FFA Cup 2019 Final locked in: Adelaide United to host Melbourne City

Adelaide United will host Melbourne City FC in the FFA Cup Final 2019 after defeating the Central Coast Mariners 2-1 at Central Coast Stadium on Wednesday night.

After a scoreless first half that saw both teams create numerous chances, it was the Central Coast Mariners who broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute when Jack Clisby swung in his free-kick from wide on the right over the Adelaide defence and goalkeeper inside the far post.

A turning point in the match occurred in the 72nd minute when the Central Coast Mariners captain was sent off for a second bookable offence and two minutes later Adelaide United equalised through George Blackwood.

Just when the match seemed destined to go to extra time, Riley McGree dribbled into the box and slotted his shot inside the Mariners near post on the right to seal a last minute victory for the Reds and their third straight FFA Cup Final appearances.

The Reds will host City after they overcame Brisbane Strikers 5-1 on Tuesday night, with Caltex Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren scoring a double.

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The FFA Cup Final 2019 will be played on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide (Kick-Off 7:00pm (local) (7:30pm AEDT)).

Tickets for the FFA Cup Final 2019 will go on sale to Adelaide United and Melbourne City FC members from 12pm (ACST) on Friday 4 October, with the Football Family pre-sale from 3pm (ACDT), 8 October and the general public will be able to purchase from 9am (ACDT), Wednesday 9 October (see www.theffacup.com.au/tickets for details)

The FFA Cup Final 2019 will be broadcast live on FOX SPORTS and also streamed on www.foxsports.com.au, Kayo Sports (www.kayosports.com.au) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers.

You can also follow all the action on twitter using the hashtags #FFACup #MagicOfTheCup.

FFA Cup Final 2019 Ticketing details

Coopers Stadium

  • Friday, 4 October 2019: 12:00pm (ACST) - Adelaide United Members presale (including same seat)
  • Friday, 4 October 2019: 12:00pm (ACST) – Melbourne City FC Members presale
  • Tuesday 8 October 2019: 3:00pm (ACDT) - Football Family Presale
  • Wednesday 9 October 2019: 9:00am (ACDT)- General Public on sale

ACST = Australian Central Standard Time (UTC + 9.5)

ACDT = Australian Central Daylight Time (UTC + 10.5)