Western United will face off against Macarthur FC on Friday night, going in search of a first win of the 2022/23 Isuzu UTE A-League Men season.
United has had a number of epic competitive battles against Macarthur FC in the past, with this fixture set to produce fireworks once again.
Western United vs Macarthur FC
Friday, 21 October
Gates open: 6:45pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne.
Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+
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Alessandro Diamanti returns
This match will see the potential return of Alessandro Diamanti to the pitch after the mercurial Italian was named in John Aloisi’s extended 20-man squad.
The No.23 hasn’t played a competitive match since suffering a knee injury in a win over Western Sydney Wanderers on February 20 but has recovered and is ready to be involved again.
Diamanti, who has played 61 times for United in the A-League Men, will hope to pick up right where he left off with his impact on the team.
A-League Men Champions vs Australia Cup winners
This match will see the two most recent title winners in domestic Australian football go face to face in a battle of A-League Men Champions and Australia Cup winners.
The league’s newest clubs have both tasted early success and will strive for further supremacy on the pitch, with the head-to-head record between the two sides currently level.
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There have been a number of thrilling encounters between United and Macarthur in the past, with the competitive rivalry set to continue on the pitch as Dwight Yorke’s new-look team heads to Melbourne.
Josh Risdon reaches milestone achievement
Western United vice-captain Josh Risdon will become the eighth played to reach the 50-game mark for the Club.
The right-back was the Club’s inaugural Australian signing and has been a pivotal member of the Club’s success on the pitch, while also playing a major role in the shaping of the culture away from the field.
Risdon has begun this season in typically fine form and will hope to mark his milestone match with a win for the Green and Black.
$20 General Admission tickets behind the goal
Western United prides itself on providing the most affordable matchday experience in the A-Leagues and will give everyone an opportunity to come and watch the A-League Men Champions.
General Admission tickets are available behind the goal for just $20 for adults, bringing the entire Green and Black family together in the bays behind the goal.
United continues to foster an inclusive and passionate fan experience and encourages all fans to come together with the most affordable tickets behind the goals to bring the noise and spur on the players on the pitch.
The Western Service Crew will be back in full voice to show their support for the team, taking up a spot back behind the goals at AAMI Park.
Get yourself behind the goal, bring all your mates and sing your hearts out all night to push the players on the pitch for the whole 90 minutes.
The Actives will have drums, flags and the megaphone in action from the stands. Join the Crew and let your voice be heard on match day.
Tickets to the match on Sunday can be pre-purchased here.
There will be ticket sales on matchday at the ticket office, but fans are encouraged to pre-book tickets in order to avoid queuing at the ground.
All ticketholders are encouraged to arrive at the match early for ease of admission through security checks. Patrons can only enter through the gate stated on their ticket.
All members are advised that membership cards do not give access to the venue. All members must redeem their tickets prior to the match in order to be admitted into the venue.
Memberships are the best way to support the Club and come together as a Western United family. Become a member and join the Champions today.
Members unsure how to redeem their tickets can watch the tutorial video here.
The match will be broadcast live and exclusive on Paramount+, the home of Australian football.
Members who renew or purchase into a full-season or seven-game* membership in the 2021/22 season will have a 12-month subscription to Paramount + included as a member benefit.
This represents an additional $89.99 in value provided at no extra cost.
*Paramount+ subscription only available for Adult and Family seven-game memberships.
The Western United merchandise tent will be set up at the Gosch’s Paddock Fan Village from 3:30pm.
After that, all the latest Western United gear will be available at the merchandise outlet located inside Gate 2.
The brand-new 2022/23 Kappa home and alternate kits will be on sale, while all Champions merchandise is 25% off.
Members are encouraged to bring their merchandise vouchers and to stock up on Green and Black supporter wear to paint the stands in United colours to spur the team on.
There will be access to parking near AAMI Park and surrounding areas in Richmond and Southbank, but spots will be limited.
Fans can pre-book a spot in the Eastern Plaza (Entrance D) carpark across from AAMI Park at a discounted price.
Click here for more parking options near the venue.
Public transport is available to take patrons to AAMI Park for the game.
Plan your journey from Metro Melbourne here.
If you’re coming from Regional Victoria, plan your journey here.
Any item or bag that is too large to fit under a seat must not be brought into the stadium and a limit of one bag per person applies.
Pass-outs are not available at AAMI Park. Patrons will not be permitted re-entry to the venue if they leave before the end of the match.