Finals Series feature star: Marcelo Carrusca


No player is more important to Adelaide’s chances of winning the Hyundai A-League Grand Final than playmaker Marcelo Carrusca. He oozes class.

The Argentine adds that dash of class and creativity that has the Reds humming on the ball. And United will need that on Saturday night for their Semi Final with the Sky Blues. 

After a good showing in the Elimination Final against Brisbane, “Celo” will be better for having that game time as he looks to get back to 100% fitness following a stint on the sidelines. 

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We’ve had a look at his statistics ahead of Saturday night’s Semi Final with Sydney FC. 

Marcelo Carrusca on the ball.

Games – 20

Goals – 7

Minutes per goal – 229.9

Assists – 3

Shots – 37

Shooting accuracy – 51.4 percent

Chances created – 24

Crosses – 92

Fouls won – 35

Successful dribbles – 33

Adelaide United's Eugene Galekovic and Marcelo Carrusca stare through the Hyundai A-League Championship trophy.

Total passes – 729

Passing accuracy – 75.9 percent

Through balls – 5

Interceptions – 16

Marcelo Carrusca and Chris Harold tangle for the ball in the first half at nib Stadium.

Duels won – 112

Tackles – 40

Yellow cards – 4

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