Big-name arrivals and new coaches are set to make for an intriguing A-League campaign.
A Melbourne Derby between rivals Victory and City headlines round one of the A-League after the 2018-19 draw was confirmed.
Western Sydney Wanderers were behind early against Melbourne City but Brendon Santalab's hat-trick secured back-to-back A-League wins.
Former Australia international Tony Popovic, 43, is only focused on guiding Western Sydney to the A-League finals amid interest from China.
After waiting since April 2016 for a home victory in the A-League, Western Sydney Wanderers enjoyed their triumph over Newcastle Jets.
Melbourne City won their first match since John van 't Schip's departure courtesy of Ivan Franjic.
Jumpei Kusukami's first goal for Western Sydney Wanderers cancelled out Ryan Maclaren's penalty as thew A-League clashed ended all-square.