Here's a question for you: you've got a Cup Final, pitch-perfect weather and a packed house at Hindmarsh. What more could you want?
ADELAIDE UNITED RATINGS
Paul Izzo - 7
Marshalled his defensive line to a tee, had them working like a well-oiled machine, especially from corners where he stayed on his line but yelled loud enough to be heard up the other side of the field.
Ryan Strain - 8
A constant mover down that right side, full of energy and poise. He and Ryan Kitto were the unsung heroes of this match, pushing City's far-more-accomplished wingers back the entire game.
Michael Marrone - 8
For a utility-cum-fullback-cum-centreback, he looked every part a commanding centreback tonight. Quickly becoming an Adelaide legend.
Michael Jakobsen - 9
While Toure will get all the plaudits - he is the story - Jakobsen is the real star of this Adelaide team. Now that Bart Schenkeveld's gone and the Dane's still running strong, City will be rueing his transfer every single night.
Ryan Kitto - 8.5
Copy and paste Strain's rating, just add a couple of goal-scoring chances created. Phenomenal.
Louis D'Arrigo - 7.5
Funnily enough he didn't even replicate the same exquisite performance he notched in last week's loss to City.
He just didn't have to. He played his game, took up the right positions defensively, cut off a few passing lanes and his rejuvenated teammates did the rest.
Michael Maria - 7
Another figure in that Adelaide midfield that did the dirty work in that first half, often falling just short of a goal-scoring opportunity, but ultimately succeeded under-the-radar in a spirited team performance.