Hyundai A-League Team of the Week: Round 3

Who starred for their clubs in Round 3? We’ve crunched the Opta data to pick the best performing players of the weekend.  

Based on a range of metrics provided by the Hyundai A-League’s official data provider, here’s the Team of the Week for Round 3. 

GOALKEEPER

Eugene Galekovic (Melbourne City) – The veteran shot-stopper was excellent in City’s win over Phoenix, keeping a clean sheet and making two saves in the 1-0 win. Galekovic has the highest save percentage of any keeper in the league this season (80%). 

Galekovic

 

DEFENDERS

Tom Doyle (Wellington Phoenix) – The left-back got through a mountain of work against City and won an impressive 86% of his duels. 

Tom Doyle

 

Scott Neville (Perth Glory) – The tireless fullback recorded a remarkable nine clearances against the Mariners, the most of any player in Round 3. 

Scott Neville

 

Rhys Williams (Melbourne Victory) – The versatile central-defender made two blocks and a game-high four tackles against the Reds in his side’s 2-2 draw at Adelaide Oval.

Rhys Williams

 

Josh Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers) – The Caltex Socceroo got forward at will against Sydney and claimed a crucial assist for Oriol Riera’s opener. The fullback also logged more touches than any other defender in Round 3 (83). 

Josh Risdon is back for the Wanderers' clash with the Mariners on Saturday.

 

MIDFIELDERS

Diego Castro (Perth Glory) - Created three chances against the Mariners, attempted eight crosses and had an 85% pass completion rate in the attacking half. 

Castro

 

Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory) - The Socceroo bossed the midfield against the Reds and drew more fouls from opposition players than anybody else during Round 3 (seven).

Milligan

 

Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix) - The creative Kiwi midfielder caused City all sorts of problems on the weekend, fashioning a round-high six chances for his side. 

McGlinchey

 

Dimitri Petratos (Newcastle Jets) - The winger netted a cracking long-range strike in Newcastle’s 2-1 win over the Roar. He also contributed eight crosses as the Jets maintained their unbeaten start to the season. 

Dimitri Petratos

 

STRIKERS

Besart Berisha (Melbourne Victory) - Netted his first goal of the season in his side’s 2-2 draw with Adelaide United. Scored with his first shot of the game to make it four straight matches in which he’s scored against the Reds. 

Besart Berisha and Jordan Elsey had a tough battle on Friday night

 

Andy Keogh (Perth Glory) - Also netted his first goal of the season and was involved in five aerial duels against the Mariners - no player recorded more in that game.

Keogh