Melbourne City FC vs Western United FC, A League 2020 SEMI FINALS
2 : 0
26th of August 2020 07:00
First half: 45+3 | Second half: 45+11
- 0' - We are underway at Bankwest Stadium. The crowd does wile while the referee lows the starting whistle.
- 5' - Players seem to put ease on their energy level Spectators hardly appreciate such approach. Teams need to speed up the tempo.
- 10' - Western United FC started playing very sharply right from the kick off. However, it slowed down the tempo rapidly by 10.
- 15' - Although teams showed high tempo form the start, they seem to slow down a bit. Both sides really need to catch a fire. Otherwise, we have another goalless match.
- 20' - Supporters expect more eagerness from Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, as he is very good at scoring at Bankwest Stadium with 0 goals in the last 0 games.
- 25' - Joshua Cavallo needs to be pretty careful with his discipline considering 0 Yellow cards this season.
- 30' - Both teams are passing the ball around with high level of urgency. Western United FC needs to do something about it to get closer to the goal.
- 35' - The referee is likely to let players tackle, as he already missed some meaty challenges during opening seconds. He is still to establish what should not be done by the players and what is acceptable on the pitch. It’s going to be a tough game for Craig Noone suffering a number of foals already.
- 40' - Nathaniel Atkinson has certainly something to prove this evening. He made 17 appearances with only 1 goals this season.
- 45' - While there is no rush on the pitch, let’s have a look at some stats. Besart Berisha made 150 appearances and scored 30 goals. He is very likely to score a goal today.
- 50' - Western United FC looks like a favorite considering 1 games won in last 1 matches with its main striker Besart Berisha scoring 1 goals.
- 55' - We miss some good tackles and strikes. Is there anyone on the field to put the game back to action?
- 57' - Melbourne City FC receives a Yellow card for a hard tackle on 57.
- 62' - Western United FC is showing some good football. However, Western United FC are ready to play back every minute. It might result in some problems for the home side. The game will hardly remain goalless.
- 67' - It looks surprising Western United FC does not make any changes. Tomislav Uskok has some obvious troubles when approaching to the goal.
- 68' - GOAL! Jamie MacLaren scores on 68.
- 68' - Melbourne City FC manager makes another effort to make the tables turned. Connor Metcalfe is hanging Florin Bérenguer on the field on 68 minute.
- 73' - It’s high time Marko Rudan made some changes to put the his team’s game back to action.
- 75' - Melbourne City FC player sees a Yellow card in front of him.
- 76' - The supporters are chanting for Scott Galloway. He replaces Lachlan Wales on 76 minute.
- 81' - Another change for Western United FC made on 81 minute. Sebastian Pasquali leaves to be changed by Dylan Pierias.
- 84' - GOAL! Tomoki Imai scores on 84.
- 85' - Rostyn Griffiths is replacing Harrison Delbridge for the Melbourne City FC side.
- 90' - Apostolos Stamatelopoulos has so much to prove this time. He replaces Max Burgess on 90 minute.
- 90' - Joshua Cavallo was booked on 90.
- With this win, Melbourne City FC is likely to improve its situation in the overall team standings.
Today 2020-08-26 Melbourne City FC vs Western United FC are fighting A League league on Bankwest Stadium.
Melbourne City FC had 20 games and get got 41 points in Season (2018/19)
Western United FC had 20 games and get got 28 points in Season (2018/19)
Todays referees are: Chris Beath, Kristian Griffiths-Jones, Lance Greenshields, Ryan Gallagher, Alireza Faghani
|Melbourne City FC||20||41|
|Adelaide United FC||20||32|
|Central Coast Mariners FC||20||32|
|Western Sydney Wanderers FC||21||31|
|Brisbane Roar FC||19||30|
|Western United FC||20||28|
|Wellington Phoenix FC||21||27|
|Perth Glory FC||19||22|
|Melbourne Victory FC||21||15|
|Newcastle United Jets FC||21||14|
Melbourne City FC
Captain6 Josh Brillante
- 11 Craig Noone
- 6 Josh Brillante
- 9 Jamie MacLaren
- 10 Florin Berenguer
- 34 Connor Metcalfe 68'
- 4 Harrison Delbridge
- 7 Rostyn Griffiths 85'
- 13 Nathaniel Atkinson
- 19 Lachlan Wales
- 2 Scott Galloway 76'
- 22 Curtis Good
- 20 Adrian Luna
- 1 Tom Glover
- 40 Richard Windbichler
Western United FC
Captain23 Alessandro Diamanti
- 23 Alessandro Diamanti
- 2 Aaron Calver
- 11 Connor Pain
- 17 Joshua Cavallo 68'
- 19 Josh Risdon
- 1 Filip Kurto
- 18 Besart Berisha
- 6 Tomoki Imai
- 14 Max Burgess
- 9 Apostolos Stamatelopoulos 90'
- 21 Sebastian Pasquali
- 5 Dylan Pierias 81'
- 10 Steven Lustica
- 22 Tomislav Uskok