Sanchez makes successful debut


Matias Sanchez impressed in his first game in Melbourne Victory colours, playing an hour in the 3-1 win over Brisbane.

Playing alongside Leigh Broxham in midfield, it was Sanchez’ first competitive match since June, with his range of passing the highlight.

The Argentine put Besart Berisha through on goal for his first of the night, and had a string of impressive passes in the first half.

Talking about his performance after his game, Sanchez was pleased but still identified areas of improvement.

“I feel good, that I have energy but the most important thing is improving.

“The passing and the tackles, keeping the ball, this was ok.

“The pitch was a bit wet, so different to Argentina, so I have to improve with (playing on) this.”

Victory looked assured for large parts of the evening, and this was what pleased Sanchez the most.

“I’m happy because we won, this is the most important thing, and we played well.

“We played, we kept the ball, and the team looked like a family. We pressed high and the team was compact.

“If we look like this, we can have a big season.”