Weifang Cup 2012 – Game 1


Game 1 v Shandong Luneng Youth…

After arriving in Weifang on Saturday, Adelaide United-s young squad spent time acclimatising and adapting to the humid conditions in the lead up to the first game.

The team-s ability to adjust and gel together was more than evident in their first game as they put four past Shandong Youth in a 4-1 score line.

The score could have been more as the boys from Adelaide hit the woodwork on a number of occasions, including in the opening minute. It was a dominant display as the Reds gave the team from Shandong little chance to settle or get into a rhythm.

United Youth-s next match is against Villarreal before their final group game against the Chinese Youth Team.

Match Details
Shandong Luneng Youth 1
Adelaide United FC 4
(Nikola Mileusnic 6′, Stefan Cali 36′, Awer Mabil 48′, Jacob Melling 89′)

Starting line-up: 1.John Hall (gk), 2.Shaun Harvey (Evan Ramos 79′), 3.Scott Nagel, 5.Stefan Cali, 6. Jacob Melling, 7.John Karatzas (Anthony Trimboli 75′), 10.Awer Mabil (Bruce Kamau 72′), 11.Dion Kirk, 13.Jordan Elsey, 17.Nikola Mileusnic (Giuseppe Pacillo 88′)

Substitutes not used: 4.Jake Halliday, 15.Thomas Dickson, 18.Joseph Tripodi, 20.Stavros Grafyadel