'El Tornado' helps sink Sydney FC as title stays alive: E-League Round 8 wrap
Sydney FC fell to their first E-League defeat in the competition's penultimate round, missing a chance to be crowned Premiers.
The absence of star PS4 player Mark Brijeski halted the Sky Blues' charge to the title as the door opened to Melbourne City ahead of next week's final set of matches.
While top spot was left in the balance after a tight and tense Round 8, all talk surrounded the incredible 'El Tornado' scored by Adelaide United's Zachary 'vDreamz-Shooter' May-Burgess.
Sydney FC 3-6 Adelaide United
- Adelaide United became the first E-League outfit to beat a Sydney FC side shorn of key man Mark Brijeski.
PS4: Samer 'Samer96_' Elbadar 0-4 Zachary 'vDreamz-Shooter' May-Burgess
Zachary May-Burgess got Adelaide off to an unbelievable start in the first leg with an incredible 4-0 thumping of Samer Elbadar.
May-Burgess grabbed a shock opener with an angled low drive in off the post, before David de Gea came to his rescue at the other end.
Still leading after the restart, the Reds player was brimming with confidence and put that into a practice with a stunning 'El Tornado' second.
Cristiano Ronaldo delivered the brilliant skill move and it was that man again who netted twice more for Adelaide to leave the Sky Blues on the brink of a first overall loss.
Xbox: Samer 'Samer96_' Elbadar 3-2 Jamie 'FUTWIZ Jamie' O'Doherty
Samer Elbadar was unable to salvage an aggregate result despite coming from an early goal down to overcome Jamie O'Doherty 3-2 on Xbox.
Behind in the ninth minute, Elbadar first restored parity for the match after a quarter of an hour and then made it 2-1 seconds before the half-time whistle.
Elbadar scored again with 20 minutes remaining to give himself an outside chance of a monster turnaround, but O'Doherty steadied to net a nerve-settling second late in normal time.
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