The NPL Victoria Clasico! Social media reacts to the FFA Cup Quarter Final draw

The FFA Cup Quarter Finals have been decided.

And there’s no shortage of enticing fixtures as the competition’s remaining eight sides prepare to keep their cup dreams alive.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the four quarter-final fixtures.

Heidelberg United v Bentleigh Greens

Both Heidelberg United and Bentleigh Greens have been scrapping it out in Melbourne over the past few years.

While Heidelberg have taken out the last two NPL Victoria Premierships, Bentleigh scuppered the Warriors’ hopes of a famous treble in 2017 by defeating them in the Grand Final.

They’ve also contested the last two Dockerty Cup Finals for one victory each and will undoubtedly be eyeing off another potential match-up in the NPL Victoria finals series as Bentleigh aim to defend their Championship crown.

An FFA Cup Quarter Final will only intensify the animosity between Victoria’s two shining lights.

APIA Leichhardt v Adelaide United

APIA Leichhardt have been the story of the FFA Cup 2018 so far after their shock upset of Melbourne Victory.

Could the Tigers repeat their heroics against one of the big boys again?

Billy McColl’s men will certainly fancy their chances in claiming another Hyundai A-League scalp when they welcome Adelaide United to Sydney's inner-west.

Melbourne City v Western Sydney Wanderers

The only all-Hyundai A-League clash of the quarters promises to be a beauty.

There have been a whopping 56 goals in the 18 Hyundai A-League matches between these two sides – an average of 3.1 goals per game.

And with the Wanderers looking shaky in the FFA Cup so far it could be just what Bruno Fornaroli needs to continue his dream run in the competition.

Fornaroli has netted two stunners in City’s wins so far over Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets and Markus Babbel’s side will need to marshal the Uruguayan carefully to avoid a quarter-final exit.

Avondale v Sydney FC

Could Sydney FC’s title defence come unstuck in Melbourne?

The 2017 winners have been too good for their Member Federation opposition so far in this year’s tournament, but they’ll have to step it up again when they take on Avondale.

The NPL Victoria outfit has ended the domestic season strongly and could be well poised to capitalise on any teething problems for Steve Corica’s side.

 

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