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 14 10 3 1 33
Melbourne Victory 15 9 3 3 30
Sydney FC 14 9 2 3 29
Melbourne City FC 14 7 3 4 24
Wellington Phoenix 14 6 5 3 23
Adelaide United 14 6 4 4 22
Newcastle Jets 14 3 3 8 12
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 14 2 3 9 9
Brisbane Roar FC 15 1 5 9 8
Central Coast Mariners 14 1 3 10 6
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne Victory Women 9 6 1 2 19
Sydney FC Women 10 6 0 4 18
Brisbane Roar FC Women 10 5 2 3 17
Perth Glory Women 10 4 4 2 16
Melbourne City FC Women 11 5 1 5 16
Adelaide United Women 10 4 3 3 15
Canberra United Women 10 3 3 4 12
Newcastle Jets Women 10 3 1 6 10
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 10 1 1 8 4
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 7 4 1 2 13
Melbourne City FC Youth 7 4 1 2 13
Perth Glory Youth 8 3 2 3 11
Adelaide United Youth 7 3 1 3 10
Melbourne Victory Youth 7 1 1 5 4
# Club P W D L PTS
Sydney FC Youth 7 5 0 2 15
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 7 5 0 2 15
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 5 0 3 15
Newcastle Jets Youth 7 3 0 4 9
Canberra United Youth 7 0 0 7 0