It seemed to be the week of upsets as clubs managed to defy the odds to get the three points.
Newcastle Jets 8-5 Western Sydney Wanderers
- After a heavy defeat last week, Newcastle looked to bounce back against a strong Western Sydney outfit.
Xbox: Liz “N8 Liz” Varley 4-3 Joseph “N8 OhNoAGoat” Nassar
Despite suffering the heavy defeat in the previous week, Liz showed her resilience and looked to remind everyone of just how good she can be. She took the lead right before half time as Neymar got onto the end of a Dimi Petratos through ball into the box. The lead was then doubled in the final seconds of the match as Kylian Mbappe converted a first-time effort over Thibaut Courtois giving a much needed 2-0 first leg win.
OhNoAGoat’s second leg went much like his second leg last week against Marcus Gomes, as he was able to turn around a first leg defeat despite Liz opening the scoring with Kylian Mbappe in the 23rd minute. OhNoAGoat may have been fortunate with his two goals, as the first came after Liz failed to clear the ball just before half time, allowing Ronaldo Nazario to score from close range. Cristiano Ronaldo then scored another fortunate goal as his first effort was saved by Edwin Van Der Sar only for the second shot to lob over the keeper who was still on the ground. His third was due to another failed clearance from Liz, allowing Bruce Kamau to slot in Cristiano Ronaldo for a tap in just outside the six-yard box before Liz grabbed a consolation goal that saw the second leg finish at 3-2.
PS4: Christian “Fweshest” Bartolilo 4-2 Joel “N8 Jaz” Andruszkiewicz
Two more of the leagues top players faced off as Newcastle’s Fweshest took on Western Sydney Wanderer's Jaz and it showed in the first leg as the score finished tied at 1-1 as Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Jaz, before Ronaldo Nazario equalised for Fweshest just ten minutes later.
The second leg was more open as it only took five minutes for Fweshest to get on the scoreboard with Cristiano Ronaldo finishing from inside the box. Kylian Mbappe then doubled the lead right on half time before Jaz clawed a goal back just five minutes later. However, Fweshest added a third goal in the 82ndminute to give Newcastle the three points.