Previous
Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur
1
1
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
Napoli
2
1
FT
Game Details
NK Maribor
Liverpool
0
7
FT
Game Details
Apoel Nicosia
Borussia Dortmund
1
1
FT
Game Details
Feyenoord Rotterdam
Shakhtar Donetsk
1
2
FT
Game Details
Spartak Moscow
Sevilla FC
5
1
FT
Game Details
RB Leipzig
FC Porto
3
2
FT
Game Details
AS Monaco
Besiktas
1
2
FT
Game Details
France U17
Spain U17
1
2
FT
Game Details
Iran U17
Mexico U17
2
1
FT
Game Details
England U17
Japan U17
(5) 0
(3) 0
FT-Pens
England U17 wins 5-3 on Penalty Kicks.
Game Details
Mali U17
Iraq U17
5
1
FT
Game Details
Next
Sydney FCSydney FC
Wellington Phoenix FCWellington Phoenix FC
3
2
FT
Game Details
Newcastle JetsNewcastle Jets
Perth GloryPerth Glory
2
2
FT
Game Details
Melbourne VictoryMelbourne Victory
Melbourne City FCMelbourne City FC
1
2
FT
Game Details
Western Sydney WanderersWestern Sydney Wanderers
Central Coast MarinersCentral Coast Mariners
2
2
FT
Game Details
Brisbane RoarBrisbane Roar
Adelaide UnitedAdelaide United
1
2
FT
Game Details

Melbourne City credits 'nutcase' Dino Djulbic for Perth's elimination final win

Melbourne City defender Michael Jakobsen and manager Michael Valkanis have both singled out Dino Djulbic as Perth Glory's elimination final matchwinner.

The veteran defender was a major difference between the two sides, putting in an inspired shift at the heart of Perth's defence at AAMI Park.

He was disciplined, subduing star City man Bruno Fornaroli in Glory's 2-0 win.

He was poised, switching to mark Tim Cahill -- the competition's most deadly aerial threat -- at set pieces.

And he was crazy-brave, exemplified by his second-half block of Jakobsen's shot.

The Danish defender sent a rocket towards goal and Djulbic threw his head in harm's way to stop the shot.

"He's a nutcase," Jakobsen said after the match, "putting his head there."

"That's what you want to have in your team. People that sacrifice. Even if it hits you in the head or somewhere else where it hurts.

"[Perth] put that effort in today and we were not quite there."

Melbourne City FCMelbourne City FC
Perth GloryPerth Glory
0
2
FT
Game Details

Djulbic's efforts didn't go unnoticed by City boss Valkanis either.

"Djulbic prides himself on blocking goals. We probably didn't have any shots on target because he probably blocked three or four," Valkanis said.

"That's the difference."

The 34-year-old centre-back -- in his second stint with the club after initially joining in 2007 -- says the challenge of taking on the best drove him.

"You want to play every week against players like that," Djulbic said.

"It brings the best out of me. With Lucian [Goian] next to me as well, we're building a good partnership."

Djulbic hailed the win as a special one for Perth, who hadn't won a final since their run to the 2012 Grand Final.

He isn't talking down the challenge the club will face against Sydney FC in their semifinal on Saturday but says Glory will be ready.

"We're buzzing. We go to Sydney next week and it's onwards," Djulbic said.

"It will be a totally different game. They're very well organised ... we will have to be cautious.

"They're the best team in the comp. That's obvious.

"But it's one game and anything can happen in one game.

"We wanted to go one better last year. Now we have and we've got the confidence that we can go all the way."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.