Stats analysis: Sydney 2-1 Victory

Take a look at the stats that mattered in Melbourne Victory's 2-1 loss to Sydney FC in Round 5 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.

Match comparison

Victory shaded Sydney FC for total passes and possession but finished the match with fewer shots on goal, though both teams had a similar number of shots on target.

Game control

As it did against Wellington Phoenix a week earlier, Victory got off to a fast start and dictated the tempo of the match through weight of possession.

Sydney was the more aggressive team leading into half-time and at the start of the second stanza, before Victory pushed hard for an equaliser in the dying stages.

Marco's magic start

Despite missing Round 1 through international duty, Victory winger Marco Rojas has serious claims on being the most effective forward in the Hyundai A-League this season.

After five rounds he leads the competition for assists (four) and goals (four).