Melbourne Victory. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Victory were unique in that they often have an excellent defensive record, can challenge the top teams week to week, and yet had never before proceeded beyond the semi-final stage. Until now.
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After a less than perfect season, Sydney made it to the finals by the skin of their teeth. Don’t judge them on that though. When it really counts, here they are, and that tenacity is what they will need to win on Sunday.
To say that Melbourne Victory's position was precarious at the commencement of the season would be an understatement.
In Season 5 there has only been one match between these two teams and it was Perth who banked the three points in Round 1. A lot has happened since then.