Top five FFA Cup moments of 2018: Sydney Derby lights up the Semi Finals

The FFA Cup has become a treasured fixture on the Australian footballing calendar and this year's edition threw up some unforgettable highlights.

Great goals, derby drama and quintessential upsets made for an action-packed three months of Final Rounds action.

We're celebrating another terrific tournament by looking back on five of the biggest moments of 2018.

Today, we reflect on a pulsating derby clash that brought a unique edge to the final four.

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Sydney Derby brings spice to Semi Finals

A packed-out Panthers Stadium served as the brilliant backdrop to an absorbing Sydney Derby on no less a stage than the FFA Cup Semi Finals in October.

Anticipation reached immense levels in the lead-up and crescendoed into an intense contest, the closeness of which was not entirely reflected in the final 3-0 scoreline.

Sydney FC weathered heavy Western Sydney Wanderers pressure in the opening 45 minutes before seeing off their bitter rivals thanks to a devastating 26-minute spell in the second half.

Goals from Trent Buhagiar, Siem de Jong and Adam Le Fondre booked their ticket to a second straight decider and continued the Sky Blues' derby dominance.