A-League: Melbourne City and Adelaide United draw a hectic match 3-3 on Sunday
MELBOURNE. Melbourne City and Adelaide United played a scintillating incredible match before drawing 3-3.
MELBOURNE. Melbourne City and Adelaide United played an incredible match before drawing 3-3. Melbourne City was far superior when it came to possession ball (70%)
The match was played at the AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne on Sunday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Adam Kersey who was helped by George Lakrindis and Peter Jaworski. The 4th official was Jack Morgan. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.8 degrees Celsius or 69.49 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 78%.
Melbourne City was in firm control of the ball 70% while Adelaide United was struggling with a 30% ball possession.
Melbourne City was more aggressive with 112 dangerous attacks and 29 shots of which 7 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Melbourne City to win the match.
Melbourne City shot 29 times, 7 on target, 22 off target. Talking about the opposition, Adelaide United shot 12 times, 6 on target, 6 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Melbourne City. On the opposite side, Adelaide United received 2 yellow cards (Juande Prados and Jonny Yull).
After playing this match, Melbourne City will have 28 points to stay in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, Adelaide United will have 20 points to stay in the 5th place.
Jamie Maclaren (Penalty)
In the upcoming A-League match, Melbourne City will host Macarthur on the 4th of February with a 4-0 head to head in favor of Melbourne City (1 draw).
Adelaide United will host Brisbane Roar on the 4th of February with a 23-18 head to head in favor of Adelaide United (11 draws).
Melbourne City: Formation and Lineups
Melbourne City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Rado Vidošić chose to play with the following team: Tom Glover , Callum Talbot , Thomas Lam , Curtis Good , Jordan Bos , Aiden O’Neill , Valon Berisha , Marco Tilio , Richard van der Venne , Mathew Leckie and Jamie MacLaren .
Melbourne City made 4 changes: Marco Tilio for Andrew Nabbout (46′), Thomas Lam for Nuno Reis (46′), Valon Berisha for F. Berenguer-Bohrer (61′) and Aiden O’Neill for Scott Jamieson (83′).
Top player: Valon Berisha
The player who no doubt impressed Melbourne City the most was Valon Berisha.
His rating iswith 49 passes (87% accurate) and 6 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 2. He performed 12 crosses.
Adelaide United: Formation and Lineups
Also Adelaide United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the opposite side, Thomas Veart played with: Joe Gauci , Javi López , Alexandar Popovic , Isaías , Ryan Kitto , Louis D’Arrigo , Ethan Alagich , Ben Halloran , Zach Clough , Craig Goodwin and George Blackwood .
Adelaide United could not rely on the presence of Hiroshi Ibusuki (injured), Nick Ansell (injured) and Jonny Yull (injured).
Adelaide United made 4 changes: George Blackwood for Hiroshi Ibusuki (29′), Ethan Alagich for Juande Prados (59′), Juande Prados for Nick Ansell (66′) and Zach Clough for Jonny Yull (66′).
Top player: Craig Goodwin
The player who no doubt impressed Adelaide United the most was Craig Goodwin.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 25 passes (68% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4. He performed 7 crosses.