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Key Events

90' + 1'
O. Toivonen
Goal
88'
M. Ninković
Goal
77'
D. De Silva
M. Zullo
73'
S. Roux
E. Kamsoba
71'
P. Retre
R. Grant
68'
A. Le Fondre
Goal
68'
C. Valeri
Raúl Baena
66'
A. Caceres
S. de Jong
63'
A. Le Fondre
Penalty Goal
56'
K. Barbarouses
Yellow Card
55'
K. Athiu
T. Deng
45' + 2'
L. Broxham
Own Goal
43'
A. Brosque
Goal
32'
R. Grant
Yellow Card
3'
A. Calver
Goal
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
3
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 4
Total Passes 411 526

Commentary

FULL TIME - Sydney FC have absolutely destroyed Melbourne Victory tonight with a 6-1 thrashing to eliminate the defending champions from the Finals Series. Sydney FC are through to the Grand Final and they will take on Perth Glory next Sunday. 
90' + 3' Sydney with one last chance. O'Neill gets it on to De Silva who shoots wide from point blank range. That should have been seven. 
90' + 2' We are inside the second of three stoppage time minutes. 
O. Toivonen
Goal
Melbourne Victory
90' + 1' GOAL VICTORY - Honda crosses it in towards the far post where Toivonen is all alone to head it past Redmayne for a late consolation goal. It's 6-1. 
M. Ninković
Goal
Sydney
88' GOAL SYDNEY - De Silva rolls it on to Brillante who crosses perfectly to Ninkovic at the far post. The volley by Ninkovic was technically perfect! He hit it low and hard and Thomas was beaten again! Sydney FC lead 6-0. That's their biggest ever win and Victory's biggest ever loss all in one. 
87' Victory are finishing the game off well as they seek a consolation. 
83' Valeri wins the corner and it has created some confusion but in the end it amounts to nothing with the free kick paid to Sydney for offside. 
82' Honda crosses to Athiu who forces a fine save from Redmayne. Corner to Victory. 
81' Redmayne claims the corner and he sends the ball out swiftly. 
81' Roux with a good ball to Barbarouses but Calver blocks it and sends it out for a corner. 
D. De Silva
M. Zullo
Sydney
77' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Michael Zullo comes off for Daniël De Silva.
75' This is not the way Victory thought they would be farewelling stars Honda and Valeri. Lets hope we can see some final moments of brilliance from these two. 
S. Roux
E. Kamsoba
Melbourne Victory
73' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Elvis Kamsoba comes off for Storm Roux.
P. Retre
R. Grant
Sydney
71' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Rhyan Grant receives a tremendous send off as he is replaced by Paulo Retre.
A. Le Fondre
Goal
Sydney
68' GOAL SYDNEY - Sydney are on the break here and Ninkovic lays it out on a platter for Adam Le Fondre and he slides it past Thomas for five! It's high fives all around with Sydney FC absolutely doing a job on Melbourne Victory to lead 5-0. 
C. Valeri
Raúl Baena
Melbourne Victory
68' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Baena is replaced by Carl Valeri.
A. Caceres
S. de Jong
Sydney
66' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY - Siem de Jong is the first change for Sydney as they look to next week. Anthony Caceres is his replacement. 
A. Le Fondre
Penalty Goal
Sydney
63' PENALTY GOAL SYDNEY - Le Fondre steps up to take the penalty. He sends it low and hard to the right. Thomas goes to the left. Sydney lead 4-0 and if it wasn't already, it's definitely now GAME OVER!
62' PENALTY! Le Fondre is brought down in the box by Niedermeier and referee Chris Beath points to the spot without any hesitation. 
60' In the end the corner ends up safely in the hands of Redmayne who looks to slow the game down. 
60' Victory are throwing the kitchen sink at Sydney and they have won the corner. 
59' Athiu goes down in the box and there are Victory appeals left, right and centre for a penalty but Chris Beath and the VAR both dismiss the claims. 
59' Baena with a ball into the box but there is nobody there for Victory and Redmayne takes control. 
58' Barbarouses goes out wide to Kamsoba who is deep but Grant has it covered and chests it down to Redmayne. 
K. Barbarouses
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
56' YELLOW CARD - Kosta Barbarousesis shown the yellow card for his challenge on Zullo. 
