Adelaide played out an entertaining draw with Newcastle Jets in the second round of the new A-League season.
The FFA Cup Final was a high-quality, high-octane game of football settled by Craig Goodwin’s two spectacular goals.
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It feels like the same old story at Adelaide United. The start of this season has mirrored the disaster of last year, with Guillermo Amor’s side anchored to the bottom of the table without a win in the opening eight games. However, there may be reason to believe Adelaide can pull off another miraculous turnaround, just as they did last season.
Contentious penalty decisions overshadowed what started as a game of great intensity, before the tempo dropped and neither side could find a breakthrough.
Awer Mabil scored late to send Adelaide United through to the semi-finals at the expense of the defending champions.
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Cirio’s sixth goal in five FFA Cup games proved the difference as Adelaide won the inaugural competition on home soil.
Henrique’s lone goal was the difference as Josep Gombau’s constant formation changes dictated the tactical battle.
A frantic first half saw five goals in thirty-five minutes, but Adelaide were unable to equalise despite dominating the rest of the match.
Cirio scored with virtually the last kick of the game to steal all three points for Adelaide.