SYDNEY. Melbourne Victory had a straightforward 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 was decisively superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
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 assistance of Anton Schetinin and David Walsh. The 4th official was Kurt Ams. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 12.6 degrees Celsius or 54.61 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 57%.
Sydney had a strong ball possession 61% while Melbourne Victory was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Sydney had a more offensive attitude with 60 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 1 were on target. Anyway, Melbourne Victory was capable to find the solution to win this contest.
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 hold in the 8th place. On the other side, Melbourne Victory will have 48 points to remain in the 1st place.
In the next match in the A-League, Sydney will play away with Brisbane Roar on the 10th of May with a 16-15 head to head statistic in favor of Sydney (17 draws).
Sydney – Formation
Sydney started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Steve Corica decided to play with the following team: .
Sydney could not rely on the presence of B. Warland (injured).
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′).
Melbourne Victory – Formation
Melbourne Victory started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
Tony Popović played with: .
Melbourne Victory made 5 changes: B. Folami for C. Ikonomidis (75′), J. Brimmer for L. Broxham (75′), N. D’Agostino for F. Margiotta (86′), M. Rojas for N. Velupillay (90′) and J. Davidson for S. Nigro (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the A-League.