A remarkable run to the semi finals in 2017 put South Melbourne in the competition’s history books. In 2021, they have another shot at FFA Cup glory. Today we take a closer look at the club from Albert Park!
Club: South Melbourne FC
Home ground: Lakeside Stadium
FFA Cup Final Rounds appearances (inc. 2021): Three
Best result: Semi Finals (2017)
Head Coach: Esteban Quintas
Road to the FFA Cup 2021 Round of 32:
Two of South Melbourne’s qualifying matches came down to penalties, with a tense 6-5 shootout victory over Oakleigh Cannons in the seventh round securing them entry into the Round of 32.
Their task for the next round could not be much tougher, having been drawn with recently crowned A-League Premiers & Champions Melbourne City.
The match will be the first ever game played in the Round of 32 on a weekend, with a standalone Sunday fixture between the two powerhouses beginning a shift in the competition to weekend matches.
With the home ground advantage, South will benefit from the support of their passionate fans at Lakeside Stadium and could be a big chance to pull off a Cupset!
FFA Cup 2021 Round of 32 match details:
South Melbourne FC v Melbourne City FC
Date: Sunday 29 August
Time: 3pm AEST
Venue: Lakeside Stadium