Western United to host Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park for Cup clash

Connor Pain Western United

Western United will meet Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park as the sides do battle in the Australia Cup Round of 32 on Wednesday August 3, with kick-off at 7:30pm AEST.

All 2022/23 Western United members and kids under 14 years of age will be able to attend the match for free with a paying adult, while single junior tickets are available for just $5.

Tickets will be available to concession and adults for $15 and families for $30 and will go on-sale from 11am on Thursday July 28.

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This will be the first time the Green and Black army will return to AAMI Park since the side’s incredible Isuzu UTE A-League Men Grand Final win in late May.

The match itself presents a mouthwatering cup tie, a ‘super cup’ of sorts with the A-League Men Champions going up against last year’s cup winners.

It will also be the first meeting between the two since the thrilling A-League Men semi-final tie from last season, which United came through 4-2 on aggregate after a monumental second-leg performance.

John Aloisi has been putting his players through their paces for the first two weeks of pre-season training with now less than two weeks to go until the first competitive match of the season.

The players have reported back to the NEC Hangar fit and firing and ready to attack another season, beginning with the Australia Cup.

United made its debut in the tournament last year – known as the FFA Cup at the time – after it was not played during the 2020/21 season due to COVID-19.

A play-off clash against Newcastle Jets was Aloisi’s first competitive game in charge of Western United, a week out from the beginning of the A-League Men season.

Goals from Lachie Wales and Aleksandar Prijovic gave United the victory on that occasion, seeing the Club advance into the main draw for the first time, though a young Green and Black outfit fell to Wellington Phoenix in the Round of 32.

Aloisi and his players will be looking to go one better this year and reach the last 16 with another piece of silverware on the line for the Club.