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Adel Utd pleased with draw against Victory

  • Adel Utd pleased with draw against Victory

Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor says he's happy with securing a point following the Reds' 0-0 draw with Melbourne Victory in their season opener.

Victory looked the side most likely to find the net on Friday night and dominated play for large portions of the contest.

Amor said kicking off the season with a draw against the defending champions was a positive start to Adelaide's campaign.

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"In general I'm very happy," Amor said through a translator.

"I think it was a very difficult game and we should keep in mind we were playing the current champion.

"There were moments coming from both teams, but overall I'm very satisfied and happy with our team."

Amor was forced to hand 20-year-old John Hall his first start in the United goal after skipper Eugene Galekovic missed the clash following his Socceroos call up.

Hall endured some shaky moments but also produced a handful of impressive saves to deny Melbourne Victory and keep a clean sheet.

"It was a good test for him," Amor said.

"All things considered it has been a tough test for him but a test that he has passed with a high grade."

The Reds will welcome back Galekovic, as well as Tarek Elrich who was also away on national duty, for the Western Sydney Wanders clash at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

But Bruce Djite, who was a late withdrawal from the Victory match, could be looking at another fortnight on the sidelines.

"He is injured, it's his adductor," Amor said of his striker.

"It's a matter for the medical staff to decide if he can be back playing in two or three weeks."

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