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Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
AAMI Park, 22 April, 2018
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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.
Melbourne Victory 2
Adelaide United 1
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.
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.
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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