A-League Men Review Round 8 (Season 2023/24)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 20 goals in six matches.
Clean Sheets: Three out of 12 teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There were two draws in six matches!
Round 8 (In a Nutshell): In four out of four matches, where a team claimed three points the winning team had less possession than their opponents! Find out what transpired in Round 8.

Game One of Six

Western United (2) v Brisbane Roar (1)
Facts and Figures: Western United had 48.1% possession and seven shots on target, while Brisbane Roar had three. It was a much needed three points for Western United, with their coach sent off in the second half. They fought back from conceding the first goal.

Game Two of Six

Western Sydney Wanderers (1) v Adelaide United (0)
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 47.4% possession and five shots on target, compared with Adelaide United who had three. Josh Brillante was sent off in the 78th minute, which meant the Wanderers were down to ten men for the final part of the game, but they hung on to claim three points.

Game Three of Six

Newcastle Jets (2) v Perth Glory (2)
Facts and Figures: Newcastle Jets had 58.2% possession and three shots on target, while Perth Glory had two. The game went down to virtually the last kick of the game; Jets substitute Trent Buhagiar made it 2-all in the 97th minute!

Game Four of Six

Melbourne Victory (3) v Sydney FC (0)
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Victory had 31.8% possession and six shots on target, compared with Sydney FC who had three. There’s plenty for Sydney FC to work on.

Game Five of Six

Melbourne City (3) v Central Coast Mariners (3)
Facts and Figures: Melbourne City had 55.8% possession and six shots on target, while Central Coast Mariners had nine. It was a highly entertaining game with five goals coming in the second half and Melbourne City substitute Alessandro Lopane scoring an equaliser in the 92nd minute.

Game Six of Six

Macarthur FC (0) v Wellington Phoenix (3)
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 42.9% possession and seven shots on target, compared with Macarthur FC who had eight. Despite the stats, it was a well deserved win for the Phoenix.



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