It seems the footballing gods smile whenever Adelaide United and Sydney FC meet in the FFA Cup Final.
The two sides played out a thriller in 2017, but yesterday evening’s affair was something special - and a night all 14,448 fans in attendance at a rocking Coopers Stadium will likely never forget.
From fans at the ground to those watching at home, social media united in appraisal for an incredible night - and here's how it all happened!
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Michael Zappone has seen his fair share of FFA Cup and Hyundai A-League encounters over the years. But according to the Fox Sports stalwart, last night’s clash is up there with the very best he's seen.
Meanwhile, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Vince Rugari called the night ‘Australian soccer at its best’. The pair led the tributes for a truly memorable occasion in the City of Churches.
A surprise well-wisher
Perhaps Adelaide were destined to lift the FFA Cup Trophy, having courted the well-wishes of AS Roma prior to kick off.
It seems the Italian giants might be Adelaide's good-luck charm...
'Goodwin has given Graham Arnold something to think about'
Will we ever see a better FFA Cup Final performance?
Craig Goodwin's amazing brace was fit enough to win any game. And so impressive was his overall performance that he could now be on the radar of Caltex Socceroos boss Graham Arnold.
Just check out the angle on that free-kick!
Remembering an incredible evening at Coopers Stadium
Adelaide's home ground looked like a postcard in the hours leading up to kick off.
But during the match, Coopers Stadium emitted the electric, cauldron-like atmosphere that only a Cup Final can produce.
Here's the best shots and videos from the ground!