Player Ratings: Melbourne Victory vs Adelaide United
NATHAN COE – 7 Lucky that free-kick was cancelled out because he was way out of position. Other than that he came out for a few crosses and was safe. Couldn't do much about the first goal and the second was a penalty.
ADRIAN LEIJER – 6.5 Gave away a soft penalty but other than that not bad.
SCOTT GALLOWAY – 6.5 Did ok but got exposed on Adelaide’s first goal. Came off.
LEIGH BROXHAM – 7.5 Got on the score-sheet when he was in the right place at the right time. Victory’s best player.
DANIEL GEORGIEVSKI – 6 Got exposed twice badly. First time he gave up and was very lucky Mabil’s shot was poor. Second time outdone. Not good enough.
MARK MILLIGAN – 7.5 Great! Tenacious, gritty and helps that midfield so much.
CARL VALERI – 7.5 Picked out a great diagonal ball to Barbarouses in the first half. Links well with Milligan.
GUILHERME FINKLER – 7 Not bad but a little quiet.
KOSTA BARBAROUSES – 7 Standard threat on the right. Great pace and got in behind Adelaide’s defence. Had a golden chance in the 76th minute and just needed to square the pass instead he had a poor shot. He must hate Berisha doesn’t pick him out.
FAHID BEN KHALFALLAH – 7.5 Adds a great option on the left-hand side. Can also cut-back in onto his right foot, proving his worth in the A-league.
BESART BERISHA – 7 Can’t believe Victory score three times and he doesn’t score. Always a threat in the final third, not to be tonight. Should have had one or two goals.
ARCHIE THOMPSON – N/A Came on last twenty or so. Was there for the counter.
NICK ANSELL – 7 Haven’t seen much of him this season. On in the last twenty. Did his job and helped Victory concede none for the time he was on.
RASHID MAHAZI – N/A On 85th minute. There to add more protection.
EUGENE GALEKOVIC – 6.5 First goal he came off his line and didn’t punch. Second and third goal not his fault.
MICHAEL MARRONE – 6 Got ran around from Victory players. Came off.
TAREK ELRICH – 6.5 Was Adelaide's best defender for the night. Good player.
NIGEL BOOGAARD – 5 Scored an own goal and did not have the best of games.
OSAMA MALIK – 5.5 Has been good but not tonight. Came off injured.
MARCELO CARRUSCA – 6 Scored a penalty. Good passing in midfield. A little surprised he did come off.
SERGIO CIRIO – 6.5 Again provides well. Consistent.
ISAÍAS – 6 Couldn’t help in containing Victory’s attacks. Hard night.
AWER MABIL – 7 Missed a sitter and should have done better but minutes later scored a tap in.
BRUCE DJITE – 6 Quiet. Didn’t really get into the game. Made some runs but got nothing at the goalkeeper.
CRAIG GOODWIN – 6 Quiet. His set pieces didn’t hit the target. Liked his delivery late on unfortunate Sanchez didn’t score.
JAMES JEGGO – 5 On with 25 to go.
PABLO SÁNCHEZ – 5 On with 25 to go. Oh geez what a chance late!!
DYLAN MCGOWAN – 6 On with over half an hour to go. Played at the back and at least got a clean sheet while he was on.