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Key Events

Goal
90' + 1'
Yang Xiaotian
Yellow Card
84'
E. Babalj
J. O'Doherty
80'
Gao Tianyi
Zhang Xiaobin
80'
J. O'Doherty
Yellow Card
75'
Wu Xi
Xie Pengfei
74'
R. McGree
Yellow Card
Goal
69'
M. Ochieng
N. Mileusnic
64'
Yang Boyu
Li Ang
55'
B. Garuccio
M. Marrone
44'
Zhang Xiaobin
Yellow Card
27'
D. McGowan
Yellow Card
Goal
8'
M. Marrone
Yellow Card
Kick Off
3
2
3
4

Stats

Possession
% %
6
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 3
Total Passes 334 482

Commentary

Elrich's disallowed goal was very close. It probably should have been given. Would have been interesting to see the match with the score 1-1 with Jiangsu tiring.
FULL TIME - Adelaide put in a gutsy performance but ultimately went down 2-1 - with Alex Teixeira and Ramires doing the damage in midfield.
90' + 4' CHANCE - Ochieng and Cirio break free but the former can't square to the Spaniard for a chance on goal. They should have done better there.
Goal
90' + 2' GOAL ADELAIDE - Babalj scores a header in the six-yard box from a brilliant Elrich cross from the right channel. He is back. And Adelaide have a lifeline.
Yang Xiaotian
Yellow Card
Jiangsu Suning
90' + 1' YELLOW CARD JIANGSU - Xiaotian Yang goes into the book for kicking the corner flag.
90' + 1' There will be four minutes of added on time.
90' Approaching stoppage time. Adelaide have been okay this game. Just have lacked quality - and with Jiangsu possessing players such as Teixeira and Ramires, the result really has never been in doubt.
88' Elrich robs an opponent of the ball but he rushes the long ball forward and the opportunity is wasted.
86' CHANCE - Jiangsu pepper the Adelaide goal. McGowan makes a great block. Ramires ends up with the final chance, but he can't curl the ball inside the far post from 10 metres. It didn't miss by much though.
E. Babalj
J. O'Doherty
Adelaide United
84' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - O'Doherty is replaced by Eli Babalj. Great shift from the young midfielder and also good to see Babalj return from injury.
84' Juan knocks it past Garuccio, gets to the right byline, but his low cross is cleared by a Reds defender.
82' CHANCE - Teixeira counters at speed down the left flank. He drives into the area, slams a shot at the near post but Margush gets down to save well.
Gao Tianyi
Zhang Xiaobin
Jiangsu Suning
80' SUBSTITUTION JIANGSU - Xiaobin Zhang is replaced by Tianyi Gao.
J. O'Doherty
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
80' YELLOW CARD ADELAIDE - O'Doherty goes into the book for bringing down Ramires from behind in central midfield. He has been impressive tonight.
78' Diawara knocks the ball down for Ochieng on the right flank, the winger gets to the byline and sends in a low dangerous cross but Jiangsu clear for a corner.
77' It will be a test of Adelaide's mettle now. They need to make sure they don't drop their head.
Wu Xi
Xie Pengfei
Jiangsu Suning
75' SUBSTITUTION JIANGSU - Pengfei Xie is replaced by Xi Wu.
R. McGree
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
74' YELLOW ADELAIDE - Riley McGree goes into the book for bringing Yuan down from behind. Jiangsu will have a set-piece now.
74' The offside call was so tight on Elrich but Adelaide needed to keep their head and not concede straight down the other end.
Goal
72' GOAL JIANGSU - The home side sweep the ball down the other end via the counter and Teixeira makes a fool of McGowan before finishing through the legs of Margush at the near post. The Reds were upset about the disallowed goal - now they are 2-0 down.
71' DISALLOWED GOAL - Elrich finishes well on the volley across the face of the keeper after the ball fell to the back post. But the assistant's flag is up - flagging for offside. Boy that looked close.
M. Ochieng
N. Mileusnic
Adelaide United
69' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Mileusnic is replaced by Ochieng,
68' CHANCE - Margush makes a terrific save from Martinez's stinging shot from outside the area.
67' Adelaide are definitely on top at the moment. Can they make their dominance count on the scoreboard?
66' CHANCE - Garuccio sends in a wonderful cross into the six-yard box but Mileusnic can't get on the end of it because of superb defensive work from Yang. He turns the ball over his own bar.
Yang Boyu
Li Ang
Jiangsu Suning
64' SUBSTITUTION JIANGSU-  Ang is replaced by Boyu Yang. Appears to have a quad strain.
64' Mileusnic drives a low cross in from the right and it's cleared for a corner.
