Zac May-Burgess and Rick Tran secured AUFC Esports first points of the E-League 2019 season with a convincing 9-5 aggregate win over Perth Glory in Round 4.
Catch up on all the action from Round 4 below!
Adelaide United 9-5 Perth Glory
- With both team’s winless, the final match-up had the potential for both Adelaide or Perth to pick up their first 3 points of the season.
Xbox: Zac “vDreamz Shooter” May-Burgess 6-4 David “N8 Highfly” Cook
With FUTWIZ Jamie having to remain in Singapore as he recovers, Adelaide’s sub vDreamz stepped in to face a difficult opponent in Highfly.
The first leg was back and forth, but filled with plenty of goals as Highfly edged it 4-3. Every time Highfly scored, vDreamz just managed to keep finding an equaliser moments later. However, Highfly managed to open the scoring in the 24th minute, before finishing it in the 87th minute with Eusebio giving him the advantage heading into the second leg.
vDreamz then opened the scoring in the second leg as Sergio Ramos headed in from on the goaline in the 26th minute. But unlike the first leg, Highfly was unable to answer back as vDreamz extended his lead in the 69th minute, before capping off an impressive performance just three minutes later with a goal to Cristiano Ronaldo to secure the 3-0 win.
PS4: Rick “RickTran” Tran 3-1 Adrian “StridentCorn” Klein
After a mammoth four legs of FIFA last week, Rick was certainly not lacking in preparation as he took on StridentCorn.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe scored in the 20th and 70th minutes respectively to give Rick a 2-0 advantage going into the second leg with StridentCorn.
The second leg was much closer, but Rick still managed to score the opening goal in the 34th minute as Kylian Mbappe rose high at the back post to head in the cross delivered by Adelaide’s own Mirko Boland.
StridentCorn managed to get one back however, and it was certainly one of the best goals he’s scored the season. Coming in the 60th minute, the ball was played into Neymar who thumped it a flat low driven shot from outside the box earning him a 1-1 draw, and also breaking a scoreless streak of over 240 minutes.
Melbourne Victory 13-7 Brisbane Roar FC
- Victory’s Mouad Zwed yet again stole the show as he faced season 2 debutant Ozilla.
Xbox: Mouad “Mouad Zwed” Zwed 9-4 Isaac “Ozilla Fifa” Havu
It took just 10 seconds for Mouad Zwed to get on the board, as he El Tornado'd his way into an early lead that just kept on growing. By the time Ozilla managed to score his first goal in his debut, courtesy of yet another Edwin Van der Sar error in the 78th minute, Zwed had already scored six goals himself, before shortly capping off a 7-1 first leg victory with a Cristiano Ronaldo first-time shot inside the box in the 82ndminute.
Ozilla managed to redeem himself in the second leg as he edged a back and forth game 3-2. Ozilla opened the scoring in the 16th minute with Eusebio, before Zwed equalised with Keisuke Honda in the 18th minute. The lead was then retaken by Ozilla in the 33rd minute, with Zwed again equalising in the 58th minute through Eusebio, before Ozilla wrapped up the game in the 89th minute thanks to a Virgil Van Dijk deflected shot.
PS4: Sarge “Sarge_Fifa” Singh 4-3 Dylan “AussieFIFAHD” Banks
Two of the best defenders in the league faced off in this match, as Brisbane’s AussieFIFA took on Victory’s Sarge FIFA. Unlike the Xbox fixtures, the PS4 first leg was only separated by one goal. Despite missing a penalty in the 25th minute, Sarge held his composure and scored the only goal in the match in the 75thminute when Pele was left open inside the box, before placing the ball into the top right hand corner.
The second leg was yet again tight, with Sarge continuing to hold his composure. Despite AussieFIFA opening the scoring in the 10th minute with Antoine Griezmann, Sarge stayed in the game and equalised in the 51st minute through a Cristiano Ronaldo direct free-kick from outside the box. However, AussieFIFA managed to extend his lead twice more in the 55th and 68th minutes, before Sarge again found the back of the net with David De Gea scoring from the penalty spot and then securing the 3-3 draw with Ruud Gullit in the 89th minute.
Newcastle Jets 7-4 Central Coast Mariners
- The virtual F3 derby saw a winless Newcastle take on a Central Coast side who picked up their first 3 points last week.
Xbox: Liz “N8 Liz” Varley 2-2 Kiran ‘KyrenFIFA” Gupta
Both Liz and Kyren were coming off victories in the previous week and were looking to continue their good run of form.
It only took 12 minutes for Kyren to get on the board, as Connor Pain slipped through Liz’s defence and placed the ball under the keeper to take an early 1-0 lead. That’s where the scoring ended as well for the first leg, as neither side were able to break down their opponent and finish their chances.
The lack of scoring continued in the second leg, until Liz managed to break the deadlock right on half time as she converted with Neymar to take a 1-0 lead. Sergio Ramos then extended Liz’s lead to two goals as he headed home from a corner before Kyren scored a late consolation goal in the 91st minute with Neymar, handing Liz a 2-1 second leg victory.
PS4: Christian “Fweshest” Bartolilo 5-2 Matthew “Strawhat Camels” Camilleri
The PS4 leg of the F3 derby saw Fweshest return from competing in Singapore to take on Mariners sub Strawhat Camels.
