Battle Of The Reds – Adelaide 2017

Date: 22nd July, 2017
Location: Titanium Security Arena
Kick Off: 19:00
Winners: Liverpool Masters

The Battle of the Reds tour of Adelaide was from the 17th to the 22nd July 2017.
Masters Football are very proud to have worked alongside our charity partner Fight Cancer Foundation on this event. Fight Cancer Foundation is a national charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients and families, and funding cancer research.

Masters Football put together 4 squad’s of 9 players to compete in the inaugural tournament and first ever Masters event in Australia. Liverpool Masters, Man Utd Masters, A-League Masters and Socceroo Masters came head to head in a 5-a-side tournament held at the Titanium Security Arena, Adelaide. Some world class names including David James, Luis Garcia, Louis Saha and World Cup winner Kleberson were on show for the English giants whilst Premier League old boys Michael Bridges, Danny Tiato and Simon Colosimo represented the A-League and Socceroo Masters. With some of the biggest names to grace the English game on show against a mixture of local heroes – it promised to be a real exhibition for the Australian public to enjoy

A 4-day itinerary including a kids soccer training day, school visits, morning tea at Government house with his excellency and patients from the foundation aswell as a Masters golf day at Glenelg Golf club was arranged in support of the big tournament! Providing locals lots of opportunities to rub shoulders with their heroes and the Masters a chance to see the different sights Adelaide have to offer.

Liverpool Masters

Luis Garcia

1 - 3

Socceroos Masters

Mckain
Burns
Tiato

A-League Masters

Caravella

1 - 4

Man Utd Masters

Saha 2
Blackmore
Djemba-Djemba

Man Utd Masters

Poborsky 2
Djemba-Djemba

3 - 3

Liverpool Masters

Fabio Aurelio
Luis Garcia 2

Socceroos Masters

Thompson
Colosimo 2
Carle

4 - 4

A-League Masters

McGarry 2
McBreen 2

A-League Masters

McGarry 2

2 - 7

Liverpool Masters

Fabio Aurelio 2
Kromkamp
Berger
Luis Garcia 3

Socceroos Masters

Tiato
Carle
Burns

3 - 2

Man Utd Masters

Saha
Djemba-Djemba

League Table

P W D L F A PTS

Liverpool Masters

4 1 1 1 11 8 4

Socceroos Masters

4 1 1 1 10 9 4

Man Utd Masters

4 1 1 1 9 8 4

A-League Masters

4 0 1 2 8 15 1

Final

Liverpool Masters

Thompson 2
Fabio Aurelio

3 -

3 Socceroos Masters - (Liverpool Masters win 3-2 on pens)

McKain 2
Colosimo

Awards

Man of the Match:
David James

Golden Boot:
Luis Garcia

Team Squads

Liverpool Masters

1 David James goalkeeper
6 Bjorn Kvarme defender
2 Jan Kromkamp defender
4 Steve Harkness defender
25 David Thompson midfield
12 Fabio Aurelio midfield
16 Didi Hamann midfield
15 Patrik Berger midfield
10 Luis Garcia forward

Man Utd Masters

1 Paul Rachubka goalkeeper
3 Lee Martin defender
23 Clayton Blackmore defender
25 Quinton Fortune midfield
7 Keith Gillespie midfield
19 Eric Djemba-Djemba midfield
8 Karel Poborsky midfield
15 Kleberson midfield
9 Louis Saha forward

Socceroos Masters

1 Ante Covic goalkeeper
4 Simon Colosimo defender
14 Danny Tiatto defender
6 Jon Mckain defender
5 Jacob Burns midfield
10 Matt Thompson midfield
9 Nick Carle forward
8 Dean Heffernan defender

1 Jim Kourtis goalkeeper
5 Beau Busch defender
3 Patrick Zwaanswijk defender
8 Zenon Caravella midfield
15 Steven Mcgarry midfield
10 Daniel McBreen forward
9 Michael Bridges forward