Huge AFL Semi Final clashes locked in

In a spectacular Friday night showdown, Melbourne and Carlton are geared up to clash in a thrilling MCG encounter. This electrifying clash marks the commencement of the second week of the 2023 Toyota AFL Finals Series.

While Collingwood and Brisbane have already punched their tickets to the preliminary finals, securing their coveted spots on the precipice of AFL glory, the Demons, Blues, Power, and Giants are gearing up for a high-stakes battle in the do-or-die semi-finals, vying to keep their premiership dreams alive.

After a hard-fought seven-point defeat to Collingwood in the qualifying final, Melbourne is set to host Carlton in a Friday night football extravaganza, kicking off at 9.50 pm NZST under the dazzling lights of the iconic MCG. Carlton, buoyed by their heart-stopping six-point elimination final victory over last year’s Grand Finalist Sydney, enters this showdown with spirits soaring.

The victor of this epic encounter will secure a coveted spot in the preliminary final, where they’ll face off against Brisbane at the Gabba in a tantalizing showdown the following weekend.

Meanwhile, after suffering a defeat in the qualifying final against the Lions, Port Adelaide is bracing themselves for a fierce battle against Greater Western Sydney. This contest is set to unfold at Adelaide Oval, with kick-off scheduled for 9.40 pm NZST. GWS, fresh off a triumphant victory over St Kilda in their elimination final, enters this clash with their eyes firmly fixed on the prize.

For the triumphant side, the reward will be a place in the preliminary final against minor premiers Collingwood, with the stage set at the hallowed turf of the MCG. The stakes have never been higher, as the AFL Finals Series in 2023 promises a rollercoaster ride of emotions and unforgettable moments for fans on both sides of the Tasman.

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