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Goal Australia brings you the best XI from each round of the 2013-14 A-League season. It's an all-Sydney FC front-line this week, and without Alessandro Del Piero

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GOALKEEPER

Liam REDDY
Central Coast Mariners

Former Sydney FC man Reddy has taken his opportunity following the dumping of Justin Pasfield after Round 4 with both hands. Often acting as a sweeper-keeper in defence, Reddy pulled off several crucial saves and marshalled his team-mates well to repel Victory's frequent threats in attack during the 0-0 draw in Gosford on Friday.

DEFENDERS

Jack HINGERT
Brisbane Roar

Patrick KISNORBO
Melbourne Heart

Matt SMITH
Brisbane Roar

Manny MUSCAT
Wellington Phoenix

 With Ivan Franjic relocated to an attacking midfield role, Hingert has made the right-back berth his own at Suncorp Stadium, and impressed again at home to Perth Glory on Saturday, keeping Sidnei Sciola at bay before launching his own attacking forays. Alongside him, centre-back and skipper Smith retains his spot in our XI after another assured display at the back for the competition's front runners. Kisnorbo had one of his best games yet in a Heart shirt, making a crucial, brave block with his head to keep the score at 2-0 and emerged with credit despite being a member of a backline which shipped three goals. Muscat meanwhile had an influential outing at left-back as the Phoenix kept a clean sheet against the mighty Wanderers.


MIDFIELDERS

Kosta BARBAROUSES
Melbourne Victory

Mark MILLIGAN
Melbourne Victory

Andrea MIGLIORINI
Melbourne Heart

Thomas BROICH
Brisbane Roar

All White Barbarouses was at the heart of the Victory's proactive attack, particularly in the first half, with the 23-year-old often finding the in-form James Troisi in space. Despite getting into a scrap near the interval and copping a yellow card, Milligan was crucial for Victory going forward. He often picked apart the Mariners' attacking raids too. And the Socceroo nearly had the decisive goal with two good attempts late in the first half, as the Victory duo keep their place in our first XI. No prizes for guessing how Migliorini earned a spot in our XI, having produced two exceptional strikes to draw Heart level against Adelaide, potentially saving his coach from the sack - at least for now. Broich, as usual, terrorized Perth's injury-hit defence, linking well with Besart Berisha and finding plenty of space in the final third.


FORWARDS

Joel CHIANESE
Sydney FC

Richard GARCIA
Sydney FC
 

 Over-reliance on Alessandro Del Piero was becoming a major concern for Sydney FC, but they stepped up in his absence through injury for the second half at home to Newcastle Jets. Garcia, having netted against the Phoenix last week, was a focal point up front, while Chianese opened the scoring to send the Sky Blues on their way to a fourth consecutive victory.

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