Reds topple Victory to make FFA Cup quarters

Adelaide United have won the all-Hyundai A-League clash against Melbourne Victory to storm into the Westfield FFA Cup quarter finals.

STORY OF THE GAME

►Victory had the better of the first half but failed to capitalise on their opportunities.

►Although the Reds almost stole the lead before the break when Nikola Mileusnic's header rattled the crossbar.

►New Danish signing Johan Absalonsen broke the deadlock with a piercing shot from outside the box.

►George Blackwood made it 2-0 as he converted a penalty before another excellent curling strike from Nathan Konstandopoulos put the icing on the cake late on.

GOALS

53’ | Absalonsen unleashes a thumping drive on his left foot from outside the 18-yard box and past the outstretched fingertips of Lawrence Thomas to make it 1-0.

66’ | Absalonsen wins a penalty after his shot is handled in the box. Blackwood steps up and converts the ensuing spot-kick to double the Reds’ advantage – sending the goalkeeper the other way.

88’ | With Adelaide dominating possession, Konstandopoulos puts the result beyond doubt with a sumptuous curling strike from distance and into the top right corner.