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Live Blog: Melbourne City vs. Melbourne Victory

Players line up during the round two A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City FC at Etihad Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. October 17, 2015| Credit: Michael Dodge

John van ‘t Schip‘s Melbourne City Football Club and Kevin Muscat‘s Melbourne Victory Football Club continue the Melbourne Derby tonight at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. City are currently 5-2-3 (17 points), while Victory are 5-1-4 (16 points), third and fourth on the Hyundai A-League ladder, respectively.

Here is what Melbourne Victory’s squad will look like heading into this contest.

Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 1.Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (c), 7.Gui FINKLER, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Connor PAIN, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 17.Matthieu DELPIERRE, 18.Dylan MURNANE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 24.Thomas DENG

Ins: 10.Archie THOMPSON (returns from injury), 17.Matthieu DELPIERRE (promoted), 24.Thomas DENG (promoted)
Outs: 19.George HOWARD (omitted)
Unavailable: 4.Nick ANSELL (foot – 4 weeks), 21.Carl VALERI (ill – indefinite)

“We need to be beating teams like Victory regardless of the circumstance and it’s a great opportunity for us on Saturday night,” City’s Erik Paartalu said. “Football changes very quickly and a week is a long time in football given the results in the last couple of days but heading into a Derby, that goes out the window.

“They are going to be hungry to get the points more than usual, that’s for sure, but that’s something we need to be ready for. We’re on a great run ourselves and we don’t want to let it finish. It’s nice to be feeling confident and it’s nice to be feeling up beat but when it comes to game day, it’s serious and I’m sure both teams will be hungry to get the three points.”

Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 a.m. PT/3:30 a.m. ET Saturday. Join Jo-Ryan Salazar of The Stoppage Time for all the exciting coverage of the Melbourne Derby starting at 10 p.m. PT Friday/1 a.m. ET, which includes bonus coverage of Wellington Phoenix and Sydney FC from Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. Keep it here on The Stoppage Time for more A-League and world football news and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!


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