Melbourne City FC
Perth Glory
Hyundai A-League Elim. Final
AAMI Park
2017-04-23T09:00:00+00:00
Attendance
9,944

Glory hero Dino on Perth's defensive masterclass

Inspirational Perth Glory hard-man Dino Djulbic says a tightened defence set the platform for his side’s unexpected Elimination Final win over Melbourne City.

After conceding four at home to the same opposition last week, Glory looked a different side at AAMI Park as they secured a highly efficient 2-0 victory to move into the Semi Finals.

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“We knew they had firepower up front and we knew if we kept them out we were eventually going to score,” Djulbic told Fox Sports.

“[Defence] was a big focus. With the four at the back and the two in front of us we work as a team.

City v Perth

“Tonight I thought we were excellent and they barely had a shot.

“We know what we are capable of doing and we want to take it all the way now.”

Djulbic was immense in helping the visitors to a rare clean sheet, even putting his head on the line to block a late Michael Jakobsen thunderbolt.

“I saw it coming,” the rugged stopper laughed.

“I was like ‘should I duck or not?’ I will always put my head where other people wouldn’t.

“It paid off at the end.”

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Hyundai A-League 2018/19
# Club P W D L PTS
Perth Glory 4 3 1 0 10
Sydney FC 4 2 2 0 8
Melbourne City FC 4 2 1 1 7
Melbourne Victory 4 2 0 2 6
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 4 1 2 1 5
Adelaide United 4 1 2 1 5
Wellington Phoenix 4 1 1 2 4
Brisbane Roar FC 4 0 3 1 3
Newcastle Jets 4 0 2 2 2
Central Coast Mariners 4 0 2 2 2
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne Victory Women 3 2 1 0 7
Perth Glory Women 3 1 2 0 5
Canberra United Women 3 1 1 1 4
Adelaide United Women 2 1 1 0 4
Brisbane Roar FC Women 3 1 1 1 4
Sydney FC Women 2 1 0 1 3
Newcastle Jets Women 2 1 0 1 3
Melbourne City FC Women 3 1 0 2 3
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 3 0 0 3 0
# Club P W D L PTS
Perth Glory Youth 2 1 1 0 4
Sydney FC Youth 1 1 0 0 3
Adelaide United Youth 1 1 0 0 3
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 2 1 0 1 3
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 1 1 0 0 3
Newcastle Jets Youth 2 1 0 1 3
Central Coast Mariners Youth 2 1 0 1 3
Melbourne Victory Youth 2 0 1 1 1
Canberra United Youth 2 0 0 2 0
Melbourne City FC Youth 1 0 0 1 0