In the absence of Milos Ninkovic, Alex Baumjohann announced himself to the Sydney FC faithful with a breakout game against Western United on Sunday afternoon.
With Ninkovic ruled out with a stomach bug someone had to step up to fill the Serbian’s boots and that someone was Baumjohann, who played his best game in Sky Blue colours since joining from Western Sydney Wanderers in the off-season.
The German midfielder assisted both of Adam Le Fondre’s first-half goals and created a game-high five chances in a mercurial display of attacking threat, creativity and composure.
Baumjohann has eased into his time as a Sky Blue, and looks to be hitting his straps just as Sydney FC climb to the top of the Hyundai A-League table. Check out the stats and interactive goal map featuring Baumjohann's assists, from his game at GMHBA Stadium.