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Hyundai A, Friday, 18 October 2013 - Round 2 - Coopers Stadium

Time
90.00
Team
Adelaide United FC
Score
2
Team
Melbourne Victory FC
Score
2
Adelaide United FC versus Melbourne Victory FC
Players Cirio (23min), Neumann (25min) Goals Finkler (79min), Troisi (93min)

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Match Tracker

Adelaide United FC vs. Melbourne Victory FC

  1. 1 minute
  2. 2 minute
  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
  8. 8 minute
  9. 9 minute
  10. 10 minute
  11. 11 minute Melbourne Victory FC: Yellow Card Mitch Nichols
  12. 12 minute Melbourne Victory FC: Yellow Card Adama Traore
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute Adelaide United FC: Substitution Off Daniel Bowles Adelaide United FC: Substitution On Awer Mabil
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute
  18. 18 minute
  19. 19 minute
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute Adelaide United FC: Penalty Goal Sergio Cirio
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute Adelaide United FC: Goal Jeronimo Neumann
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute Melbourne Victory FC: Yellow Card Leigh Broxham
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
  39. 39 minute
  40. 40 minute
  41. 41 minute
  42. 42 minute
  43. 43 minute
  44. 44 minute
  45. HT Half time

Adelaide United FC vs. Melbourne Victory FC

Adelaide United FC vs. Melbourne Victory FC

  1. 46 minute
  2. 47 minute
  3. 48 minute
  4. 49 minute
  5. 50 minute
  6. 51 minute
  7. 52 minute
  8. 53 minute
  9. 54 minute
  10. 55 minute
  11. 56 minute
  12. 57 minute Melbourne Victory FC: Substitution Off Connor Pain Melbourne Victory FC: Substitution On Kosta Barbarouses
  13. 58 minute
  14. 59 minute
  15. 60 minute
  16. 61 minute
  17. 62 minute
  18. 63 minute
  19. 64 minute
  20. 65 minute
  21. 66 minute
  22. 67 minute Adelaide United FC: Substitution Off Cameron Watson Adelaide United FC: Substitution On Jordan Elsey
  23. 68 minute
  24. 69 minute
  25. 70 minute
  26. 71 minute
  27. 72 minute Melbourne Victory FC: Substitution Off Nicolas Ansell Melbourne Victory FC: Substitution On Gui Finkler
  28. 73 minute
  29. 74 minute
  30. 75 minute
  31. 76 minute
  32. 77 minute Adelaide United FC: Yellow Card Michael Zullo
  33. 78 minute
  34. 79 minute Melbourne Victory FC: Goal Gui Finkler
  35. 80 minute Adelaide United FC: Yellow Card Fabio Ferreira
  36. 81 minute Adelaide United FC: Substitution Off Fabio Ferreira Adelaide United FC: Substitution On Jake Barker-Daish
  37. 82 minute
  38. 83 minute
  39. 84 minute
  40. 85 minute
  41. 86 minute
  42. 87 minute
  43. 88 minute
  44. 89 minute Adelaide United FC: Yellow Card Jeronimo Neumann
  45. FT Full time Melbourne Victory FC: Goal James Troisi

Adelaide United FC vs. Melbourne Victory FC

Statistics

Match Statistics
Adelaide United FCMelbourne Victory FC

1 Eugene Galekovic

1 Nathan Coe

4 Jon McKain

3 Adama Traore

Yellow Card
1

5 Osama Malik

4 Nicolas Ansell

Substitution Off
1

7 Jeronimo Neumann

Goal
1
Yellow Card
1

5 Mark Milligan

9 Sergio Cirio

Penalty Goal
1

6 Leigh Broxham

Yellow Card
1

13 Steven Lustica

10 Archie Thompson

14 Cameron Watson

Substitution Off
1

11 Connor Pain

Substitution Off
1

16 Daniel Bowles

Substitution Off
1

14 James Troisi

Goal
1

18 Michael Zullo

Yellow Card
1

15 Mitch Nichols

Yellow Card
1

21 Tarek Elrich

23 Adrian Leijer

22 Fabio Ferreira

Yellow Card
1
Substitution Off
1

25 Jason Geria

Match Statistics
Adelaide United FC Substitutions Melbourne Victory FC Substitutions

