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A-League All Stars v Arsenal live stream: Goals, highlights

Marvel Stadium hosted two blockbuster matches on Friday 24 May, with the A-League All Stars Men taking on Premier League side Newcastle United, and the A-League All Stars Women hosting Arsenal and a trio of Matildas .

The action began with the men’s match (kick-off at 5:05 pm AEST). Socceroo Garang Kuol made his first start for Newcastle as the All Stars cruised to an 8-0 victory.

Following the men’s match, attention turned to the A-League All Stars Women v Arsenal, where Australian football fans watched the Matildas trio of Kyra Cooney-Cross, Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley take on a select team of stars of the Liberty A-League. England star Alessia Russo scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Arsenal in front of more than 40,000 fans at Marvel Stadium.

Everything you need to know about tonight’s historic A-League All Stars double-header!

A-League All Stars Men 8-0 Newcastle United

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The A-League All Stars Men dominated English Premier League side Newcastle United in an 8-0 victory at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe named an inexperienced lineup in Melbourne and the All Stars took full advantage as Ben Old, Nicolas Milanovic and Adam Taggart found the back of the net before the break.

Apostolos Stamatelopoulos made it 4-0 in the 62nd minute and then doubled his tally 12 minutes later, thanks to an assist from fellow substitute Nestory Irankunda for a simple tap-in.

The night went from bad to worse for Newcastle when Jake Hollman came off the bench to add his name to the scoresheet and increase the All Stars’ lead to six with less than 10 minutes left, a lead that was extended to eight when Jordan Courtney -Perkins and Bozhidar Kraev added to Newcastle’s pain.

Friday night’s victory was the first in A-Leagues All Stars match history; Manchester United, Juventus and Barcelona have beaten previous versions of the All Stars team over the years, but the class of 2024 shined brightly at Marvel Stadium and outclassed Newcastle’s inexperienced lineup in a comfortable display.

FULL MATCH REPORT: 8-0! Youngsters run riot as A-League All Stars Men dismantle Premier League side Newcastle

KEY MOMENTS

5′: GOAL BY BEN VIEJO (ALL STARS 1-0 NEWCASTLE)

25′: GOAL BY NICOLAS MILANOVIC (ALL STARS 2-0 NEWCASTLE)

3. 4′) GOAL BY ADAM TAGGART (ALL STARS 3-0 NEWCASTLE)

62′: GOAL BY APOSTOLOS STAMATELOPOULOS (ALL STARS 4-0 NEWCASTLE)

74′: GOAL BY APOSTOLOS STAMATELOPOULOS (ALL STARS 5-0 NEWCASTLE)

82′: GOAL BY JAKE HOLLMAN (ALL STARS 6-0 NEWCASTLE)

90′: GOAL BY JORDAN COURTNEY-PERKINS (ALL STARS 7-0 NEWCASTLE)

91′: GOAL BY BOZHIDAR KRAEV (ALL STARS 8-0 NEWCASTLE)

A-League All Stars Women 0-1 Arsenal

The A-League All Stars Women suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to English giants Arsenal on Friday night, with England international Alessia Russo’s first-half header proving the difference at Marvel Stadium.

The home team fought valiantly in the opening women’s A-League All Stars match, but Russo’s quality moment was enough to secure Arsenal’s victory on a night when three Matildas (Kyra Cooney-Cross, Steph Catley and Caitlin Foord) played from the beginning for the Women’s Super League team.

Arsenal substitute goalkeeper Naomi Williams made a couple of impressive saves to deny Melbourne City duo Hannah Wilkinson and Rhianna Pollicina late in the game as Arsenal maintained their 1-0 lead until the final whistle.

A crowd of 42,120 was on hand for the All Stars spectacle, first watching the men’s All Stars defeat Newcastle United 8-0 before Arsenel claimed bragging rights in the women’s match.

FULL MATCH REPORT: Classy moment from England star earns Arsenal slim win over A-League All Stars Women

KEY MOMENT

40′: GOAL BY ALESSIA RUSSO (ALL STARS 0-1 ARSENAL)

Until next time? The grand final of the Isuzu UTE A-League!

As Friday night’s A-Leagues All Stars action concludes, attention will turn to Saturday night’s Isuzu UTE A-League Grand Final between Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory at Industre Group Stadium.

The Premiership winners the Mariners are in the hunt for a treble of trophies, having already clinched the AFC Cup title and the Premiers Plate. But Victory are looking to spoil the party in Gosford, as head coach Tony Popovic looks to secure the first championship title of his coaching career.

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