Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar will battle it out for the final spot in the FFA Cup’s last four as they go head-to-head in Quarter Final action at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium on Wednesday night (6pm kick off AEDT).
A home Semi Final against Central Coast Mariners awaits the winner of Wednesday’s match as the business end of the 2021 FFA Cup arrives.
Both sides come into Wednesday’s match having not played any competitive matches in a number of weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s schedule.
Sydney last took to the field on Boxing Day when they defeated Macarthur 3-0 at Campbelltown Stadium.
That victory, combined with a win over Wellington Phoenix a week earlier, has seen Sydney climb to sixth on the A-League Men ladder following a slow start to the season.
The Roar will return to action for the first time in over a month, having last taken to the field in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Western United on December 11.
Warren Moon’s side, who have been restricted to just four league matches so far this season - the equal least of any team in the competition - languish at the foot of the table with just a solitary point and goal to their name so far.
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FFA Cup 2017 Winners, Sydney FC, secured their spot in the last eight with wins over Sydney Olympic and Macarthur FC.
Despite suffering an early scare and going behind to Olympic, goals from Adam Le Fondre, Patrick Wood, Elvis Kamsoba, and Trent Buhagiar saw Sydney fight back to grab a 4-2 Round of 32 win.
While in the Round of 16, goals from James Donachie and Harry Van Der Saag in the second half of extra time secured a hard-fought 2-0 win over Macarthur in December.
Roar qualified for the Quarter Finals for the first time with a pair of wins over NPL Queensland opposition.
Matti Steinmann, Luke Ivanovic, and Juan Lescano all scored on debut in a 3-0 Round of 32 win over Peninsula Power, while 19-year-old Cyrus Dehmie starred with a hat-trick in a 4-0 Round of 16 win over Lions FC, which kicked off with a Corey Brown spot-kick.
The two sides have faced off once previously in FFA Cup action with the Roar defeating Sydney 2-0 in the Round of 32 in 2019 thanks to goals from Jay O’Shea and Stefan Mauk.
You can catch all the action from Wednesday’s match live and free via 10 Play.
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FFA Cup 2021 Quarter Final
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC
Date: Wednesday, 12 January
Time: 6:00pm AEDT, 5:00pm AEST
Venue: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Sydney
Broadcast: Live & free on 10 Play
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