30 John Hall

20 Lawrence Thomas

17 Awer Mabil

Substitution On
1

7 Gui Finkler

Goal
1
Substitution On
1

19 Jake Barker-Daish

Substitution On
1

9 Kosta Barbarouses

Substitution On
1

23 Jordan Elsey

Substitution On
1

16 Rashid Mahazi

24 Brent McGrath

24 Scott Galloway

Adelaide United FC vs Melbourne Victory FC

  • Possession

    Adelaide United FC 59%
    59% 41%
    Melbourne Victory FC 41%
  • Shots on goal

    Adelaide United FC 5
    36% 64%
    Melbourne Victory FC 9
  • Corners

    Adelaide United FC 8
    57% 43%
    Melbourne Victory FC 6
  • Crosses

    Adelaide United FC 10
    31% 69%
    Melbourne Victory FC 22
  • Tackles

    Adelaide United FC 25
    50% 50%
    Melbourne Victory FC 25
  • Effective tackles

    Adelaide United FC 69%
    48% 52%
    Melbourne Victory FC 74%
  • Passes complete

    Adelaide United FC 260
    48% 52%
    Melbourne Victory FC 283
  • Passing accuracy

    Adelaide United FC 78%
    50% 50%
    Melbourne Victory FC 78%
  • Fouls conceded

    Adelaide United FC 10
    56% 44%
    Melbourne Victory FC 8
  • Yellow cards

    Adelaide United FC 3
    50% 50%
    Melbourne Victory FC 3
  • Red cards

    Adelaide United FC 0
    50% 50%
    Melbourne Victory FC 0
  • Goal keeper saves

    Adelaide United FC 6
    75% 25%
    Melbourne Victory FC 2
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    Adelaide United FC statistics
    Players POS MIN Min S.O.G FOUL CORN CROSS TACK PASS OFFS
    Eugene Galekovic GK 90 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Jon McKain CD 90 90 0 0 0 1 3 35 0
    Osama Malik CMF 90 90 0 4 0 0 5 51 0
    Jeronimo Neumann STR 90 90 1 1 0 0 1 16 0
    Sergio Cirio STR 90 90 1 1 1 0 0 27 0
    Steven Lustica CMF 90 90 1 1 3 1 1 19 0
    Cameron Watson CMF 66 66 0 1 0 0 2 27 0
    Daniel Bowles CD 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Michael Zullo CMF 90 90 0 2 1 3 4 13 1
    Tarek Elrich CD 90 90 0 0 0 0 1 26 0
    Fabio Ferreira CMF 80 80 0 0 1 5 2 15 0
    John Hall GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Awer Mabil CMF 79 79 2 0 0 0 2 14 0
    Jake Barker-Daish CMF 15 15 0 0 2 0 2 3 0
    Jordan Elsey AMF 29 29 0 0 0 0 2 12 0
    Brent McGrath STR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Melbourne Victory FC statistics
    Players POS MIN Min S.O.G FOUL CORN CROSS TACK PASS OFFS
    Nathan Coe GK 90 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Adama Traore CD 90 90 1 1 0 2 6 24 0
    Nicolas Ansell CD 71 71 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
    Mark Milligan CMF 90 90 2 1 0 1 6 37 0
    Leigh Broxham CMF 90 90 0 0 0 0 3 30 0
    Archie Thompson STR 90 90 2 1 0 3 0 11 7
    Connor Pain STR 56 56 1 0 0 2 3 7 1
    James Troisi CMF 90 90 1 2 2 3 0 25 1
    Mitch Nichols CMF 90 90 0 0 2 4 1 34 1
    Adrian Leijer CD 90 90 0 0 0 0 1 37 0
    Jason Geria CD 90 90 0 1 0 2 2 26 0
    Lawrence Thomas GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Gui Finkler CMF 25 25 1 0 1 2 2 16 0
    Kosta Barbarouses STR 39 39 1 0 1 3 1 12 0
    Rashid Mahazi CMF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Scott Galloway CD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Shots on Goal
    Player name Awer Mabil 2
    Corners
    Player name Steven Lustica 3
    Tackles
    Player name Adama Traore 6
    Passes
    Player name Osama Malik 51

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:30pm
    Weather:
    Fine
    Surface:
    Good
    Referee:
    Alan Milliner
    Officials:
    Matthew Cream, Steven Toth

    Live A-League coverage: Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory

    Date

    Teo Pellizzeri

    The largest ever A-League crowd has packed into Hindmarsh Stadium.

