In the absence of Milos Ninkovic, Alex Baumjohann announced himself to the Sydney FC faithful with a breakout game against Western United on Sunday afternoon.
With Ninkovic ruled out with a stomach bug someone had to step up to fill the Serbian’s boots and that someone was Baumjohann, who played his best game in Sky Blue colours since joining from Western Sydney Wanderers in the off-season.
The German midfielder assisted both of Adam Le Fondre’s first-half goals and created a game-high five chances in a mercurial display of attacking threat, creativity and composure.
It’s been a rather subdued start to life in Sky Blue for Baumjohann, but could we be about to see him hit his straps just as Sydney FC climb to the top of the Hyundai A-League table?
Baumjohann excelled against Western United on Sunday afternoon
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Slow starts not hurting Roar… yet
Brisbane Roar are yet to score a first-half goal in seven Hyundai A-League games this season, yet they find themselves sitting pretty in sixth position and in Finals Series contention.
Robbie Fowler’s side climbed into the top six after defeating Central Coast Mariners 2-0 on Saturday afternoon, and both goals came in typical fashion midway through the second half.