The Adelaide fixture that will set Coopers Stadium alight
Get out your pen and paper Adelaide United fans, fireworks are going to be guaranteed in these three fixtures.
The Hyundai A-League 2019/20 Season draw was announced on Thursday, so to stoke the furnace of excitement ahead of the new campaign, we've identified three fixtures Reds fans simply can't afford to miss.
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Will Adelaide retain bragging rights in Round 1 FFA Cup 2018 Final re-match?
The intensity level often reaches breaking point whenever Adelaide United and Sydney FC are involved these days.
Adelaide and Sydney have met on the FFA Cup battlefield for the last two finals, and it was the Reds who exacted revenge on their 2017 defeat by taking out a memorable 2018 title at Coopers Stadium.
It is at that very venue where the two sides will light the touchpaper for the new 2019/20 campaign, in what is new United boss Gertjan Verbeek's first league match in charge.
- Adelaide United v Sydney FC, Round 1, Friday, October 11 2019, Coopers Stadium. Kick-off: 7:00pm ACDT, 7:30pm AEST.
How will Adelaide perform on Marco Kurz's return to Coopers?
Once a figure of worship in the City of Churches, ex-coach Marco Kurz should expect the reception to be frosty when he takes his new Melbourne Victory team to South Australia on November 23.
The German gave United fans memories that will last a lifetime throughout his two-season tenure in Adelaide, but those supporters may well be seeing red when Kurz returns to the club where he made his Hyundai A-League name.
Will Adelaide be able to get a morale-boosting win over their former mentor?
- Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory, Round 7, Saturday, November 23, Coopers Stadium. Kick-off: 7:00pm ACDT, 7:30pm AEST.
Can the Reds exact revenge on Perth Glory after last season's Semi-Final exit?
Adelaide played their part in one of the all-time great Hyundai A-League matches in the Semi-Final of last season.
The Reds pulled off an amazing escape in the final 10 minutes of normal time - and again in extra time - to force runaway Premiers Perth Glory to penalties at home.
It was a match which epitomised the fighting spirit Kurz had instilled in his charges while at the helm of the Reds, and although the club is heading into a brave new direction, you can be sure Adelaide will be fighting tooth and nail to pile misery on Glory when the two teams reunite.
- Perth Glory v Adelaide United, Round 14, Saturday, January 11 2020, HBF Park. Kick-off 6:45pm, 8:45pm AEST.