No points for The Bulls in Melbourne  

Macarthur FC was outplayed in their 3-1 loss against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park. 

The Bulls failed to take control throughout the match, not registering a shot or creating a chance in the first half.

The second-half seemed to have a glimmer of hope for the Bulls to get back into the game. However, Marco Rojas’ goal completed the win for Melbourne, meaning Apostolos Giannou’s goal was nothing but a consolation.  

Key Moments

11′ | Filip Kurto makes a great one-handed save to deny Nicholas D’Agostino’s close-range header.

20′ | Goal for Melbourne Victory. Aleksandar Susnjar’s pass back to Tommy Oar created an opportunity for D’Agostino to break through on goal and strike in the bottom right corner.

38′ | Kurto makes another great save to deny Victory to increase their lead after a close-range shot from Chris Ikonomidis.

45+2′ | Goal for Melbourne Victory. The home side increased their lead through another goal by D’Agostino after putting the ball into the bottom right-hand corner following a set-piece.

48′ | Kurto does well to get low to make a fantastic one-handed save to deny D’Agostino getting his third of the night.

50′ | The Bulls had the chance to get one back after Apostolos Giannou attempted a spectacular acrobatic kick. However, it went straight to the keeper.

55′ | Giannou had another chance on goal, but he shot from outside the box this time, which Ivan Kelava saved.

58′ | Goal for Melbourne Victory. Marco Rojas makes it 3-0 for Victory after a terrific passage of play by D’Agostino and Joshua Brillante.

78′ | Kurto makes a good save to deny Victory substitute Ben Folami

90′ | GOAL FOR THE BULLS! Victory goalkeeper Kelava miss judges the catch, giving Giannou a free opportunity in front of the goal to ruin the home side’s clean sheet.

“I was little bit worried that we didn’t have a meaningful session before this game, particularly with the weather in Sydney, so how much did that affect us, I’m not sure,” said coach Ante Milicic.

“But in the end, we weren’t even close tonight, we were second best. We got beaten by a team that were playing with confidence.”

“We got to now find a way to get back to playing the way we can.”

Melbourne Victory: 3 (D’Agostino 20’, 45+2’, Rojas 58’)

Macarthur FC: 1 (Giannou 90’)

Melbourne Victory: 20. KELAVA Ivan (GK), 2. GERIA Jason, 3. DAVIDSON Jason, 6. BROXHAM Leigh (13. KIRDAR Birkan 74’), 7. IKONOMIDIS Chris (24. VELUPILLAY Nishan 74’), 8. BRILLANTE Joshua, 17. HAMILL Brendan, 18. D’AGOSTINO Nicholas (9. MARGIOTTA Francesco 62’), 21. MIRANDA Roderick, 22. BRIMMER Jake (10. KRUSE Robbie 82’), 23. ROJAS Marco (11. FOLAMI Gbenga 62’)

Substitutes: 1. ACTON Matthew (GK), 16. NIGRO Stefan

Macarthur FC: 12. KURTO Filip (GK), 4. MEREDITH James (6. JOVANOVIC Aleksandar 46’), 10. DAVILA Ulises (C) (48. Jordan Rory 80’), 11. OAR Tommy (8. MUTCH Jordon 59’), 15. SUSNJAR Aleksandar, 17. NOONE Craig (35. TOURE Al Hassan 46’), 22. ROSE Liam (14. NAJJAR Moudi 71’), 23. MARIAPPA Adrian, 24. M’MOMBWA Kokola, 31. ROSE Lachlan, 99. GIANNOU Apostolos

Substitutes: 1. SUMAN Nicholas (GK), 19. RUHS Michael


Venue: AAMI Park

Referee: Kurt Ams                

Assistant referees: Matthew Cream and Daniel Ilievski 

Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro