Le Fondre Back For Massive Sydney Derby & Big Blue

Returning Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre will be available for the Sky Blues newly published final four games of the season, including a potentially crucial Sydney Derby at the Sydney Cricket Ground (Sunday 23rd May, 4pm AEST) and another fiery Big Blue encounter with Melbourne Victory at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (Wednesday 19th May, 7pm AEST).

Steve Corica’s men also face away trips to Adelaide United (Saturday 29th May, 7.10pm AEST) and Brisbane Roar (details TBC).

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However it’s the home matches which will excite the club’s Members and supporters against the Sky Blues’ biggest two rivals.

The return to the Sydney Cricket Ground for a Sunday afternoon Sydney Derby has a potential to be the biggest game of the season.

“A lot could come down to that game at the SCG,” said Head Coach Steve Corica.

“Both clubs are right in the mix at the moment and with it being our final regular season home game, it will be hugely important to get the win.

“Being back at the SCG will give us some special memories from our last Sydney Derby there, especially with Alfie returning as he scored that night.

“I expect to see a lot of our Members and supporters turn out with it being back at the Moore Park precinct which has been our traditional home.

“The clash against Victory a few days before could also be massive and we are extremely excited for these two games.”

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Sydney FC will contest another Sydney Derby at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground.

The A-League’s regular season looks set to be the most open Premiers Plate race for years.

Just four points are separating first place from fifth and there are a number of blockbuster encounters.

The Sydney Derby will come off the back of a clash between the two teams currently leading the pack in first and second with Melbourne City FC and the Central Coast Mariners facing off on Saturday May 22 at AAMI Park.

By the end of the fixtures, all teams will have played 26 rounds, as was scheduled when the Australian Professional Leagues (APL) unveiled its A-League fixture list last December.

“This has been a fantastic season to date, in fact many people have said the football played has been the best for years and I’m really excited to see how it plays out now that we’ve confirmed the fixtures,” said APL Commissioner Greg O’Rourke.

“There are some huge games in the fixtures announced today, and this should become quite a crescendo to the home-and-away rounds with so many teams in the hunt for the Premiers Plate.

“A new generation of talent has really stood up this year, as we’ve seen from the sheer number and quality of goals, and it’ll be fascinating to see how they go as the regular season comes down to the wire.”

Dates, venues and kick-off times for fixtures in the last match week (Match week 24) have not been confirmed, as some flexibility is required to reschedule certain matches with the A-League 2021 Finals Series in mind.

 

Match Day

Date

Home Club

Away Club

Venue

Kick-Off (AEST)

Wednesday

19/05/2021

Sydney FC

Melbourne Victory

Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

7:05PM

Sunday

23/05/2021

Sydney FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC

SCG

4:05PM

Saturday

29/05/2021

Adelaide United

Sydney FC

Coopers Stadium

7:10PM

 TBC

TBC

Brisbane Roar FC

Sydney FC

Moreton Daily Stadium

TBC