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90' + 2'
J. Roberts
Yellow Card
90'
U. Dávila
Penalty Goal
0 - 2
79'
J. Skotadis
K. Baccus
50'
A. Tomelic
Yellow Card
32'
A. Toure
Penalty Goal
0 - 1

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Possession
39% 60%
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17
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 7
Total Passes 347 523
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FULL TIME: SYDNEY UNITED 58 0 MACARTHUR FC 2 - MACARTHUR FC ARE THE 2022 AUSTRALIA CUP CHAMPIONS! An electric final at CommBank Staidum comes to a thrilling conclusion. Sydney United 58 threw everything but the kitchen sink at Macarthur FC after half time and created a host of oppprtunities but in the end lacked the finishing power to make those chances count on the scoreboard. Macarthur FC were able to absorb the pressure and then made sure of the win in the 90th minute when Dávila, who was outstanding, fittingly converted his spot kick. The celebrations begin for Macarthur FC who collect their first piece of silverware whilst Sydney United 58 deserve plenty of plaudits for their thrilling campaign which has fallen just short at the final hurdle. Congratulations to Macarthur FC - the 2022 Australia Cup champions!
J. Roberts
Yellow Card
90' + 2' YELLOW CARD SYDNEY UNITED 58 - Toure goes down as a result of the challenge from Jordan Roberts who is shown a card for his trouble.
90' There will be three minutes of additional time played in the second half of the 2022 Australia Cup decider.
U. Dávila
Penalty Goal
90' PENALTY GOAL! SYDNEY UNITED 58 0 MACARTHUR FC 2 - Dávila coolly steps up to the spot and then puts the Australia Cup final beyond doubt by nailing the penalty.
88' PENALTY! Noone cuts inside and then has his shirt tugged at by Cristian Gonzalez - referee Elder considers for a moment and then, for the second time in the match, he points at the spot.
88' Noone swings onto his left foot but he has fired his shot straight at Nizic who bends down to make the comfortable save.
86' Noone's cross is intended for Toure however it falls just a fraction short which gives Sydney United a chance to clear from the last line.
85' You can cut the air with a knife at CommBank Stadium as we approach the final five minutes of regulation time - can Sydney United 58 take the Australia Cup Final to extra time?
84' Noone manages to outstep his marker however the cross is ill-directed and comfortably dealt with by the Sydney United defence.
82' CHANCE! A first time effort from Carter is sweetly struck however Nizic flings himself to the right to make an excellent save.
81' Free kick to Macarthur FC! Trifiro steps up to take the shot but it dies away to the left presenting Kurto with a comfortable save low down.
A. Carter
L. Rose
79' SUBSTITUTION MACARTHUR FC - The second of the double change will see Lachlan Rose off and Anthony Carter on.
J. Skotadis
K. Baccus
79' SUBSTITUTION MACARTHUR FC - Some fresh legs for Macarthur FC as Jerry Skotadis comes on for Kearyn Baccus.
77' De Silva pulls the trigger from the edge of the penalty area but he has lifted his shot over the crossbar and into the grandstand.
77' Noone, fresh onto the pitch, manages to get an effort on goal but Nizic dives low to make the save.
K. Cimenti
T. Kaneko
74' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY UNITED 58 - A double change for Sydney United with Taisei Kaneko leaving the pitch for Kyle Cimenti.
C. Gonzalez
Y. Fragogiannis
74' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY UNITED 58 - Yianni Fragogiannis is struggling with a hamstring injury and will be replaced by Cristian Gonzalez.
C. Noone
D. Arzani
74' SUBSTITUTION MACARTHUR FC - Daniel Arzani has succumbed to injury and he will be replaced by Craig Noone.
72' The tempo has really lifted in the final with Sydney United 58 starting to open up the Macarthur FC defence.
71' Arzani's long range cross takes a deflection and is cleaned up at the back by Nizic.
70' CHANCE! Antelmi does well to keep his header on target however Kurto has it well covered at the near post.
