Sydney FC v Melbourne Facts & Figures

The match between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory this Sunday will be the Hyundai A-League’s 500th match.


Sunday, 7 March 2010 Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Local kick-off: 5pm Referee: Strebre Delovski

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2/2 HD and Sky Sport 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is ABC Radio. To purchase tickets visit Ticketek

Sydney FC squad: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL 3. Stephan KELLER, 4.Simon COLOSIMO, 5. Hayden FOXE, 6. Karol KISEL, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. John ALOISI (c), 12. Shannon COLE, 13. Antony GOLEC,14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN, 16. Chris PAYNE,19. Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN

*one to be omitted*

In: Mark BRIDGE, Sebastian RYALL

Out: Sam MUNRO, Iain RAMSAY

Unavailable: Kofi DANNING (knee - season), Matthew JURMAN (foot - season), Steve Corica (hamstring - season), Ryhan GRANT (Ankle - season), Adam CASEY (Hamstring - indefinite)

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Mitchell LANGERAK (gk), 2.Kevin MUSCAT (c), 3.Mate DUGANDZIC, 5.Surat SUKHA, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Grant BREBNER, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Marvin ANGULO, 12.Rodrigo VARGAS, 13.Nathan ELASI, 15.Tom PONDELJAK, 16.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 17.Matthew FOSCHINI, 19. Evan BERGER, 20.Glen MOSS (gk), 21.Robbie KRUSE, 22.Nick WARD, 23.Adrian LEIJER, 25.Aziz BEHICH

*Three to be omitted*

In: Mate DUGANDZIC (promoted), Nathan ELASI (promoted), Robbie KRUSE (returns from injury), Archie THOMPSON (returns from injury)

Out: Nik MRDJA (suspended, 2 matches)

Unavailable: Billy CELESKI (knee, season), Matthew KEMP (knee, season)SYDNEY FC v MELBOURNE VICTORY (Major Semi-Final - 2nd leg)

Sydney FC-s STUART MUSIALIK is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance. Musialisk joined Sydney FC in 2008 after spending three seasons (58 appearances) at Newcastle Jets.

Melbourne Victory-s KEVIN MUSCAT is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance. The Victory captain-s first Hyundai A-League appearance was for the Victory against Sydney FC at the Sydney Football Stadium in August 2005 (0-0).

This will be the Hyundai A-League-s 500th match.

Overall Head-To-Head Record Played 15; Melbourne Victory FC 5, Sydney FC 4, Drawn 6

Head-To-Head at this Venue Played 7; Sydney FC 2, Melbourne Victory FC 2, Drawn 3

Record Crowd These 2 Clubs: 50,333 At Etihad Stadium, 08 Dec 2006, Drawn 0-ALL

Last 5 Matches Head-to-Head - Won By Score Venue Crowd Date Melbourne Victory FC 2-1 Etihad Stadium 18453 18 Feb 2010 Sydney FC 2-0 Sydney Football Stadium 25407 14 Feb 2010 0-All Etihad Stadium 27344 19 Dec 2009 Sydney FC 3-0 Etihad Stadium 30668 09 Oct 2009 Melbourne Victory FC 3-2 Etihad Stadium 25398 27 Dec 2008

Biggest Head-To-Head Wins Sydney FC 3-0 Etihad Stadium 09 Oct 2009 Melbourne Victory FC 5-0 Olympic Park 16 Oct 2005

Total Goals Head-To-Head Sydney FC 17, Melbourne Victory FC 19

Total Cards Head-To-Head (Yellow-Red) Sydney FC (34-3), Melbourne Victory FC (30-1)

Top Goal Scorers Head to Head: Thompson, A (Melbourne Victory FC) 6 Aloisi, J (Sydney FC) 3

Most Yellow Cards Head to Head: Muscat, K (Melbourne Victory FC) 10 McFlynn, T (Sydney FC) 4

Most Red Cards Head to Head: Corica, S (Sydney FC) 1 Mrdja, N (Melbourne Victory FC) 1