    The largest ever A-League crowd has packed into Hindmarsh Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

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    FULL TIME - Adelaide United 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") drew Melbourne Victory 2 (Finkler 79" Troisi 90+3")

    That's it for tonight's live blog. Stay logged on to this website for reports, analysis and more live coverage of the A-League season.

    Ange Postecoglu is now spending some time geeing up the travelling Victory fans. Are these waves goodbye or perhaps a sign that Victory is where his loyalties lie for now?

    Ange Postecoglu on Fox Sports:

    "Hard to put into words...proud of the boys tonight and our supporters have been fantastic.

    "How the referee can get two diabolical decisions wrong in one game just astounds me. But it was still in our power to change the game. We could have used it as an excuse but we didn't.

    "We could have had five or six in the end. Look if we keep playing like that and show that spirit and endeavour, we'll be alright."

    Victory are high-fiving the visting fans like it was a win. Even the unused subs are giving their thanks.

    James Troisi on Fox Sports:

    "It was a very tough game. Some poor decisions by the referee, but all credit to the boys who fought back and snuck it in the end.

    "In the first half we got them on the break a lot, in the second half we fought back and had a lot of chances.

    "Massive...we're playing really well. As long as we keep creating opportunities we'll put the ball in the back of the net."

    FULL TIME - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 2 (Finkler 79" Troisi 90+3")

    All over in front of the record A-League crowd at Hindmarsh Stadium. Victory score in stoppage time to take a point after trailing 2-0!

    96.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 2 (Finkler 79" Troisi 90+3")

    Stoppage time is up.

    Finkler crosses from the right but Malik heads it away.

    Final whistle!

    94.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 2 (Finkler 79" Troisi 90+3")

    Another corner for Adelaide...this time headed away from the near post.

    McKain sends another ball back in with a cross but Coe is up to claim it before any Adelaide player can make a challenge.

    94.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 2 (Finkler 79" Troisi 90+3")

    Corner for Adelaide...punched away by Coe.


    93.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 2 (Finkler 79" Troisi 90+3")

    GOAL MELBOURNE!

    James Troisi puts it in!

    Thompson had the ball on the left and played the ball to Nichols on a short sprint...Nichols then looked in-board and cut it back to Troisi who lashed it first time!

    It hit the underside of the bar and went up and down...Galekovic grabbed it out of the goalmouth but replays show it was well over the line! Victory are level!

    91.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Another chance for Victory on a tight angle as Thompson's shot is blocked one-on-one by Galekovic!

    Victory keep attacking but Troisi is swamped and the ball cleared away.

    90.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    There will be six minutes of stoppage time

    89.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Troisi slips through Finkler on the left but he's torn whether to shoot or cross...he shoots on the tight angle and it's blocked away.

    88.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Neumann gets a yellow card for some push and shove with Geria after a free kick was paid Victory's way. For time wasting rather than the actual push.

    88.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Galekovic is up and able to continue.

    86.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Barbarouses plays through Milligan down the middle now. Milligan shoots from the top of the area but it's straight at Galekovic who makes the save!

    Thompson ran through looking for a spill and appeared to clip Galekovic's head. He stays down for treatment.

    Another super save!

    85.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    So close Archie Thompson as he hits the bar!

    Finkler intercepted a mis-hit clearance from Galekovic and played the ball out to Barbarouses on the right. Barbarouses swung in the cross where Thompson met it on the half volley, but put it into the bar!


    83.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Barbarouses flashes another cross through the penalty area without a touch! Traore runs onto it on the left but he is shut down by Mabil.

    82.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Thompson is caught offside wide on the left. A number of times tonight he has been caught.

    78.00  AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Jake Barker-Daish comes on for Adelaide and Fabio Ferreira is off.

