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Key Events

90' + 4'
M. Higashiguchi
Yellow Card
90' + 4'
J. Makarounas
B. Warland
90' + 3'
B. Warland
Yellow Card
90' + 1'
B. Diawara
Goal
90'
Fabio Aguiar
R. Doan
86'
E. Babalj
J. O'Doherty
80'
R. Kitto
N. Mileusnic
77'
M. Marrone
Own Goal
75'
Ademilson
Y. Endō
67'
J. Izumisawa
J. Fujimoto
58'
Y. Endō
Penalty Miss
54'
J. O'Doherty
Goal
43'
Cirio
Goal
32'
Y. Ideguchi
Yellow Card
27'
J. O'Doherty
Yellow Card
12'
R. Doan
Goal
6'
S. Nagasawa
Goal
Kick Off
3
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
5
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 6
Total Passes 429 488

Commentary

FULL TIME - The final whistle has sounded and the Reds have managed to salvage a 3-3 draw after being 2-0 down within the first 15 minutes of the game. The Reds worked tirelessly and even when all hope looked lost, they never stopped believing, as they pick up another point in the group stage of the ACL.
M. Higashiguchi
Yellow Card
Gamba Osaka
90' + 4' YELLOW CARD GAMBA OSAKA - Masaaki Higashiguchi goes into the ref's book for time wasting.
J. Makarounas
B. Warland
Adelaide United
90' + 4' SUBSTITUTION REDS - The Reds make their final change Benjamin Warland limping off and being replaced by Jesse Makarounas.
B. Warland
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
90' + 3' YELLOW CARD REDS - Warland goes into the ref's book after an aggressive challenge.
B. Diawara
Goal
Adelaide United
90' + 1' GOAL REDS - Garuccio kicks it into the box from the set piece and Diawara is able to head it for goal, beating Higashiguchi and into the back of the net it goes. Scores are level at 3-3.
90' We have four minutes of stoppage time to play.
Fabio Aguiar
R. Doan
Gamba Osaka
90' SUBSTITUTION GAMBA OSAKA - Gamba Osaka make their final change as Ritsu Doan makes way for Fabio Aguiar Da Silva.
89' Isaias takes the set piece, 10m from the box. He works out the angles and he prepares the run up but he skies the ball over the crossbar.
88' The Reds realise that it is now or never, if they want to pick up any points from this encounter.
E. Babalj
J. O'Doherty
Adelaide United
86' SUBSTITUTION REDS - Jordan O'Doherty heads off for an early shower, leaving his work for Eli Babalj to look after.
84' Doan with a shot on goal from the left boot and it is just inches wide of goal. 
82' The Reds need to become more attacking, as the ball has spent a large amount of time inside the Gamba Osaka attacking half.
R. Kitto
N. Mileusnic
Adelaide United
80' SUBSTITUTION REDS - Nikola Mileusnic is the first man to be subbed off and be replaced by Ryan Kitto.
79' Tragedy for the Reds, who's good work has come undone due to an own goal. There is still time left on the clock for them to make amends.
M. Marrone
Own Goal
Adelaide United
77' OWN GOAL REDS - Nagasawa has a shot on goal inside the box but it comes off Michael Marrone and it goes past Galekovic into goal. Gamba Osaka are out to a 3-2 lead over the Reds.
Ademilson
Y. Endō
Gamba Osaka
75' SUBSTITUTION GAMBA OSAKA - Endō's night is done as Ademilson is the man to replace him.
73' The last few minutes has seen Gamba Osaka doing the bulk of the attack. This could be troublesome for the Reds.
71' With 20 minutes remaining in the game, the Reds are yet to make a change. 
69' Izumisawa takes it down the left wing, he crosses it into the box as Doan's header is away to the left.
J. Izumisawa
J. Fujimoto
Gamba Osaka
67' SUBSTITUTION GAMBA OSAKA - Jungo Fujimoto makes way on the ground for Jin Izumisawa to replace him.
66' The game has pretty much evened up in all the stats that count, with this game becoming a real battle.
64' Adelaide have worked out a plan to double team Endo as he seems to be the most dangerous man on the ground for the Reds.
62' It may be just about time for both teams to look to their bench and see what their subs can off them on the ground.
60' Things are getting very tense as we approach the final 30 minutes of the game. This one can still go either way.
Y. Endō
Penalty Miss
Gamba Osaka
58' PENALTY MISS GAMBA OSAKA - Endō takes the penalty kick off a short run up, he puts it above the crossbar and into the stands. A massive let off for Adelaide United.
57' PENALTY GAMBA OSAKA - Garuccio with a silly decision to tug at the arm of Oh Jae-Suk, inside the box and the referee instantly points to the spot.
56' Adelaide are full of heart as a certain loss, early in the first half, has been turned into a possible victory, providing they can score another unanswered goal.
J. O'Doherty
Goal
Adelaide United
54' GOAL REDS - Diawara holds the ball up, he taps it over to O'Doherty with a brilliant strike on goal outside the box, into the top right corner of the net. Higashiguchi never stood a chance of saving that one. The Reds have leveled the scores to 2-2.
52' Adelaide are all over Gamba at the moment, running the ball into attack and making life difficult for their defenders.
50' Diawara with a strong shot on goal and Higashiguchi makes a strong save for Gamba Osaka.
