A-League | Asian Champions League | W-League GF | Leo Mazis
17yo Canberra player follows in Tom Rogic's footsteps to Celtic13 February 2018 | FT Editor
News Corp's wrap of the three A-League games from the weekend: what went right, what went wrong and what's ahead.
- Daniel Adlung welcomes new Slovenian striker Dzengis Cavusevic, having encountered him previously in pre-season matches when they played in Germany and Switzerland respectively.
Western Sydney Wanderers
- They may be facing two big tests in coming weeks - against Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC - but Josep Gombau says that Sunday's performance shows that Western Sydney Wanderers are capable of beating every other team in the A-League. Just a reminder: the Wandereres played last-placed Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.
Asian Champions League: Melbourne Victory
The 'boos' that rang out around AAMI Park on Friday night would have been a knife to Kevin Muscat's heart, write Ray Gatt and Michael Lynch and Matt Windley. Along with Archie Thompson, Muscat defines Melbourne Victory more than anyone so for him to be jeered by his 'own' supporters is a big thing. Muscat hopes the Asian Champions League campaign which gets underway tonight will help re-boot the team, not only to get out of the group stage in the ACL but also in the A-League, where he admits they have not performed well enough.
Melbourne Victory meet Ulsan Hyundai tonight at AAMI Park, kick-off 7.30pm.
W-League Grand Final
Sydney FC has been dealt a blow for this weekend's W-League Grand Final v Melbourne City, with the loss of Caitlin Foord through a foot injury. She'll undergo surgery today on the foot, as well as to clean up ligament damage.
Tom Smithies has the same report, but has also spoken with Foord and Matildas coach, Alen Stajcic, about the impact. Not only is Foord not available for the W-League grand final, but she will also miss two Matildas' tournaments in two months, including the Algarve Cup.
17-year-old Leo Mazis (pictured) from Canberra follows in Tom Rogic's footsteps, and has been signed for three years by Celtic to join their development squad. Mazis has been overlooked for the Centre of Excellence and the National Youth League in Australia.
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