VAR will once again take all the headlines following a controversial call in Wellington Phoenix’s fclash with Melbourne City – but there was still entertainment on display for the right reasons.
Sydney FC kicked off the weekend with a convincing victory against Newcastle Jets, followed next day by a dull 0-0 draw between Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar, where Robbie Fowler might be disappointed that his team could not take all the points.
The derby between Western United and Melbourne Victory featured a pulsating comeback as United bounced back from two goals down to take the win. The round ended with Central Coast Mariners claiming a rare away win against Perth Glory, their first victory on the road in 21 fixtures.
Here is a look at five standout performances from round four of the A-League.
While it was the Bundesliga exports such as Alexander Meier and Nicolai Muller that have caught all the attention, the Polish goalkeeper is looking like he might be the Wanderers’ best signing this season.
Just like last week, Western Sydney faced a barrage of shots as they clashed with Brisbane Roar on Saturday afternoon and it was Lopar that kept the Wanderers in the game with several crucial saves.
In their first four games, Markus Babbel’s team have only conceded two goals which has been key to their current position on the table, thanks at last to a goalkeeper they can at last rely on.
Lopar’s presence has also given an additional boost to the defence and the rest of the team, which now supports the keeper with crucial stops of their own too. Against Roar, Yeboah blocked a shot destined for the goal, while Meier also made a key stop from a corner.