67' A handy cross in from the right from Baccus gives Rose a look but the forward gets into the back of his opponent and concedes a free kick.
66' Rose has been taken down from behind by Vlastelica and it will be Macarthur FC to set up from an attacking free kick.
P. Antelmi
T. Maia
65' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY UNITED 58 - Sydney United's second change is an attacking one with Patrick Antelmi coming on to replace Tariq Maia.
63' Arzani is brought down by Payne and Macarthur FC are awarded a free kick just short of half way.
62' A break in play here with Baccus going down in midfield with what appears to be cramp.
62' CHANCE! Rose runs onto the ball at the top of the penalty area and rolls his shot towards goal - he beats the keeper however the ball slides just wide of the target.
61' Davila cleverly cuts inside the defence and gets to a position to shoot however his effort is well blocked by the Sydney United 58 defence.
60' Al Hassan Toure works off his marker on the right hand side but he runs out of room and the ball crosses the sideline.
58' Glen Trifiro has certainly added plenty of spark for Sydney United since making his appearance on the pitch.
57' Roberts cuts the ball in from the right however there is a touch too much heat on the pass and Fragogiannis is unable to control it.
G. Trifiro
A. Agamemnonos
55' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY UNITED 58 - Sydney United swing the first change of the match with Andrea Agamemnonos making way for Glen Trifiro.
54' CHANCE! Macarthur FC are peppering the goals at the moment! Rose gets on the end of a delightful cross and rockets a header towards goal however the ball clatters into the crossbar.
52' CHANCE! Uskok climbs high and makes excellent contact with his header however the ball whistles past the far post.
51' A beautifully weighted cross from De Silva falls for Arzani who has an open goal to aim at however he can't make the contact he was after and the opportunity is lost.
A. Tomelic
Yellow Card
50' YELLOW CARD SYDNEY UNITED 58 - Anthony Tomelic picks up the first booking of the match for his late challenge on De Silva.
48' Toure and Davila can't quite connect down the right and Sydney United are able to work the ball clear of the danger area.
47' A Macarthur FC handball in the middle of the field gifts possession back to Sydney United 58 via a free kick.
45' SECOND HALF - It is Sydney United 58 going right on the front foot from kick off - they catch the Macarthur FC defence on the back foot but ultimately nothing comes of the move.
HALF TIME: SYDNEY UNITED 58 0 MACARTHUR FC 1 - A cracking opening 45 minutes comes to an end at CommBank Stadium! Macarthur FC completely dominated the early exchanges and, with Arzani running rampant, it appeared just a matter of time before the Sydney United defence would be breached. However, punching above their weight, Sydney United managed to work their way into the contest and create some opportunities of their own. The pivotal moment came in the 32nd minute when Davila was taken down in the penalty area and Al Hassan Toure buried the resultant penalty. If the first half is any indication, we are in for a thrilling second half!
45' There will be one minute of additonal time played in this first half.
45' Bilic gets to the byline and delivers a stinging cross but the threat is dealt with by the Macarthur FC defence - that could have been anything!
43' A delightful one two between Arzani and Davila creates an opening down the left however the move has been expertly read by the Sydney United 58 defence.
42' Almost a calamity at the back as Kurto gets himself into a tangle however cooler heads prevail and Macarthur FC are able to get themselves out of trouble.
40' Rose looks to take on the defence but he is stripped of possession as a result of a perfectly timed challenge.
38' The space opens up for De Silva on the corner of the penalty area but his swinging effort lands right on the chest of Nizic in goal.
36' Davila goes down as a result of the challenge from Tomelic and Sydney United 58 have a free kick just forward of the half way line.
35' Payne makes good ground to get to the ball and slide in a cross but there is no-one there for Sydney United 58.
A. Toure
Penalty Goal
32' PENALTY GOAL! SYDNEY UNITED 58 0 MACARTHUR FC 1 - It's first blood to Macarthur FC! Al Hassan Toure sends the keeper the wrong way and then rams his spot kick into the top of the net.
