We pick our top five players from the opening weekend of the A-League season.
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Matthieu Delpierre (Melbourne Victory)
Delpierre was superb on his A-League debut in the heart of the Victory defence, and he won a majority of his duels both in the air and on the deck.
The Frenchman also scored the opening goal of the season with a well-taken volley from a Gui Finkler set-piece – and there’s no doubt he’ll prove to be a constant danger from free kicks and corners throughout the season.