Team News: Adelaide United vs Melbourne City


The teams are in for Thursday night’s Hyundai A-League clash, as Melbourne City FC prepare to take on Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.

Another week for City sees another set of inclusions with Harry Novillo, Aaron Hughes, Erik Paartalu, Jason Trifiro and Tando Velaphi returning to the extended side to take on the Reds in Round 5.

After a disappointing result on Friday night, City come into the clash looking to get back into the winner’s circle and with Adelaide winless this season, both sides will be looking to pick up an important three points.    

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Match Details

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Adelaide United v Melbourne City FC

Coopers Stadium, Adelaide

Kick-Off: 7:30 PM (Local) (8:00 PM (AEDT))

Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream

Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Toth

Fourth Official: Daniel Elder

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 1 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne & ABC Local Radio Vic, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #ADLvMCY

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Adelaide United squad: 2.Michael MARRONE, 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 5.Osama MALIK, 7.PABLO SANCHEZ, 8.ISAIAS, 9.Sergio CIRIO, 10.Marcelo CARRUSCA (c), 11.Bruce DJITE, 14.George MELLS, 15.Ben WARLAND, 16.Craig GOODWIN, 17.Mate DUGANDZIC, 18.Jimmy JEGGO, 20.John HALL (gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Bruce KAMAU, 30.John SOLARI (gk)

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 23.Jordan ELSEY (returns from injury), 24.Bruce KAMAU (returns from injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (knee – 3 weeks), 4.Iacopo LA ROCCA (foot – 2 weeks), 19.Eli BABALJ (foot – 4 weeks)

Melbourne City FC Squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 3.Aaron HUGHES, 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 6.Erik PAARTALU, 7.Corey GAMEIRO, 8.Aaron MOOY, 9.Harry NOVILLO, 15.David WILLIAMS, 16.Jason TRIFIRO, 17.Wade DEKKER, 18.Paulo RETRE, 19.Benjamin GARUCCIO, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 21.Stefan MAUK, 22.Jack CLISBY, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 24.Patrick KISNORBO (C), 25.Jacob MELLING

***two to be omitted***

Ins:  3.Aaron HUGHES (returns from injury), 6.Erik PAARTALU (promoted), 9.Harry NOVILLO (promoted), 16.Jason TRIFIRO (promoted), 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK) (promoted)

Outs:  28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (omitted), 36.Matt MILLER (omitted), 50.Alexander PAVLIDIS (GK) (omitted)

Unavailable:  5.Ivan FRANJIC (quad – 1-2 weeks), 10.Robert KOREN (calf – 3-4 weeks), 11.Michael ZULLO (calf – 1-2 weeks), 14.James BROWN (foot – indefinite), 26.Marc MARINO (knee – 3 months)