Japanese side Gamba Osaka proved too strong for Adelaide United, running out 3-0 winners in the opening match of Group H in the Asian Champions League at Coopers Stadium on Wednesday night.
Against the club they lost the 2008 Champions League final to, Adelaide struggled from early on in front of just more than 5,000 fans.
Gamba showed their tactical nous and created plenty of problems for United as they switched their formations in defence in attack.
The Reds struggled to contain the visitors...
Adelaide United's midfield linchpin Isaias has been ruled out of Wednesday night's Asian Champions League fixture against Japanese powerhouse Gamba Osaka.
Isaias suffered a knee injury in Adelaide's A-League win against Newcastle on Friday night and will be sidelined for about a month.
Adelaide coach Guillermo Amor says Isaias can't be replaced by another player for the Asian competition in another blow for the Reds, who are also missing captain and goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic because of a shoulder...