A-League

  • M. Carrusca 10’
  • D. McGowan 38’
  • 63’ Dimas Delgado
  • 74’ S. Lustica
15/04/2017
A-League
Coopers Stadium
Attendance 7,636

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: Adelaide 2-2 Western Sydney – an enthralling second half comes to an end and the Wanderers have earned a point. A Dimas header and Lustica penalty saw Western Sydney claim a deserved point after a first half dominated by Adelaide, who led 2-0 through Carrusca and McGowan. There were three
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: Adelaide 2-0 Western Sydney – it has been a dominant half by the Reds. Carrusca opened the scoring from the penalty spot before McGowan gave the hosts a deserved two-goal lead. Martinez had a chance to bring the Wanderers back into it, but his spot-kick just before the break was saved by
    • 0'
      We're underway in Adelaide!
    • 0'
      Subs: Tyson, Shabow, Bandiera, Zinni, Majok.
    • 0'
      Western Sydney (4-3-3): Janjetovic; Baccus, Borda, Cornthwaite, Hamill; Pinatares, Lustica, Dimas; Cole, Griffiths, Martinez
    • 0'
      Subs: Kim, Diawara, Warland, Mileusnic, Margush.
    • 0'
      Adelaide (4-3-3): Galekovic; Marrone, McGowan, La Rocca, Garuccio; Carrusca, Isaias, McGree; O'Doherty, Babalj, Cirio
    • 0'
      The Wanderers can, briefly, jump from sixth to fifth on the A-League table. Adelaide can move into eighth, while they will avoid bottom as long as they are not beaten heavily.
    • 0'
      Both teams are coming off AFC Champions League outings, with Adelaide beating Jeju United and the Wanderers losing at home to Seoul.
    • 0'
      Welcome to Coopers Stadium for the A-League clash between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers.
    • 1'
      Huge chance for Adelaide! A mistake from Borda gives Babalj the opportunity, but his effort is too narrow and tipped over by Janjetovic.
    • 5'
      A very patient start by Adelaide, who are keeping possession in their defensive third as they try and move the Wanderers out of position.
    • 7'
      The Wanderers are much-changed from the team which played in the Champions League in mid-week. Win, lose or draw, they are playing an away elimination final next week.
    • 8'
      PENALTY ADELAIDE! Babalj tries to get a shot on target, but is fouled by a sliding Borda!
    • 10'
      G M. Carrusca
    • 10'
      GOAL ADELAIDE! A clinical finish from the penalty spot by Carrusca, who fires into the top corner, giving Janjetovic no chance!
    • 12'
      Cole tries his luck with a 30-yard free-kick, but his curling effort goes over the crossbar.
    • 13'
      A lovely move by Adelaide as Carrusca and Babalj play a one-two before the Argentinian forces a low save out of Janjetovic.
    • 16'
      Close! McGree cracks a powerful 20-yard volley through a crowd of players, but Janjetovic saves!
    • 17'
      An action-packed start in Adelaide! Martinez is inches away from equalising for the Wanderers as his curling effort from 25 yards goes just wide.
    • 20'
      Borda's struggles to start this game continue as his error almost gifts Adelaide a second, but no-one can get on the end of Carrusca's cross.
    • 25'
      CLOSE! Cornthwaite with a last-ditch tackle to deny O'Doherty a tap in after a mix-up between Baccus and Janjetovic left the goal open.
    • 25'
      Aside from Martinez's bit of class, Adelaide have dominated the opening 25 minutes. The Reds deserve their lead and it could be greater.
    • 30'
      It seems like a matter of time before Adelaide go further ahead as McGree fires another powerful volley towards goal, but this one is blocked by Hamill.
    • 36'
      McGree and Carrusca have been particularly lively for Adelaide in a dominant first half.
    • 38'
      G D. McGowan
    • 38'
      A hint of fortune about the assist for Cirio, who was aiming for goal.
    • 38'
      GOAL ADELAIDE! McGowan is on hand to divert a powerful Cirio effort after the Spaniard went for goal, with a cross having fallen to him in the area.
    • 43'
      PENALTY WANDERERS! La Rocca is penalised for a handball from a Cole cross.
    • 45'
      We're back underway at Coopers Stadium!
    • 45'
      PENALTY SAVED! Galekovic makes a brilliant stop from Martinez, diving to his right to push away the spot-kick!
    • 49'
      Few stoppages to start the second half as O'Doherty is crunched by Cornthwaite, before McGree goes down after a collision with Griffiths.
    • 53'
      SI Jae-Sung Kim SO Riley McGree
    • 53'
      McGree comes off after an impressive performance, still feeling the effects of a big collision before half-time. Kim is his replacement. 
    • 54'
      CHANCE! Babalj feeds Cirio down the right and the Spaniard beats Borda with pace before crossing for the striker, who slides in and just puts his effort wide!
    • 61'
      Marrone is fouled down the right and a clever set-piece goes to Kim, whose shot from the edge of the area is blocked!
    • 63'
      G Dimas Delgado
    • 63'
      GOAL WANDERERS! A brilliant Lustica free-kick from 20 yards crashes against the crossbar, but Dimas is on hand to head the rebound into an open goal as Galekovic was left stranded after his dive.
    • 64'
      SI Abraham Majok SO N. Martínez
    • 64'
      Martinez comes off and is replaced by Majok.
    • 69'
      The intensity has lifted in Adelaide with the Wanderers showing much more urgency as they search for an equaliser.
    • 71'
      SI B. Diawara SO E. Babalj
    • 71'
      A second change for Adelaide as Babalj comes off for Diawara.
    • 72'
      PENALTY WANDERERS! La Rocca gives away another spot-kick for a clumsy challenge on Cole!
    • 74'
      G S. Lustica
    • 74'
      GOAL WANDERERS! Lustica sends Galekovic the wrong way from the penalty spot to make it 2-2!
    • 75'
      SI Mario Shabow SO S. Cole
    • 75'
      Cole comes off after winning that penalty, with Shabow replacing him.
    • 77'
      SI Nikola Mileusnic SO Jordan O'Doherty
    • 77'
      Final change for Adelaide sees O'Doherty replaced by Mileusnic.
    • 81'
      SI Stefan Zinni SO R. Griffiths
    • 81'
      Griffiths comes off for Zinni after a head clash with La Rocca.
    • 82'
      Half a chance for the Wanderers as Cornthwaite heads a Dimas set-piece over the bar.
    • 86'
      It's the Wanderers who are looking the more likely to find a winner in the closing stages.
    • 90'
      There'll be three minutes of added time in Adelaide.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    australia
    Michael Marrone
    2
    Goalkeeper
    australia
    Vedran Janjetovic
    20
    Midfielder
    australia
    Keanu Baccus
    17

    SUBSTITUTES

    Goalkeeper
    australia
    Daniel Margush
    30
    Midfielder
    australia
    Jordan O'Doherty
    8
    77'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    australia
    Carl Veart
    wales
    Carl Robinson

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 16 19
    Yellow Cards 0 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

    Connect with The World Game

    • Subscribe
    • App
    • Follow
    • Listen
    • Watch