Adelaide go Jeronimo for ACL quarters
Adelaide United have swapped one Argentinean for another for the AFC Champions League quarter-final.
Adelaide United have swapped one Argentinean for another in their final squad for the AFC Champions League quarter-final, with Jeronimo Neumann replacing Marcelo Carrusca as one of the Reds- three foreigners.
From the original squads that each of the remaining eight clubs in the ACL submitted in August, clubs are permitted to change up to three players seven days before the first leg of their quarter-final.
Reds coach John Kosmina decided Neumann's match fitness was good enough for him to join Sergio van Dijk and Cassio as the Reds- three imports, at the expense of Carrusca.
“At this particular stage of his rehabilitation, Marcelo is still at risk of re-injury (for a calf injury), so as a consequence we-ve swapped him over with Jeronimo for the visa spot,” Kosmina said.
“Jeromino has had some match condition and is not as much of a risk.”
Despite becoming an Australian citizen last Friday, Cassio does not qualify as an Australian player due to AFC regulations regarding naturalised players.