Victory’s first win of the season sees them with dominate this week’s team with four selections.
This week’s team is in a 3-4-1-2 formation.
Goalkeeper: Lawrence Thomas
Thomas kept his first clean sheet of the season and the only clean sheet of the round with a reliable display between the sticks against Perth.
Centre back: Jordan Elsey
Kept Adelaide fighting with several key tackles.
Centre back: Avraam Papadopoulos
Was crucial in helping Brisbane claim their first win of the season, capitalising on some sloppy defending with a brace and chipping in with some strong defending himself.
Centre back: Rhys Williams
Yet another selection for the defender. Williams was once again a rock at the heart of Victory’s back four and could well be contending for a national team call-up.
Right midfield: Jai Ingham
Ingham dominated down the wings for Victory, sending in several juicy crosses and set up Berisha’s opener.
Centre midfield: Mark Milligan
Four days after celebrating qualification for the 2018 World Cup, Milligan starred in the centre of midfield for the Victory, providing the assist for George’s goal.
Centre midfield: Daniel Adlung
Adlung scored one of the finest goals you will ever see in the A-League, firing a brilliant half-volley, and that alone earns him a spot in this week’s team.
Left midfield: Milos Ninkovic
The Sydney winger showed his class against the Jets and scored the opening goal.
Attacking midfield: Dimi Petratos
An early front-runner for the Johnny Warren medal, Petratos was again a potent creative force for the Jets, leading their second half resurgence in drab conditions at Allianz Stadium.
Striker: Eric Bautheac
Bautheac put the Roar two goals up with after getting on the end of Massimo Maccarone’s pass. He has been a valuable addition to Brisbane and City could clearly see the threat, given the tactics employed against the French international.
The Brazilian import provided an ever-present threat up front for the Sky Blues. He should have had more goals than he actually scored, if not for some fine goalkeeping and mishit chances. Ironically his only goal came from a goalkeeping error.