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Hertha Thanks: Leggy celebrates with a goal for Australia


Hertha Thanks: Leggy celebrates with a goal for Australia

Footballer Matthew Leggy.

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SYDNEY (AP) – Hertha midfielder Matthew Leggy has scored a goal in his return home from the World Cup qualifier for Australia. The 30-year-old captain took a 1-0 lead in the first minute on Friday in Sydney after his contract with the Berliners expired 3-0 against Kuwait. A day later, Melbourne City FC confirmed a three-year contract for Melbourne-born Leigh. First the website of “Kicker” reported at the end of the contract.

Hertha sent congratulations to Leigh on Twitter. “We wish you the best of luck, Matthew! Thank you for your determination with a flag on your chest.” The 63-time national player sacked FC Ingolstadt from the then-Bundesliga in 2017 for three million euros. Prior to that, Leggy, who joined Manchengladbach from Adelaide United in 2011, was under contract with FSV Frankfurt and played a total of 139 Bundesliga games and 91 games in the second division in Germany.

Despite being locked between midfield and exit zone with Herca in recent seasons, the winger can expect titles in his home country. His new club leads the Australian A-League table with 49 points after 25 games. “I have spoken to all the Melbourne City players on the Socceros team and I can’t wait to get down to business and bring home more silverware for the fans,” Leggy said on the club’s website.

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