When Brisbane and Sydney last met in the W-League there were bigger issues at play in the women's game.
The Sky Blues defeated the Roar 3-1 just hours after FFA announced the sacking of Alen Stajcic as Matildas coach.
Roar coach Mel Andreatta doesn't believe that news was behind her team's display on January 19 but she admits the fallout from that decision has been a "serious situation" for players involved in the national team setup.
While the Matildas coaching situation is no closer to a resolution, Andreatta says her entire squad is focused on Sunday's semi-final with Sydney FC in Brisbane.
"Managing the players and the situation with the national team hasn't been a focus at all," Andreatta said.
"They're professional, they've got other things to focus on and that's our season and from what I understand they're being well supported by the national team staff to move forward after our W-League season into the Cup of Nations and the World Cup.
"I don't think it's something they've dwelled on apart from that initial day that it was announced. It's just business as usual."
Andreatta has made two inclusions from the last week's final regular season clash with Adelaide United by promoting defenders Jenna McCormick and Summer O'Brien to the squad.
The game also continues Hayley Raso's comeback from a serious back injury suffered last year, a situation which Andreatta said was a boost to all at the club.
"As a group we really value those type of attributes," Andreatta said.
"People who never give up, who work really hard, who are committed to the team and each other. In her recovery she's demonstrated all those attributes. You don't have to look far to be inspired."
Sydney head north with Shay Evans, Elizabeth Ralston and Rachel Soutar added to their squad.
The Sky Blues have won both clashes with the Roar this season but Brisbane have claimed three victories in five finals clashes between the two clubs.