AUS CUP: City to face Wellington Phoenix in Ro16

Following a successful return to action on Sunday, your City boys have now learnt their opponents for the Australia Cup Round of 16! 

We’ll take on Wellington Phoenix in a home clash, with the match and ticketing details to be confirmed soon. 

City fans are certainly no stranger to taking on the Phoenix in the Australia Cup, with this remarkedly being the third campaign in a row that we’ve faced the New Zealand-based outfit. 

We’ll have a chance to enact some revenge, with those previous two clashes seeing our Cup runs come to an end. 

We advanced to the Round of 16 on Sunday afternoon in dramatic fashion, a 94th minute winner from young gun Alessandro Lopane ensuring the clash ended without the need for extra time. 

Facing NPL Victoria side Oakleigh Cannons, City twice went behind before new signing and former Serie A midfielder, Tolgay Arslan, stepped up from the spot to equalise with a pair of cool penalties.

With some extra weeks of pre-season training in their legs prior to the upcoming Round of 16 clash against Wellington, expect City to come out full of steam and ready to put in a strong performance to advance to the final eight. 

Keep an eye on our social channels for all the latest updates as we confirm the match and ticketing details as soon as possible! 


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