Western United has quickly turned its attention Saturday night’s fixture against reigning champions Sydney FC at AAMI Park.
Western United vs Sydney FC
Saturday, 13 February 2020
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Broadcast: Watch the game live on ABCTV + iView, Fox Sports 505, Kayo, or the MyFootball Live app.
United hope to bounce back after a disappointing loss to Central Coast Mariners last weekend in Gosford.
A 2-1 lead was quickly overturned as Mariners striker Alou Kuol scored a four-minute brace to seal the win for the home side.
There were positives for the Green and Black as Tomi Uskok and Besart Berisha scored their first goals of the season, while midfielder Max Burgess returned to the squad, playing 30 minutes off the bench.
Sydney FC meanwhile picked up their third win of the season on Monday night, defeating Wellington Phoenix 2-1 at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
Last time they met
Last season saw each side record a win against each other.
Sydney FC showed their class in wintery Geelong conditions in Round 8, running out 2-0 winners at GMHBA Stadium.
United made it one win apiece in the penultimate round, overcoming the champions 2-1 at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.
A first-half Besart Berisha goal was cancelled out by Sydney’s Adam Le Fondre just after the break.
With just a few minutes remaining in normal time, Steven Lustica sealed a memorable victory by scoring his first goal in green and black.
The midfielder finished from close range after youngster Dylan Pierias made a stunning run down the line to set up his teammate.