The Adelaide United will host Melbourne City in the Hyundai A-League semi final clash at the Cooper Stadium, on Friday, April 22, starting 7:15 pm local time.
The United clinched the Premier League plate after the Adelaide team beat City 2-0 at AAMI, just two days ago. The A-League sources note that the “spiteful” encounter” included one of the most “dramatic tussles” in the A-League history. But the players insists that won’t a problem in Friday night’s game.
City forward Harry Novillo is suspended for the upcoming match following the incident.
The Goal notes that there “won’t be a spare seat” at the “16,500 capacity stadium in Adelaide. A win will book a place for the grand finale as the spot is up for grabs.
Adelaide United Squad: Eugene Galekovic (Gk) (C), Michael Marrone, Iacopo La Rocca, Dylan Mcgowan, Stefan Mauk, Pablo Sanchez, Isaias, Sergio Cirio, Marcelo Carrusca, Bruce Djite, Mark Ochieng, George Mells, Craig Goodwin, Mate Dugandzic, John Hall (Gk), Tarek Elrich, Jordan Elsey, Bruce Kamau
Ins: Mark Ochieng (Promoted), Tarek Elrich (Returns From Injury)
Unavailable: Eli Babalj (Knee – Season)
Melbourne City Fc Squad: Thomas Sorensen (Gk), Alex Wilkinson, Aaron Hughes, Connor Chapman, Aaron Mooy, James Brown, Paulo Retre, Ben Garuccio, Dean Bouzanis (Gk), Jack Clisby, Bruno Fornaroli, Patrick Kisnorbo, Jacob Melling, Marc Marino, Nick Fitzgerald, Steve Kuzmanovski, Anthony Caceres, Osama Malik
Ins: James Brown (Promoted), Steve Kuzmanovski (Promoted)
Unavailable: Ivan Franjic (Hamstring), Corey Gameiro (Knee – Season), Harry Novillo (Suspended), Michael Zullo (Foot – Season), Wade Dekker (Ankle – Season)
Referee: Strebre Delovski
Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream
Assistant Referee 2: Luke Brennan
Fourth Official: Paul Cetrangolo
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Chris Beath
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ben Williams
Adelaide United vs Melbourne City
Date: Friday, 22 April 2016
Time: 7:15 (Local) (7:45pm AEST)
Venue: Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Live Stream: A-League Live
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEST), SBS TWO from 8:25pm AEST and Sky Sport Pop-Up (New Zealand)
Radio Broadcast: 891 Digital (Adel) Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live. Crocmedia A-League Live