    78.00  AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    Ferreira goes in the book for time wasting.

    78.00  AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 1 (Finkler 79")

    GOAL MELBOURNE!

    Gui Finkler's shot from the top of the area is seen late by Galekovic who can only palm it into his own net! The low shot after Adelaide failed to adequately clear the corner puts Vicotry back in with a shout!

    77.30  AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Barbarouses has his cross from the right turned behind for a corner.

    The corner is headed away...but only as far as Finkler at the top of the area...

    76.30  AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Zullo goes in the book for a late lunge on Geria in midfield.

    76.00  AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Barbarouses breaks the Adelaide backline on the right...he looks inboard and slides a pass to Thompson...but it's out of reach. The attack breaks down. Perhaps Barbarouses could have attacked goal himself?

    74.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Leijer's header from the corner slides across the face and out for a goal kick.

    73.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Victory advancing...Geria down the right hand side of the penalty area hits a cross but McKain dives in to turn it behind for a corner.

    71.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    The game has been open enough in this second half to suggest Melbourne going for broke can work.

    71.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Scramble in the Victory area but Thompson's shot lacks power and is scrambled clear by Zullo.

    Victory attack again and Milligan's shot from the top of the area stings the hands of Galekovic...but Galekovic parries it into his grasp at the second attemp.

    Victory sub off Ansell and bring on Gui Finkler.

    67.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Cameron Watson is sore and has to come off. Jordan Elsey is on for Adelaide.

    66.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Another great from Galekovic, this time diving to tip away a shot from Barbarouses!

    Corner to Victory...claimed by Galekovic and sent forward for a quick counter attack from Mabil! But he's closed down in the attacking third by Traore.

    63.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Nicholas plays through Troisi down the left. Troisi is on a slight angle but can open the body to shoot at Galekovic one-on-one...across the face!

    Another great chance goes begging for Melbourne.

    62.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Tonight's crowd of 16,504 is a new A-League record for Hindmarsh Stadium.

    61.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Corner for Adelaide taken by Lustica...Cirio gets the first header but it's not good contact, nowhere near the target!

    59.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Troisi with a free kick on the right hand side. Inswinger...headed behind for a corner.

    Corner comes in...off heads and wide of the far post! Leijer missed the ball but the deflection off his back nearly went in!

    58.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    A loose pass plays Nichols through down the right hand side for Melbourne!

    He runs into the penalty area and stops at the byline, then hits a cross to Traore at the top of the penalty area.

    Traore takes a shot with his left foot but Galekovic gets down to make the save!

    Adelaide sweep clear. It's a good save from Galekovic to keep Melbourne off the scoreboard!

    56.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Victory with its first sub of the night, as Connor Pain makes way and Kosta Barbarouses comes on for his first appearance in a Victory shirt.

    53.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Corner for Adelaide...Mabil is all on his own at the top of the six-yard area!

    He heads the ball straight at Coe who holds on his chest!

    Broxham lost Mabil as the ball came in, a golden chance for Adelaide to move out of sight!

    52.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Victory attack down the left...Pain tried to flick the ball on but Malik was awake to the danger.

    Now a cross from the right by Thompson flashes through the area without a touch! Melbourne building.

    49.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Adelaide clear the corner but Victory retain possession.

    Victory concede territory though and Thompson turns the ball over with a foul.

    48.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Corner for Adelaide...taken short by Zullo.

    Ferreira swings it into the area but Broxham clears.

    Victory counter and Pain takes the ball into the area, winning a corner after a slide tackle from Ferreira.

    47.00  - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Adama Traore is down and hurt with a potential left ankle injury. He is able to limp to the sidelines for further assessment.

    45.01 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Kick-off to get the second half underway!

    HALF TIME - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    The vast, overwhelming majority, of social network discussion through the half-time break has been about tonight's refereeing and A-League standards in general.


    HALF TIME - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    This one is by no means over but Victory will feel they deserve better than a two-goal deficit.

    Pain missed a sitter when the game was scoreless, Neumann's penalty was a questionable call and Pain's goal chalked-off by the linesman was simply incorrect.

