Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

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    Marco Rojas in action for Melbourne Victory. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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    Adelaide V Melb Victory


    Adelaide Match Completed Melb Victory
    14 SHOTS 4
    21 FOULS 13
    1 CORNERS 4
    3 OFFSIDES 0
    48 POSSESSION 52

    Tonight Adelaide United will look to get their season back on track when they host high-flying Melbourne Victory at Hindmarsh Stadium. We’ll have live commentary from 7.30pm AEDT.

    With just eight games left in the regular season, competition for finals places is heating up and the form that teams take into the knockout matches could be critical.

    While Adelaide United sit in fourth place, nine points clear of fifth-placed Newcastle Jets, the club is in something of a crisis following the resignation of manager John Kosmina. A strong series of results in these last weeks could shape interim coach Michael Valkanis’ future at the club.

    Adelaide’s form in recent matches has dipped severely, with the Reds winning just once in their last five outings.

    Last week’s 4-2 loss to the Wanderers was a performance of defensive incompetence and the result could have been even more uneven if not for another very solid showing from keeper Eugene Galekovic.

    United have struggled to maintain their attacking flair from earlier in the season, with the mesmerising performance of their forwards in the last clash with the Victory seemingly a distant memory.

    Fabio Ferreira and Bruce Djite will miss tonight’s clash, but in Marcelo Carrusca and Jeronimo Neumann the Reds have two game-changing players. Dario Vidosic and Iain Ramsay will also be threats.

    Though defence was the clear sticking point last week, Adelaide’s chances tonight will depend on their attack- the Reds will be relying on their forwards to return to the form they were displaying early in the campaign.

    Though only four points clear of United, Ange Postecoglou’s Victory are in much better form, having lost just once in their last nine games, and coming off consecutive Big Blue and Melbourne derby wins.

    With more big matches coming up – third-placed Wanderers followed by the league-leading Mariners – Postecoglou has made it clear he expects his team to keep winning matches.

    Though marquee player Marcos Flores’ season has not gone quite as planned, his performance in last week’s derby suggests he could be returning to the form of old just in time to face his former club.

    Victory will sorely miss Mark Milligan (away with the Socceroos) in midfield – he has been outstanding for them this season.

    Young Nick Ansell has also become a core part of the starting eleven but his injury last week rules him out for the next two weeks at least.

    Leigh Broxham is the likely man to replace him in central defence. As always, Marco Rojas and Archie Thompson have the potential to be deadly on the counter up front.

    Adelaide need to save their season, Victory want to win the Premiership – we’re in for another fiery and attack-minded game tonight. Join us from 7.30pm AEDT for commentary on all the action.

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    13' YELLOW CARD - Jonathon McKain (Adelaide)

    20' YELLOW CARD - Osama Malik (Adelaide)

    29' YELLOW CARD - 'Cássio' José de Abreu Oliveira (Adelaide)

    35' YELLOW CARD - Jerónimo Morales Neumann (Adelaide)

    41' YELLOW CARD - Iain Ramsay (Adelaide)

    43' GOAL - Jerónimo Morales Neumann (Adelaide)

    61' YELLOW CARD - Marcos Abel Flores Benard (Melb Victory)

    76' RED CARD - Adama Traore (Melb Victory)

    90 + 2' YELLOW CARD - Daniel Bowles (Adelaide)

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    • 9:34pm
      Dave said | 9:34pm | ! Report

      Wow!! I only saw the second half but I’m just gonna put it out there and say that may well be the most entertaining 45 minutes of football I’ve seen in the Aleague yet! The quality passing football from both teams, but particularly Adelaide was fantastic! The reds could and maybe should have posted a rugby league score in that half.

      Such a shame about the red card, not because of it being legitimate or not, but because I really hope that doesn’t become a big part of the way everyone views that game. Adelaide full value for their win and would have been a travesty if Melbourne got a point, but there they were hanging in at the end, almost getting it. IMO the red card made next to no difference to the flow of the game. But I bet now much of the commentary will revolve around it.

      I was watching a stream that I couldn’t get any sound on, which is usually a bit of an excitement killer, but I was absolutely glued to the screen for that. What a great comp the Aleague has developed into!!

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      Cappuccino said | 9:32pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Adelaide United 1-0 Melbourne Victory

      Melbourne Victory’s strong run of form comes to a crashing halt, and now the Mariners go six points clear at the top of the table. Adelaide United have come out deserved winners after Postecoglou’s team never found their rhythm, United now sit in fourth, just a point behind their southern rivals and twelve points clear of the fifth-placed Jets.

      Ange Postecoglou will be undoubtedly be disappointed not only with his side’s performance but also with the performance of referee Jarred Gillett, whose dismissal of Adama Traore left Melbourne a man down at a key point in the match.

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      Cappuccino said | 9:27pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Adelaide United 1-0 Melbourne Victory

      The corner comes to nothing, Adelaide United are back!

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      Cappuccino said | 9:26pm | ! Report

      90+4- Victory win a corner! Final moments now!

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      Cappuccino said | 9:25pm | ! Report

      90+3- Rojas dribbles into the box and goes down, but even the Victory players don’t appeal for a penalty.

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      Cappuccino said | 9:24pm | ! Report

      90+2- Victory are getting desperate, their passing game has started to disintegrate now. Daniel Bowles picks up a yellow card from Gillett.

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      Cappuccino said | 9:22pm | ! Report

      90+1- Victory have four minutes of stoppage time to save the game.

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      Cappuccino said | 9:22pm | ! Report

      90′- Evan Kostopolous comes off for Adelaide United, replaced by 17-year old Awer Mabil.

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      Cappuccino said | 9:21pm | ! Report

      89′- Connor Pain shoots twice in the box but both times Antony Golec blocks well.

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