It's becoming difficult to rate an opposition side against the Big V; like Craig Goodwin said "they're just so good."
Lawrence Thomas - 7.5
It's easy to forget on his quieter nights just how far he's come, such a solid player with the ball at his feet, keeping the Victory defence organised and the ball moving intelligently. No wonder he's talking Socceroos.
Storm Roux - 7.5
Made fantastic overlapping runs, pegged good passes, tracked back: silent performer.
Corey Brown - 6.5
Solid defensively, Victory focused their efforts down the right leaving him slightly out of action.
Thomas Deng - 8
Strong physical presence, predictably dominant in dealing with Adelaide's aerial balls.
Georg Niedermeier - N/A
Replaced injured with the interesting substitution of James Troisi, not exactly like for like. Minutes later Adelaide nearly scored from a corner, but the decision paid off in the second half.
Carl Valeri - 7
Overall a solid display, but he makes a few interesting captain's contributions. Completely outdone by Michael Jakobsen late in the first half, bewildered by the fellow defender’s movement from a corner, ended up embarrassing himself but Adelaide couldn’t capitalise.
Keisuke Honda - 8
Like all great marquees, makes some of the players around him look better than they are, getting them out of jail, playing perfectly weighted balls.
Still, tried to do a little too much himself at times and was beaten multiple times by a rampant defensive performance from Craig Goodwin.