32' PENALTY! Davila advances inside the penalty area but is taken down by Tomelic and referee Daniel Elder does not hesitate in pointing to the spot!
29' Arzani cuts the ball back looking for Davila however Tomelic is right on it and he manages to scramble the ball clear.
27' Macarthur FC have enjoyed 59% of possession in this first half however Sydney United have given an excellent account of themselves against their more highly-fancied opponents.
26' Free kick to Macarthur FC! Toure has his legs taken out by Tomelic and the Bulls will set up from directly in front of goal, just outside the penalty area.
25' Payne is outnumbered but does extremely well to deliver the cross from the right but Macarthur FC are well set up on the last line of defence.
22' Free kick to Sydney United! Maia has been taken down by De Silva and Sydney have a free kick in an attacking position - after a slow start, they have really been able to lift the tempo.
21' Rose is through on goal with just the keeper ahead however the linesman's flag is up for offside.
18' Arzani has been electric in this first half - he skips to the edge of the penalty area and delivers to Toure who has advanced menacingly however the volley is high and wide.
16' Payne is the target of the long ball out to the right however he can't quite get onto the end of the pass which bounces away harmlessly.
15' A blistering run from Arzani who gets in a position to shoot however he blasts his effort well over the cross bar.
12' CHANCE! The dangerous swinging corner finds Aspropotamitis however his sharp header is well kept out by Nizic who has been very busy early in this first half.
10' Perkatis advances menancingly however he doesn't get the contact he was after with his shot on goal and the ball skews well wide.
8' Fragogiannis's attempted clearance is blocked by Arzani and the ball deflects over the sideline - throw in for Sydney United.
6' The ball falls for Rose right in front of goal but he goes to ground and the opportunity is lost - Macarthur FC are really piling on the pressure early!
5' Al Hassan Toure has been the top scorer for the Bulls in the tournament and he unleashes a cracker which is well saved low down by Nizic.
4' The atmosphere is electric at CommBank Stadium and the pitch is in near perfect condition - we are in for a cracker Australia Cup Final!
3' Arzani hits the free kick sweetly however the ball fizzes over the crossbar much to the delight of the Sydney United 58 fans.
2' Free kick to Macarthur FC! Arzani goes down and he will take a free kick in a promising attacking position.
1' FIRST HALF - A huge roar erupts from the crowd at CommBank Stadium as the 2022 Australia Cup Final gets underway!
Macarthur FC: K. Furto (GK); I. Vujica, T. Uskok, J. Aspropotamitis, J. McGing; K. Baccus, D. De Silva; D. Arzani, U. Davila, A. H. Toure; L. Rose. Subs: Nicholas Suman, Jake Hollman, Craig Noone, Charles M'Mombwa, Jerry Skotadis, Matthew Millar, Anthony Carter.
Sydney United 58: D. Nizic (GK); Y Fragogiannis, Y Perkatis, A. S. Vlastelica, M. Bilic; A. Agamemnonos, A. Tomelic, T. Maia; J. Roberts, C. Payne, T. Kaneko. Subs: Cristian Gonzalez, Kyle Cimenti, Patrick Antelmi, Jordan Ivancic, Glen Trifiro, Adrian Knez, James Husoy.
With former English Premier League star Dwight Yorke at the helm, Macarthur FC have reached the Australia Cup Final at just their second attempt. Playing with a highly attacking style, Macarthur FC have scored a tournament high 17 goals en route to the final - five of those came in their comprehensive 5-2 victory over the Oakleigh Cannons in the semi-final.
Whatever the result, Sydney United 58 have already made history by becoming the first ever National Premier League side to make the Australia Cup Final! On the way, they defeated two A-League sides - Sydney United 58 knocked out Western United in the Round of 16 with a win on penalties and then secured a spot in this evening's final with a 3-2 victory over Brisbane Roar in extra time in the semi-final.
Welcome to CommBank Stadium where everything is on the line as Sydney United 58 and Macarthur FC face off in an historic Australia Cup Final!