The teams are in for Friday’s clash with Adelaide at AAMI Park. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side!
City come into the final round of the season missing one player from last week’s loss to Perth Glory with Michael Zullo missing the rest of the season with a toe injury sustained in the contest. The diminutive left-sided player is expected to be sidelined for 8-10 week ruling him out of playing any part in the Hyundai A-League Finals Series.
John van’t Schip brings in three experienced players into the side with Jack Clisby, Jacob Melling and Aaron Hughes added to the extended side.
Three points for City on Friday will keep their Premier’s Plate hopes alive, going a long way to securing a home finals fixture.
The Reds come off a strong 2-0 win over the hapless Sydney FC last week with Bruce Djite netting a brace in the win.
Gullermo Amor’s side see the return of Socceroos full-back Tarek Elrich from injury adding more clout to the best defensive side in the league.
In what is shaping up to be another huge contest at AAMI Park, don’t miss our final home match of the season and don’t forget, Kids Go FREE!
Friday, 8 April 2016
Melbourne City FC v Adelaide United
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off: 7:40 PM (Local) (7:40 PM AEST)
Referee: Strebre Delovski
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream
Assistant Referee 2: George Lakrindis
Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:00pm (AEST), SBS TWO from 7:30pm (AEST) and Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand)
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Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 2.Alex WILKINSON, 3.Aaron HUGHES, 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 8.Aaron MOOY, 9.Harry NOVILLO, 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, 29.Anthony CACERES, 33.Osama MALIK
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Aaron HUGHES (promoted), 22.Jack CLISBY (promoted), 25.Jacob MELLING (promoted)
Outs: 11.Michael ZULLO (foot – season)
Unavailable: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (knee – season), 17.Wade DEKKER (ankle – season)
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.Marcelo 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
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 12.Mark OCHIENG (promoted), 21.Tarek ELRICH (returns from injury)
Unavailable: 19.Eli BABALJ (knee – season)