48' The Reds have started the second half the same way they finished it as they can sniff themselves to be a chance here.
46' Isaias drives it towards goal but in the ends it is too high and too wide of the mark.
46' SECOND HALF - We are back under way for the second half.
HALF TIME - Gamba Osaka go into the half time break holding a 2-1 lead over Adelaide United. Gamba scored the first two goals within the first 12 minutes of the game and were in cruise control for the remainder of the first half. Adelaide sensed their opportunity and scored in the 43rd minute, to give them a fighting chance in the second half.
45' We have one minute of additional time left to play in the first half.
45' The Reds will go into the half time break feeling a little more confident after scoring a late first half goal.
Cirio
Goal
Adelaide United
43' GOAL REDS - Diawara takes it into the box, he centres the cross for Cirio, who taps it past Higashiguchi  and into the bottom corner of the net it goes. The Reds are back in this one, as they trail Gamba Osaka 1-2.
41' Diawara with a header for goal and he pushes it over the crossbar for a goal kick.
40' Fujimoto pulls the trigger with a long range shot on goal and Galekovic is under it and he makes the save.
38' The Reds midfielders go backwards to find a way forwards, as the Gamba defence just won't let them make up any ground.
36' There are much more positive signs from Adelaide United in the last few minutes, as they are starting to move the ball well around the ground.
34' Gamba Osaka are passing the ball around the ground. You can feel that something is about to happen here.
Y. Ideguchi
Yellow Card
Gamba Osaka
32' YELLOW CARD GAMBA OSAKA - Ideguchi goes into the referee's book, after tugging the jumper of Diawara.
31' Kurata whips it into the box, but Garuccio is on the end of it with a header to clear it away.
29' Cirio is taken out by Oh Jae-Suk, but the referee isn't interested in the incident.
J. O'Doherty
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
27' YELLOW CARD REDS - O'Doherty goes into the referee's book after a heavy touch on Oh Jae-Suk.
26' Adelaide have managed to stem the tide and start working the play into their attacking half, however, the question is whether they can score a goal.
24' Garuccio whips it in from the corner, but the Gamba Osaka defenders do the job well and clear it away to safety.
22' A lovely ball from Kurata into the box, Doan is there, but he pulls out of the challenge, making the attacking play pretty much of a non event really.
20' A bit of a lull in proceedings at the moment, with Adelaide jostling for position and creative control around the ground.
18' Adelaide need more work from their attackers, as they have barely seen the ball inside the attacking half.
16' Doan heads it down inside the box, but nobody is home for Gamba Osaka, as the Reds are able to clear it away from danger.
14' This will now be a big test for the Reds, who will need to find a way back into this game.
R. Doan
Goal
Gamba Osaka
12' GOAL GAMBA OSAKA - Ideguchi pass the ball towards Doan, as he has a shot 15m from the box. It dips and finds Galekovic off his line, to go into the back of the net. Gamba Osaka lead Adelaide United 2-0.
11' The Reds need to be really careful here, as Gamba Osaka are looking very dangerous around goal.
9' Diawara takes it to the edge of the box and he sprays the shot on goal wide of the mark.
8' Adelaide now with the work in front of them, in order to fight their way back into this contest.
S. Nagasawa
Goal
Gamba Osaka
6' GOAL GAMBA OSAKA - Endo with wonderful delivery with the corner to the near post, as Nagasawa rises up and heads it into the top corner of goal. Gamba Osaka hold a 1-0 lead over Adelaide United
5' Fujiharu takes it down the left post, he has one touch too many and ends up having the shot on goal himself. Galekovic is able to swat it away for a corner.
4' It has been a very slow start to the game from both teams, as they are testing each other out, to see what they can get away with.
2' Adelaide are playing a very defensive game at the moment, using Galekovic pretty regularly.
1' FIRST HALF - The Reds kick off and we are under way.
TEAMS - Adelaide United (4-3-3)  STARTING XI - Galekovic (GK) (c); Garuccio, Warland, Marrone, Ochieng; O'Doherty, Isaias, Kim Jae-Sung; Cirio, Diawara, Mileusnic.  SUBS - Hall (GK), Marino, Mells, Makarounas, Kitto, Babalj. 
TEAMS - Gamba Osaka (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Higashiguchi (GK); Oh Jae-Suk, Miura, Kim Jung-Ya, Fujiharu; Ideguchi, Endo (c); Doan, Kurata, Fujimoto; Nagasawa.  SUBS - Tajiri (GK), Fabio, Niwa, Ademilson, Yonekura, Hatsuse, Izumisawa. 
Adelaide United finished their regular season off on April 15 and will basically be a refreshed and rested line-up. A win today is their top priority.
Gamba Osaka have had a slow start to the ACL, in where a loss here tonight will almost put an end to their chances in challenging for the final 16.
Welcome to Suita City Football Stadium for the match between Gamba Osaka and Adelaide United.
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