Melbourne Victory beats Western Sydney Wanderers 2-0 thanks to a double by Oliver Bozanic. This boosted their chance to finish inside the top six.
Bozanic, who has been criticized time, and again this season, justifies his presence in the team not only with two wonderful goals but also with a great performance. His energetic display in the midfield allows him not only to score goals but also close down Sydney’s playmaker.
With Valeri available soon for Melbourne Victory, it would be interesting to see how both Bozanic and Valeri play together in the future.
Melbourne Victory was motivated from the start of the game and was determined to win this match. This was evident not only in attack but also in how the team defended together once they lose the ball. Victory’s form has been poor during recent weeks but in this game they were different. They were ready for a fight.
The first goal came when Oliver Bozanic fired a shot outside the box amidst the defenders. The outstretch keepers could not keep the ball out, and it was Melbourne that was leading.
Sydney Wanderers tried to equalize after having conceded the goals, but Lawrence Thomas denied them each time.
The best opportunity for Wanderers came in the 25th minute when Thomas had to make a double save from Mitch Nicols and Dario Vidosic to prevent his team from conceding.
After the break, Victory was on top and in the 66th minute they doubled their lead. Oliver Bozanic got the ball after a blocked shot from GuiFinkler, evaded Nikolai Topor-Stanley to score the second goal.
This match was a great motivation for Melbourne Victory’s fans. Their team has been in a bad form for the last matches, and this match shows that there might be improvement in the future especially with the return of Valeri.