Sydney FC will play an A-League semi-final for the first time in five years on Saturday when they host Adelaide United at Allianz Stadium. The build up has been dominated by a war of words between the clubs, setting up an epic clash to decide who goes through to the Grand Final against Melbourne Victory next Sunday in Melbourne.
The Sky Blues will need to shake off any lingering doubts about their home form, having lost five matches on their own turf despite going through the season unbeaten on the road. They have Marc Janko available again after the A-League’s top scorer missed the recent trip to Wellington through injury. Terry Antonis is also back in the squad, although he may need to settle for a place on the bench.
Adelaide arrive at Allianz Stadium with an impressive record in Sydney, including three wins from three previous matches against the Sky Blues at the venue this season. They have suffered a blow to their preparations with striker Bruce Djite failing to recover in time from a groin injury.
2014/15 A-League season, semi-final
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