A-League Review- Matchweek 9 (Season 2020-21)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 22 goals scored in seven games= An average of 3.14 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Four out of the 14 times a team played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in seven matches.
Matchweek 9 (In a Nutshell): There were seven matches that took place in Matchweek 9. In two of the five matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s my Matchweek 9 Review!

Friday – 19/02/2021 (Only Game)

Adelaide United (3) v Central Coast Mariners (2)
Reds Win Due to Three Penalties?
Facts and Figures: It was eight shots on target to three in favour of the Mariners. All three of Adelaide United’s shots on target were from the penalty spot!
Pivotal Moment: Tomi Juric scored his 3rd goal in the 85th minute. All three goals were from the penalty spot.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Tomi Juric
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Oliver Bozanic

Saturday – 20/02/2021 (Game One of Three)

Western United (4) v Macarthur FC (1)
Western United Clinical!
Facts and Figures: Western United only had 39.2% possession. Both teams had seven shots on target. Macarthur FC had 20 shots to Western United’s nine.
Pivotal Moment: Besart Berisha made it 2-nil in the 45th minute
Western United Game Changer: Besart Berisha
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Matt Derbyshire

Saturday – 20/02/2021 (Game Two of Three)

Sydney FC (0) v Brisbane Roar (0)
Goalless Draw Far from a Bore!
Facts and Figures: Sydney FC had 57.8% possession. Sydney FC had five shots on target to Brisbane Roar’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Bobo shot was brilliantly saved by Brisbane Roar’s goalkeeper Jamie Young.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Rhyan Grant
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young

Saturday – 20/02/2021 (Game Three of Three)

Perth Glory v Melbourne City (Game Postponed)

Sunday – 21/02/2021 (Game One of Two)

Melbourne Victory (0) v Newcastle Jets (1)
The Jets Show that they are a Threat
Facts and Figures: Newcastle Jets had five shots on target to Melbourne Victory’s two. The Jets had 52.6% possession.
Pivotal Moment: Callum McManaman had a shot brilliantly saved by Jack Duncan in the 48th minute.
Melbourne Victory Game Changers: Max Crocombe, Adama Traore and Callum McMannaman
Newcastle Jets Game Changers: Jack Duncan, Nikolai Topor-Stanley and Steven Ugarkovic

Sunday – 21/02/2021 (Game Two of Two)

Wellington Phoenix (2) v Western Sydney Wanderers (2)
All Square in a Two All Affair!
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 58.7% possession. It was eight shots on target to five in favour of the Wanderers.
Pivotal Moment: Louis Fenton made the score 2-all in the 79th minute.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Louis Fenton
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Kwame Yeboah

Tuesday – 23/02/2021 (Only Game)

Melbourne City (3) v Sydney FC (2)
Melbourne City Nearly Throw away Three Goal Lead!
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 51.6% possession. Melbourne City had eight shots on target to Sydney FC’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Maclaren made the score 3-nil in the 53rd minute. Jamie Maclaren scored a brace.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Jamie Maclaren
Sydney FC Game Changer: Milos Ninkovic

Wednesday – 24/02/2021 (Only Game)

Melbourne Victory (2) v Wellington Phoenix (0)
Wellington Have a Tough Time, as Victory Keep Brebner’s Coaching Dream Alive!
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 59.5% possession. Despite that, the Victory had eight shots on target to one. The game was an attacking one with both teams combining for 35 shots.
Pivotal Moment: Rudy Gestede scored a goal from a header in the final minute of stoppage time in the 1st half.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Rudy Gestede
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: None

Wednesday – 24/02/2021 (Game Two of Two)

Adelaide United v Western United (Game Postponed)

Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 9

Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC and Wellington Phoenix

Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 9

Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, Melbourne City, Newcastle Jets, Western Sydney Wanderers and Western United

Team that didn’t Play a game in Matchweek 9

Perth Glory

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