As we prepare for another #BigBlue installment on Friday night at AAMI Park, we take a look back at five of our biggest #BigBlue away wins in the competition.
From milestones to Finals, huge scorelines and everything in between enjoy our Top 5 list:
5 – Melbourne Victory 0 – 2 Sydney FC (Bridge 20’, Aloisi 62’) – Round 9 2008/09.
After a spate of recent draws, our first away #BigBlue win came in Round 9 of the 2008/09 Season, with Mark Bridge and John Aloisi striking in either half in front of 31,564 fans at the Telstra Dome to secure the three points for John Kosmina’s men.
4 – Melbourne Victory 1 (Leijer 81’) – 1 Sydney FC (Bridge 63’) AET 2-4 pens – Grand Final 2010.
Our first meeting in the Hyundai A-League decider and it was a game that went the distance, with penalties needed to decide the Champions after Adrian Leijer’s late goal cancelled our Mark Bridge’s opener. After Kevin Muscat rattled the post for the hosts, and Clint Bolton’s heroics in goals, it came down to Korean Byun Sung-hwan to slot home the decisive penalty and seal Sydney FC’s second title.
3 – Melbourne Victory 0 – 5 Sydney FC (Despotovic 11’, Del Piero 20’, 54’, Ryall 25’, Carle 87’) – Round 16 2013/14.
Australia Day 2014 played witness to our biggest ever #BigBlue win away from home, as the Sky Blues put five goals unanswered beyond Melbourne in a thrilling encounter at Etihad Stadium. Ranko Despotovic opened the scoring early, followed by an Alessandro Del Piero penalty, before Sebastian Ryall was “like a hot knife through butter” scoring the goal of the game, as Del Piero and Nick Carle added two more goals in the second half to confirm the win.
2 – Melbourne Victory 1 (Troisi 18’) – 2 Sydney FC (Holosko 38’, Ibini 65’) – Round 17 2016/17.
A record-breaking come from behind win at Etihad Stadium on Australia Day 2017, as Filip Holosko and Bernie Ibini goals sealed a 2-1 win to move the Sky Blues 11 points clear at the top of the table and stretch the club’s unbeaten run to 17 games since the start of the season.
1 – Melbourne Victory 1 (Berisha 58’) – 3 Sydney FC (Bobô 60’, 78’, Carney 84’) – Round 18 2017/18.
Another come from behind win for the Sky Blues, as a Bobô double and late David Carney strike secured the three points on Australia Day 2018 at AAMI Park to move Sydney FC nine points clear at the top of the Hyundai A-League ladder.
The #BigBlue will take place on Friday 24th January at AAMI Park (kick off 7:30pm AEDT). Watch live on Fox Sports Channel 505, stream on the ‘My Football Live’ app or follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for live updates from the clash.