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May 07, 2021   |  10:52PM AET

Match Preview: City v Brisbane

Match Preview: City v Brisbane

Melbourne City FC will be looking to continue its latest winning streak when it hosts Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Sunday evening.

After achieving a Club record six wins in a row earlier this season, City has now won its last two fixtures after an up and down month of April.

Tickets are still available for Sunday evening’s fixture, click here to get yours now!

The clash

Following a strong win at home to the Jets last Thursday, City was faced with the tough prospect of travelling to Perth to take on the Glory in a mid-week Wednesday night fixture.

It didn’t take long for the visitors to settle with Marco Tilio looking the most likely early in his second start for the Club, Andrew Nabbout missing due to groin soreness.

Perth was able to get the game back onto its own terms after a fast City start and picked up the opener through a Chris Ikonomidis strike just after the half hour mark.

Not to be deterred, City pushed on and quickly levelled through an own goal before Jamie Maclaren found the back of the net for the 100th time in A-League competition, the star striker scoring just before the half-time whistle.

It was a professional second half performance from City, with Maclaren scoring once again to draw within a goal of Bruno Fornaroli’s Club record 57 in all competitions.

City’s opposition this Sunday – Brisbane Roar – were also in action midweek, picking up a huge three points at the death thanks to a Riku Danzaki 94th minute winner against Western United.

Brisbane has now won four of its last five fixtures and hasn’t tasted defeated since mid-March when it was downed by Western United at Sunday night’s venue – AAMI Park.

This run of form has resulted in a strong climb up the ladder for the Roar and having played the least games of all teams in the A-League, finals are still well and truly on the cards.

These two teams opened the season back in late December, City travelling to Dolphin Stadium where it was able to take three points thanks to a second half Connor Metcalfe goal.

Team News

City could welcome back winger Andrew Nabbout after her was included in the squad for this fixture after missing Wednesday night’s win over Perth with groin soreness. Daniel Georgievski has also been added to the squad and could make his first appearance in a City shirt.

Melbourne City FC squad

1.Tom GLOVER (gk), 2.Scott GALLOWAY, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Nuno REIS, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Aiden O’NEILL, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 11.Craig NOONE, 14.Naoki TSUBAKI, 15.Andrew NABBOUT, 16.Taras GOMULKA, 17.Stefan COLAKOVSKI, 18.Connor METCALFE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Adrian LUNA, 22.Curtis GOOD, 23.Marco TILIO, 33.Matthew SUTTON (gk).

**2 to be omitted**

In: 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (promoted), 15.Andrew NABBOUT (returns from injury).

Out: Nil.

Unavailable: 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (hamstring).

Match Details

A-League Round 20

Melbourne City FC v Brisbane Roar

AAMI Park

Saturday 9 May, 4.05pm

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