We’re slowly creeping up on the FIFA E-League’s first finals series, with six rounds now complete! Here’s a wrap up of everything that went down this week.

PlayStation 4 Division

Match 1: Melbourne Victory’s Moaud Zwed (MuadZwed) vs Perth Glory’s Peter Saisanas (Saisanas)
Result: 2-4

An entertaining opening match saw Perth Glory’s Saisanas rectify his wrongs from last week to put four goals past Melbourne Victory’s MuadZwed, who didn’t look on form in this game. A handful of goals were noticeably scrappy and unlucky, especially for the latter, but in the end the result counts, and the Glory man returns to winning ways.

Key Moment: A third goal from Glory’s Saisanas in the 56th in-game minute practically sealed the deal in this match.

Match 2: Wellington Phoenix’s Christian Bartolillo (Fweshest) vs Brisbane Roar’s Dino Flocco (Ol_Mate_)
Result: 3-3

Wow! A couple of late goals completely turned this game on its head, as Wellington Phoenix’s Fweshest and Brisbane Roar’s Ol_Mate_ played out an entertaining 3-3 draw. Ol_Mate_ was up twice during the match, attempting to finally get his first win of the competition, but both times he was pegged back by Fweshest. And with only moments left in the game the latter scored once again after going behind to make it 3-3 when the final whistle blew.

Key Moment: A strike in the 90th minute saw Phoenix’s Fweshest claw back a 3-3 draw.

Match 3: Adelaide United’s Zachary May-Burgess (vDreamz-Shooter) vs Newcastle Jets’ Bohdan Ling (BLFifa)
Result: 3-3

Another 3-3 draw! Much like the game just prior, it was the case of one team getting up by a goal only to be pegged back shortly thereafter. In this case, it was Adelaide’s vDreamz-Shooter who continually found himself a goal up against Newcastle Jets’ BLFifa, only for the Jets man to make it level. A big counter attack allowed BLFifa in on goal late on, and he scored to make it 3-3 after some resilient play from vDreamz — it just wasn’t his night!

Key Moment: A wonderful counter attack put Jets’ BLFifa in on goal late in the match, and the pressure he put on Dreamz-Shooter was too much as he slotted a goal in the 88th minute to make it 3-3.

Match 4: Central Coast Mariners’ Kiran Gupta (KyrenFIFA) vs Sydney FC’s Mark Brijeski (xMarkoHD)
Result: 1-2

First versus second was the tagline for this match, and it didn’t disappoint. A wonderful finesse goal from Central Coast’s KyrenFIFA opened up the scoring, and Sydney FC’s xMarkoHD looked noticeably rattled for the remainder of the half. He composed himself in the second, though, and scored two vital goals — one in the 53rd minute to equalise and one in the 72nd minute from an excellent corner routine — to take a big win against his closest opponent on the ladder. A big, big win, this one.

Key Moment: An important strike in the 72nd minute for Sydney FC’s xMarkoHD could well have decided not only the match and series here, but also who is crowned as E-League champions.

Match 5: Melbourne City’s Josh Wood (joshingwood) vs Western Sydney Wanderers’ Rick Tran (RDOUBLETTT)
Result: 2-0

Melbourne City’s joshingwood nullified any attack from Western Sydney’s RDOUBLETTT and won 2-0 in a fairly passing-heavy game of FIFA. Joshingwood opened up the scoring in the fourth minute of in-game time and cruised for the majority of the match, and while RDOUBLETTT had some good chances to pull one back, he couldn’t in the end as joshingwood capped off a solid performance with another goal in the final moments of the match.

Key Moment: A 4th minute goal was all to write home about in this one, as Melbourne City’s joshingwood cruised to a 2-0 victory.

Xbox One Division

Match 6: Melbourne Victory’s Moaud Zwed (MuadZwed) vs Perth Glory’s David Cook (HighFly357)
Result: 4-2

Wow, Victory’s MuadZwed on his least preferred console of choice dominated Perth Glory’s HighFly357 to win the match 4-2 after an entertaining encounter. That said, the points will be shared as it ends 6-6 on aggregate, though it must be said MuadZwed played out of his skin here, battering the goal throughout and he’ll most likely feel like his efforts should have been rewarded with a first aggregate win for his Victory side in the competition. The wait continues, though!

Key Moment: Another 90th minute goal! After being down 4-1 for a good 30 in-game minutes Perth Glory’s HighFly357 scored late to make it 4-2 and 6-6 on aggregate against Melbourne Victory’s MuadZwed.

Final Result: A draw! Both sides share the points as it ends 6-6 on aggregate.

Match 7: Wellington Phoenix’s Justin Josevski (Justmanutd12) vs Brisbane Roar’s James Williams (iCripsy)
Result: 2-2

We went so long without getting any aggregate draws in the league, and now there’s just been two in a row! Brisbane Roar’s Cripsy went into this match as favourite to win, and while he was first to draw blood early in the first half, Wellington Phoenix’s Justmanutd12 clawed his way back from 2-0 down to claim a big point for his side on aggregate.

Key Moment: Roar’s Cripsy squandered a golden opportunity with a handful of in-game minutes left to play that would have sealed both the game and the aggregate match for his side, but it was not to be! It ends 2-2.

Final Result: Another draw! It ends 5-5 on aggregate as both sides share the points.

