Sydney FC vs Adelaide United

Current Score

  • Sydney FC 2
  • Adelaide United 1

Match Profile

  • Time 5:30 PM AEDT 16 February 2013
  • League Australia A-League
  • Venue Allianz Stadium
  • Attendance 15,602
Goal Scorers
  • T. Antonis
    • 49minutes
  • B. Powell
    • 67minutes
Goal Scorers
  • T. Jurić
    • 78minutes
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0
14 May 2014 - 6:03pm

Resurgent Sydney climbs to fifth

  • How good is this ... Terry Antonis celebrates his first A-League goal (Getty)
Sydney FC's resurgence under coach Frank Farina gathered momentum after a 2-1 victory over Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
16 Feb 2013 - 4:35 PM  UPDATED 14 May 2014 - 6:03 PM

Second-half goals to youngsters Terry Antonis and Blake Powell delivered a deserved win in front of 15,602 fans at Allianz Stadium.

The win ensured Sydney climbed to fifth spot, handing it some precious breathing room inside the top six with six regular season games to play.

The victory capped a memorable day for the club, after it announced the signing of Australia captain Lucas Neill for the rest of the season.

Despite a sense of optimism surrounding Neill's imminent arrival, and the midweek re-signing of coach Frank Farina, Sydney was slow out of the blocks.

However, it was clearly the better side by the time a dour, scoreless first half drew to a close.

Sydney lost Peter Triantis to a suspected knee injury after halftime and he was replaced by Paul Reid.

But it didn't stop the Sky Blues from coming to life as Alessandro Del Piero struck the left post with a curling, 30-metre free kick just minutes after the break.

It wasn't long before Sydney took the lead when Antonis struck in the 49th minute with his first A-League goal in 35 appearances for the club.

The midfielder collected the ball from Reid and there was more than a touch of fortune as his shot took a wicked deflection off Reds defender Iain Fyfe and went in.

Sydney kept up the pressure as Reid went close and the dangerous Del Piero forced a good save out of Eugene Galekovic.

But the goalkeeper was powerless to prevent Sydney's second goal in the 66th minute.

Adam Griffiths barged onto a Del Piero corner kick and Powell was there to clean up the scraps, turning the ball in from close range.

Adelaide kept the game alive when substitute Tomi Juric collected a Galekovic free kick and strode away to score.

There were some nervous moments for the home side, but it withstood some late pressure to seal a vital win.

Match Commentary

minute code event
84 YC Yellow card awarded to M. Carrusca of Adelaide United
83 YC Yellow card awarded to I. Fyfe of Adelaide United
78 G GOAL (Adelaide United): Scored by T. Jurić
76 SI Substitute in T. Jurić of Adelaide United
76 SO Substitute out I. Ramsay of Adelaide United
75 SI Substitute in J. Chianese of Sydney FC
75 SO Substitute out B. Powell of Sydney FC
68 YC Yellow card awarded to T. McFlynn of Sydney FC
67 SI Substitute in F. Barbiero of Adelaide United
67 SO Substitute out D. Bowles of Adelaide United
67 G GOAL (Sydney FC): Scored by B. Powell
62 SI Substitute in C. Watson of Adelaide United
62 SO Substitute out J. McKain of Adelaide United
60 YC Yellow card awarded to A. Golec of Adelaide United
49 G GOAL (Sydney FC): Scored by T. Antonis
46 SI Substitute in P. Reid of Sydney FC
46 SO Substitute out P. Triantis of Sydney FC

Match Statistics

Sydney FCSYD

Adelaide UnitedADE