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A. Takagi
M. Ochieng
J. O'Doherty
R. Hatsuse
Y. Konno
J. Makarounas
N. Mileusnic
R. Doan
S. Nagasawa
B. Diawara
M. Marrone
Yellow Card
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Total Passes 518 454


FULL TIME - ADELAIDE UNITED 0-3 GAMBA OSAKA: A comfortable win for the Japanese team. Adelaide had good patches throughout the match but failed to create clear cut chances. Gamba always looked at ease and look primed for a big J-League campaign.
90' + 4' Elrich miscues the clearance from a cross and the ball luckily rolls into Hall's arms. Was nearly two own goals.
90' + 3' Kim bends in a great cross, Diawara rises strongly but Gamba's defenders clear the ball.
90' + 2' Elrich earns a free kick in a dangerous crossing position. Can Adelaide get a consolation goal?
90' + 1' There will be three minutes of added on time.
A. Takagi
Gamba Osaka
90' SUBSTITUTION GAMBA OSAKA -  Ademilson is replaced by Akito Takagi. The Brazilian put in a good shift and looked dangerous throughout the match.
90' Diawara gets on the end of Garuccio's cross but can only direct his header wide of the post. He did well to make contact.
M. Ochieng
J. O'Doherty
Adelaide United
89' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Jordan O'Doherty is replaced by Mark Ochieng. The young midfielder showed glimpses but was bundled off the ball too easily often.
88' Diawara has barely touched the ball up front for Adelaide. Service has been non-existent but he doesn't appear to be making things happen.
87' Gui Amor cuts a frustrated figure on the sideline.
R. Hatsuse
Y. Konno
Gamba Osaka
85' SUBSTITUTION GAMBA OSAKA - Yasuyuki Konno is replaced by Ryo Hatsuse. Konno performed well. Took his goal very nicely.
84' Makarounas fires a tame shot at Higashiguchi from outside the area, who spills the ball but has time to pick it up.
83' It hasn't been a good first week for Australian teams in the ACL. Adelaide and the Wanderers outclassed at home, while Brisbane couldn't get the job done on their own patch.
J. Makarounas
N. Mileusnic
Adelaide United
81' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Nikola Mileusnic is replaced by Jesse Makarounas. Mileusnic looked okay in fleeting glimpses but really had no impact on the game.
81' GOAL GAMBA OSAKA - Miura puts a long ball into the area, Hall misses the ball and it deflects off McGowan into his own net. Terrible passage of play. Hall will be disappointed and this game is over.
R. Doan
S. Nagasawa
Gamba Osaka
80' SUBSTITUTION GAMBA OSAKA - Goalscorer Shun Nagasawa is replaced by exciting attacker Ritsu Doan. Will be interesting to see Doan - he was recently crowned AFC Young Player of the Year.
78' Can the Reds sneak a goal to make this an interesting finish?
77' Fujihara gets into the right side of the penalty box but is floated cross is too high and nowhere near a Gamba attacker.
76' Only 15 minutes to go and still the only substitution for either team is Diawara coming on for Marrone. The Senegalese striker has been relatively anonymous so far.
75' The Reds take it short and the ball ends up back at the halfway line. Disappointing result. Should have got the ball into the danger zone.
75' Mileusnic gets into a dangerous position at the right by-line but Gamba clear for a corner.
73' Elrich puts in a horrible cross into the penalty area that is cleared by the first defender. That really sums up the quality of delivery into the Reds box.
72' The Reds have been pretty good in this half but really lack the ability to create quality chances. On the other hand, Gamba have been measured and clinical throughout the match and deserve their advantage.
71' Kurata drives at the Reds defence, ignores Ademilson and fires in a tame, low shot from outside the area that rolls harmlessly past Hall's right post.
70' Garuccio being moved to left back is an interesting decision by Amor. He has been Adelaide's best player while playing high on the left.
69' The ball falls to O'Doherty in the penalty area but a poor touch gives up the chance. For a second it looked like he would get a strike on goal.
