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    Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Adelaide United

    ANZ Stadium, 15 April, 2018

    Western Sydney Wanderers FC Full Time Adelaide United
    2 3
    15 SHOTS 13
    13 FOULS 15
    6 CORNERS 7
    0 OFFSIDES 5

    Match result:

    The Western Sydney Wanderers’ season is over after a final-round loss confirms they’ll miss out on the top six.

    Final score
    Western Sydney Wanderers 2
    Adelaide United 3

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    The Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United face off at ANZ Stadium in the final match of the home and away season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 5pm (AEDT).

    And then there were seven. It all comes down to ninety minutes of action to decide the finals make up for 2018 and the Western Sydney Wanderers have a clear equation before them.

    After Brisbane’s gutsy win in Perth last night, the Wanderers must win this game. Nothing else will get it done and Adelaide United could play the spoiler or the assistant.

    It places the visitors in an interesting position knowing that this is really nothing more than a fine-tune for the finals and look for some key personnel to be rested.

    The Wanderers don’t have that luxury and will have to throw everything they have at the Reds, who can be tough to break down at the back when in form.

    We saw that stoic attitude at the back when they held Sydney FC to a draw back in January; lately it has been less evident.

    If Adelaide are happy to sit back a little and decide to derail the season for the red and black, it will be Western Sydney’s challenge to find avenues to goal and an improvement in the quality of the crossing might be a good place to start.

    When Oriol Riera is given good ball up front he will convert yet this has happened far too infrequently this season.

    Even considering the events of last night, I will stick with my prediction from early in the week and stay with the draw and thus, Brisbane will play a semi-final.

    Western Sydney Wanderers 1, Adelaide United 1

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    16' GOAL (PENALTY) - Oriol Riera (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    21' GOAL - Papa Baba Diawara (Adelaide United)

    25' YELLOW CARD - Joshua Risdon (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    27' YELLOW CARD - Álvaro Cejudo (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    34' YELLOW CARD - Ersan Gülüm (Adelaide United)

    39' GOAL - Daniel Adlung (Adelaide United)

    42' GOAL - Marcelo Carrusca (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    44' YELLOW CARD - Marcelo Carrusca (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    47' PENALTY MISSED - Oriol Riera (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    62' RED CARD - Keanu Baccus (Western Sydney Wanderers FC)

    70' YELLOW CARD - Vince Lia (Adelaide United)

    80' GOAL - Ryan Kitto (Adelaide United)

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    • 8:40pm
      bobbym said | 8:40pm | ! Report

      Wanderers should stick with Gombau and recruit the right players for his system. Would like to see them have a pre season in Spain playing 3 games prior to FFA cup rounds starting. NO doubt Glory will pick up some the deadwood WSW get rid of.

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 7:31pm | ! Report

      The Reds have beaten the Wanderers at ANZ Stadium to kill off the hopes of the locals and the semi-finals are set for season 2017/18.

      With little to play for it was always going to be a challenge for Adelaide with Western Sydney desperate to move ahead of Brisbane on the table.

      The home side started well with a goal from the penalty spot to Oriol Riera after Paul Izzo made a blunder close to goal, yet five minutes later, Baba Diawarra equalised after a brilliant long ball and a classy finish.

      The home crowd were stunned and even more so after Daniel Adlung found the net in the 39th minute and the Reds took an unexpected lead.

      Not to be outdone, the Wanderers drew level from the head of Marcelo Carrusca and had a chance to take the lead just before the break from the spot.

      Sadly for them, Izzo saved the Riera shot and 2-2 was the half-time score.

      The second half was torrid early and the turning point came in the 62nd minute when Keanu Baccus was dismissed for an awful lash out in a tackle.

      The 80th minute goal to Ryan Kitto sealed the deal for the Reds and they move into the finals with some confidence.

      Brisbane are euphoric and Western Sydney will be disappointed with the result yet the finals are now set and the A-League moves into it’s final month.

      Well played Adelaide and congrats to Brisbane.

      Final Score

      Western Sydney 2 Adelaide 3

    • Roar Pro

      Brissie Boy said | 7:24pm | ! Report

      Not sure we deserved that, but get in! Thanks Adelaide. Aloisi survives for now, at least…

    • 7:09pm
      Pablo said | 7:09pm | ! Report

      Respect to Adelaide for the way they played the game.

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 6:59pm | ! Report

      96‘ – Adelaide have done well tonight considering their position and this will give them even more confidence.

      Western Sydney: 2
      Adelaide: 3

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 6:58pm | ! Report

      96‘ – Final minute of action from ANZ.

      Western Sydney: 2
      Adelaide: 3

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 6:57pm | ! Report

      94‘ – The Wanderers are still attacking and to their credit throwing everything at the visitors.

      Western Sydney: 2
      Adelaide: 3

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 6:57pm | ! Report

      94‘ – Brisbane are dancing on the tables and Adelaide will forever be their friends as this game winds down in stoppage time.

      Western Sydney: 2
      Adelaide: 3

    • Columnist

      Stuart Thomas said | 6:54pm | ! Report

      92‘ – Desperate times for the Reds but they clean up at the back.

      Western Sydney: 2
      Adelaide: 3

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