Wellington Phoenix midfielder Reno Piscopo has been named in the 30-man A-Leagues All Stars squad to play FC Barcelona at the newly revamped Accor Stadium in Sydney on Wednesday night,
Australian Professional Leagues (APL) commissioner Greg O’Rourke used one of his two picks to select Piscopo, after he scored four goals and set up three others to help the Phoenix qualify for the 2021/22 Isuzu UTE A-League finals.
The 23-year-old’s first three goals came in an eye-catching four-game span in February.
Piscopo found the back of the net four times across his first two seasons with the club.
The final A-Leagues All Stars playing squad to face FC Barcelona on Wednesday May 25 will be confirmed on Tuesday once the A-League grand finalists are found this weekend.
Regardless of whether Piscopo features against the Spanish giants, he will still be regarded as an A-Leagues All Star.
Manny Muscat and Albert Riera were the last Wellington Phoenix players to be named All Stars. They started the 2014 match against Juventus, after club legend Paul Ifill came off the bench in the inaugural fixture against Manchester United in 2013.
Main photo: Piscopo eludes Western Sydney Wanderers’ Jack Rodwell at Auckland’s Eden Park. Image: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek
A-League All Stars v FC Barcelona
Stadium Australia, Sydney
Wednesday May 25, 2022
Kick-off: 10.05pm (NZT)
This story is reproduced with the assistance of the Wellington Phoenix.