67' Endo puts in another corner and Fabio heads over the bar. Poor marking by Adelaide's defence for both set pieces.
67' Endo sends in the corner and Miura's shot is blocked by Hall at the near post. Another corner.
B. Diawara
M. Marrone
Adelaide United
65' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Michael Marrone is replaced by Baba Diawara. An attacking move by Gui Amor. Garuccio moves to left-back, Elrich to Marrone's right-back position with Diawara leading the line.
64' It looks as if the Reds are readying to bring on Senegalese striker Baba Diawara for his debut.
63' Jordan O'Doherty blazes over the bar from the top of the penalty area after Fabio's clearance falls to him. It's been a good spell from Adelaide but they are really lacking penetration.
61' Gamba are enjoying their first spell of possession for the half.
58' McGree lucky to not receive a card for a professional foul in dragging back Ademilson on the counter-attack. That's a yellow card every day of the week.
Yellow Card
58' YELLOW CARD ADELAIDE - Marrone goes into the book for a tough challenge on Konno. That's two Reds players in the book now.
57' A long throw springs Cirio clear down the right but he has no one to cross the ball to and a Gamba defender eventually gets a foot on the ball to clear.
56' It's been all Adelaide the last six minutes but they are lacking a cutting edge up top.
55' Marrone floats a cross into the penalty area but Higashiguchi claims easily. Marrone needed to get it in with more purpose.
53' Miura has a poor touch and nearly lets in Mileusnic, but the Japanese defender gets back to make challenge and clear. Just as Mileusnic was about to break free.
52' Elrich puts in a wonderful ball from left into the penalty area but Mileusnic can't make good contact and the chance is gone. Good spell for the Reds.
51' McGree puts a long ball into the area looking for Cirio, but Miuta gets across to knock the ball down for his keeper. Was a nice, probing pass from the young Reds midfielder.
50' Elrich has a pop from distance but it strikes a Gamba defender. Reds applying some pressure.
49' Garuccio bursts into the box but a challenge clears the ball. If he had of gone down, there might have been a penalty shout.
49' Adelaide pressure the top of Gamba's box but a wall of blue defenders stand tall.
47' Gamba have immediately taken control of possession and have pinned Adelaide back.
46' No changes for either side at the beginning of this half.
45' We are underway in the second half. Can Adelaide get back into the game or will Gamba continue on their merry way?
HALF TIME - Gamba hold a comfortable 2-0 advantage and have been the much better side. Adelaide improved after they conceded the first goal but a lapse of concentration in stoppage time sees them go into the dressing rooms with their head down.
45' + 2' GOAL GAMBA OSAKA - Ademilson breaks down the right, he sends a cross in which Hall palms away to prevent a tap-in but Konno strides up to the ball and smashes it into the roof of the net. The last kick of the half and Gamba have a comfortable half-time lead.
45' There will be one minute of added on time.
45' Kim sends in the corner too deep and it rolls out for a throw on the other side.
44' Garuccio again gets played in down the left and earns a corner. Great performance so far from the former Melbourne City player.
43' Endo sends in the corner but Garuccio heads clear.
43' Gamba earn a corner after a piercing Endo pass penetrated the Adelaide box.
41' Ideguchi spins nicely in the right channel and whips a cross into the far post but no Gamba players anticipates and the Reds are safe.
39' Garuccio brilliantly keeps the ball in at the by-line. He beats his opponent, cuts inside and fires a low shot at the near post. But Higashiguchi gets down to block. Big chance for the Reds. They are edging closer.
37' The Reds have a good spell of pressure, sending in a number of crosses. But each time Gamba manage to clear with Fabio commanding his area well.
36' The hope for Adelaide is that they are fitter because they are in the middle of their domestic season, while Gamba are about to begin. The Japanese team may tire late in both halves.
34' Cirio whips a dangerous cross into the area, the ball falls to Mileusnic, who has a sight on goal from eight yards but his effort is blocked by a defender for a corner. Adelaide's best chance of the game.
