A-League: Melbourne City recovers a 0-1 deficit to top Adelaide United 2-1

MELBOURNE. Melbourne City found a way to turn the table against Adelaide United to win 2-1.

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MELBOURNE. Melbourne City found a way to turn the table against Adelaide United to win 2-1. All goals were scored in the second half.​ It was Adelaide United to strike first with a goal of Z. Clough at the 48′. Then it was a goal in the 74′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, J. Maclaren gave the win to Melbourne City in the 92′ minute with a goal.

The match was played at the AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne on Sunday and it started at 2:05 pm local time. The referee was Alireza Faghani with the help of Anton Schetinin and Owen Goldrick. The 4th official was Ben Abraham. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 23.9 degrees Celsius or 75.02 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 91%.​

Match Statistics

There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Melbourne City was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Adelaide United that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.

Adelaide United was more aggressive with 72 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 3 were on target. Even so, Melbourne City managed to find the solution to win this contest.​

Melbourne City shot 15 times, 3 on target, 12 off target. On the opposite side, Adelaide United shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.

Cards

Melbourne City received 3 yellow cards (A. Nabbout, M. Leckie and M. Tilio). On the other side, Adelaide United received 3 yellow cards (K. Yengi, J. Juande and B. Oliveira).

After playing this encounter, Melbourne City will have 49 points to stay in the 1st place. On the other side, Adelaide United will stay with 43 points to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 7'
    7'

    K. Yengi

  • 17'
    17'

    A. Nabbout

  • 34'
    34'

    M. Leckie

  • 48'
    48'

    Z. Clough

  • 58'
    58'

    M. Tilio

    F. Berenguer

  • 58'
    58'

    R. Griffiths

    T. Gomulka

  • 70'
    70'

    L. Brook

    G. Blackwood

  • 74'
    74'

    M. Tilio

    A. Nabbout

  • 81'
    81'

    J. Juande

  • 83'
    83'

    S. Colakovski

    A. Nabbout

  • 87'
    87'

    B. Oliveira

    Z. Clough

  • 92'
    92'

    J. Maclaren

  • 99'
    99'

    L. D\'Arrigo

    R. Kitto

  • 99'
    99'

    H. Ibusuki

    I. Sanchez

  • 105'
    105'

    N. Irankunda

    J. Juande

  • 105'
    105'

    J. Tratt

    J. Lopez

  • 105'
    105'

    M. Tilio

  • 116'
    116'

    B. Oliveira

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Melbourne City: Formation and Lineups

Melbourne City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Patrick Kisnorbo chose to play with the following team: Tom Glover (6.8), Carl Jenkinson (6.5), Nuno Reis (7.2), Curtis Good (8.0), Scott Jamieson (6.6), Taras Gomulka (7.0), Florin Berenguer (6.2), Conor Metcalfe (7.8), Andrew Nabbout (7.1), Jamie MacLaren (7.2) and Mathew Leckie (8.0).

Substitutes

Melbourne City made 3 changes: F. Berenguer for M. Tilio (58′), T. Gomulka for R. Griffiths (58′) and A. Nabbout for S. Colakovski (83′).

Top player: Mathew Leckie

The player who no doubt impressed Melbourne City the most was Mathew Leckie even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.0) with 37 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 21 duels out of 35.

Adelaide United: Formation and Lineups

Adelaide United started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

On the other side, Thomas Veart played with: Joe Gauci (7.8), Javi López (6.8), Alexandar Popovic (6.7), Michael Jakobsen (6.4), Ryan Kitto (7.1), Zach Clough (6.8), Isaías (7.3), Juande Prados (7.1), Craig Goodwin (6.8), George Blackwood (6.7) and Kusini Yengi (6.3).

Substitutes

Adelaide United made 4 changes: G. Blackwood for L. Brook (70′), Z. Clough for B. Oliveira (87′), R. Kitto for L. D’Arrigo (99′) and I. Sanchez for H. Ibusuki (99′).

Best player: Joe Gauci

The player that probably impressed the most for Adelaide United was the goalkeeper: Joe Gauci. His rating is 7.82. He performed 6 saves.

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