The underrated stars in Melbourne’s victory

Another two assists by Leroy George has helped Melbourne Victory return to the top four with a 3-0 win over rivals Adelaide United at AAMI Park. George also struck a beautiful free-kick prior to the half hour mark. He may have won Man of the Match honours but there were three players who were equally as good, if not better. The three centre midfielders, Melbourne’s Matias Sanchez and Terry Antonis, and Adelaide’s Isaias. Let’s check out how good they were.

Matias Sanchez

  • 91 touches
  • 75 passes (88 per cent accuracy)
  • 13 duels won (17 contested)
  • Five tackles won
  • Four fouls won
  • One chance created
  • One interception

Terry Antonis

  • 84 touches
  • 68 passes (75 per cent accuracy)
  • Five duels won (12 contested)
  • Four shots
  • Three tackles won
  • One cross
  • One interception
  • One foul won


  • 90 touches
  • 67 passes (82.1 per cent accuracy)
  • 11 duels won (19 contested)
  • Four fouls won
  • Two tackles won
  • One chance created
  • One cross
  • One clearance

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