Adelaide United
Melbourne Victory
Hyundai A-League R14
Coopers Stadium
2017-01-07T08:50:00+00:00
Attendance
10,036

Clinical Victory complete season double over Adelaide

Melbourne Victory’s commanding form has continued with a hard-earned 2-0 defeat of rivals Adelaide United in a lively contest at Coopers Stadium on Saturday night.

James Troisi and Besart Berisha combined to see off the hosts who toiled hard but, for the first time in Hyundai A-League history, failed to find the net in a third straight match.

Troisi’s second goal of the season was a worthy opener during an entertaining opening as the midfielder curled Victory into a 1-0 lead in the 22 nd  minute.

Isaias almost conjured a stunning equaliser for Adelaide after the break but the midfielder’s teasing free-kick came back off the crossbar.

Berisha put the seal on Victory’s fifth straight win just three minutes later when he traded roles with Troisi, the Albanian this time heading home his teammate’s free-kick to push Kevin Muscat’s side six points clear in second.

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GOALS

0-1 Victory: Troisi, 22’

Berisha collected Leigh Broxham’s left-sided pass and teed it up for Troisi to beautifully curl beyond the reach of an outstretched Eugene Galekovic.

0-2 Victory: Berisha, 68’

After winning the free-kick himself, Berisha firmly headed Troisi’s delivery into the bottom near corner.

KEY MOMENT

Isaias was agonisingly denied an equaliser when his classy free-kick crashed against the crossbar midway through the second-half. Victory doubled their advantage fewer than five minutes later.

CROWD

10,036 @ Coopers Stadium

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Hyundai A-League 2017/18
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64
Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 50
Melbourne City FC 27 13 4 10 43
Melbourne Victory 27 12 5 10 41
Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 39
Brisbane Roar FC 27 10 5 12 35
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 27 8 9 10 33
Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 32
Wellington Phoenix 27 5 6 16 21
Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 20
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Women 12 9 1 2 28
Sydney FC Women 12 8 1 3 25
Newcastle Jets Women 12 6 2 4 20
Melbourne City FC Women 12 6 2 4 20
Canberra United Women 12 5 1 6 16
Perth Glory Women 12 4 2 6 14
Melbourne Victory Women 12 3 2 7 11
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 12 3 2 7 11
Adelaide United Women 12 3 1 8 10
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne City FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Melbourne Victory Youth 8 4 1 3 13
Adelaide United Youth 8 3 2 3 11
Perth Glory Youth 8 3 1 4 10
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 8 2 1 5 7
# Club P W D L PTS
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 8 6 0 2 18
Sydney FC Youth 8 5 2 1 17
Newcastle Jets Youth 8 3 3 2 12
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 2 1 5 7
Canberra United Youth 8 1 0 7 3