On Saturday, in A-League, Melbourne Victory gained a spectacular 3-2 victory over Sydney FC. It was the opening match for both teams, which occurred at the newly rebuilt Allianz Stadium.
In the first half, Sydney FC’s captain Alex Wilkinson suffered a small injury, and after the break, he did not come to complete the match. Wilkinson faces fitness concerns due to his injury.
After the loss, Wilkinson was seen icing his groin, and Jack Rodwell was also sidelined with an adductor issue, which tested the defensive depth of Syndey, as it was their first match in the season.
Steve Corica, Sydney’s manager, said about Wilkinson that we would see how he pulls up, and he’s been training with just a little bit of pain in there. Moreover, he said I am not sure if he would be out next week, but if he’s coming off, it’s serious, and otherwise, he probably would have stayed on.
In this match, Sydney played with a new attacking flair, in which they brought Joe Lolley and Robert Mak to spearhead their efforts in the final third.
Melbourne’s goalkeeper sought to slow down play, so a section of fans threw projectiles toward him.
Steve said, we wanted the game to continue, but there was not long left, Melbourne just slowed everything down, but that’s seeing the game out. Moreover, he said they did it quite well, but we do not want bottles on the field.
Syndey’s midfielder Luke Brattan returned after a lengthy lay-off for an ACL injury, which encouraged Steve.
Steve said about Brattan that he was not supposed to play that long, but he continued quite well, and I thought he grew into the game more and more, and It’s great to have him back. Moreover, he said about Brattan that he makes a lot of plays for us, and we are happy to have him back.