33' Nagasawa executes a brilliant turn, plays to Ademilson and runs on for the return ball. However the Brazilian's weighted pass is too heavy and Adelaide clear.
32' It's a concern for Adelaide that they are lacking a centre forward up front. Cirio is working hard but his lack of size is making it difficult as a lone striker.
30' Adelaide appear to be playing themselves back into the game but must be wary of the Gamba counter-attack.
29' Ademilson is denied by a last ditch tackle by Regan. The game is opening up.
29' Garuccio and Elrich link up brilliantly with the former skipping a challenge and getting to the by-line. His cross rebounds back to Elrich, who sends it back in but the ball is again cleared. 
28' Garuccio has definitely been Adelaide's best player. Looks dangerous on the left without having any end product as of yet.
27' Garuccio picks the ball up on the left and drives inside. He is sandwiched by two Gamba defenders on the edge of the area and loses the ball. Appeared to be a fair challenge.
26' Nagasawa appears to have hurt his lower leg. He has signalled to the bench that he is okay but looks very proppy.
24' Adelaide clear the first corner of the game, the ball comes back in via a Gamba cross and Hall drops the ball and luckily recovers before it can be costly.
24' Ademilson plays Konno into the area but his cross is blocked for a corner. Gamba threatening again.
22' That was the third time in a few minutes that Jae-Sok had 20 metres of space on the right when he received the ball. Not good enough from the Reds.
21' GOAL GAMBA OSAKA - Nagasawa powers a header past Hall after Jae-Sok put in a perfect swinging cross from the right channel. 
21' Adelaide must heed these warnings and tighten up otherwise they will find themselves 1-0 down.
20' Konno has a crack at goal from outside the area but it's low and wide of the right post.
19' Kurata drives a shot at Hall from 10 yards but Hall blocks. The ball luckily deflected into his path to set up the chance.
18' Jae-Seok breaks down the right hand side in space, he slides the ball into the area but a Reds defender steps across to clear. Too much space there for the Korean full-back.
16' Lovely cross by Jae-Seok into the box from the right channel. Nagasawa rises to make connection but it loops off his head and Hall claims without trouble. Warning sign for Adelaide.
15' Gamba have Adelaide pinned back at the moment. However they aren't able to put any pressure on the Reds in the box as of yet.
Yellow Card
12' YELLOW CARD ADELAIDE - Kim Jae-Sung is shown a card for a tackle from behind on Kurata. The Japanese player appears to be struggling after the challenge.
10' Garuccio plays in a great ball to the back post but Mileusnic pushes his opponent and the ref blows for a foul. Good couple of minutes for the Reds.
9' A dangerous cross is whipped into Gamba's attacking six-yard box but Taylor Regan clears emphatically. Good show of strength against Nagasawa.
8' Tarek Elrich is getting his fingers strapped up. He is also Adelaide skipper for the match.
8' Not a huge amount of intensity in this match so far. Both teams coasting. Game moving at a slow pace with possession relatively even.
6' Mileusnic intercepts a stray Gamba pass. He gallops down the right flank, cuts inside but has his pass into the area blocked. First good play from Adelaide.
3' Adelaide goalkeeper John Hall nearly gets himself into a spot of bother with the clearance, but he deals with the pressure and clears the ball.
2' Gamba have picked their strongest XI for this match. They are not messing around.
1' We have kicked off at Coopers Stadium. Gamba straight on the attack.
TEAMS - GAMBA OSAKA: Higashiguchi (GK), Oh, Fabio, Miura, Fujiharu, Konno, Ideguchi, Kurato, Endo, Ademilson, Nagasawa.
TEAMS - ADELAIDE UNITED: Hall (GK), Marrone, McGowan, Regan, Elrich, McGree, Kim, O'Doherty, Mileusnic, Garrucio, Cirio.
Gamba Osaka begin their J-League campaign on Sunday and have only just finished pre-season.
After four matches without a win, Adelaide gained momentum with a 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets last Friday night.
Welcome to Coopers Stadium for tonight's Asian Champions League Group H clash between Adelaide United and Gamba Osaka.
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