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5th January, 2020
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A look into who performed and who under performed in Round 13 of the A-League.

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Jamie Maclaren – Maclaren once again the leading goal scorer in the A-League, scoring two goals against United. His first goal was the opening goal of the match which helped set the tone for his side, and capitalised on a defensive blunder to score his second goal, which sealed the game for his side.

MORE: A-League Round 13 wrap-up

Paolo Retre – Scored a brace for his side which ensured his side took all three points, displaying his ability to get into scoring opportunities and making them count. His passing efficiency was at 85 per cent making 35 of his 40 passes, proving to be efficient by foot.

Melbourne Victory – Fans had been crying out for a consistent performance, and the side delivered. Victory stamped their dominance from the outset, the omissions of Ola Toivonen and Tim Hoogland through injury not making a difference.

All players made a positive contribution as Migjen Basha, who’s struggled for form all season playing his best game for the club. The win and the goal would come as a nice birthday present.

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Harrison Delbridge – Too many times this season has been undisciplined in defence for Melbourne City. In both games against Western United, he’s been sent off and was once again was fortunate that his side held on to take all three points despite putting them in a tough position.

Central Coast Mariners- May have just been put under the ‘Milan Djuric’ curse. After he came out and said his side were poised for a top finish, they’ve lost their two next games. The side have lost four out their last five games and would want to turn their fortunes around.

Newcastle Jets – Needed a win to turn their fortunes around and start their 2020 the right way. The game couldn’t have gone worse for the Jets succumbing to yet another winless effort.

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