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Reds tip beauty, beast in A-League finale

  • Reds tip beauty, beast in A-League finale

Adelaide United midfielder Isaias expects beauty in a beast of an A-League grand final against Western Sydney.

The Spaniard says Sunday's decider at Adelaide Oval will be fierce, but also full of finesse.

"I'm expecting a hard game, a tough game," Isaias said.

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"I expect a beautiful game for us, for them, and also for the fans. It's a game to enjoy."

Premiers Adelaide enter the finale in rich form - boasting just one loss from 20 games - as they recovered from being last and winless after eight rounds.

Isaias said after the sluggish start, every game became a mini-final for the Reds - and thriving under that pressure was now a bonus entering the playoff.

"Our mentality before was to play game by game, every game is a final," he said.

"And of course this weekend is the biggest final.

"Absolutely we are excited to play this kind of game."

The 29-year-old said the grand final would be the biggest game of his career, surpassing his four La Liga appearances and stints in Spain's second and third divisions.

But he didn't believe Adelaide would take any great advantage into the grand final, despite being at home and having two days' extra rest than the Wanderers, who were forced into extra-time to win their semi-final 5-4 against Brisbane.

"It's true that they played extra-time but they have seven days to recover so I think they don't have a problem," Isaias said.

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