Bobo equals A-League record as Sydney thump Perth

Sydney FC are eight points clear on top of the A-League table following their 6-0 demolition of Perth Glory at Allianz Stadium. Glory started strongly but once Brandon O’Neill opened the scoring against the run of play, the Sky Blues began to squeeze the life out of the Western Australian side and put them to the sword. Brazilian Bobo scored a hat-trick last week and despite not scoring until the 67th minute he backed that up this week, equalling an A-League record in the process.

Speaking of records, below is a list of records Sydney FC either broke or set during the match:

  • Equalled Brisbane Roar’s streak of 23 matches unbeaten at home
  • Became the first team to go unbeaten at home in a calendar year
  • Recorded their biggest A-League win since January 2013 when they smashed Wellington Phoenix 7-1

Graham Arnold’s side seem to have broken every record in the A-League’s history books and if they avoid defeat against Newcastle on Wednesday they would hold the record for most matches at home without a loss. However back-to-back premierships and championships are more desirable. But let’s get to Bobo.

Bobo’s three goals was the difference in their 4-1 win over Wellington last week, this week his three goals just further embarrassed Perth Glory.

His hatty was his second in his A-League career, and with those goals he became just the second player to score hat-tricks in consecutive games. The first since Shane Smeltz, who did it coincidentally playing for Perth Glory in the 2011-12 season.

He joins a list of six players who have scored multiple hat-tricks in the league:

  • Shane Smeltz (four)
  • Besart Berisha (four)
  • Jamie Maclaren (three)
  • Nathan Burns (two)
  • Andy Keogh (two)
  • Sergio van Dijk (two)
  • Archie Thompson (two)
  • Bobo (two)

The Brazilian has only scored one goal in four matches against the Jets but a shot at history could be enough of an incentive for him to score some more goals.

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