62' Kim aims the corner at the near post but it's cleared easily. The ball comes back in to Adelaide's box but Diawara can't bring it down to strike on goal. 
62' Cirio again wins a corner with good work down the left. Adelaide looking good at the moment.
60' Adelaide have one of their best attacks of the match. Mileusnic plays Elrich down the right flank, but his dangerous cross is headed clear and O'Doherty handballs on the edge of the box. They looked good flowing forward. Hopefully we see more of it.
58' Adelaide try a short corner setup but O'Doherty doesn't manage to get it into the penalty area. Again disappointing. All the big men were forward - get the ball into the danger area.
58' Cirio wins a corner down the left. This is a big chance for the Reds.
57' Mileusnic whips in a great ball from the right channel but Yuan deals with it well at the back post. That's more like it with the cross.
B. Garuccio
M. Marrone
Adelaide United
55' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Marrone is replaced by Ben Garuccio. Elrich switches to right full back with Garuccio slotting in at left back.
55' Margush easily claims Hong's soft header after the deep set piece came swinging in.
54' Teixeira cuts inside, feeds Ramires at the top of the box, but the former Chelsea midfielder curls a tame shot wide of Margush's right post.
52' There isn't much intensity in the match at the moment.
51' O'Doherty is putting himself about well in midfield. Been impressive tonight. Definitely something for the Reds to work with.
48' CHANCE - Mileusnic robs the ball off Ang in a dangerous position, he squares to Diawara for the tap-in but a Jiangsu defender intercepts before it gets there. Wow. That was a huge opportunity. Mileusnic needed to think his way through that.
47' Li Ang steps up the free kick but he strikes it against the wall. 
47' Elrich is penalised for a handball and Adelaide have to defend a dangerous free kick from just outside the box.
46' No substitutions made by either team at the break.
45' SECOND HALF - The ball has been kicked off and the second half is underway.
Adelaide have had a decent crack. Just lacking quality in key areas to structure and make chances when going forward.
HALF TIME - Jiangsu take a single-goal lead into the main break and have been the much better team. Teixeira found the net after being 'Johnny on the spot' after Ramires' shot.
45' + 1' There will be one minute of added on time.
Zhang Xiaobin
Yellow Card
Jiangsu Suning
44' YELLOW CARD JIANGSU - Xiaobin brings down Cirio in midfield and is given a caution.
44' Teixeira and Martinez attempts to link up twice but Adelaide just enough to prevent a strike on goal. The dam wall is close to breaking.
42' Teixeira whips in a brilliant ball to the penalty area but Elrich makes a great clearing header and the Reds survive. Can they get to half-time with the damage remaining as it is?
42' Marrone cannons into Teixeira and a foul is given. He must be careful. Is already on a yellow card.
41' McGree curls in a cross looking for Mileusnic at the back post, but it's too deep and Sipeng claims. Another example of disappointing delivery.
40' Approaching half-time with Jiangsu in control. Adelaide have had a few interesting forays forward of late but no concrete chances.
37' Marrone misses the ball again, Martinez attacks at pace, Adelaide's defence is stretched but the Colombian runs into a brick wall of defenders in attacking midfield. He should have fed a teammate.
36' O'Doherty shows experience beyond his years to get his body between the ball and Teixeira to win the foul in midfield. He looks to have great potential. Very intelligent player,
34' Diawara tries an audacious effort from outside the area and it's high, wide and nowhere near the target.
34' Mileusnic takes on his full back, beats him but sends in a woeful cross for a goal kick. Needs to be much better.
32' Cirio is working hard for the Reds. He was buzzing around up top and nearly forced a mistake by Jiangsu's deepest defender.
31' Jiangsu are really starting to control this game with their possession. Just took them a bit of time to get settled.
29' That's both Marrone and McGowan carded for Adelaide. Their defence must be careful. Going down to 10 men would be a disaster.
D. McGowan
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
27' YELLOW CARD ADELAIDE - McGowan absolutely axes Martinez. The Colombian was about to skip past and approach the box.
26' Kim's free kick from deep fails to beat the first Jiangsu defender. That's poor delivery. Need to get it in deeper and give the big men a chance.
