Berisha drops the F-BOMB after Melbourne City's A-League win

Valon Berisha drops the F-BOMB in post-match interview as Melbourne City’s new marquee signing delights in helping his side get revenge on grand final victors Western United in A-League opener

  • Valon Berisha dropped the F-bomb during his post-match interview on Friday 
  • Melbourne City’s marquee signing was animated after his side’s A-League win 
  • City took on reigning champions Western United in a grand final rematch
  • REPORT: The hosts ran out 2-1 victors to get their season off to a flying start 
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Valon Berisha may have only joined Melbourne City in the off-season, but the A-League club’s new signing is well onboard with the club’s revenge mission this campaign and accidentally dropped the F-Bomb on live television.

Berisha, a loan signing from French side Reims, was handed his first start for his new club on Friday night, with City taking on reigning champions Western United in a grand final rematch.

Despite winning the minor premiership last season, City fell short in the final as John Aloisi’s underdogs clinched a stunning win and the title, with the Sky Blue side reeling from the bitter defeat over the past four months. 

Melbourne City’s new signing dropped the F-bomb after his debut on Friday night

Valon Berisha made his Melbourne City debut in a grand final rematch against Western United

As a result, Friday’s contest at AAMI Park was a feisty affair, with players often squaring up after niggling fouls throughout the game.

It was City, though, who were the beneficiaries of woeful defending from United, as an own goal and Jamie Maclaren strike secured a 2-1 win.

And a fired-up Berisha was unable to contain his emotions in his post-match interview on Channel 10, inadvertently dropping the F-bomb when explaining how much his first game meant to him.

Tempers flare during the A-League opener as City wanted to send a message to the champions

‘I want that revenge for the team because I know they were talking about it all the time and I said “f***ing hell this is a big game for us and I want to win it,”‘ he said.

’Every game is a big game but of course, for them, when you think about the season and losing the grand final, I just wanted to help the team and win today and I think we did a really good game and we should just keep on pushing now.’

City’s attacking press was exceptional throughout the game, with Berisha and Socceroos winger Mat Leckie looked a class above at AAMI Park.

United rarely threatened despite City missing regular centre-backs Nuno Reis (hamstring) and Curtis Good (knock) and playmaker Florin Berenguer (hamstring).

United recruit James Troisi forced a good, low save from Tom Glover in the opening minute.

And the hosts drew first blood in the new season after earning a 2-1 win at AAMI Park

In the 13th minute, Maclaren tapped home at the back post but after a VAR referral, referee Shaun Evans controversially struck out the goal, ruling Berisha had gone into Ben Garuccio’s back in the lead-up.

On the half-hour mark, Glover brilliantly denied Lacroix’s glancing header from a Neil Kilkenny free kick.

Eight minutes later, City broke through.

Andrew Nabbout headed a Leckie cross on target and Imai’s header off the line went straight up in the air.

Jamie Maclaren wheels away in celebration after doubling his side’s lead in the second half

Then, in another attempt to clear the ball, Lacroix headed the ball into Imai and over the line.

Maclaren doubled City’s lead 14 minutes into the second half when he caught Lacroix dawdling on a pass, nipped the ball away and coolly scored.

Imai was substituted off with an upper body injury at halftime while new City signing, defender Thomas Lam, was forced off in the 65th.

Milanovic provided an injury-time highlight when he chested the ball down and rifled it into the bottom corner.

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