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Key Events

120' + 3'
M. Zullo
Yellow Card
Red Card
Red Card
120'
D. Carney
Yellow Card
120'
M. Simon
Yellow Card
117'
T. Antonis
Goal
116'
M. Sánchez
Yellow Card
104'
J. Donachie
Yellow Card
90' + 5'
T. Antonis
Own Goal
90' + 2'
C. Theoharous
L. George
82'
K. Athiu
B. Berisha
77'
D. Carney
J. Brillante
75'
M. Sánchez
J. Troisi
71'
T. Antonis
Yellow Card
70'
J. Troisi
Yellow Card
69'
M. Simon
A. Brosque
57'
B. Warland
J. Buijs
47'
J. Troisi
Goal
31'
K. Barbarouses
Goal
24'
S. Nigro
Own Goal
3
3
3
4

Stats

Possession
% %
5
7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 10 6
Total Passes 642 439

Commentary

FULL TIME - Melbourne Victory battled their way against all odds to defeat Sydney FC 3-2 after extra time. Terry Antonis conceded the own goal that took us into extra time and he then scored the goal that won the game for Victory. That brings an end to the reign of Graham Arnold as Sydney FC coach. For Melbourne Victory they are off to McDonald-Jones Stadium for next week's Grand Final against the Newcastle Jets. 
120' + 6' Another Victory free kick with Theoharis going down and calling for assistance will use up more time. We are playing on extra time of stoppage time now. 
120' + 6' Antonis takes it from a long way out and it drifts out for a goal kick. 
120' + 5' Athiu attacks the ball and wins the foul with nobody in a hurry to take it. 
120' + 4' We are inside three of five minutes of stoppage time. 
M. Zullo
Yellow Card
Sydney
120' + 3' YELLOW CARD - Zullo has been booked for a sliding challenge. 
Red Card
120' + 2' RED CARD - Melbourne Victory goal keeping coach John Anastasiadis has also been sent off for his involvement in the post goal clash on the field. 
Red Card
120' + 1' RED CARD - Jean-Paul De Marigny has been sent off after coming onto the field in the aftermath of the goal. 
D. Carney
Yellow Card
Sydney
120' Yellow card David Carney
M. Simon
Yellow Card
Sydney
120' YELLOW CARD - Matt Simon has been shown the yellow card for his part in the post goal altercation. 
T. Antonis
Goal
Melbourne Victory
117' GOAL VICTORY - What a run by Terry Antonis! He's the one who conceded the own goal and from half way he runs all the way into the box and shoots past Redmayne to put Victory 3-2 ahead! The own goal conceder has struck out in the most effective and dramatic way. Victory could be on their way to the Grand Final. 
M. Sánchez
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
116' YELLOW CARD - Matías Sánchez has been booked for a foul on half way. 
116' Theoharous breaks but he goes down all too easily before he's able to take the shot and a chance for Victory goes begging. 
114' We are looking likely fir the dramatic finale of a penalty shootout. 
112' The corner by Mierzejewski clears them all and goes out for a goal kick. 
112' Mierzejewski's attempted cross is deflected out for a corner. 
111' Bobo appears to be suffering from cramp at the moment. 
110' The free kick is sent into the box where Simon goes down in the box appealing for a penalty. It comes back in where Ninkovic crosses to Bobo at the far post and he heads over. 
109' Sydney have the free kick after the foul by Donachie to the left of the box. 
107' Carney pulls down the shorts of Sanchez who tries to get the attention of the referee and anyone who wants to listen, but he is ignored whilst Carney laughs.
105' The second half of extra time is underway. 
HALF TIME EXTRA TIME - We are still locked at 2-2 after the first period of extra time. 
105' + 1' Antonis tries one from outside the box but Redmayne gets down low to make the comfortable save. 
105' Mierzejewski's set piece is cleared away by Thomas before it comes back in amidst a scramble and Deng clears it away. 
J. Donachie
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
104' Yellow card James Donachie
104' Carney is fouled by Nigro and Sydney have the free kick to the left of the box. 
104' Valeri swings it into the box at the near post and it's easy for Redmanyne to take it. 
103' Antonis sends in the long free kick into the box and he tees it up nicely for Redmayne to lay claims to it. 
101' Barbarouses brings down Ninkovic who goes down a little too easily. Sydney have the free kick which is delivered by Mierzejewski but Thomas takes it easily. 
100' Victory have the corner but Redmayne claims it. 
99' Theoharous with a shot from close range and it's saved by Redmayne.
96' It's definitely on here with both sides looking to avoid the dreaded penalty shootout. 
95' Bobo with a powerful shot from inside the box but it's well saved by Thomas. 
94' Berisha slumped to his knees the moment that the Antonis own goal went in and he isn't looking happy at all watching on from the bench. 
92' Zullo with a good ball in towards Mierzejewski but he heads it straight to Thomas. 
91' We are off and underway for the first period of extra time. 
