Hyundai A-League head coach Jean-Paul de Marigny has named his squad for tomorrow night’s final match of the season against Melbourne Victory. Sign-up to MATE, internet from $59, mobile from $20. 1 month risk free guarantee!
The Wanderers will face Victory in their final match of the 2019/20 Hyundai A-League season after their Finals hopes came crashing halt.
The Red & Black head into the match after falling short in a manic 5-3 match against Western United which also marked the end of the club’s Finals Series hopes.
The Wanderers were down 3-0 in the 70th minute before staging a comeback in 10 minutes thanks to a cheeky backheel from Tass Mourdoukoutas and a brace from captain Mitchell Duke.
But United hadn’t read the script which ended in the Wanderers favour.
A costly mistake at the back from Mourdoukoutas led to a fourth United goal scored by Max Burgess, and with the lead back in their hands Rudan’s side turned to their inspirational captain Diamanti for one more touch of class.
The Italian’s second chipped goal with just minutes to play wrapped up all three points for United in what was an eight-goal thriller, ending the Wanderers chances for a Finals Series appearance.
With Finals now out of the picture, it’ll now be pride on the line when the Red & Black meet a similarly inconsistent Melbourne Victory side in their final match of the season.
Head coach Jean-Paul de Marigny has named a full-strength squad and will still be without German forward Nicolai Muller who is recovering from a head collision a week ago.
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 4.Dylan McGOWAN, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Matthew JURMAN, 7.Mitchell DUKE, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 10.Simon COX, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 16.Mathieu CORDIER, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 19.Pirmin SCHWEGLER, 22.Nicholas SULLIVAN, 23.Kosta GROZOS, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 28.Fabian MONGE, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 35.Mohamed ADAM, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (GK), 50.Tristan PRENDERGAST (GK).
Ins: 16.Mathieu CORDIER (promoted), 28.Fabian MONGE
Unavailable: 1.Daniel LOPAR (returned home), 9.Nicolai MULLER (concussion), 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (shoulder), 29.Daniel WILMERING (knee), Radoslaw MAJEWSKI
Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Victory
Wednesday 12 August, 8:10pm