Wellington Phoenix draw Melbourne City in next round of Australia Cup

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Melbourne City again stand in the way of the Wellington Phoenix progressing in the Australia Cup.

The Phoenix have drawn City for the third straight season, with the A-League sides the last two teams picked to contest the round of 16 this year.

The tie will be played in Australia.

The Nix memorably beat City on penalties in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Cup and prevailed 2-1 in the round of 16 last year.

Wellington secured their place in the last 16 by overcoming Queensland National Premier Leagues (NPL) side Peninsula Power late in extra time at the start of the month, while Melbourne City scored a stoppage time winner to beat Victoria NPL side Oakleigh Cannons on Sunday.

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The date for the round of 16 match has yet to be confirmed, but there are four scheduled matchdays for the next round, from Saturday, August 26 to Wednesday, August 30.

Australia Cup Round of 16 draw

Mount Druitt Town Rangers v Heidelberg United

Melbourne Knights v Campbelltown City

MetroStars v Inter Lions

APIA Leichhardt v Sydney FC

Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United

Sydney United 58 v Brisbane Roar

Gold Coast Knights v Western United

Melbourne City v Wellington Phoenix


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