Facts and Figures
Goals Scored: There were 21 goals in eight games, which is an average of 2.63 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, for the 2nd Matchweek in a row.
Draws: There were three draws in the eight matches.
Matchweek 20 (In a Nutshell): There were eight matches that took place in Matchweek 20. In two out of the five matches where a team claimed all three points, they had less possession than their opposition. Here’s the Matchweek 20 A-League Review!
Thursday – 06/05/2021 (Only Game)
Melbourne Victory (1) v Macarthur FC (2)
Victory Play Reasonably, but Ultimately Empty Handed
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory had 40.3% possession. Despite that, they had six shots on target to Macarthur FC’s three. The game was indicative of Victory’s Season; they just weren’t quite good enough in the key moments.
Pivotal Moment: Markel Susaeta scored the equaliser for Macarthur FC in the 31st minute.
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Elvis Kamsoba
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Markel Susaeta
Friday – 07/05/2021 (Only Game)
Adelaide United (0) v Wellington Phoenix (0)
Both Teams Fail to Score!
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 50.2% possession and five shots on target to Wellington Phoenix’s one. Both teams needed a win.
Pivotal Moment: Tomi Juric of Adelaide United had a header well saved in the 11th minute by Phoenix goalkeeper, Oliver Sail.
Adelaide United Game Changer: Ben Halloran
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Oliver Sail
Saturday – 08/05/2021 (Game One of Two)
Newcastle Jets (1) v Sydney FC (1)
A Draw a Fair Result
Facts and Figures: Newcastle Jets had 34.7% possession, while both teams had four shots on target each.
Pivotal Moment: Nigel Boogaard was unlucky as he scored an own goal in the 76th minute. The goal meant the game was a draw.
Newcastle Jets Game Changer: Roy O’Donovan
Sydney FC Game Changer: Anthony Caceres
Saturday – 08/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Western Sydney Wanderers (5) v Western United (0)
Western United not at the Races
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 38.3% possession. Despite that, they had ten shots on target to Western United’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Ziggy Gordon made the score 2-nil in favour of the Wanderers in the 36th minute.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: James Troisi
Western United Game Changer: Ryan Scott
Sunday – 09/05/2021 (Game One of Two)
Melbourne City (3) v Brisbane Roar (2)
Melbourne City Win Tight Contest
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 58% possession, and 11 shots on target to Roar’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Scott Galloway scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 73rd minute.
Melbourne City Game Changer: Scott Galloway
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young
Sunday – 09/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Perth Glory (2) v Melbourne Victory (1)
Perth Glory Get Vital Three Points
Facts and Figures: Glory had 64.7% possession and they each had five shots on target. Melbourne Victory were forced to play with ten men from the 48th minute.
Pivotal Moment: Robbie Kruse of Melbourne Victory had a penalty saved by Glory’s goalkeeper, Liam Reddy in the 24th minute.
Perth Glory Game Changer: Carlo Armiento
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Rudy Gestede
Wednesday– 12/05/2021 (Game One of Two)
Brisbane Roar (0) v Central Coast Mariners (0)
Despite No Goals, An Exciting Affair
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 44.3% possession and three shots on target compared with the Mariners five.
Pivotal Moments: Both teams hit the crossbar. Joseph Champness of the Brisbane Roar, in the 75th minute and Oliver Bozanic of the Mariners also hit the crossbar, in 2nd half stoppage time. It was just one of those games where the ball wouldn’t go in the net!
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Jamie Young
Central Coast Mariners Game Changer: Oliver Bozanic
Wednesday- 12/05/2021 (Game Two of Two)
Glory Still in the Race to Play Finals
Facts and Figures: Perth Glory had 39.9% possession and seven shots on target to Western United’s five.
Pivotal Moment: Joel Chianese scored the 3rd goal of the game for the Glory in the 77th minute.
Perth Glory Game Changers: Joshua Rawlins, Liam Reddy, Bruno Fornaroli
Western United Game Changer: None
Teams that Played Once in Matchweek 20
Adelaide United, Central Coast Mariners, Macarthur FC, Melbourne City, Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix and Western Sydney Wanderers
Teams that Played Twice in Matchweek 20
Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory, Perth Glory and Western United