Adelaide United skipper Isaias says more of the pressure will be on Premiers Plate winners Perth Glory in their A-League semi-final showdown at HBF Park.
They have dealt with fatigue, lightning and a wayward taxi driver but Adelaide United captain Isaias Sanchez insists his underdogs will be up for the fight when they take on Perth Glory in Friday night's semi-final showdown.
Glory will start as the hottest of favourites on their home deck of HBF Park, with most pundits writing off Adelaide's hopes of progressing to the grand final.
United enter the game off just a five-day break after last week's gruelling 1-0 extra-time victory over Melbourne City.
In contrast, Glory will have enjoyed an 11-day break since their crushing 5-0 win over Wellington in Perth.
United's players were given a scare at training on Tuesday when lightning struck part of Coopers Stadium.
Isaias's arrival to training in Perth on Thursday was delayed when his taxi driver took him to HBF Stadium instead of HBF Park.
The 32-year-old was able to laugh off that honest error but he was deadly serious when talk turned to his team's chances of toppling the Glory.
"Perth can be the favourites. They are the current champions of the league," Isaias said.
"They have a fantastic team and have had a fantastic year.
"But this is a different competition. This is a one-game elimination.
"We are coming here to fight. We are not coming here for holidays."
Glory have enjoyed their finest A-League season, winning the Premiers Plate with two games to spare under master coach Tony Popovic.
Perth are yet to concede a goal against Adelaide in three games this season.
Isaias said Glory's hot form meant more of the pressure would be on them.
"We put the pressure on ourselves (as well) because we want to finish the season in the best way possible," he said.
"But of course after Perth have (had an) amazing year, everyone is expecting them to win tomorrow.
"Probably they have a little bit more pressure than us."