The Australia Cup Round of 32 continues this weekend with a number of exciting ties including five A-League Men's sides.
Eight clubs have already booked their spot in the Round of 16 with another three set to be locked in by the end of the weekend.
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Magpies Crusaders vs Macarthur FC
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Time: 5:30pm AEST
Venue: BB Print Stadium
Dwight Yorke will take charge of his first competitive match as Macarthur FC Head Coach when his side take on Magpies Crusaders United at BB Print Stadium in Mackay on Saturday evening.
The former Manchester United forward has added a number of new faces to the Bulls roster including Daniel Arzani, Matt Millar and Kearyn Baccus, who are all in line to make competitive debuts for the club on Saturday.
Both sides compete in the Australia Cup Final Rounds for a second time having both reached the Round of 16 in their only previous appearance in the competition.
The Magpies Crusaders currently sit fourth in the FQPL with just four rounds remaining in the second tier of football in Queensland.
The side from Mackay qualified for the Round of 32 with wins over Mackay Lions Magpies FC, Across The Waves and Edge Hill United.
Michael Lyall who has top scored for the Magpies Crusaders with nine league goals this season shapes as a key figure if his side are to pull off a cupset.
Opta Stats: #MCUvMAC
- This will be the first meeting between Magpies Crusaders and Macarthur FC in the Australia Cup; indeed, it will be Magpies Crusaders’ first match against an A-League Men team in the competition and the Bulls’ first against a team from outside New South Wales.
- Magpies Crusaders defeated Coomera Colts 2-1 in their only previous appearance in the Australia Cup Round of 32 (2019); they had led 1-0 at halftime on the day.
- Macarthur FC defeated Newcastle Olympic FC 3-0 in their only previous appearance in the Australia Cup Round of 32 (2021); the Bulls had led 2-0 at halftime on the day.
- Magpies Crusaders have conceded 40 goals in the 2022 Queensland FQPL season, the third most by any team in the campaign (Caboolture – 47 and Ipswich Knights – 47).
- Craig Noone (Macarthur FC) has provided the assist for all three of the Bulls’ goals in the Australia Cup; Lachlan Rose has scored two of those goals.
Newcastle Jets vs Adelaide United
Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Time: 7:30pm AEST
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United face off in Australia Cup action for the third time at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.
United will aim to make it three straight wins against the Jets in the competition while Newcastle look to progress to the Round of 16 for a third time.
Adelaide, who are the Australia Cup's most successful side with three titles to their name have added former Sydney FC duo Ben Warland and Harry Van Der Saag to their squad ahead of their first competitive match of the new campaign.
The Jets, who qualified for the Round of 32 via a play off round victory over Perth Glory have made several additions to their side including, Reno Piscopo, Brandon O'Neill and Trent Buhagiar.
Opta Stats: #NEWvADL
- This will be the third Australia Cup meeting between Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United; the Reds have won each of their previous two matches in the competition by a 1-0 margin.
- Newcastle Jets have won their last two matches in the Australia Cup Round of 32, after losing all their four such fixtures prior in the competition.
- Adelaide United lost their most recent Australia Cup match (2-1 v Melbourne Victory – 5 January 2022), snapping a 12-game winning run in the competition; they will be looking to avoid back-to-back defeats in the competition for just the second time in club history (August 2016).
- Jordan Elsey (Newcastle Jets) won possession 10 times in the 2021 Australia Cup, the most of any Jets player; in addition, he was the only Jets player to block multiple shots (2).
- Isaías (Adelaide United) made 14 interceptions in the 2021 Australia Cup, the most by any player in the tournament.
Sydney FC vs Central Coast Mariners
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022
Time: 4pm AEST
Venue: Leichhardt Oval
Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners go head-to-head in a rematch of last year's Semi Final at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday afternoon.
Marco Urena's 81st minute penalty proved decisive as the Mariners prevailed 1-0 to progress to their first ever cup final.
Urena is one of a number of players to have moved on following the conclusion of the 2021/22 season with both sides set to feature new look line ups in their first competitive hit-outs of the new campaign.
The Mariners have brought in Samuel Silvera, Thomas Aquilina, Michael Ruhs, Samuel Silvera, Paul Ayongo, Nectarios Triantis. While the likes of Oliver Bozanic, Ruon Tongyik, Lewis Miller, Kye Rowles and Mark Birighitti join Urena on the departures list at Central Coast Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Sky Blues have made just the sole addition in Spanish fullback Diego Caballo so far along with the promotion of a number of players from the club's youth ranks.
15 players have departed Sydney including Milos Ninkovic, Bobo, Michael Zullo, Kosta Barbarouses and Mustafa Amini as Steve Corica chases a return to finals football after missing out for the first time since 2016 last season.
Opta Stats: #SYDvCCM
- This will be the second meeting between Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners in the Australia Cup; the Mariners won their inaugural encounter (1-0 in 2022) following a scoreless first half on the day.
- Sydney FC have won six of their seven Australia Cup Round of 32 matches; their only defeat in that span was a 2-0 loss to Brisbane Roar FC in 2019.
- Central Coast Mariners have won their last two Round of 32 matches in the Australia Cup, keeping a clean sheet in each of those games; they had won only one of all their five such fixtures prior in the competition (L4).
- Joshua Nisbet (Central Coast Mariners) created 14 scoring chances in the 2021 Australia Cup, the most by any player in the tournament.
- Alex Wilkinson (Sydney FC) contested (18) and won (14) more aerial duels than any other player in the 2021 Australia Cup.