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Round Recap – Week 15

RoundRecap_week15The Asian Cup has been run and won, and now the A-League is back in full swing. Not only that, but over the 5 games in round 15 we saw 27 goals at a rate of 5.4 per game – an A-League all-time record!

Last weekend, the Glory and Victory played out a scintillating 3-3 draw in the West, after Adelaide had trounced the hapless Jets 7-0 the night before.

Elsewhere, Sydney smacked the Mariners 5-1 in Gosford, City downed the winless Wanderers 2-1, and Jean Carlos Solorzano’s late strike for Brisbane saw them take out an entertaining game at Suncorp Stadium 3-2 on Monday night.

Goal of the week

It’s tough to go past Isaias Sanchez’s curling, long-range effort in the 7-0 rout of Newcastle to kick-off week 15…so we won’t. Fahid Ben Khalfallah’s outside-of-the-boot strike against Perth was also pretty impressive, but not quite good enough this time around.

Moment of the week

Down 3-1 with a tick over 10 minutes left in the game, it looked as if Perth were going to drop all three points against the Victory last weekend. From there, though, the Glory boys staged a stunning turnaround – scoring twice in the final ten minutes, and going close to nicking the win in the dying moments of injury time.

Player of the Season

Marcelo Carrusca took all 3 votes with a sublime performance in the big win over Newcastle, while Aaron Mooy replied with 3 votes of his own last Sunday in the win over the Wanderers. That leaves Adelaide’s talisman just two clear of the City midfielder, with Nathan Burns and Fahid Ben Khalfallah the next best on 14 and 13 respectively:

Last Week: Adelaide United 7-0 Newcastle Jets

A-League football returned in scintillating style as Adelaide United thrashed Newcastle Jets 7-0 at Coopers Stadium.

Marcelo Carrusca and Bruce Djite both scored braces, while goals from Nigel Boogard, Sergio Cirio, and Isaias made for a memorable margin although it is one Newcastle will want to forget quickly.

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Last Week: Central Coast Mariners 1-5 Sydney FC

Sydney has ended its goal drought in style, putting five past Central Coast Mariners in an emphatic 5-1 win.

A brace from Marc Janko led the Sky Blues charge, while Chris Naumoff, Bernie Ibini, and Alex Brosque all found the back of the net.

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Last Week: Perth Glory 3-3 Melbourne Victory

It was close game in Perth on Sunday as the Melbourne Victory travelled west to take on the top of the table Perth Glory. It was a scorcher of a day and both teams walked away with a 3-3 draw in front of a season record crowd of 12,271.

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Sunday: Melbourne City 2-1 Western Sydney Wanderers

Melbourne City consigned the Western Sydney Wanderers to a 2-1 loss on Sunday night, as the Asian champions remain winless after 13 games in the 2014/15 A-League season.

On a cool evening in Melbourne, goals to Jacob Melling and Aaron Mooy sealed the victory for City, as the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium reverted back to its familiar moniker of AAMI Park, following a successful stint hosting an array of Asian Cup fixtures.

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Monday: Brisbane Roar 3-2 Wellington Phoenix

Brisbane Roar has kept its season alive with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Wellington Phoenix at Suncorp Stadium on Monday night.

Jean Carlos Solorzano was the hero for the home side, volleying home the winner in the second minute of injury time to give Brisbane an unlikely but much needed win.

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