    Can Victory mount a comeback? Leave your comments at any time.

    HALF TIME - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Zullo's free kick goes into the wall and the referee brings an end to the first half.

    No shortage of incident or entertainment in the first 45 minutes!

    47.40 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Lustica advances into the area and is knocked over by Ansell!

    Is it a penalty...no, the contact was just outside the box!

    Stoppage time is up so this free kick will probably be the last kick of the half.

    45.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Traore runs down the left and hits a pass to Nichols at the top of the area...Nicholas takes a touch to steady but then blazes high over the bar!

    There will be three minutes of first-half stoppage time.

    43.30 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Mabil again tries to cut in on the left flank but this time Geria is on his hammer and takes the ball away with a clean tackle.


    41.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    A foul by Malik on Nichols is not paid advantage and Victory again have a reason to surround the referee.

    Mark Milligan with the captain's arm-band leading the dissent...but this time no bookings.

    Free kick 15m outside the area in a central position...Victory tries a short pass and Adelaide press up to block and clear the ball without a threat on goal.

    38.00 - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Adelaide still retaining possession. Victory may have broken the high defensive line a couple of times but the Reds are now on top in general play.

    35.30  - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Replays suggest Pain was onside by almost a metre. That is a true shocker.

    35.30  - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Pain puts it in the net but it won't count, offside!

    Thompson broke the Adelaide line and was one-on-one with Galekovic...but he slowed down and could not decide which foot to shoot on.

    Instead he squared to Pain who rolled the ball into an empty net...but was met with the linesman's flag!

    34.00  - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Thomspon is flagged offside as a Victory attack breaks down.

    31.30  - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Leigh Broxham joins Nichols and Traore on a yellow card.

    30.30  - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Zullo running down the left...Leijer does well to corral him and force a goal kick.

    30.00  - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Troisi hit a bouncing through ball to Nichols who let fly on the volley! But it's high over the bar.

    29.00  - AU 2 (Cirio 22" pen. Neumann 25") VICTORY 0

    Adelaide controlling possession now with this full-house home crowd behind them.

    26.30 - AU 1 VICTORY 0

    Victory looking for a response but the Adelaide defence clears a cross and then cuts out an attempted through ball from Troisi.

    Melbourne's first attack after this double-strike from Adelaide.

    24.30 - AU 2 VICTORY 0

    GOAL! Adelaide United!

    Jeronimo Neumann scores to double the advantage!

    Mabil cut in from the left flank again with a right-footed shot and hit the post.

    It bounced off Coe's back, straight into the path of Neumann all of 2m out to poke home an easy finish!


    22.00 - AU 1 VICTORY 0

    GOAL! Adelaide United!

    Cirio hit it to the right and into the side netting...Coe dived low to the left where Cirio had gone with his original kick.

    A contentious penalty puts Adelaide into the lead!

    21.00 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Re-take!

    Cirio hit it low to the left and Coe dived the wrong way, but enroachment means a re-take!

    Replays suggest any encroachment was caused by a blatant Victory push on Michael Zullo!

    20.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Replays suggest Coe got both hands on the ball and contact with Jeronimo was incidental. Not a great call.

    19.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    PENALTY!

    Jeronimo is knocked over by Coe wide on the left-hand side of the penalty area.

    Victory players are furious, almost every single one has gone over to have a word with the referee. And Mitch Nichols gets a yellow card for his words exchanged.


    19.00 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Still an open game through 19 minutes with neither side on top. Swinging end to end.

    16.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Mabil lets fly with a right-foot shot at the other end but it's not a tough challenge for Coe to hold. Still, an immediate impact from the early sub.

    15.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    A big miss by Connor Pain!

    Thompson broke down the right flank and Pain had lost Malik in the middle to have space and time...the cross was good...the side-foot shot was not!

    It goes high over the bar and Melbourne misses a golden opportunity to take the lead.

    Ange Postecoglu had his head in his hands on the bench.

    14.00 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Bowles is down again after playing the ball off his right foot.

    Bowles is subbed off and Awer Mabil is on.

    12.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Leijer has gone crashing in on bowls with a tackle that has left the Adelaide player with a sore ankle. He is able to walk to the sidelines for further treatment.

