Adelaide United has been drawn to face Melbourne Victory in the Quarter Finals of the Westfield FFA Cup.
The Reds will face arch-rivals Melbourne Victory in the Quarter Finals of their Westfield FFA Cup title defence after being drawn the fellow Hyundai A-League side in Tuesday night’s draw.
This will be the first time the clubs are against each other in the Westfield FFA Cup, with the Hyundai A-League Premiers and Champions Melbourne Victory up against current Westfield FFA Cup holders Adelaide United.
Facing another Hyundai A-League squad in the Westfield FFA Cup is a familiar occurrence for United, having only faced one National Premier League side in the Cup’s two-season existence.
The Reds defeated Darwin Olympic 6-1 in the Round of 32, followed by an emphatic win over Sydney FC at Coopers Football Stadium to progress to the quarters.
Speaking exclusively to adelaideunited.com.au, Adelaide United’s Head Coach, Guillermo Amor, said the upcoming fixture will prove a difficult task, but one his side will relish.
“This match is an important one for the club and for our team,” Amor said.
“Last season we only played A-League teams on our way to winning this tournament, so we’re not afraid to do it again, but it will be difficult.
“Melbourne Victory will be a very tough opponent and they’ve proven that in the past. We will also be playing in Melbourne, so we will need to be at our best because we want to progress and win this competition again.”
Details of dates, times and venues will be announced in the coming days.