The teams are in for Friday’s Semi Final against Adelaide United. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side!
City come into the penultimate match of the season with no changes to last week’s side that defeated Perth 2-0 in the Elimination Final.
Anthony Caceres was the biggest concern for John van’t Schip this week, picking up a strong knock from a clash with Glory defender Shane Lowry but the Head Coach says the midfielder has recovered and will be up for selection this week.
van’t Schip also announced that Ivan Franjic will miss out another week with a hamstring injury and will be touch-and-go for next week if City qualify for the Grand Final.
James Brown and Steve Kuzmanovski have been added to the extended side that will be cut down to 16 90 minutes before kick-off.
With a week’s rest under their belt, Adelaide United will be at full strength with no suspensions and the return of Socceroo full-back Tarek Elrich from injury.
City have won both of their matches at Coopers Stadium this season and will look to continue that trend on Friday night with the chance to qualify for the Club’s first Grand Final.
See that match on Fox Sports 505 and on delay on SBS2.
Adelaide United Squad: 1. Eugene GALEKOVIC (GK)(C), 2. Michael MARRONE, 3. Iacopo LA ROCCA, 4. Dylan McGOWAN, 6. Stefan MAUK, 7. Pablo SANCHEZ, 8. ISAIAS, 9. Sergio CIRIO, 10. Marcello CARRUSCA, 11. Bruce DJITE, 12. Mark OCHIENG, 14. George MELLS, 16. Craig GOODWIN, 17. Mate DUGANDZIC, 20. John HALL (GK), 21. Tarek ELRICH, 23. Jordan ELSEY, 24. Bruce KAMAU
Ins: 12. Mark OCHIENG (promoted), 21. Tarek ELRICH (returns from injury)
Unavailable: 19. Eli BABALJ (knee- season)
Melbourne City FC Squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 2. Alex WILKINSON, 3. Aaron HUGHES, 4. Connor CHAPMAN, 8. Aaron MOOY, 14. James BROWN, 18. Paulo RETRE, 19. Ben GARUCCIO, 20. Dean BOUZANIS (GK), 22. Jack CLISBY, 23. Bruno FORNAROLI, 24. Patrick KISNORBO, 25. Jacob MELLING, 26. Marc MARINO, 27. Nick FITZGERALD, 28. Steve KUZMANOVSKI, 29. Anthony CACERES, 33. Osama MALIK **two to be omitted**Ins: 14. James BROWN (promoted), 28. Steve KUZMANOVSKI (promoted)
Outs: NilUnavailable: 5. Ivan FRANJIC (hamstring), 7.Corey GAMEIRO (knee – season), 9. Harry NOVILLO (suspended), 11.Michael ZULLO (foot – season), 17.Wade DEKKER (ankle – season)