If Manchester United are to defend their FA Cup title they will have to beat rampant Premier League leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Since Englishman Mike Charlesworth took over four years ago, the "little club that could" has slid dangerously close to the abyss.
Harry Kane's hat-trick turned Tottenham Hotspur's potentially tricky FA Cup fifth-round tie at Fulham into a Sunday stroll by the River Thames as they won 3-0 at Craven Cottage.
Western Sydney Wanderers could face disciplinary measures after their supporters unveiled an offensive banner during Saturday night's derby.
A brace from Besart Berisha and a superb solo goal from James Troisi saw Melbourne Victory seal a comfortable win over Central Coast Mariners and keep their faint premiership hopes alive.
Sydney travel to AAMI Park on Friday night for a clash with Melbourne City in a game that gives the former an immediate chance to bounce back to winning form and the hosts the opportunity to show they have turned the corner.
Passion can often get the better of Brendon Santalab and the Western Sydney Wanderers striker revealed he had to have a private meeting with coach Tony Popovic before the Sydney derby to regain his composure.
By Chris Pike
Lincoln City became the first non-league team to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals in more than a century by beating Premier League side Burnley 1-0 with an 89th- minute goal, while third-tier Millwall eliminated Leicester and Huddersfield forced a replay with Manchester City.
Sydney FC's hopes of finishing the season as invincibles came crashing down to earth after Brendon Santalab seals a thrilling win for the Wanderers.
While the Western Sydney Wanderers team song was echoing across the change rooms after full-time in the Sydney A-League derby, the referee at the centre of their controversial win was quietly apologising to Sydney FC.
Kevin Muscat's focus might have been on his team's trip to take on improving Central Coast Mariners on Sunday afternoon when he fronted the media on Saturday morning for a routine pre-match press conference.
Back to full strength, Melbourne City have consolidated their spot in the A-League's top four with a classy 5-1 win over the Phoenix in Wellington.
Central Coast Mariners are disappointed three rugby league trial games have threatened the quality of the pitch at Central Coast Stadium and were scheduled less than 24 hours before one of the biggest games of the season.
Three Canberra United players have been named in the the Matildas squad for Algarve Cup in Portugal next month.
It's not unusual for Australians to take a long break over the warm December/January period and many go in search of relief from the heat.
Pep Guardiola has lavished praised on Aaron Mooy, declaring the Australian could be recalled to Manchester City for the 2017-18 English Premier League season.
Former Sydney FC marquee man and Manchester United ambassador Dwight Yorke has been denied entry into the United State because of an Iranian stamp in his passport.
A spirited Adelaide United ground out a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Newcastle Jets at Coopers Stadium on Friday night thanks to a second-half penalty from Marcelo Carrusca.
Arsene Wenger says he will make a decision on his Arsenal future in March or April – but will not retire from management at season's end.
A Cambodian football coach has been banned from the sport for life for helping to fix a match involving the Young Socceroos last year.
Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold doesn't mind causing a stir, but his pre-match comments before Saturday night's Sydney derby caught everyone off guard.
It will be all change for Melbourne City again this weekend as coach Michael Valkanis gets access to six of the seven sinners who were suspended from the club's 2-2 draw with Brisbane Roar last week.
Melbourne Victory bosses are looking to play down speculation linking the club's A League winning coach Kevin Muscat with a stunning move to Glasgow to take charge at troubled Scottish giants Rangers.
Jack Reilly is a legend of Australian soccer.
Sydney FC are a team based on imitation, which is why Josh Brillante is the Sky Blues' answer to Chelsea's "water carrier" N'Golo Kante.
Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou may look at more A-League players in his squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and the United Arab Emirates as he looks to cover for injuries to crucial players.
Are Sydney FC that good, or is the rest of the A-League that bad?
A total of 18 people, including three players, are to stand trial for match fixing in Spanish football, a judge in Pamplona has ruled.
Pressure is mounting externally and from within the club for the Wanderers to make a late charge into the finals but Tony Popovic isn't paying any attention to the weight of expectation.