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Melbourne City booked semi-final berth against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory.

Melbourne  City booked  semi-final berth against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Friday with a 2-0 win over Perth Glory.



TWO classy goals were the difference but Melbourne City’s win over Perth Glory was underpinned by a workmanlike attitude, according to John van’t Schip.
The City coach said Adelaide United would now have to stop his side in Friday’s semi-final at Cooper’s Stadium after they regained their mojo in Sunday’s 2-0 win.
Bruno Fornaroli’s brace was the difference but City’s high-octane pressing game rattled Glory who couldn’t find any rhythm.
“They bounced back and showed they wanted it, they were aggressive, on the front foot and in the end it was deserved,’’ van’t Schip said.
“We were clearly more aggressive and the team that wanted to play. The Players did an excellent job, carried out the gameplan perfectly, tried to play positive.
“It feels good. We’ll make a great game and play for everything to make the grand final, it’s Adelaide that has to stop us. That’s how we have to approach it.
The Uruguayan sharpshooter, nicknamed 'El Tuna', stood over a free kick just outside the penalty area in the 76th minute before shaping a perfectly-struck ball over the wall and past the despairing lunge of Glory keeper Ante Covic.
Coach John van 't Schip suspected Fornaroli might thrive on the big stage of finals football and he certainly didn't disappoint in the win that set up a semi-final against Adelaide United.
"I like when you have big games, it's different," Fornaroli said.




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