Match 8: Adelaide United’s Jamie O’Doherty (FUTWIZ Jamie) vs Newcastle Jets’ Dane Crow (Bossierhickory8)
Result: 3-1

A very cagey game came to life at the end as Adelaide United’s FUTWIZ Jamie deservedly won against a solid outing from the Jets’ Bossierhickory8. It was close and tightly contested throughout the entirety of the first half, ending in a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the half. Things came to life, though, in the 60th minute as FUTWIZ Jamie scored a penalty to make it 1-0. Bossierhickory8 tied it back up in the 76th minute, only to be shutdown moments after by a beautiful move from the Adelaide man to make it 2-1. He made it 3-1 in the final moments to solidify a big win for both him and his team on aggregate.

Key Moment: Moments after conceding a goal against Jet’s Bossierhickory8 in the 76th minute, Adelaide’s FUTWIZ Jamie stepped up and scored in the 80th minute to make it 2-1 and 5-4 on aggregate.

Final Result: Adelaide United win 6-4 on aggregate.

Match 9: Central Coast Mariners’ Matthew Camilleri (StrawHat Camels) vs Sydney FC’s Samer Elbadar (Samer96_)
Result: 2-2

A battle for the top ended level in this match, though the 2-1 result between the PlayStation competitors remained the more important result of the two, as Sydney FC go three points clear of Central Coast Mariners on top of the E-League ladder. Much like the other matches throughout the night, it was back and forth between the two competitors, with Sydney FC’s Samer96_ going up by a goal multiple times before being pegged back by Central Coast’s StrawHat Camels. The latter managed to equalise in the 87th minute and put the pressure on Samer96_, but with little time remaining it ended 2-2, and 4-3 on aggregate for the Sky Blue side.

Key Moment: Another big goal late in the second half sealed an aggregate victory for Sydney FC’s Samer96_, holding off a late attack from Central Coast Mariners’ StrawHat Camels.

Final Result: Sydney FC win 4-3 on aggregate.

Match 10: Melbourne City’s Marcus Gomes vs Western Sydney Wanderers’ Joseph Nassar (OhNoAGoat)
Result: 0-1

A wonderful showing from Western Sydney Wanderers’ OhNoAGoat capitalised on Melbourne City’s Marcus Gomes’ play to win 1-0, though he came short 2-1 on aggregate. It was a tight one throughout the entirety of the match with chances at a premium, though an 88th minute goal did see OhNoAGoat continue his undefeated streak, beating out one of the best players in the competition.

Key Moment: Even though Western Sydney’s OhNoAGoat scored in the 88th minute to take the aggregate scoreline down to just one goal, it was too late for him and Melbourne City’s Marcus Gomes held out to win 2-1 on aggregate, even though he lost his game.

Final Result: Melbourne City win 2-1 on aggregate.


Standings After Round 6

Standing

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Goal Difference

Points

1

Sydney FC

6

6

0

0

+15

18

2

Central Coast Mariners

6

5

0

1

+6

15

3

Melbourne City

6

4

1

1

+10

13

4

Adelaide United

6

3

1

2

+6

10

5

WS Wanderers

6

3

0

3

+7

9

6

Perth Glory

6

2

1

3

-4

7

7

Brisbane Roar

6

2

1

3

-11

7

8

Newcastle Jets

6

2

0

4

-11

6

9

Wellington Phoenix

6

0

1

5

-9

1

10

Melbourne Victory

6

0

1

5

-9

1

Goal of the Round: Wellington Phoenix’s Christian Bartolillo (Fweshest) – Ronaldo
Once again, it was all about the well-worked goal this round, with strikes from outside the box a little more rare than usual. That said, this cracking move from Wellington Phoenix’s Fweshest was a cracker, and nabs goal of the round this week.

Game of the Round: Melbourne Victory’s Moaud Zwed (MuadZwed) vs Perth Glory’s David Cook (HighFly357) (4-2, 6-6 on aggregate)
After a disappointing match against Perth Glory’s Saisanas, the writing looked to be on the wall for Victory’s MuadZwed, who was filling in on both platforms this round due to Mitch Austin being unavailable. However, he didn’t let his head drop and played an absolutely cracking game of FIFA against Perth’s Xbox competitor HighFly357, scoring a handful of times to nullify the aggregate score by the end of the first half. At times MuadZwed led in this match, but with moments remaining Glory’s HighFly357 scored late to make it 6-6 on aggregate. Without a doubt this was the best match of the round.

Player of the Round: Melbourne Victory’s Mouad Zwed
It couldn’t have been any other player, after the Victory man stepped in for his teammate Mitch Austin to play both legs against two very good Perth Glory players. He struggled against Saisanas on his preferred console, losing 4-2, but managed to pull it back against HighFly357 on the Xbox division, winning 4-2 to grab a point for his side. He could have won, of course, but that draw marks the first point for the Victory all competition and again illustrates how much Mo has improved over the competition.


Final Thoughts

After a big round of E-League action we’ve finally got league leaders, and while we weren’t as spoiled with goals this time around, results are becoming more and more important, and that alone’s making these match ups fascinating to watch play out!

You can catch all of the E-League action every Thursday from 7pm AEDT on Twitch or via Fox Sports’ streaming hub online.