Adelaide United will face Sydney FC in the Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Final next month after Marco Kurz’s side sealed a 2-1 victory over Western Sydney Wanderers FC at Campbelltown Stadium on Tuesday.
The Reds, who won the inaugural Westfield FFA Cup Final in 2014, will have the chance to become the first side to lift the prestigious trophy twice on Tuesday 21 November 2017.
Graham Arnold’s Sydney FC are no strangers to the Westfield FFA Cup Final themselves. The Sky Blues lost 1-0 to Melbourne City FC in last year’s decider, so Arnold’s men will be determined to ensure that their club’s name is the next to be etched on the Westfield FFA Cup’s roll of honour.
Adelaide United sealed progression to the Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Final thanks to goals from two of the club’s foreign stars, Johan Absalonsen and Daniel Adlung. Danish dynamo Absalonsen opened the scoring in the 13th minute, before German gun Adlung doubled Adelaide’s lead just before the hour mark with a fierce strike from range.
Wanderers marksman Brendon Santalab scored from the penalty spot to reduce the deficit for Western Sydney with 20 minutes to go, however the red-and-blacks couldn’t find a leveller late on to affect the outcome of the Semi-Final.
The Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Final venue, kick-off time, and ticketing information will be confirmed by FFA later this week, however the match will be held on Tuesday 21 November 2017 in either Sydney or Adelaide.