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Key Events

2 - 1
A. Le Fondre
Penalty Miss
J. Delianov
Penalty Save
J. King
2 - 0
A. Le Fondre
Penalty Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

44% 55%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 5
Total Passes 404 481
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Final Series
Final Series Play-offs


FULL TIME - Sydney FC have held off a brave Adelaide United to win 2-1 and qualify for their third consecutive Grand Final. They await the winner of tomorrow's match between Melbourne City and Macarthur and they will be ready as they seek to secure a historic three-peat. 
90' + 6' Adelaide scramble the ball into the box and it falls to Toure who sends it out of the stadium. He just had to keep that down.
90' + 4' The Sydney fans are chanting and making a lot of noise. They are anticipating another Grand Final appearance. 
90' + 3' Wood is in behind the defence and he gets in on the keeper but drags the shot wide. That should have been that. 
90' + 3' It's now or never for Adelaide who must throw everything into these final few minutes. 
90' + 2' Sydney have the corner and they are in no rush to take it. 
90' There will be six minutes of stoppage time. 
88' Wood cuts it back for Van Der Saag but he misses a simple tap in and Adelaide survive. 
86' Juande curls the free kick but it's straight to Heward-Belle. 
85' Adelaide have the free kick to the left of the box. With this wind it could be dangerous for Sydney. 
H. Van der Saag
A. Baumjohann
83' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Alexander Baumjohann is off for Harry Van Der Saag.
82' Adelaide have the corner and it's sent into the box for Elsey who heads it straight to Heward-Belle. 
P. Niyongabire
S. Mauk
79' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Stefan Mauk has been replaced by Pacifique Niyongabire.
P. Wood
78' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Bobo comes off to be replaced by Patrick Wood.
77' The corner is sent into the box and it's initially cleared out. It comes to Caceres who shoots from the edge of the box and misses narrowly.
76' Baumjohann can deliver magic with the ball and on this occasion his pass in is nothing short of brilliance with Barbarouses winning the corner. 
76' Sydney have the corner which is delivered into the box with Sydney players going up and appealing for a handball in the box, but play is allowed to continue. 
S. Mauk
Yellow Card
74' YELLOW CARD - Stefan Mauk has been booked for dissent. 
74' Wilkinson goes over the top of Juric in the box and he stays down. Play will stop for treatment and for the VAR to take a quick look. 
73' Toure tries to take on Wilkinson who sends the ball out for a throw in. 
72' Halloran tries a couple of times to get past King but he can't progress and a goal kick is the result. 
69' The resulting corner is easily cleared by the Sydney defence. 
69' Lopez bends it in with Juric's header forcing Heward-Belle into making another fine save. 
67' There was a nervous moment for Adelaide with VAR taking a look at a possible offside but the goal stood in the end and it's game on. 
64' GOAL ADELAIDE - Juric sends the free kick into the wall but the rebound goes to Juande who unleashes a wonder strike from position near where the free kick was taken. Heward-Belle dives but does so in vain. Sydney leads 2-1. 
64' Adelaide have the free kick in a dangerous position after a foul by Brattan. 
M. Toure
R. Kitto
62' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Ryan Kitto has been replaced by Mohamed Toure.
59' Adelaide will soon be turning to their bench to turn things around. 
57' The corner is sent in towards Elsey who heads it wide at the back post. 
56' Adelaide are looking for a way back as Retre concedes the corner. 
Penalty Miss
53' PENALTY MISS - Le Fondre tries for the bottom left corner again and this time Delianov guesses correctly and makes a fine save. It remains 2-0. 
Javi López
Yellow Card
52' YELLOW CARD - Javier López has been shown the yellow card for the penalty conceding foul. 
52' PENALTY! The VAR decision has come through and Sydney have another penalty. 
50' A brilliant ball from Baumjohann to Barbarouses who is then subsequently brought down in the box by Lopez. This will go to the VAR for a possible penalty check. 
Yellow Card
49' YELLOW CARD - Juande has been booked for his foul on Brattan. 
48' Sydney will be looking to employ a safety first approach to the second half with the benefit of a two goal buffer. 
45' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - Le Fondre and Bobo have combined to give Sydney FC a 2-0 lead at half-time. Adelaide will have to play out of their skins and have a lot of luck if they are to stop Sydney from making another Grand Final. 
45' + 3' Play is stopped with Strain requiring attention after receiving a stray elbow in the contest for the ball against Baumjohann who isn't sanctioned. 
45' + 1' The corner is sent to Juric who heads it over. 
45' Juric shoots on the turn but Warland forces it wide and out for a corner. 
43' GOAL SYDNEY - Caceres with a lovely ball to King who squares it up perfectly for Bobo who stabs the shot past Delianov who didn't react quickly enough and all he can do is retrieve it out of the back of the net. Sydney leads 2-0. 
40' Adelaide have another corner. This time it comes out to Halloran who shoots over. 
37' D'Arrigo shoots from the edge of the box but Heward-Belle makes a comfortable save. 
34' Juande sends a dangerous cross towards the far post with Warland there to clear it off the line. 
34' D'Arrigo delivers but it's headed clear by the Sydney defence. 
34' The corner is sent to the far post and it's pushed out for another corner on the other side. 
33' Adelaide win the corner. 
31' Adelaide are enjoying a good period of possession. 
28' Rain starts to fall here and it's not the most pleasant of conditions to match the occasion tonight.
26' King with a well taken shot from outside the box that sees Delianov make a very important save. 
A. Le Fondre
Penalty Goal
24' PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY - Adam James Le Fondre sends the penalty low and firmly inside the bottom left corner with Delianov going to the right to give Sydney FC the 1-0 lead. 
24' PENALTY! The initial decision has been overturned and Sydney have the penalty. 
22' Barbarouses is taken out by Delianov and the referee says no penalty. VAR must check this because that appears to be the wrong decision. 
20' Brattan tries to float the ball through but the wind takes it and it goes out for a goal kick. 
17' There is a strong breeze tonight and that's having some impact on the quality of delivery. 
15' Baumjohann with a good ball to Barbarouses who tricks his way into the box but has run out of tricks just as he was about to pull the trigger and Adelaide scramble the clearance. 
13' Strain with a shot from the right side of the box. He has Heward-Belle beaten but rattles the crossbar!
11' Adelaide have made a very cautious start to this match. 
9' Sydney has had the better start of the two teams. 
6' The corner is well cleared by the Adelaide defence. 
4' Brattan curls the free kick into the box and Adelaide have conceded the corner. 
3' Baumjohann sends it in deep but it gets past them all and goes out for a goal kick. 
2' Sydney have the free kick in a very dangerous position. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Adelaide (4-5-1): Delianov (GK); Lopez, Jakobsen, Elsey, Strain; Kitto, Mauk, Halloran, D'Arrigo, Juande; Juric. Subs: Ochsenham (GK), Caletti, Mohamed Toure, Marrone, Timotheou, Cavallo, Niyongabire.
Sydney (4-4-2): Heward-Belle (GK); King, Warland, Wilkinson, Retre; Baumjohann, Caceres, Brattan, Barbarouses; Le Fondre, Bobo. Subs: Pavlesic (GK), Segecic, Flottmann, Ivanovic, Talbot, Wood, Van der Saag. 
Sydney will be fresh after having the week off and they will be hosting an Adelaide United team who are fresh off an elimination final win against the Brisbane Roar. The prize tonight is a place in next weekend's Grand Final. It doesn't get much bigger than this. 
Good evening and welcome to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium for tonight's semi-final between Sydney FC and Adelaide United.