For me, Cristiano is at the other end of the spectrum. He is quite prepared to fling himself into the air to win a penalty or free kick. With the same haircut and whistle from the Melbourne v Roar game last week, the ref was fooled by Cristiano's dive on 5 minutes, clearly the ball had been kicked and Cristiano through himself into the air. I think when the ref reviews this match he will be given a few different view for the next time Cristiano faces him. Short sighted.
Frank Farina said in the Courier Mail today:
'Big Sash was one of our better players last season and seems to be doing an admirable job for Adelaide.' page 119
Well he doesn't play for the Roar anymore. Probably because he was down the bottom end of the pay and picked fights with his team mates. But Adelaide are paying in that he is suspended for their first ACL semi.
Adelaide were up 2-0 at half time and Cristiano made it 3-0 on 50 minutes with a poachers goal. Then a few substitutions and some mistakes from Eugene Galekovic and it was 3-3. Adelaide just ran out of petrol. Teams that haven't played them in this condition will think themselves unlucky.