Jaliens to miss Elimination Final

Melbourne City FC defender Kew Jaliens will miss Sunday's Elimination Final in New Zealand after receiving a one-match suspension.

Jaliens received a straight red card for foulding Adelaide United's Craig Goodwin when the winger was through on goal. Below is the statement issued by the Match Review Panel on Monday afternoon.

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) – consisting of Simon Micallef (Chair), Alan Davidson and Alan Contini – convened to consider the following incident from Round 27 of the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 Season:

In or around the 66th minute of Adelaide United’s match against Melbourne City FC on Saturday 25 April 2015 an incident involving Kew Jaliens (Melbourne City FC) occurred. The MRP has the authority to consider the incident as Kew Jaliens was issued with a direct red card. The MRP confirmed that Kew Jaliens will serve a suspension of one (1) match, being the minimum sanction for the offence of denying the opposing team an obvious goal-scoring opportunity.