In the second semi-final of the FFA Cup, and 19th ever Sydney Derby, it was Sydney FC who came out on top yet again, eventually easing to a comfortable 3-0 victory over rivals the Western Sydney Wanderers. Steve Corica’s side will now take on Adelaide United in the final of this year’s tournament.
Keanu Baccus – 5.5
A frustrating game for the youngster who won possession back on plenty of occasions but was careless in his general distribution.
Kostandinos Grozos – 6
A real learning curve for the Young Socceroo Grozos, who was thrown into the deep end by Markus Babbel but put in a solid display considering the importance of the fixture.
Jaushua Sotirio – 5.5
Seemed very out of sync with his other teammates’ movements. Tried to make runs inside Michael Zullo but had no such joy. Rightly hooked just past the hour.
Alexander Baumjohann – 7
By far the Wanderers' best player of the night. Was able to constantly draw Sydney bodies towards him to open up space for his teammates. Possesses a dangerous set-piece as well and looks to be a great piece of business by Babbel.
Roly Bonevacia – 5.5
Started in an unfamiliar wide position and struggled all night. Definitely a player who needs to be playing as one of the deep lying central midfielders otherwise his technical ability is wasted.
Oriol Riera – 6
An average display by the Spaniard who needs to show more cutting edge in front of goal if he is to become one of the best in the league. Despite that, his general movement and hold-up play was good.
Abraham Majok – 5.5
Was substituted in when his team were a goal down and they immediately conceded a second after his introduction. Therefore, a tough environment for the young winger to come on and make a difference in.
Mathieu Cordier – N/A
Came on too late to get a rating.