Marcelo Carrusca laid on two assists in a straightforward Adelaide win.
Brisbane triumphed in a battle between the A-League’s two possession-based sides.
Adelaide kept a third consecutive clean sheet in a tight win.
Josep Gombau’s side put four past the defending champions in one of the season’s shock results.
As expected for two sides committed to open, possession-based systems, this was an exciting match full of chances and attacking play.
Nick Fitzgerald’s second minute goal was enough to separate the two sides.
Melbourne Victory came from behind in a thrilling 2-2 draw.
Despite finishing with nine men, Adelaide’s two goal cushion was enough for an opening round win.
For someone who not many would have known much about – or even heard of – we have come to expect many things from Josep Gombau and Adelaide United this season.
“Before last weekend we had been first or second in the league and were recognised as a good football team. However, apart from survival, I can see no clear direction. There is no vision. Decision-making at management level is reactive and impulsive at best, and there is no consistency in managerial procedure.” “There is far […]