Team News: Men in Adelaide, Women in the Derby

Tony Popovic and Jeff Hopkins have submitted their squads ahead of a huge weekend of football for the Melbourne Victory.

It’s a weekend full of rivalries, with Victory’s Men taking on Adelaide in Saturday’s Original Rivalry, as our Women face up against Melbourne City in the first Melbourne Derby of the A-League Women season.

Melbourne Victory Men

Chris Ikonomidis returns to the squad after narrowly missing last week’s clash with Brisbane Roar with an ankle injury.

Nani is currently exploring surgical options after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

1.Matt ACTON, 2.Jason GERIA, 3.Enrique LOPEZ, 4.Rai MARCHAN, 5.Matt SPIRANOVIC, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 8.Josh BRILLANTE, 10.Bruno FORNAROLI, 11.Ben FOLAMI, 14.Jay BARNETT, 18.Nick D’AGOSTINO, 21.Roderick MIRANDA, 22.Jake BRIMMER, 23. Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 24.Nishan VELUPILLAY, 25.Noah SMITH 26.Lleyton BROOKS, 28.Will Wilson, 30.Ahmad TALEB, 31.Matthew BOZINOVSKI

In: 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS (returns from injury), 25.Noah SMITH (promoted), 31.Matthew BOZINOVSKI (promoted)

Out: 17.Luis NANI (injured)Unavailable: 20.Paul IZZO (injured)

Melbourne Victory Women

Claudia Bunge is a week closer to returning to the squad.

1.Casey DUMONT, 2. Tiffany ELIADIS, 5.Jessika NASH, 6.Beattie GOAD, 8.Alana MURPHY, 10.Alex CHIDIAC, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 13.Sarah ROWE, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Paige ZOIS, 17.Maja MARKOVSKI 18.Kayla MORRISON, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 20.Miranda TEMPLEMAN, 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 22.Ava BRIEDIS, 23.Emily KOS, 25.Rikke MADSEN, 26.Anna LIACOPOULOS

In: 22.Ava BRIEDIS (promoted), 23.Emily KOS (promoted), 26.Anna LIACOPOULOS (promoted)

Out: nil

Unavailable: 7.Gema SIMON (injured) 9.Catherine ZIMMERMAN (injured), 14.Melina AYRES (injured)