A-League Review- Matchweek 5 (Season 2020-21)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 18 goals scored in five games= An average of 3.6 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Three out of the ten times a team played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There wasn’t a draw in five matches.
Matchweek 5 (In a Nutshell): There were five matches that took place in Matchweek 5. In only one of the five matches where a team that claimed all three points had less possession than their opposition. Here’s my Matchweek 5 Review!

Friday – 22/01/2021 (Only Game)

Sydney FC (0) v Central Coast Mariners (2)
A Classic Game of Two Halves!
Facts and Figures: Each team had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Ben Warland scored an own goal in the 53rd minute, which gave Central Coast Mariners the ascendancy.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Rhyan Grant
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Gianni Stensness

Saturday – 23/01/2021 (Game One of Two)

Western United (5) v Perth Glory (4)
A Nine Goal Thriller; Unbelievable!
Facts and Figures: Nine goals from 13 shots on target for both teams combined.
Pivotal Moment: Steven Lustica scored what proved to be the match winning goal in the 84th minute.
Western United Game Changer: Dylan Pierias
Perth Glory Game Changer: Carlo Armiento

Saturday – 23/01/2021 (Game Two of Two)

Adelaide United (1) v Melbourne Victory (0)
Adelaide United Get Deserved Three Points
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory had 56.7% possession. Despite that, Adelaide United had six shots on target to one.
Pivotal Moment: Mohamed Toure scored the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Mohamed Toure
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Max Crocombe

Sunday – 24/01/2021 (Only Game)

Wellington Phoenix (1) v Newcastle Jets (2)
Jets Get Lucky Win!
Facts and Figures: The Wellington Phoenix had 64.9% possession. They had eight shot on target from 23 shots. It was probably the Newcastle Jets worst performance, but their 1st points of the season.
Pivotal Moment: Roy O’Donovan made the score 2-nil in favour of Newcastle United in the 51st minute.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Luke DeVere
Newcastle Jets Game Changers: Jack Duncan, Roy O’Donovan

Tuesday – 26/01/2021 (Only Game)

Melbourne Victory (2) v Perth Glory (1)
Victory Get Deserved Comeback Victory!
Facts and Figures: The Melbourne Victory had eight shots on target to Perth Glory’s three. The Melbourne Victory finished with 55% possession.
Pivotal Moment: Jake Brimmer scored two goals in four minutes.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Jake Brimmer
Perth Glory Game Changer: Carlo Armiento

Matchweek 5 (Final Thoughts)

Football is entertaining in Australia judging by Matchweek 5 of the A-Leauge. The highlight of Matchweek 5 was the nine goal thriller between Western United and Perth Glory. Hopefully, the attacking football continues.

Teams that Didn’t Play in Matchweek 5

Brisbane Roar, Macarthur FC, Melbourne City and Western Sydney Wanderers

Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 5

Adelaide United, Central Coast Mariners, Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and Western United

Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 5

Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory

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