Like the first Xbox leg, this match was also very close as the scoring wasn’t opened until the 65th minute as Pele managed to convert a first-time shot inside the box for Fweshest, despite David De Gea managing to get a solid palm onto the ball. Fweshest then doubled his lead in the 72nd minute through Ronaldo Nazario before Strawhat claimed one back in the 81st minute with his own Ronaldo Nazario.
A much more free flowing second leg saw Newcastle’s Fweshest go out to an early 3-0 lead with goals in the 11th, 29th and 46th minutes. Kylian Mbappe managed to score two of Fweshest’s three goals with the first coming courtesy of what is now being called the ‘Fweshest Finesse’ shot. Strawhat managed to score another consolation goal in the 89th minute with a Cristano Ronaldo scissor kick inside the box, making the final score 3-1.
Sydney FC 5-12 Melbourne City FC
- Sydney FC and Melbourne City both welcomed back their star players, as FUTWIZ Marko and Marcus Gomes both returned from competing in Singapore.
Xbox: Necat “Nfamous_Shadow8” Gorgec 3-11 Marcus “Marcus Gomes” Gomes
Coming into this match-up, Sydney’s Nfamous Shadow was coming off the back of a disappointing loss, whilst Marcus Gomes had just returned from competing in Singapore at the FUT Champions Cup.
Marcus opened the scoring in the 19th minute after Neymar turned his defender inside the box and slotted the ball into the bottom right corner. Nfamous quickly equalised in the 21st minute through Ronaldo Nazario and it looked like it would be all square heading into the break. However, Marcus had other ideas as he managed to convert from the penalty spot as Ryan Grant brought down Cristiano Ronaldo inside the box.
From then on it was all Marcus Gomes as scored four unanswered goals in the second half to secure a 6-1 first leg victory. And it didn’t stop there. Marcus continued to assert his dominance and show everyone why he is the best FIFA player in Australia as he again scored four more unanswered goals to have a 4-0 lead before the end of the first half. Nfamous managed to score two quick goals in the second half, threatening a comeback, but Marcus held his nerve and added a 5th late on to secure a 5-2 win in the second leg.
PS4: Mark “FUTWIZ Marko” Brijeski 2-1 Peter “Saisanas” Saisanas
FUTWIZ Marko also returned from competing in Singapore at the FUT Champions Cup and faced a strong Saisanas who managed to dispatch Newcastle’s BLFifa the previous week.
Unlike the Xbox matches, the PS4 games were extremely close as both competitors were separated by one goal across their two legs. It took 84 minutes before the first and only goal came in the first leg, as Marko converted from just above the penalty spot with Neymar after Kylian Mbappe’s run down the wing and pass inside found an unmarked Neymar who placed the ball into the top right hand corner.
Mark again opened the scoring in the second leg, this time through a Cristiano Ronaldo header off the underside of the bar in the 3rd minute of first half stoppage time. Saisanas battled for an equaliser and got one after an over the top through ball found Ronaldo Nazario on the wing, with his pass inside finding an unmarked Neymar at the top of the box who calmly shot across his body into the top left hand corner grabbing a 1-1 draw in the second leg.
Wellington Phoenix 8-10 Western Sydney Wanderers
- Western Sydney welcomed the return of not one, but two of their competitors as they took on a Wellington side who had suffered defeat at the hands of the top of the table Melbourne Victory.
Xbox: Justin “N8 JustManUtd” Josevski 3-4 Joseph “N8 OhNoAGoat” Nassar
Having returned from a tough FUT Champions Cup in Singapore, where he faced three of the world’s top ten FIFA players, Western Sydney’s OhNoAGoat looked to regain some confidence as he took on Wellington’s JustManUtd.
A back and forth first leg saw JustManUtd open the scoring in the 21st minute after Ronaldo Nazario broke through the defence and slotted home the rebound after missing his first attempt. Kylian Mbappe equalised for OhNoAGoat in the 30th minute. Eusebio then retook the lead for JustManUtd in the 68th minute before Kylian Mbappe again equalised for OhNoAGoat in the 83rd minute seeing the first leg end 2-2.
It was again none other than Kylian Mbappe who opened the scoring in the second leg, although this time it was for JustManUtd. OhNoAGoat quickly equalised just two minutes later with his own Kylian Mbappe, before grabbing the eventual winner in the 74th minute with Cristiano Ronaldo which saw the second leg end 2-1.
PS4: Omer “oCenk_” Cenk 5-6 Joel “N8 Jaz” Andruszkiewicz
After making the quarter finals at the FUT Champions Cup in Singapore, Jaz looked to turn around his E-League form against Wellington’s oCenk.
Things didn’t start well for him either as Kylian Mbappe sprinted onto the end of a through ball from Ronaldo Nazario to open the scoring for oCenk in the 44th minute before Jaz equalised in the 61st minute courtesy of an El Tornado from Neymar. Jaz then took lead as Pele finished from an acute angle in the 77th minute, before oCenk answered with two more goals of his own to lead 3-2. However, Jaz converted from the penalty spot in the 94th minute to secure a 3-3 first leg draw.
Jaz opened the scoring in the second leg in the 19th minute through Ronaldo Nazario, but oCenk managed to equalise eight minutes later through Cristiano Ronaldo. Jaz then scored in the 54th minute and oCenk again equalised in the 67th minute through Fijian Roy Krishna with Jaz scoring the eventual winner in the 70thminute to win 3-2 in the second leg.