5 things to look forward to: Canberra v City


Melbourne City head to the nation’s capital in Round 2, as they take on Canberra United at McKellar Park on Sunday 24 November. Ahead of the clash, we take a look at the five things we’re looking forward to. 

Canberra’s calling

After a tricky trip away to Newcastle, where City were forced to settle for a share of the spoils, Rado Vidosic’s side will be eager to secure their first win of the season when they head to Australia’s capital city to take on Canberra United at McKellar Park on Sunday. 

Determined to return to Melbourne with the three points, City are set for a fierce battle with a Canberra United outfit who will be full of confidence following a strong Round 1 win at home. 

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Enemy territory

City’s only meeting with Canberra United at McKellar Park came in Round 1 last season.

Known for its incredible atmosphere and support for the home side, City will be eager to get on top early as they look to silence the vocal home fans. 

Attacking prowess

Sunday afternoon’s clash is set to be an entertaining contest between two teams who play an attacking brand of football. 

In City colours, Scottish international Claire Emslie is set to lead the line, as Serbian attacker Milica Mijatovic and Matildas star Emily van Egmond look to present as dangerous goal threats. 

In Round 1, Canberra’s new recruits showcased their attacking prowess against Perth. American import Simone Charley netted an impressive brace as Katie Stengel impressed in her first appearance in green.

We’re hoping for goals, goals and more goals (at the City end) as we look forward to what is set to be an enthralling Sunday afternoon clash. 

From Norway to Melbourne and then to Canberra… 

City has been boosted by the return of star players Aivi Luik and Rebekah Stott ahead of the team’s trip to Canberra on Sunday.

Inaugural members of City’s side, both Luik and Stott have played significant roles in the Club’s success. Luik will be eager to remind City fans of her quality after spending a year abroad, as we welcome back Stotty, a player who loves to take the game on. 

Teammates in Norway, the duo return to Melbourne with a hunger to succeed and that starts on Sunday. 

Back-to-back trips on the road

Following City’s Round 1 draw with the Jets in Newcastle, Rado Vidosic’s side are back on the road in Round 2, heading to McKellar Park to take on a difficult opponent in Canberra United.

It’s never easy to open the season with back-to-back away trips, but City will be eager to ensure that they secure the three points away from home before returning to Victoria.

In Round 3, City fans can look forward to a blockbuster double-header with the Club’s Y-League team in Shepparton. City’s Y-League side will take on Brisbane Roar at John McEwan Reserve on Saturday 30 November, kick-off 3:00pm, before Vidosic’s side host Adelaide United, kick-off 7:00pm. City members can gain free entry by displaying their 2019/20 membership cards, while general admission tickets will be available to purchase at the gate.