WATCH: Phoenix create history with win over City

Wellington Phoenix have created history by reaching the FFA Cup Semi Finals for the first time with a nail-biting penalty shootout victory over Melbourne City on Wednesday night.

After the sides could not be separated in the 120 minutes at Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, penalties decided who would reach the last four of the competition. 

But, despite failing to convert three consecutive penalties, it was Phoenix who were victorious in the end, with 19-year-old goalkeeper Alex Paulsen making three saves in the shootout.

Watch all the key moments in the video player above. 


FFA Cup 2021 Quarter Final: Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix
Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Melbourne
Wednesday, 5 January 2022
Attendance: 1,485

Melbourne City - 0
Wellington Phoenix - 0 

Melbourne City 3 - Rostyn Griffiths (saved), Aiden O'Neill (scored), Galloway (saved), Connor Metcalfe (scored), Scott Jamieson (missed), Stefan Colakovski (scored), Marco Tilio (saved)

Wellington Phoenix 4 - Ben Waine (scored), Josh Laws (missed), Louis Fenton (saved), Alex Ruder (saved), Jaushua Sotirio (scored), Clayton Lewis (scored), Nicholas Pennington (scored)