Head To Head: Milos Ninkovic v Alex Lopez

Sydney FC travel to face Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night in another tantalising state of origin clash (kick off 7:50pm AEDT).

In their most recent encounter it was a solid Sky Blues outfit that prevailed at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, with Adam Le Fondre twice on the scoresheet as the Roar were silenced 2-1.

Andrew Redmayne came up big with a penalty stop late in the match while Milos Ninkovic orchestrated the play from midfield.

With the clash only a few days away, let’s look at the ‘Tale of the Tape’ between two of the side’s most influential men – Milos Ninkovic and Alex Lopez.

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Ninkovic in action against the Roar in the two side's most recent encounter.

10. Milos Ninkovic

 

14. Alex Lopez

34

AGE

31

180cm

HEIGHT

177cm

Belgrade, Serbia

BORN

Ferrol, Spain

Midfielder

POSITION

Midfielder

Cukariki

Dynamo Kiev

Evian

Red Star Belgrade

Evian

Sydney FC

FORMER CLUBS

Racing Ferrol

O Val

Naron

Celta B

Celta

Sheffield Wednesday

Valladolid

Sporting Gijon

Brisbane Roar

395 (53 goals)

CLUB APPEARANCES

275 (32 goals)

28

INT’L APPEARANCES

N/a

82.2% pass success rate

21 key passes

6 assists

42.3 passes per 90 minutes

55% duel success rate

2018/19 A-LEAGUE STATS

83.1% pass success rate

21 key passes

1 assist

56.3 passes per 90 minutes

51.3% duel success rate

 

While the pair are closely matched in pass success and key passes played, it’s Ninkovic’s number of assists that see the Serbian come out on top.

The Sky Blues’ number 10 has been sublime in recent weeks and claimed the assist for Luke Ivanovic’s goal in Sydney FC’s most recent Hyundai A-League game.

Who’ll be running the show at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night? Ninkovic or Lopez? #WatchWithUs LIVE on Fox Sports 505 or streamed on the My Football Live App to find out.