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Key Events

90' + 4'
D. Mullen
Yellow Card
89'
H. Watson
A. Kaluđerović
85'
L. Rogerson
R. Krishna
85'
R. Kitto
J. Absalonsen
85'
N. Konstandopoulos
D. Adlung
79'
A. Parkhouse
D. Vidošić
63'
J. Elsey
T. Regan
58'
E. Gülüm
Yellow Card
49'
G. Paracki
Yellow Card
18'
Isaías
Yellow Card
10'
J. Absalonsen
Goal
5'
D. Vidošić
Goal
Kick Off
3
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
5
7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 4
Total Passes 319 386

Commentary

FULL TIME - It's all over here at Westpac Stadium with both sides settling for a share of the spoils. The final score is Wellington 1, Adelaide United 1.
90' + 6' Paracki tries one from distance but it's a fair way off target.
90' + 5' Gulum with a shot from inside the box but Smith has it covered.
D. Mullen
Yellow Card
Wellington Phoenix
90' + 4' YELLOW CARD - Daniel Mullen has been shown the yellow card for an incident behind the play.
90' + 3' Matmour with a golden opportunity to head it home from the far post but he heads it over.
90' + 2' Mileusnic tries one from distance but it's well over.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
H. Watson
A. Kaluđerović
Wellington Phoenix
89' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Andrija Kaluđerović ends his shift and he is replaced by regular substitute Hamish Watson.
87' After a first half that was a promising sign of things to come, the second half has been an arm wrestle and continues to be the way.
L. Rogerson
R. Krishna
Wellington Phoenix
85' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Captain Roy Krishna is off and replaced by Logan Rogerson.
R. Kitto
J. Absalonsen
Adelaide United
85' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Goal scorer Johan Absalonsen is replaced by Ryan Kitto.
N. Konstandopoulos
D. Adlung
Adelaide United
85' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Daniel Adlung makes way for Nathan Konstandopoulos.
81' Isaias knocks the corner out for a repeat corner that eventually sees possession returned to Adelaide via the goal kick.
81' Wellington have another corner with Rizzo palming the ball over.
A. Parkhouse
D. Vidošić
Wellington Phoenix
79' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Dario Vidošić makes way for Adam Parkhouse with Wellington making their first change.
78' Matmour has the ball in space in the box and he squares it off to Absalonsen who shoots well over.
77' The resulting corner is swung into the box and Smith again is involved in the action. He juggles the ball down to eventually take control of the situation.
76' Blackwood with a real threatening header from close range and Smith provides one of the highlights of the day with a brilliant reflex save with his leg.
74' Today's attendance figure has been posted with 8,154 fans in attendance.
71' Paracki tries to shoot from outside the box but he can't get any power onto the ball at all.
71' The corner is flicked on before being sent back to the box by Krishna. Rossi meets the ball and sends it into the crowd.
70' Krishna shoots from inside the box but it takes a deflection and goes out for a corner.
68' We are half way through the second half and it has really been a flat second half to date.
67' Vidosic with a first time pass to Krishna but his shot from just inside the box is easy wok for Izzo.
J. Elsey
T. Regan
Adelaide United
63' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Taylor Regan is forced to surrender to injury and he is replaced by Jordan Elsey.
61' Regan is down with Wellington not taking the ball out of play. Referee Beath takes control of the situation and brings a halt to play.
59' The ball is sent to the far post where it's too heavy for Paracki to get a touch onto it.
E. Gülüm
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
58' YELLOW CARD - Gulum is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Krishna.
55' Abbas with a foray forward but the shot by Kaluderovic is blocked and out for a corner.
52' Adelaide has certainly started the second half better than their opponents.
50' Matmour tries one from distance but it's no danger to Wellington.
G. Paracki
Yellow Card
Wellington Phoenix
49' YELLOW CARD - Paracki is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Matmour.
47' Garuccio faces some close attention from Galloway before he slides the ball along the byline with Smith taking it easily.
46' The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - It's all square at half-time with both teams having their chances. Both goals came in the first ten minutes of the match for a 1-1 scoreline at half-time.
45' Two extra minutes of stoppage time to be played.
42' The home fans are beginning to make some noise as we draw close to the end of the first half.
40' Kaluderovic with a strong left foot shot from close range that is well saved by Izzo.
39' Wellington have conceded three fouls with Adelaide conceding 10.
37' Mileusnic drives the ball into the box but Blackwood with a high boot on Mullen concedes the free kick.
35' Ridenton sends the free kick into the box but it's well cleared by the Adelaide defence.
33' The free kick is scrambled into the box but Smith hesitantly claims the ball and does it well.
33' Adelaide United have an opportunity with the set piece approximately 20 metres outside the penalty box.
32' Rufer runs onto the ball and shoots from well outside the box, but his effort is high and wide. He lands awkwardly after kicking the ball but he is okay to continue.
31' Abbas and Smith come together and he nearly concedes the own goal after touching it past Smith. Mileusnic is unable to tuck it into an empty net off a very tight angle with his sliding effort into the side netting.
29' A long ball is sent down towards Krishna but it's a little too long and it rolls out for a goal kick.
26' It's end to end action here at the moment but neither side is able to make solid inroads.
24' The free kick is looped into the box by Ridenton and Rossi heads over for a goal kick.
23' Galloway is brought down approximately ten metres outside the penalty box and Adelaide will need to get their defence in order.
20' The corner is taken by Ridenton but it goes behind for a goal kick.
20' Wellington have the corner.
Isaías
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
18' YELLOW CARD - Isaias is the first player booked after his challenge on Paracki.
15' Adelaide are looking a lot stronger after a slow start to the match.
12' It has been a very eventful opening to say the least.
J. Absalonsen
Goal
Adelaide United
10' GOAL ADELAIDE - Mileusnic has the time and space to measure the cross. He sends it to Absalonsen who scores with a powerful downward header on debut for Adelaide. It's all square at 1-1.
9' Matmour with a chance in the box but Smith makes an easy save.
8' The defence deals with the corner well and Abbas takes the ball and goes on a long run before he is outnumbered and he loses possession.
8' Adelaide have forced a corner to put new keeper, the 18 year old Keegan Smith, in the spotlight.
7' Vidosic could not have hoped for a better start to his new life here in Wellington. A goal inside his first five minutes.
D. Vidošić
Goal
Wellington Phoenix
5' GOAL PHOENIX - Krishna wins the ball on the edge of the box and his lovely cross back to Vidosic puts him in a position where he simply could not miss. His header into an empty net puts his new team Wellington ahead of one of his former sides in Adelaide 1-0.
3' Adelaide United (4-3-3): Izzo (GK); Marrone, Regan, Gulum, Garuccio; Isaias (C), Adlung, Matmour; Mileusnic, Blackwood, Absalonsen. Subs: Margush (GK), Kitto, Diawara, Konstadopoulos, Elsey.
1' Wellington Phoenix (4-2-3-1): Smith (GK); Galloway, Mullen, Rossi, Abbas; Ridenton, Paracki; Krishna (C), Rufer, Vidosic; Kaluderovic. Subs: Italiano (GK), Fox, Watson, Parkhouse, Rogerson.
1' We are off and underway in Wellington.
We are all set and ready to go here at Westpac Stadium.
Both sides have new coaches and both sides will certainly have new approaches and plenty of new faces.
Good afternoon and welcome to Wellington for the first A-League game of the season in this part of the world. It's Wellington v Adelaide United.
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