Isaías’ best Adelaide goals
Isaías was not a prolific goal-scorer from his deep-lying midfield position. Nevertheless, when he did find the back of the net they were generally of the highest quality.
Isaías bagged 10 goals in 181 Adelaide United appearances before he made the tough decision to leave to explore an overseas opportunity, and we examine five of his most spectacular.
Long-range strike seals rout
Isaías first goal for the Reds arrived in his 56th match but it was certainly well worth the wait. With Adelaide 6-0 up in their Round 15 match of the 2014/15 campaign against Newcastle Jets, the Spaniard unleashed a stunning strike which arrowed into the top corner from outside of the 18-yard box.
Free-kick gets Reds off to blistering start
The midfielder netted his second free-kick of 2015/16 season in the final round of the regular season against Melbourne City. From the edge of the area, he had the skill to guide the ball up and over the wall, and past a helpless Thomas Sorensen to make it 1-0 in the fourth minute.
Grand Final free-kick helps down Western Sydney Wanderers
On the biggest stage of all Isaías again delivered from a set-piece. Leading 1-0 courtesy of Bruce Kamau’s opener in the 2016 Grand Final, he doubled the advantage in emphatic fashion. The then 29-year-old produced a piece of magic, demonstrating how to execute a textbook free-kick into the top corner from around 30 yards out.
Free-kick ignites comeback hopes Brisbane Roar
With Adelaide seemingly down and out, trailing 3-0 and reduced to 10 men, Isaías threw the Reds a lifeline on the stroke of half-time in Round 17 of 2018/19. Unsurprisingly, it was from a dead ball, this time bending his effort into the top left corner. Adelaide would miraculously end up winning 4-3 in what is to date the greatest comeback since the Hyundai A-League’s inception.
Expert volley ends winless streak
Needing to snap a five-game winless skid, Isaías came to rescue against the Central Coast Mariners in Round 23 of 2018/19. The skipper wrote his name all over the tie by capitalising on a poorly headed clearance to drive his volley beyond the Mariners’ gloveman.