The squads are in for the vital clash between Melbourne City FC and Brisbane Roar on Sunday. See who’s in and who’s out for Sunday’s encounter.
Melbourne City FC sees the return of midfielder Massimo Murdocca from a hamstring injury. Murdocca will look forward to play some part in the match with the midfield dynamo facing his former side.
Ben Garuccio also makes the extended side as another option for John van’t Schip in the full-back position.
After picking up their second win of the season on Wednesday night, the Brisbane Roar’s injury list grew even further this week with the news that Johnny Warren medallist Thomas Broich would miss six weeks after going under the knife for an ankle injury.
The Roar do see the return of Socceroo Adam Sarota but there is still an injury cloud hovering over the former FC Utrecht man, with the final 16 decided 90 minutes before kick-off.
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Melbourne City FC v Brisbane Roar FC
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (Local) (5:00 PM AEDT)
Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: Luke Brennan
Assistant Referee 2: George Lakrindis
Fourth Official: Lucien Laverdure
TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 4.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)
Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, Local Radio VIC, 612 ABC Brisbane, ABC Local Radio Queensland, Grandstand Digital, Grandstand Online/ ABC Radio Mobile phone app
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Melbourne City FC squad:
1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK)
20.Tando VELAPHI (GK)
**two to be omitted**
8.Massimo MURDOCCA (promoted)
19.Ben GARUCCIO (promoted)
10.Robert KOREN (calf – 2 weeks)
13.Jonatan GERMANO (hamstring – 3-4 weeks)
28.Liam MILLER (1 week)
Brisbane Roar FC squad:
2.Matthew SMITH (c)
12.Jean Carlos SOLORZANO
21.Jamie YOUNG (gk)
30.Matthew ACTON (gk)
*one to be omitted*
4.Adam SAROTA (possible return from injury)
1.Michael THEO (wrist – three weeks)
3.Shane STEFANUTTO (groin – six weeks)
6.George LAMBADARIDIS (knee – one week)
19.Jack HINGERT (knee – four weeks)
22.Thomas BROICH (ankle – six weeks)