25' Regan gets across to cover after Marrone misses the ball and is caught in no mans land. The Reds can't afford to make many more defensive mistakes.
23' Cirio starts an attack for the Reds with a great piece of dribbling skill in midfield. He feeds Mileusnic down the flank, the cross comes in and Diawara attempts a bicycle kick but just misses the ball. Nice bit of play from the away side.
21' Diawara manages a tame shot on target for Adelaide. His header didn't have enough power of direction. At least Adelaide are getting the ball into the opposition's penalty area.
20' Teixeira sends in a delightful cross to the centre of the penalty area from a deep set piece but Martinez can only get a weak header on goal that Margush claims easily.
20' Adelaide have had a lot of the ball but haven't made any in-roads in attack. No chances or half chances.
17' CHANCE - Kim is robbed of the ball by Ramires in defensive midfield, he plays through Martinez, who tries to place a curled shot in the corner but it goes just wide of Margush's left post. Very close. The Reds cannot lose the ball there.
16' Ramires plays Teixeira through down the right flank, the Brazilian tries to cut inside and McGowan snuffs out the danger. Teixeira looks too much to handle for Adelaide's defence.
15' It was a poor effort from Adelaide's 19-year-old goalkeeper. Teixeira shows that he is just not tricks and skill, but also a hard worker with good positioning.
Goal
14' GOAL JIANGSU - Margush spills a shot from distance and Teixeira is on the spot to stroke it home from the rebound. It was Ramires' shot that was parried.
12' Jiangsu are slowly working themselves into the match. Adelaide must be vigilant.
9' CROSSBAR - Teixeira whips in a delightful free kick into the six-yard box, the ball bobbles before Ang smashes it against the bar from the penalty spot. Regan blocks another shot from Jiangsu. Boy, that was close to the opener.
M. Marrone
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
8' YELLOW CARD ADELAIDE  -  Michael Marrone receives a booking for the challenge on Teixeira. He will miss Adelaide's next ACL match because of suspension.
8' Xiaotin plays a one-two and bursts past Marrone on the left wing. Marrone brings the Chinese attacker down just on the edge of the area. So close to a penalty. Free kick to come.
7' Jiangsu appear happy to sit back and let Adelaide maintain possession. They clearly are worried about their match sharpness and want to play on the counter.
5' Teixeira plays a one-two, then explodes forward attacking the top of penalty box. McGowan gets across with a foot to clear but that is a strong warning of the Brazilian's capabilities.
4' Jiangsu are in the beginning of their domestic season and it appears they haven't settled yet.
2' The Reds are giving a good account of themselves so far. Have dominated possession in the first few minutes.
2' The stadium is about three-quarters full. Good atmosphere for a mid-week match.
1' Adelaide immediately put under pressure and forced to get the ball back to Margush. A sign of Jiangsu's intended pressure.
1' The ball has been kicked off and we are underway.
Can Adelaide breathe life into their ACL campaign? They'll be at long odds to get the job done away from home in China.
Adelaide opt to start new striker Papa Diawara. He only made his first start for the club last weekend in the A-League. Surprisingly, the Reds best player from their first ACL match, Ben Garuccio, has been left on the bench. Eli Babalj will also be available as a substitute.
Jiangsu feature Brazilian duo Ramires and Alex Teixeira in midfield. The former being a Champions League winner with Chelsea, while Teixeira scored an incredible 67 goals in 147 games as an attacking midfielder for Shakhtar Donetsk.
Adelaide United (4-3-3): Margush; Elrich (c); Regan; McGowan; Marrone; O'Doherty; Jae-Sung; McGree; Cirio; Mileusnic; Diawara. Subs: Ochieng; Mells; Babalj; Makarounas; Warland; Garuccio; Hall
Jiangu Suning (5-3-2): Sipeng; Xiaotian; Ang; Jeong-Ho; Yun; Yuan; Pengfei; Ramires; Xiaobin; Teixeira (c); Martinez. Subs: Chao; Jianye; Tianyi; Xinlin; Xi; Xiang; Boyu
Both teams have played one ACL match so far with Adelaide thumped 3-0 at home by Japan’s Gamba Osaka, while Jiangsu nicked a 1-0 away win at Korea’s Jeju United.
Kickoff is scheduled for 1935 local time. In approximately 35 minutes.
Welcome to Nanjing Olympic Sports Center for tonight’s Asian Champions League group H clash between Jiangsu Suning and Adelaide United.
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