‘Cracking start’: E-League Round 1 wrap


The inaugural E-League season launched in style on Thursday night as Australia’s finest FIFA 18 exponents showcased their skills in an entertaining opening round.

Streamed live on Twitch and Fox Sports, each Hyundai A-League club was represented by one player on Xbox and another on PlayStation 4.

The two-legged format saw Western Sydney Wanderers climb to the summit after the first of nine competition weeks.

Read on for how the first taste of E-League action played out and view the ladder at the bottom of the page.

Western Sydney Wanderers 5-1 Newcastle Jets

  • Western Sydney Wanderers did the double over Newcastle Jets as their pair started the season in ominous fashion.

Xbox: Joseph ‘OhNoAGoat’ Nassar 1-0 Dane ‘Bossierhickory8’ Crow

Western Sydney fan Joseph Nassar lived the supporter’s dream as he guided his club to a 1-0 win over Newcastle’s Dane Crow.

After an end-to-end opening, Crow came unstuck when Carles Puyol was shown a straight red card for a rash challenge in the area.

Cristiano Ronaldo stuck away a panenka from the resultant spot-kick and that proved enough for Nassar to open Wanderers’ account.

PS4: Rick ‘RBOUBLETTT’ Tran 4-1 Dane ‘Bossierhickory8’ Crow

Rick Tran put an emphatic seal on Western Sydney’s win by overcoming Crow and the Jets 4-1 in one of the most impressive results of the night.

Netherlands icon Ruud Gullit was the go-to player for Tran, hitting a hat-trick to go with Cristiano Ronaldo’s lone goal.

Crow, on his unpreferred console, did pull one back in the second half but it proved little more than a consolation.



This article was originally published at: www.a-league.com.au/e-league/news/e-league-round-1-wrap