Swedish striker Ola Toivonen warned Melbourne Victory followers early within the A-League season that he wasn’t a prolific goalscorer.
However after discovering the online of their 2-Zero win over Adelaide United and establishing their different purpose with an outstanding header on Saturday, he is doing little to persuade them he is talking the reality.
It was Toivonen’s second purpose from 4 video games, after lacking the opening three rounds with a calf harm, and was his first 90 minute efficiency for his new membership.
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The 32-year-old seemed a category above most gamers at Marvel Stadium on Saturday evening, unsurprising given his 64 caps for Sweden.
On this yr’s World Cup he scored the primary purpose of the match in a 2-1 loss to Germany.
Toivonen stated he was happy with his contribution on Saturday.
“It was a strong efficiency,” he stated. “It was a tricky first half however we drained them out and saved affected person so general a very good efficiency.”
Stretching their successful streak to 5 matches, Victory’s first purpose was scored by Kosta Barbarouses, who pounced on a rebound of Toivonen’s header.
Toivenen felt the chemistry between the 2 was building.
“It is pure that the extra video games you play the extra you get to know one another,” he stated.
Victory coach Kevin Muscat stated whereas Toivonen was the star, the win got here from an actual group effort.
He made particular point out of Terry Antonis, who performed a pin-point ball in for Toivonen’s header, with the second purpose coming off a backheel flick to the large Swede.
“Ola will get to carry out the way in which he does due to the individuals round him,” Muscat stated.
“His end was distinctive and he precipitated issues all night for United.”
The one blight on Melbourne’s evening was one other harm to German defender Georg Niedermeier, who limped off after 9 minutes after badly rolling his ankle.
Niedermeier sat out final spherical with lingering results of concussion and was compelled off in spherical two after an unintentional punch to the pinnacle. Muscat stated he wasn’t positive on the seriousness of the newest harm.