The Inner Sanctum has put together a team of the week comprised of the best performing players that took part in Round 21 of the A-League Men season.
A goals galore, big results for the title contenders, and some massive individual performances. All of that happened during the 21st round of the A-Leauge Men’s competition.
Following the latest set of fixtures, we’ve compiled the best XI from the stand-out performers, in The Inner Sanctum’s Team of the Week.
Goalkeeper and defenders
GK: Jamie Young (Western United)
Young stepped up when it mattered for United, saving a 90th-minute penalty to deny Cummings the winner.
RB: Jason Geria (Melbourne Victory)
Geria has been a revelation for Melbourne Victory and put in another fantastic display as his team picked up a win in the Original Rivalry. He provided the assist for the winner and defended expertly throughout the 90 minutes.
CB: Matthew Spiranovic (Melbourne Victory)
Repelled everything Adelaide had to throw at Victory on Saturday night and put in a few vital blocks and clearances to keep them in the lead.
CB: Curtis Good (Melbourne City)
City were exceptional against Wellington, blowing away the Nix at PointsBet Stadium with a comprehensive win. Good was the best performer on the day, scoring a goal, making an assist, and helping his team keep a clean sheet.
LB: Callum Talbot (Sydney FC)
Another impressive showing from the youngster who shone in the derby, doing a superb job in defence while also providing a real spark down the left-hand side.
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DM: Paulo Retre (Sydney FC)
Retre did much of Sydney’s dirty work in midfield to keep the Sky Blues on top for most of the Derby. The former Melbourne City midfielder also provided an excellent assist for Buhagiar’s second goal.
CM: James O’Shea (Brisbane Roar)
O’Shea was once again in the center of everything positive for the Roar in their game against Newcastle Jets. The Englishman assisted both goals and was the one that kept things clicking for Warren Moon’s side.
RW: Trent Buhagiar (Sydney FC)
A brace against the Wanderers restored Sydney FC to winning ways after a difficult few weeks. Now on four goals for the season and is looking very likely to keep his spot for the crucial game against City in the next round.
ST: Jason Cummings (Central Coast Mariners)
Despite missing a last-minute penalty, Cummings still makes our TOTW after scoring two for the Mariners against Western United at Mars Stadium (even if he doesn’t know where that is).
ST: Adam Le Fondre (Sydney FC)
Le Fondre was back to his absolute best in the Sydney Derby. The veteran striker ran the show alongside Buhagiar, causing all sorts of problems for Mrcela and Cancar, and finished the game with a goal and assist to his name.
LW: Ulises Davila (Macarthur FC)
Unreal performance from Davila! The Captain took responsibility to bring the Bulls back into the game, and he surely did. Scored a goal, won a penalty and provided an assist-of-the-season contender for the third goal.