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Melbourne City FC
Melbourne City FC
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Adelaide United plays its first home game of the season against defending champions Melbourne City. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:45pm (AEDT).
Only a Bruno Fornaroli wonder strike stopped Adelaide from grabbing all three points against Perth last week and frankly, they probably deserved them.
The Reds dominated possession, looked promising in attack at times and mustered a total of 15 shots on goal. Kusini Yengi looks a potential A-league star of the future and opened his account in style, whilst Isaias fitted back into the fray seamlessly.
Whilst there are many positives for the Reds to take from their start to the season, they face the awesome Melbourne City, who exploded from the gates with two first half goals against Brisbane at AAMI Park.
In the end they were lucky to win, with the Roar potentially robbed of an equaliser and Patrick Kisnorbo would have been furious that his defence allowed the visitors back into the game. He also would have been pleased with the passing flow and possession-based game his team adopted in the first half, something that looked exactly like the quality they produced on a consistent basis last season. Jamie Maclaren, Andrew Nabbout and Mathew Leckie will be desperate to get their goal tallies rolling in this one and after a late scare against the Roar, City will most likely be more than ready for the always plucky Adelaide.
Venue: Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Kick-off: 7:45 pm (AEDT), Saturday 27th November 2021
Live stream: Paramount+
Betting: Adelaide United $3.35, Melbourne City $2.04 – odds via PlayUp
Tom Glover, Scott Galloway, Scott Jamieson (c), Nuno Reis, Rostyn Griffiths, Mathew Leckie, Aiden O’Neill, Jamie Maclaren, Florin Berenguer, Nathaniel Atkinson, Andrew Nabbout, Taras Gomulka, Stefan Colakovski, Connor Metcalfe, Curtis Good, Marco Tilio, Matt Sutton, Jordon Hall, Raphael Borges Rodrigues, Kerrin Stokes, Jordan Bos, Anthony Lesiotis, Ahmad Taleb, Max Caputo, James Nieuwenhuizen, Manuel Pucciarelli
James Delianov, George Timotheou, Nick Ansell, Louis D’Arrigo, Ryan Kitto, Stefan Mauk (c), Kusini Yengi, Isaías, Craig Goodwin, George Blackwood, Nathan Konstandopoulos, Mohamed Toure, Joe Caletti, Yaya Dukuly, Javi López, Michael Jakobsen, Jacob Tratt, Ben Halloran, Josh Cavallo, Juande, Bernardo, Dakota Ochsenham, Jonny Yull, Ethan Cox, Alexandar Popovic, Joe Gauci, Nestor Irankunda