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A-League: Five things we learnt from Matchday 2

Melbourne City are the big talking point following Matchday 2 in the A-League after they were hammered 6-0 by Adelaide United.

It was a high-scoring weekend with 28 goals scored in total, but the fact that six of them hit the back of the City net was a big surprise.

Elsewhere, Melbourne Victory came out on top of an eight-goal thriller with Newcastle, while Western Sydney Wanderers hammered Western United 5-0.

There were also important wins for Brisbane Roar, Macarthur FC and Wellington Phoenix.

Here is what we learnt from matchday 2.

Jury out on Vidosic at City

Alarm bells are ringing at Melbourne City after they were hammered 6-0 by Adelaide United at the weekend.

This defeat follows on from the opening round loss to Western United and the 6-1 grand final defeat against Central Coast Mariners.

Now questions are being asked over whether coach Rado Vidosic is the man to take City forward.

A heap of changes were made in the off-season with 13 players leaving, so Vidosic does deserve some time to get the new crop gelling as a team.

However, he will not be offered too much time. City have now drifted out to 5.00 to win the grand final.

Pressure builds on Corica

Another coach feeling the heat is Steve Corica at Sydney FC after they were thumped 3-0 away at Brisbane Roar.

Following a 2-0 home defeat against Melbourne Victory in the opening week, Sydney have zero points from two games, have conceded five goals and scored none.

Individual errors cost them badly once again in the defeat against Roar and things need to improve quickly or Corica is in danger.

They are 1.44 to make the top six, and although it’s still early days, that looks unlikely on current form.

Wanderers return with a bang

Western Sydney Wanderers are 6.00 to win the minor premiership and their season is up and running following a 5-0 win over Western United.

Wanderers got the job done in the first half, scoring all five goals before the break, to leave Western shell-shocked.

Mark Rudan looks to have assembled a strong squad and they look a sure thing to be pushing around the top of the ladder this season.

Fornaroli on fire

Melbourne Victory striker Bruno Fornaroli has always known where the back of the net is and he found it four times at the weekend.

Fornaroli can be backed at 7.00 to finish as the A-League’s top goalscorer this season and he looks to have the bit between his teeth.

It is two wins from two for Victory, and with Fornaroli on fire they can be backed at 7.00 to win the grand final.

Low attendances a worry

Attendances were low at some games over matchday 2, with just 7,688 turning up to watch Brisbane Roar beat Sydney FC 3-0.

A crowd of 10,468 for Western Sydney’s home game against Western United was also a disappointment for the Wanderers.

In comparison, over 59,000 turned up at Optus Stadium in Perth to watch the Matildas in action on Sunday.

Hopefully things will pick up as the season progresses, but it will be a concern for clubs and the A-League in general.

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