A-League Men Review Round 21 (Season 2023/24)

Facts and Figures

Goals Scored: There were 14 goals in five matches.
Clean Sheets: One out of ten teams that played kept a clean sheet.
Draws: There was one draw in five matches!
Round 21 (In a Nutshell): In three out of five matches where a team claimed three points, the winning team had less possession than their opponent! Find out what transpired in Round 21.

Teams that didn’t play

Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City

Game One of Five

Western United (2) v Melbourne Victory (2)
Facts and Figures: Western United had 49.0% possession and five shots on target, compared with Melbourne Victory who had two. It was an entertaining game of football to watch, but Western United needed to win to keep their very slight chances of making the top six and playing finals.

Game Two of Five

Newcastle Jets (0) v Adelaide United (1)
Facts and Figures: Adelaide United had 49.6% possession and eight shots on target, while Newcastle Jets had three. Adelaide United controlled the balance of play and tempo of the game; it was thoroughly deserved three points.

Game Three of Five

Wellington Phoenix (2) v Sydney FC (1)
Facts and Figures: Wellington Phoenix had 42.4% possession and five shots on target, compared with Sydney FC who had seven. Kosta Barbarouses of the Phoenix played a part in both goals scored by them.

Game Four of Five

Brisbane Roar (1) v Macarthur FC (2)
Facts and Figures: Macarthur FC had 42.3% possession and three shots on target, while Brisbane Roar had six. Brisbane Roar had 22 shots, compared with Macarthur FC who had 11. The Roar didn’t take their chances; they should have at least got a point.

Game Five of Five

Perth Glory (1) v Western Sydney Wanderers (2)
Facts and Figures: Western Sydney Wanderers had 53.5% possession and eight shots on target, compared with Perth Glory who had six. The Glory needed a win to keep their hopes of a top six finish and playing finals alive, but it wasn’t to be.

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