Stats review: Ziegler racks up colossal defensive stat on Hyundai A-League debut


Patrick Ziegler may have showed just what the Western Sydney Wanderers have been missing.

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The German defender made an impressive Hyundai A-League debut against the Central Coast Mariners in Friday’s 2-0 win, accruing a truly colossal stat in the process.

We take a look at that and more thanks to Opta data.

Ziegler shatters 20-month record on Hyundai A-League debut

The German defender made a massive 17 clearances during the Wanderers’ 2-0 win over the Mariners on Friday.

That tally was the most since Dino Djulbic had 18 for Perth Glory against Melbourne City in April 2017.

The Wanderers 2-0 triumph also saw Keanu Baccus score his first Hyundai A-League goal, before Jaushua Sotirio sealed the Wanderers’ win with his first strike since February.

Ziegler wasn’t the only impressive German on the pitch at Spotless Stadium.

Compatriot Alexander Baumjohann creating a game-high four chances in a performance of genuine playmaking artistry.