It's set to be a massive #BigBlue blockbuster semi-final between Sydney FC and Melbourne at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night (kick off 7:50pm AEST).
The Sky Blues have defeated Melbourne in two Grand Finals (in 2010 and 2017), both of those were in a penalty shootout.
In the last seven meetings between the two teams, Sydney FC have won all season, including that 4-2 penalty-shootout win in last season’s decider.
And when it comes to finals games at Allianz Stadium, the Sky Blues are unbeaten in all nine, winning seven of them.
OTHER MATCH FACTS
- Kevin Muscat’s men have lost their last five Hyundai A-League finals games played outside Victoria, scoring just two goals in the process. Their only finals win outside their home state came in 2009 against Adelaide at Coopers Stadium (2-0).
- Sydney FC have scored 64 goals this campaign, the second-most of any team in a single Hyundai A-League season (inc. playoffs); Melbourne City hold the record with 66 goals in 2015/16.
- Sydney FC and Melbourne have each scored 13 goals in the 15 minutes immediately after half-time this season, more than any other teams in the Hyundai A-League.
- Sky Blues defender Alex Wilkinson has made 161 clearances this Hyundai A-League campaign, 26 more than any other player in the competition and 42 more than Melbourne’s best Rhys Williams (109).