Victory’s Argentine star’s impressive debut


Melbourne Victory fans got a glimpse of new Argentine recruit Matias Sanchez in the pre-season win over Brisbane Roar on Friday night, and they would have liked what they saw.

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Sanchez anchored the Victory midfield alongside Leigh Broxham it what was his first serious hit-out since June.

While there were understandably a few cobwebs, his range of passing certainly caught the eye.

“I feel good, that I have energy but the most important thing is improving,” Sanchez said after the match.

“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.”

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Kevin Muscat’s side put in a dominant performance in Ballarat.

Sanchez was one of a host of strong contributors for Victory, setting up Besart Berisha’s early opener with a sensational through-ball.

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

“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.”