    11.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Geria charges into the right side of the area but pulls up after swinging his leg for what looked like it would be a shot. He passes back in board to Milligan and Adelaide scrambles the ball clear.

    Traore gets a yellow card for kicking the ball away. Troisi fouled Ferreira and Traore kicked away the spill.

    Adelaide fans will not be offering much sympathy after what happened to Isaias last week.

    9.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Corner for Victory now as Traore wins it off Ferreira.

    Nichols and Troisi try to play a short corner but Adelaide is awake to the danger, pressing up and forcing an errant pass out of bounds for a throw.

    8.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Another corner for Adelaide...Lustica sends it long and McKain can't reach it as he chases it through the other side of the penalty area...out for a goal kick.

    7.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Lustica takes the free kick right-footed and swings it to a central position...Mitch Nichols is able to volley it clear. A bit of a waste given the threatening position of the free kick.

    6.40 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Zullo dashes down the left and takes on Geria...who lunges and legs the Adelaide winger.

    Free kick wide on the left.


    5.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Coe collects from the corner.

    Troisi plays a ball over the top for Thompson which draws Galekovic out of the area. The Adelaide keeper is easily first to the ball and clears for a throw-in.

    4.30 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Ferreira dashes down the right and swings in a cross but there's nobody at the back post for Adelaide and Geria gets an uncontested header away.

    Adelaide attack again to win a corner blocked out by Traore.

     

    3.00 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    Galekovic is quickly off his line to prevent Troisi running onto a central through ball.

    1.00 - AU 0 VICTORY 0

    The crowd gets an early bronx cheer as Coe puts a hurried clearance out for a throw.

    Tonight's referee Alan Milliner gets the match underway!

    And the Adelaide kit already has some fans before a ball is even kicked.

     

    As part of its 10-year celebration, Adelaide United is wearing a commemorative strip with considerably more yellow than the current home version.

     

    Victory's not-so-popular kit with a light-blue V is getting its first run in an A-League fixture tonight.

    It has been considered by some fans as a bit too close to the colour scheme of another arch-rival, Sydney FC.

    Ange Postecoglu capably batted away questions about the Socceroos job on Foxtel pre-game.

    While the Victory fans have been vocal in their concern about a Postecoglu departure, tonight will be the first insight into whether or not it has affected the playing group.

    MELBOURNE VICTORY

    1. COE Nathan (gk), 3. TRAORE Adama, 4. ANSELL Nick, 5. MILLIGAN Mark, 6. BROXHAM Leigh, 10. THOMPSON Archie, 11. PAIN Connor, 14. TROISI James, 15. NICHOLS Mitch, 23. LEIJER Adrian, 25. GERIA Jason.

    Bench: 7. FINKLER Gui, 9. BARBAROUSES Kosta, 16. MAHAZI Rashid, 20. THOMAS Lawrence, 24. GALLOWAY Scott.

    Melbourne Victory welcomes back Mark Milligan from injury and international duty, while new signing Kosta Barbarouses makes the bench after representing New Zealand.

    Victory's Chilean defender Pablo Contreras was hit with a two-week suspension though, after an off-the-ball coathanger on Melbourne Heart's Mate Dugandzic.

     

    ADELAIDE UNITED

    1. GALEKOVIC Eugene (gk),4. McKAIN Jon, 5. MALIK Osama, 7. NEUMANN Jeronimo, 9. CIRIO Sergio, 13. LUSTICA Steven, 14. WATSON Cameron, 16. BOWLES Daniel, 18. ZULLO Michael, 21. ELRICH Tarek, 22. FERREIRA Fabio.

    Bench: 17. MABIL Awer, 19. BARKER-DAISH Jake, 23. ELSEY Jordan, 24. McGRATH Brent, 30. HALL John.

    Adelaide United is hit hard by suspensions tonight after both Nigel Boogard and Isaias were sent off in the Reds' 3-1 win against Perth last week.

    Marcelo Carrusca is also out with a groin injury.

    Welcome to live coverage of tonight's A-League round two clash between Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory from Hindmarsh Stadium.

    Kick-off is 7.30pm.