FULL TIME - Sydney FC have gone out of jail with no more than 15 seconds left in the match. The own goal by Antonis against his former side will see us go on for another half hour. It's finished at 2-2 at the end of the regulation 90 minutes.
T. Antonis
Own Goal
Melbourne Victory
90' + 5' OWN GOAL VICTORY - Unbelievable drama here! Mierzejewski drags teh ball across goal and Antonis kicks it off the outside of his boot and it deflects in past Thomas for a late own goal! It's 2-2 and we will be heading into extra time!
90' + 5' Mierzejewski with the chip inside the box and Broxham heads it away. 
90' + 4' Thomas is caught off his line and Warland is left with a free header that he directs off target. 
90' + 3' The corner is effectively dealt with by the Victory defence and time is running out for Sydney. 
90' + 3' Late drama here with Warland's shot hitting the cross bar! The following shot by Wilkshire is deflected out for a corner. 
C. Theoharous
L. George
Melbourne Victory
90' + 2' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Leroy George comes off for Christian Theoharous.
90' + 1' There will be five minutes of stoppage time to be played. 
89' Barbarouses with a good flick on to George who shoots agonisingly across the face of goal for a goal kick. He then pulls up with cramp and the home fans aren't happy. 
88' Sydney FC have their 8th corner of the match but it's cleared by George before Zullo sends it back straight to Redmayne.
88' Melbourne Victory continue to run down the clock by holding the ball. 
85' The corner is taken short before a miscommunication sees the ball roll out for a goal kick. 
85' Victory have a corner and there are some worried faces in the crowd here. 
83' Victory have about ten minutes to defend their one goal lead and book a Grand Final ticket to Newcastle. 
K. Athiu
B. Berisha
Melbourne Victory
82' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Besart Berisha takes an eternity to come off before being replaced by Kenny Athiu.
81' Sydney's crossing game has really been down tonight. 
80' The Victory defence clear until it comes back in and deflected out for another corner off Donachie. 
80' Victory are beginning to get deep with another corner to Sydney. 
D. Carney
J. Brillante
Sydney
77' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - The home team clear their bench with Joshua Brillante coming off for David Carney.
77' The cross by Mierzejewski finds the head of Wilkinson who forces Thomas into making one of the saves of the season. It then comes back at him from Carney with Thomas making another save. He is pumped!
76' Berisha leans into Wilkinson and Sydney have a free kick half way between the centre and the penalty box. 
M. Sánchez
J. Troisi
Melbourne Victory
75' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - James Troisi limps off and he is replaced by Matías Sánchez.
75' Berisha with a run down the left looking for George but he only manages to find Redmayne. 
73' The free kick is taken by O'Neill and it's over and out for a goal kick. 
T. Antonis
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
71' YELLOW CARD -Terry Antonis is booked for a foul just outside the box.
71' Sydney have a free kick in a very dangerous position after the foul by Antonis. 
J. Troisi
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
70' YELLOW CARD - Troisi is booked for a late bump on Mierzejewski. 
70' Zullo's ball into the box falls into the path of Wilkshire but his shot is way off target. 
M. Simon
A. Brosque
Sydney
69' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Alex Brosque comes off for Matt Simon.
68' Antonis tries one from distance and it didn't miss by too much. 
67' Mierzejewski sends the corner in towards the far post and Thomas claims it with ease before being on the receiving end of a bump from Warland. 
66' O'Neill with a good ball in to Bobo but Deng does enough to force it out for a corner. 
64' Sydney has had 75% possession in the last five minutes. 
63' The corner is subsequently cleared by Barbarouses. 
63' Mierzejewski overhits the corner but it comes to Brillante who shoots from a long way out and it's a fine save by Thomas who deflects it out for a corner. 
62' Sydney win the corner off Broxham. 
61' George drives the free kick straight into the wall. It's sent back into the box by Donachie but Redmayne reads it like a book. 
60' Broxham is brought down by O'Neill and Victory have a free kick in a very dangerous position.
B. Warland
J. Buijs
Sydney
57' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Jordy Buijs has been replaced by Benjamin Warland.
55' It looks like Buijs has hurt his back again and he will need to come off. 
53' Sydney FC has what looks to be its biggest challenge of the season. Can they come from behind to book a place in the Grand Final?
50' Another Victory attack sees the ball in the box but it comes off Berisha and out for a goal kick. 
50' Victory are enjoying a good spell here. 
J. Troisi
Goal
Melbourne Victory
47' GOAL VICTORY - A terrible error by Brillante sees Berisha draw in Redmayne before squaring it up to Troisi who has the easy tap in. Melbourne Victory lead 2-1!
