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SportGlory beat Adelaide in semi-final thriller

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

Adelaide vow to take up the fight to Glory

Adelaide vow to take up the fight to Glory Adelaide United skipper Isaias says more of the pressure will be on Premiers Plate winners Perth Glory in their A-League semi-final showdown at HBF Park.

Perth Glory will take on either Sydney FC or Melbourne Victory in the A-League grand final after surviving a major scare against Adelaide .

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

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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Adelaide United fought back twice to level against Perth Glory in an epic Hyundai A-League semi - final at HBF Park. It ended in a penalty shootout in what

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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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Can Glory 's Castro cement GOAT status?: Adelaide vow to take up the fight to Glory Adelaide United skipper Isaias says more of the Adelaide United skipper Isaias says more of the pressure will be on Premiers Plate winners Perth Glory in their A-League semi - final showdown at HBF Park.

Perth Glory beat Adelaide in semi - final thriller for the ages. An exquisite finish that capped a tremendous individual performance by Swedish star Ola Toivonen sealed Wellington Phoenix’s fate as Melbourne Victory advanced to another semi - final showdown with Sydney FC.

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

View match details for the Perth Glory vs Adelaide United, Hyundai A-League, Semi - Finals , 10th May 2019 match from HBF Park on the Hyundai A-League It was drama of the highest order in WA as Perth Glory secured their Hyundai A-League Grand Final 2019 ticket with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win

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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