Who bossed the match stats in Hyundai A-League Round 1?

We picked the official Hyundai A-League Team of the Week but what would that side look like if it was picked purely on stats?

Well courtesy of Opta Data, we've done exactly that. 

Here's the best performing players from week one. Did anyone surprise you?

KEEPER

Vedran Janjetovic (Wanderers)

The custodian made a league-high 7 saves for the round to help Western Sydney to an impressive 2-1 win over Glory.

Vedran Janjetovic was excellent against Glory.

 

DEFENCE

Jason Geria (Victory)

The defender won nine duels, made five interceptions and created a goal scoring chance in Victory's narrow loss to Sydney FC. 

Jason Geria

 

Bart Schenkeveld (City)

Completed an impressive 31 of 33 passes he attempted and created a goal scoring chance for a team mate in City's 2-0 win over Roar. 

Bart Schenkeveld

 

Jade North (Roar)

Completed 85% of his 66 passes, only 2 defenders completed more. Also had 7 clearances and won 5 of 6 duels he contested.

Jade North

 

Michael Jakobsen (City)

Won five duels and made 77 touches to help City keep a clean sheet in their win over the Roar.

Michael Jakobsen

 

MIDFIELD

Bruce Kamau (City)

The young winger netted both of his side's goals, his only two shots of the match, as City accounted for Roar in the season opener. 

Kamau City

 

Kearyn Baccus (Wanderers)

Completed 93% of his passes, no player completed more passes (78) in round one. His 99 touches was a round high figure too.

Kearyn Baccus

 

Osama Malik (City)

Contested 15 duels in round 1, only 2 midfielders contested more. Also made 72 touches and passed at an 85% success rate.

Osama Malik

 

Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC)

Created 5 goalscoring chances in Sydney's win over Victory, a joint round high. The attacking midfielder also completed 88% of his 48 passes. 

Milos Ninkovic

 

STRIKERS

Roy O’Donovan (Jets)

Scored a 'perfect' hat-trick inside the first half, the first of the season, as Newcastle ran riot over the Mariners.  He was also involved in the Jets' two second half goals as well. 

Roy O'Donovan's hat-trick saw him named Round 1's Player of the Week.

 

Asdrubal (Mariners)

The Spaniard scored on his Hyundai A-League debut and won eight duels in the Mariners' derby loss. 

Asdrubal

 

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