FANS at Accor Stadium will be entertained by a penalty shoot-out on Wednesday 25 May if the historic A-Leagues All Stars vs FC Barcelona match finishes in a draw after 90 minutes and stoppage time.
A-Leagues Commissioner Greg O’Rourke says taking a drawn game to penalties “makes sense.”
“Australians love a result, as the whole concept of the finals shows, so it makes sense that we’ll have a winner on the night, especially with a trophy up for grabs.
“This Stadium has produced some incredible moments in Australian football history and this could be another,” O’Rourke says.
A-League All Stars Head Coach Dwight Yorke is similarly enthusiastic.
“I’ve been involved as a player in epic draws with Barcelona . . . if we get to the stage where we’ve taken on such a big club in world football and the result is in the balance, it’d be a shame to walk away wondering,” Yorke says.
“I’m confident we’ll have the players to step up.”
The 30-man A-Leagues All Stars team, chosen by a vote by fans, football experts who select Johnny Warren Medallists and A-Leagues legend Yorke, will be named in the next few days.
Tickets in most categories are still available for the FC Barcelona v A-Leagues All Stars blockbuster, which is on track for a full house at Accor Stadium.
Tickets from $29 (kids), $49 (adults) and $127 (family of 4) are available from Ticketek.
More information at www.barcainsydney.com