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90' + 3'
R. Grant
Red Card
79'
T. Jurić
C. Goodwin
2 - 2
75'
J. Elsey
C. Goodwin
2 - 1
51'
Bobô
Goal
2 - 0
19'
Bobô
A. Baumjohann
1 - 0

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Possession
37% 62%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 7
Total Passes 319 506
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Commentary

FULL TIME - Adelaide United came back from a two goal deficit to claim a share of the points after a 2-2 draw with Sydney FC. Sydney looked to be on their way after Bobo's brace but that stung Adelaide into action and some would argue Adelaide should have won it in the end on balance of opportunities. The result leaves the ladder positions unchanged with Adelaide in third and Sydney in fourth position. 
90' + 5' Goodwin's free kick is driven straight into the wall and the referee calls full time. 
R. Grant
Red Card
90' + 3' RED CARD - Rhyan Grant is sent off after bringing down Goodwin on the edge of the box as the last defender. 
A. Toure
Yellow Card
90' + 3' YELLOW CARD - Alhassan Toure is booked for time wasting. 
P. Niyongabire
T. Jurić
90' + 2' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Tomi Jurić is replaced by Pacifique Niyongabire.
90' + 2' Goodwin tries one from distance but he's off target. 
90' + 1' There will be four minutes of stoppage time. 
90' Caceres shoots through traffic with the rebound going to Barbarouses who was offside. 
89' Cavallo with a good run. He looks up and shoots but it's straight at Redmayne. 
88' Toure crosses to the far post looking for Juric but Redmayne claims it. 
87' Halloran's cross is spilt by Redmayne but McGowan scrambles to clear the ball.
85' Sydney ahve the corner but the Adelaide defence manages to clear the danger. 
84' Sydney's fans are desperately trying to lift their team. 
T. Buhagiar
Bobô
81' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Bobo is replaced by Trent Buhagiar.
81' Goodwin gets back up and Redmayne will take the free kick. 
80' Adelaide are at it again. Strain's cross is met by Goodwin who collides with Redmayne and stays down. 
T. Jurić
Goal
79' GOAL ADELAIDE - Unbelievable stuff here with Tomi Jurić taking the free kick. He drives it low and hard through the wall with Redmayne seeing it late and beaten! It's all square at 2-2!
78' Juric is fouled just outside the box by McGowan and Adelaide have the free kick in a very dangerous position. 
76' Ninkovic gets to the edge of the box and shoots and it's a fine save by Gauci to keep it out. 
J. Elsey
Goal
75' GOAL ADELAIDE - Goodwin finds space and cuts it back to Jordan Elsey who slams it inside the near post to pull one back for Adelaide. Sydney 2-1. 
75' D'Arrigo sends it to the near post but it's well cleared by the Sydney defence. 
75' Adelaide have the corner. 
A. Toure
S. Mauk
74' SUBSTITUTION ADELAIDE - Stefan Mauk is replaced by Alhassan Toure.
73' There is some activity on the Adelaide bench with Toure warming up. 
73' King sends it into the box but Gauci takes control of the situation and gets the ball moving for Adelaide. 
70' Halloran gets past King but Redmayne has it covered. 
H. Van der Saag
A. Baumjohann
68' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Alexander Baumjohann is replaced by Harry Van Der Saag.
66' Adelaide need to find something and pronto!
64' Barbarouses gets the ball on from 25 yards out, he takes the shot on but his tame shot doesn't test Joe Gauci.
61' After conceding in the second half Adelaide United are looking positive in attack.
59' Ryan Strain storms into the box and cuts the ball back to Stefan Mauk who blasts the ball over the bar.
55' Adelaide really have the job ahead of them now. 
Bobô
Goal
51' GOAL SYDNEY - Baumjohann plays the ball through to Barbarouses who tries to dribble past the keeper who smothers. It lands straight to the feet of Bobo who slides it through for a brace. Sydney FC lead 2-0. 
48' It has been an even start to the second half. 
45' The second half is off and underway with Sydney FC kicking off.
HALF TIME - Bobo's 47th A-League goal gives Sydney FC a 1-0 lead at half-time at Leichhardt Oval. There's a lot at stake here with Adelaide needing to win to go to the top of the ladder. If the result stays the same Sydney will jump them into third place. It's going to be a huge second half. 
45' + 4' Brattan sends it in and Gauci punches it clear. 
45' + 4' Sydney have one last chance with Baumjohann being awarded the free kick. 
45' There will be three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half. 
42' The next corner is headed out of the box by King. 
42' Goodwin sends it to the near post with Caceres sending it out for another corner. 
41' Adelaide have certainly lifted as they prepare to take another corner. 
40' Adelaide bring it back in with Juric missing from close range. 
39' The corner is dealt with by the Sydney defence. 
38' Adelaide have the corner after Goodwin's cross was sent out by King.
37' Barbarouses is through in the box with two defenders and a keeper to beat. He creates room for the shot but his effort is over for a goal kick. 
36' Adelaide are trying to get back into the game but they can't get through the Sydney defence at the moment. 
T. Jurić
Yellow Card
33' YELLOW CARD - Tomi Jurić is booked for lashing out at Caceres.
33' Goodwin sends it in but the free kick goes against Elsey who launches at it and takes some opponents with him. 
31' Adelaide have the corner and Goodwin will take it. 
30' The Sydney fans are full of voice with their team a goal ahead. 
28' Referee Shaun Evans lays down the law to Sydney coach Corica on the sidelines.
25' Juande steps back up to continue but he is directed to go to the sidelines before coming back on. 
24' Play is stopped with Juande requiring some treatment. 
23' Sydney have the corner with the initial clearance coming back before offside is called. 
Bobô
Goal
19' GOAL SYDNEY - Ninkovic with a wonderful ball to Baumjohann who cuts it back to Bobo and he slams it past Gauci to make it 1-0 to Sydney. 
19' Brattan limps to the sidelines and he will be back on shortly as play resumes. 
17' Play is stopped with Brattan down and requiring some assistance. 
16' Cavallo and Goodwin combine with the former's cross being mopped up by the Sydney defence. 
14' The Sky Blues have settled after being pushed back early on in fine conditions in Sydney.
10' An opportunity goes begging for Sydney as Bobo just cannot get on the end of Ninkovic's teasing cross from the left side of the area.
6' Bobo is forced into a clearance from a dangerous delivery from Craig Goodwin as the visitors push for an early opener.
5' Adelaide have made the better start of the two teams, looking dangerous from wide areas in the opening exchanges.
1' We're underway!
This is a meeting between the third-placed Reds and fourth-placed Sky Blues. Adelaide can go top with a win, while Sydney are three points adrift of the Reds.
Substitutes: Caletti, Ochsenham, Kitto, Marrone, Niyongabire, Hassan Toure.
Adelaide United: Gauci; Strain, Elsey, Timotheou, Cavallo; D'Arrigo, Juande; Halloran, Mauk, Goodwin; Juric.
Substitutes: Van der Saag, Heward-Belle, Ivanovic, Yazbek, Wood, Warland, Buhagiar.
Sydney FC: Redmayne; Grant, McGowan, Wilkinson, King; Brattan, Caceres; Baumjohann, Ninkovic; Barbarouses, Bobo.
Welcome to Leichhardt Oval for the blockbuster clash between Sydney FC and Adelaide United.