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Five Things We Learned From A-League Round Two: Western Sydney Wanderers In Unchartered Territory

Just what did we learn from week two of the A-League?

THE SYDNEY DERBY IS NOW BY FAR THE MUST-WATCH FIXTURE OF THE SEASON

It may only be two years old, but the Sydney derby is without doubt the showcase fixture of the A-League season.

It may not have been football of the highest quality, but you get the sense that the players genuinely feel the rivalry and feed off the incredible atmosphere in the stands.

Over to you this weekend, Melbourne.

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WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS IN UNCHARTERED TERRITORY

On the balance of play in the Sydney derby, the Wanderers were well and truly beaten.

The derby defeat and the 4-1 away loss to Melbourne Victory leaves the Wanderers on the bottom of the A-League table with no points, and there’s no doubt Tony Popovic’s side are struggling.

The Wanderers will now switch their attention to the AFC Champions League final over the next two weeks, and a win against Al Hilal could do wonders for their A-League hopes.

THE SHADOW OF MELBOURNE HEART STILL LINGERS OVER CITY

If it wasn’t for David Villa’s late equaliser, Melbourne City would have lost a match it so easily should have won.

The Spanish World Cup-winner helped City salvage a point in what looked to be heading in an all-to familiar result for fans who stuck around following the face lift.

Despite what the bookies say, City are far off being title contenders and the loss of David Villa after his ten-match guest stint will only make things more difficult.

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