Stats analysis: Adelaide 1-2 Victory

Take a look at the stats that mattered in Melbourne Victory's 2-1 win over Adelaide United in Round 3 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.

Match comparasion

Victory's defence faced a huge test against United, and it stood tall against the weight of chances created by the home side.

Adelaide recorded twice as many shots (16 to eight) and shots on target (six to three). The Reds had five shots blocked by the Victory rearguard, which made 33 clearances for the match.

Even territory

It was a lopsided shot count in favour of Adelaide, but that was not reflected in the possession or territory stats.

Over the 90 minutes, Victory was shaded for possession 52% to 48%, with 47.6% of play in the middle third.

The ball was in Victory's defensive third 28.3% of the time, compared with 24.1% in United's.

Stats leaders

After three rounds of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season, Alan Baro leads Victory for clearances with 18, six ahead of right-back Jason Geria.

Baro is also second for total passes with 138, 18 less than Daniel Georgievski (156).

Mitch Austin has completed the most crosses so far (14), and he is second for most shots (three) behind Besart Berisha (five).