A-League Review- Matchweek 7 (Season 2020-21)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 27 goals scored in eight games= An average of 3.38 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Three out of the 16 times a team played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There was one draw in eight matches.
Matchweek 7 (In a Nutshell): There were eight matches that took place in Matchweek 7. In three of the seven matches where a team that claimed all three points had less possession than their opposition. Here’s my Matchweek 7 Review!

Friday -05/02/2021 (Only Game)

Adelaide United (1) v Perth Glory (2)
Adelaide United Lose Tight Contest
Facts and Figures: Perth Glory had 62.7% possession. Both teams had six shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: George Timotheou scored an own goal to make the score 2-1 in Perth Glory’s favour. The goal came in the 83rd minute.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Mohamed Toure
Perth Glory Game Changer: Neil Kilkenny

Saturday – 06/02/2021 (Game One of Two)

Brisbane Roar (5) v Melbourne Victory (2)
Victory Obliterated!
Facts and Figures: The possession was nearly even. There was a total of 36 shots for both teams combined.
Pivotal Moment: Riku Danzaki made the score 5-2 in the 49th minute.
Brisbane Roar Game Changers: Dylan Wezel-Halls, Scott McDonald and Riku Danzaki
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: None

Saturday – 06/02/2021 (Game Two of Two)

Macarthur FC (2) v Western Sydney Wanderers (2)
All Square in Exciting Affair
Facts and Figures: There was a total of 30 shots for both teams combined.
Pivotal Moment: Graham Dorrans made the score 1-all when he lobbed a shot over Adam Federici in the 52nd minute.
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Aleksandar Jovanovic
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Graham Dorrans

Sunday – 07/01/2021 (Game One of Two)

Newcastle Jets (1) v Melbourne City (0)
Jets are a Team that should Dream!
Facts and Figures: Both teams had four shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Valentino Yuel broke the deadlock in the 40th minute. The goal was scored by Yuel was thanks to a header from Angus Thurgate that hit the post.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Angus Thurgate
Melbourne City Game Changer: Nathaniel Atkinson

Sunday – 07/02/2021 (Game Two of Two)

Central Coast Mariners (3) v Western United (2)
Mariners the Comeback Kings!
Facts and Figures: There were 24 shots for both teams combined. The Central Coast Mariners trailed 2-1 at half time. The Mariners became the only team that have come back from a half time deficit to win the game, three games in a row in the A-League.
Pivotal Moments: Alou Kuol scored two goals in four minutes.
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Alou Kuol
Western United Game Changer: Alessandro Diamanti

Monday – 08/02/2021 (Only Game)

Sydney FC (2) v Wellington Phoenix (1)
Sky Blues get Lucky Break
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had four shots on target to Sydney FC’s. The Phoenix hit the bar twice in the 2nd half. The 1st was early on through Ulises Davila and the 2nd was Louis Fenton late on. The Phoenix had 55.2% possession!
Pivotal Moments: Sydney FC were lucky that the Phoenix hit the bar twice in the 2nd half.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Ulises Davila

Tuesday – 09/02/2021 (Only Game)

Brisbane Roar (0) v Macarthur FC (2)
Football is a Funny Game!
Facts and Figures: The Brisbane Roar had 19 shots to Macarthur FC’s eight, but the Brisbane Roar lost the game 2-nil! The Brisbane Roar had more opportunities
Pivotal Moment: Matt Derbyshire made the score 2-nil in the 90th minute, with a lob over Brisbane Roar goalkeeper; Jamie Young.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jay O’Shea
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Adam Federici

Wednesday – 10/02/2021 (Only Game)

Western Sydney Wanderers (2) v Melbourne Victory (0)
Wanderers Claimed a Vital Victory
Facts and Figures: Both teams had three shots on target.
Pivotal Moment: Kwame Yeboah scored the 2nd goal of the game in the 88th minute.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Graham Dorrans
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Jake Brimmer

Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 7

Adelaide United, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and Western United

Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 7

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

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