Match Analysis: A-League Grand Final

On the back of a blistering first-half performance, Adelaide United became A-League champions with an accomplished 3-1 win over Western Sydney Wanderers. In front of a packed Adelaide Oval the Reds pressed their opponents relentlessly in the opening stages, and after forcing a slew of turnovers from a Wanderers side who are usually assured in possession, they converted two of those into goals. That allowed them to take a 2-0 lead into the interval, and although the second period was [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Match Analysis: Western Sydney Wanderers 5-4 Brisbane Roar

And then there were two. Grand finals at Suncorp aside, the 5-4 thriller that unfolded at Pirtek Stadium on Sunday was the most exciting A-League finals match in years, with Western Sydney Wanderers emerging victorious against Brisbane Roar in extra-time to earn a place in Sunday’s grand final against Adelaide United. The match represented a turnaround from the 3-1 loss the Wanderers suffered at the hands of the same visitors in round one in October. While the same head-shaking defensive [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|1 Comment

Match Analysis: Adelaide United 4-1 Melbourne City

In front of over 15,000 fans at Coopers Stadium Adelaide produced a dynamic semi-final display to book their place in next week’s A-League grand final. They dismantled a Melbourne City side missing Harry Novillo, and through a combination of intense pressing and purposeful attacking play, the Reds managed to achieve a resounding 4-1 victory. Yet while Adelaide only started scoring after the interval, they actually built the win upon an impressive first-half performance. Adelaide press From the outset Adelaide aimed [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Match Analysis: Melbourne City 2-0 Perth Glory

Melbourne City have progressed to the final four after a 2-0 home win over Perth Glory on Sunday evening. It was just the fifth clean sheet of the season for John van't Schip's side, after their attacking firepower lead them to a fourth place finish and highest ever points tally of 44 from 27 games. For Glory, their season's second half resurgence came to an end with Kenny Lowe's side failing to score for the first time in 19 matches. After their impressive win [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|0 Comments

Match Analysis: Brisbane Roar 2-1 Melbourne Victory

Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory kicked off the A-League finals with a bang at Suncorp Stadium, with John Aloisi’s men scoring two late goals to claim a thrilling 2-1 win. As Brisbane veteran Thomas Broich completed the victory with a stoppage-time strike, it was hard not to feel sorry for Kevin Muscat and his players. They had been desperately close to progressing to the semi-finals, when they took the lead with only four only minutes remaining, and they were also [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|A-League, Match Analysis|1 Comment
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