Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 18 goals in eight games, which is an of 2.25 goals per game!
Clean Sheets: Six out of 16 times a team that played kept a clean sheet. That’s 37.5% of times a team played they didn’t concede a goal.
Draws: There were four draws in the seven matches.
Matchweek 19 (In a Nutshell): There were eight matches that took place in Matchweek 19. In one out of the four matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s the Matchweek 19 A-League Review!
Thursday – 29/04/2021 (Only Game)
Melbourne City (3) v Newcastle Jets (1)
City Simply Outclass Jets
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 60.8% possession. They had seven shots on target to the Jets two.
Pivotal Moment: Andrew Nabbout broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute.
Melbourne City Game Changers: Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Steven Ugarkovic
Friday – 30/04/2021 (Only Game)
Adelaide United (0) v Western United (0)
A Nil all Draw Far from a Bore
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 70.1% possession and three shots on target to Western United’s two.
Pivotal Moment: Kusini Yengi had a shot well saved by Western United’s goalkeeper, Ryan Scott in the 63rd minute.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Kusini Yengi
Western United Game Changer: Ryan Scott
Saturday – 01/05/2021 (Game One of Three)
Perth Glory (0) v Macarthur FC (0)
Glory Fail in a Game that was Must Win!
Facts and Figures: Perth Glory had 51.6% possession. They also had six shots on target to Macarthur FC’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Bruno Fornaroli had a shot well saved by Adam Federici in the 17th minute.
Perth Glory Game Changer: Liam Reddy
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Adam Federici
Saturday – 01/05/2021 (Game Two of Three)
Brisbane Roar (0) v Wellington Phoenix (0)
Yet Another Scoreless Draw!
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 56.7% possession and six shots on target to Phoenix’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Reno Piscopo was denied a goal due to a good save by Brisbane Roar, goalkeeper, Jamie Young in the 88th minute.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Oliver Sail
Saturday – 01/05/2021 (Game Three of Three)
Western Sydney Wanderers (3) v Sydney FC (2)
Western Sydney Claim an Unlikely Victory!
Facts and Figures: The Wanderers had 26.5% possession! Despite that they had eight shots on target to Sydney FC’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Bobo missed a chance to score from the penalty spot in the 88th minute. The deficit was two goals for Sydney FC at that point in time. It would have been one had he slotted the penalty in the back of the net! There was seven minutes stoppage time, due to VAR checks mainly.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Scott McDonald
Sydney FC Game Changer: Anthony Caceres
Sunday – 02/05/2021 (Only Game)
Melbourne Victory (1) v Central Coast Mariners (1)
Mariners Have Missed an Opportunity!
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory had 45.2% possession and four shots on target compared with Mariners seven.
Pivotal Moment: Callum McManaman made the score 1-all in the 62nd minute.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Matthew Acton
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Matt Simon
Wednesday– 05/05/2021 (Game One of Two)
Brisbane Roar (2) v Western United (1)
Brisbane Roar Show Character
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 50.9% possession and eight shots on target to Western United’s six.
Pivotal Moment: Riku Danzaki scored the winning goal in 2nd half stoppage time for the Brisbane Roar.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Alex Parsons
Western United Game Changer: Alessandro Diamanti
Wednesday- 05/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Perth Glory (1) v Melbourne City (3)
Glory Finals Hopes Take a Hit!
Facts and Figures: Perth Glory had 38.1% possession. They had two shots on target compared with Melbourne City’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Maclaren made the score 2-1 in City’s favour in 1st half stoppage time.
Perth Glory Game Changer: None
Melbourne City Game Changer: Jamie Maclaren
Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 19
Adelaide United, Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers
Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 19
Brisbane Roar, Melbourne City, Perth Glory and Western United