46' Victory are out on the counter but George is offside. 
46' A mistake by Donachie presents Bobo with the ball but he overhits the cross and it's out for a goal kick. 
45' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - We are all square at half-time after Barbarouses squared off Nigro's own goal. At half-time it all hangs in the balance at 1-1. 
45' Two minutes of stoppage time to be played. 
43' Buijs lobs up the free kick into the box but it's too easy for Thomas who claims it comfortably. 
43' Deng arrives late on Brosque and Sydney have another free kick.
41' The corner is sent into the box by George with Deng attempting a Berisha like scissor kick, but he misses the ball and it's out for a goal kick. 
40' Antonis shoots from outside the box and it comes off Wilkinson for a corner. 
39' Buijs uses Wilkshere as a dummy and shoots, but it's straight at Thomas. 
39' Donachie is caught day dreaming and Mierzejewski has the one on one chance on Thomas who sticks his gloves up and makes a fine save. 
38' Brillante tries one from distance but Thomas gets down low to get to it comfortably. 
35' Berisha finds Troisi who takes an eternity to do something with the ball and before he knew it his time was up. Sydney are able to clear. 
33' Buijs shoots from close range but it's well saved by Thomas and deflected away. 
K. Barbarouses
Goal
Melbourne Victory
31' GOAL VICTORY - Antonis finds Barbarouses who gets into the box after being played on by Wilkinson and he cuts inside with his shot deflecting past Remayne! We are all square at 1-1!
30' Sydney have another free kick from a long way out but the delivery from Mierzejewski is too long and out for a goal kick. 
28' The second corner by George is claimed by Redmayne and that will be that. 
27' Victory have the first corner of the match and that comes off the arm of Valerie very clearly. Referee Ams calls for another corner. Now that's puzzling!
S. Nigro
Own Goal
Melbourne Victory
24' OWN GOAL VICTORY - Mierzejewski fires it into the box and it deflects off Nigro's chest past Thomas into the back of the net. Sydney FC leads 1-0. 
22' Valeri brings down Zullo and Sydney FC have another set piece. 
20' Mierzejewski gets past a couple of players before passing to Bobo who goes down in the box, but referee Ams waves play on. 
20' Danger here for Sydney FC with George finding Barbarouses who shoots from inside the box, but he hits the post! So close yet so far for Victory. 
19' Barbarouses with a run down the right but his cross is cut out by Redmayne. 
17' George tries one off a tight angle but he can only manage to find the side netting. 
15' Sydney FC have another free kick after Mierzejewski is clumsily brought down by George. The free kick fails to penetrate the Victory defence who scramble it clear. 
14' Wilkshire crosses into the box and Donachie is able to head it out of danger. 
13' George crosses into the box but Buijs heads it clear. 
12' Kevin Muscat's suit is absolutely drenched as he continues to watch the match standing on the sideline. 
10' Mierzejewski slams it straight into the wall and the Victory defence do their job. 
10' Sydney have the set piece and it is a long way out. Mierzejewski is still going to have a crack it appears. 
8' A nice ball finds Barbarouses but he is offside and it's a very tight call. Perhaps the wrong call. 
6' Heavy rain is falling here at Allianz Stadium. 
4' Zullo gets around Nigro but it's cleared by the newly bleached blonde in Donachie. 
2' Williams continues to receive treatment in the rooms whilst the match continues. 
1' We are off and underway with Sydney FC kicking off. 
Tonight's referee is Kurt Ams. This is his first final. 
Melbourne Victory (4-2-3-1): Thomas (GK); Broxham, Nigro, Donachie, Deng; Antonis, Valeri; George, Troisi, Barbarouses; Berisha. Subs: Acton (GK), Hope, Sanchez, Theoharous, Athiu.
Sydney FC have won all three previous encounters between these sides this season. 
For Victory to do the unlikely and beat Sydney FC they will need to score more than one goal - something they haven't done in their last nine meetings. 
We have just been notified of a massive injury for Victory. Rhys Williams appears to have injured a calf or achilles and will not take part in the match. High drama here in Sydney.
Sydney FC (4-2-3-1): Redmayne (GK); Zullo, Wilkinson, Buijs, Wilkshire; O'Neill, Brillante; Ninkovic, Brosque, Mierzejewski; Bobo. Subs: Cisak (GK), Simon, Warland, Carney, Retre. 
It's now time to check out the line ups. 
The equation is very simple and very basic. Win and you are through to the Grand Final next week. If Sydney win they will be hosting Newcastle in next week's Grand Final. If Melbourne wins they will travel to Newcastle to take on the Jets. 
Good evening and welcome to Allianz Stadium for tonight's Semi-Final. It's the highly anticipated contest between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory. 
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