Melbourne City will play in its third consecutive FFA Cup Quarter Final as it faces Western Sydney in the final eight of the competition on Wednesday 19 September. We look back at our history in this stage of the competition as City prepare for a replay of 2016’s Quarter Final.
2017: Sydney FC vs Melbourne City – 2-0
It was a night to forget for City as Warren Joyce tasted his first competitive defeat as Head Coach of the club against the rampant reigning Champions.
City were behind early as a pinpoint free-kick from Dutchman Jordy Buijs put the hosts ahead after seven minutes and Graham Arnold’s side didn’t look like turning back.
Sydney had their second just after the interval as Alex Brosque dinked his effort past Eugene Galekovic and despite a late turn around by City, it was all too late for Joyce’s side as the Sydneysiders progressed in what would become their maiden FFA Cup trophy run.
2016: Melbourne City vs Western Sydney – 4-1
City will be looking to take inspiration from the last time they faced Western Sydney in the Quarter Finals of the FFA Cup as they ran riot over the Wanderers.
The hosts set the tone in the opening minutes as Michael Jakobsen’s first touch as a Melbourne City player was the spectacular as his overhead strike put City in the lead.
Bruno Fornaroli and Tim Cahill added to the lead before the break – the first for the Socceroos legend in City colours – as the side looked unstoppable in their march towards the Semi Final.
Fernando Brandan added the icing on the cake for the hosts as City continued their titile-winning run in 2016.
2015: Heidelberg United vs Melbourne City – 0-5
It was a historic encounter at Olympic Village in Heidelberg as Melbourne City made the four minute trip from CFA Melbourne to take on NPL Victoria’s Heidelberg United.
In what was billed as a clash between the two ages of football in Australia, City flexed their muscle over a tired Heidelberg side with the untouchable Aaron Mooy showing why he was on the verge of a European move.
Mooy netted his first Melbourne City hat-trick in the contest in a night where Victorian football was the winner in front of 11,372 fans.