A-League Men Review- Round 1 (Season 2022/23)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 11 goals in five matches.
Clean Sheets: Three out of ten teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in five matches!
Round 1 (In a Nutshell): In all three matches, where a team claimed three points, the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Round 1.

Game One of Five

Melbourne City (2) v Western United (1)
Melbourne City leave Western United thinking what a pity
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 48% possession and they had nine shots on target from 19 shots. Western United had four shots on target from nine shots. The game was dominated by Melbourne City for large portions.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Maclaren gave Melbourne City a two-goal lead in the 59th minute.
Melbourne City Game Changers: Thomas Glover, Matthew Leckie
Western United Game Changer: Jamie Young

Game Two of Five

Brisbane Roar (0) v Macarthur FC (0)
Facts and Figures: Brisbane Roar had 54% possession and they had three shots on target from 13 shots, while Macarthur FC had three shots on target from seven shots.
Pivotal Moment: The game changed in the 64th minute when Carlo Armiento was substituted off for Jordan Courtney-Perkins.
Brisbane Roar Game Changer: Carlo Armiento
Macarthur FC Game Changer: Jonathan Aspropotamitis

Game Postponed

Central Coast Mariners v Newcastle Jets

Game Three of Five

Sydney FC (2) v Melbourne Victory (3)

A game of the highest quality
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory had 48% possession. Both teams had six shots on target from 13 shots. The game proved that football in Australia is on the way up.
Pivotal Moment: Max Burgess of Sydney FC had a shot saved by Melbourne Victory goalkeeper, Paul Izzo.
Sydney FC Game Changer: Luke Brattan
Melbourne Victory Game Changer: Chris Ikonomidis

Game Four of Five

Wellington Phoenix (1) v Adelaide United (1)
Late Goal evens the score
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 38% possession and three shots on target from six shots. Adelaide United had six shots on target from 20 shots. Wellington Phoenix played with 10 men from the 25th minute due to a red card given to Yan Sasse.
Pivotal Moment: Ben Halloran of Adelaide United scored the equaliser to make the score 1-all in second half stoppage time.
Wellington Phoenix Game Changer: Kosta Barbarouses
Adelaide United Game Changer: Ben Halloran

Game Five of Five

Western Sydney Wanderers (1) v Perth Glory (0)
It’s only Round 1
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 47% possession and six shots on target from 13 shots. Perth Glory had two shots on target from six shots. It was a fairly average game to watch, but it’s only Round 1.
Pivotal Moment: Sulejman Krpic of the Western Sydney Wanderers scored the only goal of the game in the 78th minute.
Western Sydney Wanderers Game Changer: Brandon Borrello
Perth Glory Game Changer: Liam Reddy

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