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

22nd April, 2018

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Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United

AAMI Park, 22 April, 2018

 
Melbourne Victory Full Time Adelaide United
2 1
9 SHOTS 11
5 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
25 FOULS 18
6 CORNERS 6
3 OFFSIDES 1
Where: AAMI Park, Melbourne
When: Sunday 22nd April 2018, 6.00pm (AEST)
TV: Fox Sports
Betting: Melbourne Victory $1.91, Draw $3.60, Adelaide United $4

Melbourne Victory
1.Matt Acton (Gk), 4.Rhys Williams, 6.Leigh Broxham, 7.Kenny Athiu, 8.Besart Berisha, 9.Kosta Barbarouses, 10.James Troisi, 14.Thomas Deng, 16.Josh Hope, 17.James Donachie, 18.Matias Sanchez, 20.Lawrence Thomas (Gk), 21.Carl Valeri (C), 22. Stefan Nigro, 23.Jai Ingham, 24.Terry Antonis, 31.Christian Theoharous, 41.Leroy George

Adelaide United
1.Daniel Margush (Gk), 2.Michael Marrone, 5.Taylor Regan, 6.Vince Lia, 7.Ryan Kitto, 8.Isaías (C), 9.Baba Diawara, 11.Johan Absalonsen, 14.George Blackwood, 16.Nathan Konstandopoulos, 17.Nikola Mileusnic, 19.Ben Garuccio, 20.Paul Izzo (Gk), 21.Tarek Elrich, 22.Ersan Gülüm, 23.Jordan Elsey, 29.Ryan Strain, 37.Daniel Adlung
Kosta Barbarouses of the Victory scores the first goal during the Round 22 A-League match between Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Friday, March 2, 2018. (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy)
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Match result:

What a great advertisement for the A-League at AAMI Park, as Melbourne Victory have beaten the gallant Adelaide United for the chance to meet Sydney and play for a spot in the Grand Final.

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Final score
Melbourne Victory 2
Adelaide United 1

Match preview:

Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United meet in the second of the Elimination Finals at AAMI Park. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 6pm (AEST).

After a wonderful win in the Asian Champions League mid-week, Melbourne Victory come into this sudden death clash with all the confidence in the world.

They have been one of the form teams of the A-League competition in recent times and find themselves only one step away from a Grand Final qualifier against Sydney.

Adelaide have plugged away through the second half of the regular season, winning games they needed to win without doing anything spectacular.

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This is their chance to make a real statement and manager Marco Kurz’s new firm approach might just give them the resolve they need to pull off the upset.

Most will feel that the Victory have the weapons to win this one, with Leroy George in sparkling form and a defence that is working well in unison.

However, the youthful exuberance of Jordan Elsey, Nikolay Mileusnic and Ryan Kitto will be difficult to manage.

This is one of the most passionate match-ups in the A-League with so much history and frankly, violence between these two Clubs. Whatever does unfold, it will be played with aggression and commitment.

The winner of the match will go through to face Sydney FC in a semi-final for a spot in the grand final.

On the other side of the draw, Melbourne City have already progressed to a semi-final meeting with the Newcastle Jets after their win over the Brisbane Roar on Friday night.

Prediction
The Victory will find a way to get past the Reds tonight in a typical clash between these two old rivals.

Melbourne Victory 2, Adelaide United 1

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