourne Victory the most was Jake Brimmer.

His rating is (7.8) with 1 goal, 48 passes (83% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 14. He performed 3 crosses.

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