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74'
S. Luštica
Penalty Goal
2 - 2
63'
Dimas
Goal
2 - 1
45'
N. Martínez
Penalty Miss
38'
D. McGowan
Cirio
2 - 0
10'
M. Carrusca
Penalty Goal
1 - 0

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59% 40%
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Shots On Target 6 3
Total Passes 486 331
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Commentary

FULL-TIME: Adelaide 2-2 Western Sydney – an enthralling second half comes to an end and the Wanderers have earned a point. A Dimas header and Lustica penalty saw Western Sydney claim a deserved point after a first half dominated by Adelaide, who led 2-0 through Carrusca and McGowan. There were three penalties – one missed by Martinez. The Wanderers extended their unbeaten league run to six matches ahead of an elimination final, while Adelaide avoided finishing bottom.
90' + 1' There'll be three minutes of added time in Adelaide.
87' It's the Wanderers who are looking the more likely to find a winner in the closing stages.
83' Half a chance for the Wanderers as Cornthwaite heads a Dimas set-piece over the bar.
S. Zinni
R. Griffiths
81' Griffiths comes off for Zinni after a head clash with La Rocca.
N. Mileusnic
J. O'Doherty
77' Final change for Adelaide sees O'Doherty replaced by Mileusnic.
M. Shabow
S. Cole
75' Cole comes off after winning that penalty, with Shabow replacing him.
S. Luštica
Penalty Goal
74' GOAL WANDERERS! Lustica sends Galekovic the wrong way from the penalty spot to make it 2-2!
73' PENALTY WANDERERS! La Rocca gives away another spot-kick for a clumsy challenge on Cole!
B. Diawara
E. Babalj
71' A second change for Adelaide as Babalj comes off for Diawara.
70' The intensity has lifted in Adelaide with the Wanderers showing much more urgency as they search for an equaliser.
A. Majok
N. Martínez
64' Martinez comes off and is replaced by Majok.
Dimas
Goal
63' GOAL WANDERERS! A brilliant Lustica free-kick from 20 yards crashes against the crossbar, but Dimas is on hand to head the rebound into an open goal as Galekovic was left stranded after his dive.
62' Marrone is fouled down the right and a clever set-piece goes to Kim, whose shot from the edge of the area is blocked!
55' CHANCE! Babalj feeds Cirio down the right and the Spaniard beats Borda with pace before crossing for the striker, who slides in and just puts his effort wide!
Kim Jae-Sung
R. McGree
53' McGree comes off after an impressive performance, still feeling the effects of a big collision before half-time. Kim is his replacement. 
50' Few stoppages to start the second half as O'Doherty is crunched by Cornthwaite, before McGree goes down after a collision with Griffiths.
46' We're back underway at Coopers Stadium!
HALF-TIME: Adelaide 2-0 Western Sydney – it has been a dominant half by the Reds. Carrusca opened the scoring from the penalty spot before McGowan gave the hosts a deserved two-goal lead. Martinez had a chance to bring the Wanderers back into it, but his spot-kick just before the break was saved by Galekovic.
N. Martínez
Penalty Miss
45' PENALTY SAVED! Galekovic makes a brilliant stop from Martinez, diving to his right to push away the spot-kick!
44' PENALTY WANDERERS! La Rocca is penalised for a handball from a Cole cross.
Cirio
Assist
38' A hint of fortune about the assist for Cirio, who was aiming for goal.
D. McGowan
Goal
38' GOAL ADELAIDE! McGowan is on hand to divert a powerful Cirio effort after the Spaniard went for goal, with a cross having fallen to him in the area.
37' McGree and Carrusca have been particularly lively for Adelaide in a dominant first half.
31' It seems like a matter of time before Adelaide go further ahead as McGree fires another powerful volley towards goal, but this one is blocked by Hamill.
26' CLOSE! Cornthwaite with a last-ditch tackle to deny O'Doherty a tap in after a mix-up between Baccus and Janjetovic left the goal open.
26' Aside from Martinez's bit of class, Adelaide have dominated the opening 25 minutes. The Reds deserve their lead and it could be greater.
21' Borda's struggles to start this game continue as his error almost gifts Adelaide a second, but no-one can get on the end of Carrusca's cross.
18' An action-packed start in Adelaide! Martinez is inches away from equalising for the Wanderers as his curling effort from 25 yards goes just wide.
17' Close! McGree cracks a powerful 20-yard volley through a crowd of players, but Janjetovic saves!
14' A lovely move by Adelaide as Carrusca and Babalj play a one-two before the Argentinian forces a low save out of Janjetovic.
13' Cole tries his luck with a 30-yard free-kick, but his curling effort goes over the crossbar.
M. Carrusca
Penalty Goal
10' GOAL ADELAIDE! A clinical finish from the penalty spot by Carrusca, who fires into the top corner, giving Janjetovic no chance!
9' PENALTY ADELAIDE! Babalj tries to get a shot on target, but is fouled by a sliding Borda!
8' The Wanderers are much-changed from the team which played in the Champions League in mid-week. Win, lose or draw, they are playing an away elimination final next week.
6' A very patient start by Adelaide, who are keeping possession in their defensive third as they try and move the Wanderers out of position.
2' Huge chance for Adelaide! A mistake from Borda gives Babalj the opportunity, but his effort is too narrow and tipped over by Janjetovic.
1' We're underway in Adelaide!
Subs: Tyson, Shabow, Bandiera, Zinni, Majok.
Western Sydney (4-3-3): Janjetovic; Baccus, Borda, Cornthwaite, Hamill; Pinatares, Lustica, Dimas; Cole, Griffiths, Martinez
Subs: Kim, Diawara, Warland, Mileusnic, Margush.
Adelaide (4-3-3): Galekovic; Marrone, McGowan, La Rocca, Garuccio; Carrusca, Isaias, McGree; O'Doherty, Babalj, Cirio
The Wanderers can, briefly, jump from sixth to fifth on the A-League table. Adelaide can move into eighth, while they will avoid bottom as long as they are not beaten heavily.
Both teams are coming off AFC Champions League outings, with Adelaide beating Jeju United and the Wanderers losing at home to Seoul.
Welcome to Coopers Stadium for the A-League clash between Adelaide United and Western Sydney Wanderers.