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SportGlory beat Adelaide in semi-final thriller

02:25  11 may  2019
02:25  11 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Liam Reddy has pulled off four saves during the penalty shootout to guide Perth Glory to victory over Adelaide in their A-League semi - final at HBF Park.

Perth Glory v Adelaide United during the Hyundai A-League 2019 Semi Finals at HBF Park.

Glory beat Adelaide in semi-final thriller© Will Russell/Getty Images Scott Neville of the Glory celebrates after scoring a goal in extra time during the A-League Semi Final match between the Perth Glory and Adelaide United at HBF Park on May 10, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Goalkeeper Liam Reddy has heroically saved Perth Glory from a major scare to beat Adelaide 5-4 in a penalty shootout in an A-League semi-final for the ages.

Glory looked to have the game in the bag when Diego Castro's second goal in the 74th minute gave the home side a 2-0 advantage at HBF Park on Friday night.

Substitute Papa Diawara gave Adelaide a flicker of hope when he made the most of a goal-mouth scrap to score in the 81st minute.

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Perth Glory are through to the A-League's Grand Final after an incredible semi - final victory over Adelaide United at HBF Park. Liam Reddy saved four penalties and scored one of his own as Perth Glory booked a place in the A-League Grand Final by beating Adelaide United 5-4 on penalties

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And with just six seconds left in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time, Ryan Kitto fired home the equaliser after Glory failed to clear a corner.

Scott Neville edged Glory ahead in the first period of extra time.

But Ryan Kitto levelled the scores with just five minutes remaining in the contest with a powerful header.

It meant the game was locked at 3-3 and would come down to a penalty shootout.

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Folau reached out to 1991 World Cup-winning skipper Farr-Jones, a fellow committed Christian, a fortnight ago and flew back to Sydney from Adelaide to seek his counsel. Glory beat Adelaide in semi - final thriller .

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And with Adelaide goalkeeper Paul Izzo nursing an ankle injury, the visitors' hopes looked bleak.

Glory beat Adelaide in semi-final thriller© Will Russell/Getty Images Juande of the Glory celebrates after defeating the Reds during the A-League Semi Final match between the Perth Glory and Adelaide United at HBF Park on May 10, 2019 in Perth, Australia. But when Izzo saved Diego Castro's penalty early in the shootout, it meant Adelaide just needed captain Isaias to convert his to win.

Reddy pulled off a sharp save to his right to keep Glory alive, and he pulled off three more saves to give Perth a shot of victory.

Izzo, who was a hero himself in saving Jason Davidson's and Shane Lowry's penalties to keep his side in the shootout,  then needed to keep out Joel Chianese.

However, Chianese fired his penalty to the left to secure the epic win 5-4 in penalties.

Perth will now play either Melbourne Victory or Sydney FC at the 60,000-seat Optus Stadium next weekend.

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Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic hopes a heaving home crowd will help his team get over the line in Friday night's semi - final clash with Adelaide . Popovic made the most of the occasion to fly to Adelaide , where he watched United beat Melbourne City 1-0 in an extra-time thriller .

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Glory coach Tony Popovic led the Western Sydney Wanderers to three grand finals with each of them ending in losses.

Now, he has the chance to snare the champions silverware that has so far proved elusive.

But he was almost denied the opportunity by a plucky Adelaide unit that never gave up in the face of adversity.

Adelaide's loss marked the end for coach Marco Kurz, who led the side to finals in each of his two years but has already been told he is no longer required.

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Glory fans left heartbroken again.
Perth Glory's hopes of a maiden A-League Championship came to a crushing halt against Sydney FC in the grand final on Sunday.

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