‘It’s Clear’ – Corica Reflects On Saturday’s Result


Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica was unwavering when asked again about his view on the ‘disallowed goal’ in Saturday’s #SydneyDerby.

The Sky Blues’ boss believes Kosta Barbarouses’ 51st-minute header crossed the goal-line before Western Sydney Wanderers’ goalkeeper Daniel Lopar scooped the ball back up.

Corica believes the video evidence available to the officials should have been enough to overturn referee Alireza Faghani’s decision of ‘no goal’.

“I saw it on the big screen, the ball, I thought it was over the line from where I am,” Corica said.

“They have VAR for a reason, the other one I think was a definite penalty. 

“There was one of our players right behind him who probably would have tapped it in.

“Especially on the big screen, everyone could see it.

“It’s clear. It’s just disappointing that we didn’t get the result and the decision.”


The other incident Corica referenced was a 61st-minute cross from Alexander Baumjohann which appeared to strike the hand on Keanu Baccus. 

Barbarouses was behind the Western Sydney midfielder, ready to pounce. 

“It’s a little bit difficult to take,” added Corica. 

“I’m proud of the boys, they dominated from the start to the finish, threw everything at them.

“The goals weren’t going in. We created many chances, very good ones as well.”


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