Besart Berisha deserves all the plaudits for his tremendous goal-scoring record, but his defensive work should not go unnoticed
Melbourne Victory changed the structure of their midfield against Brisbane Roar – how successful was it?
The pressing from either side dictated the tactical battle as City’s sprung a surprise win in the Melbourne derby
A frantic first half saw five goals in thirty-five minutes, but Adelaide were unable to equalise despite dominating the rest of the match.
It turned out that Jade North’s own goal was enough to not only condemn Brisbane to their fifth defeat of the season, but also, to end Mike Mulvey’s time at the club.
Melbourne City took the lead twice early on, but Melbourne Victory pegged them back then went on to dominate the second half thanks to a Besart Berisha hat-trick.
All the action unfolded at the very end of an otherwise tight, tepid match, where for once, the cliche ‘a tactical battle’ isn’t misleading
The Victory inflicted the Wanderers with the heaviest defeat in their short history to open the new A-League season.