K. Athiu
T. Deng
Melbourne Victory
55' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - An attacking change for Victory with Thomas Deng replaced by Kenjok Athiu.
54' Perth coach Tony Popovic is in the stands watching this game and he would be concerned by what he is seeing from Sydney FC. 
52' Zullo's delivery sees Thomas come and miss it. The ball comes out to Grant who has his shot well saved by Thomas. The rebound goes to de Jong who tries the bicycle kick but he is unable to direct it on target. 
50' Sydney have the free kick to the left of the box and it's a very dangerous position. 
48' Victory will really have to be at their best in this second half if they're to be any chance of pulling off the miracle. 
45' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - Sydney FC fans would be online or on the phone to their travel agent trying to organise their travel arrangements to Perth for next week's Grand Final. It may be an early crow but Victory will have to do a Liverpool to get out of the mess they are in with Sydney FC leading 3-0 at half-time. 
L. Broxham
Own Goal
Melbourne Victory
45' + 2' OWN GOAL VICTORY - de Jong sends the cross into the box and it's a beauty! Broxham's reflect reaction is to head it but it's gone terribly wrong. He has directed his header past Thomas and through for an own goal. Sydney FC lead 3-0. 
45' + 1' We are inside the first of two stoppage time minutes to end the first half. 
45' + 1' Antonis with a good run but he can't keep his shot down. 
45' Honda squares it up to Kamsoba on the edge of the box but he fresh airs the ball and doesn't make a connection. 
A. Brosque
Goal
Sydney
43' GOAL SYDNEY - de Jong tries to shoot first time in the box but it's charged down. The rebound goes to Alex Brosque and he fires it in decisively with a brilliant volley! He has Thomas beaten at his near post with the ball rattling the back of the net even before he dived for the ball! Sydney FC lead 2-0. 
40' Le Fondre to Zullo who advances into the box but he swipes at the ball and sends it over. 
37' Niedermeier has been hit in an area no man wants to be hit and he will need a minute or two to recover. 
35' Victory continue to dominate possession with Sydney happy to sit on their lead. 
R. Grant
Yellow Card
Sydney
32' YELLOW CARD - Rhyan Grant is shown the yellow card for his foul on Antonis. 
31' Victory have had 67% possession over the last ten minutes. 
30' Referee Chris Beath is losing his patience with Redmayne for time wasting and urges him to complete his goal kick. 
30' Victory put together some good one touch passes with Honda hitting Toivonen who sprays the shot closer to the corner flag than the goal. 
27' Honda gets rid of Zullo and sends it into the box but Kamsoba can't get onto the end of it and Wilkinson makes sure it makes its way safely to Redmayne. 
24' Barbarouses looks for Toivonen but it's cleared out for a throw in. 
21' Victory are enjoying a good period of possession. Honda has been busy. 
18' The home fans are making some noise with their team a goal to the good. 
15' Grant tries one from the edge of the box but he's just wide. 
12' Kamsoba cuts it back to Barbarouses but his first touch is too heavy. 
9' Honda shoots from outside the box but the pace is not there to beat Redmayne. 
6' Victory have to chase the game early on but if anybody can do it then it's certainly Victory. 
A. Calver
Goal
Sydney
3' GOAL SYDNEY - The third corner is sent into the box and Thomas drops it onto Calver who knew nothing about it and the ball bounces off him into the back of the net. Remarkably that is the first goal Victory have conceded from a corner all season. Sydney FC lead 1-0!
3' The next corner is sent back out by Niedermeier. 
3' The corner is sent into the box and Toivonen is awkward as he sends it out for another corner.
2' Deng concedes the first corner of the match. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Melbourne Victory (4-3-3): Thomas (GK); Broxham, Niedermeier, Donachie, Deng; Kamsoba, Baena, Honda; Toivonen, Antonis, Barbarouses. Subs: Acton (GK), Roux, Valeri, Athiu, Lesiotis. 
Sydney FC (4-4-2): Redmayne (GK); Zullo, Calver, Wilkinson, Grant; Ninkovic, O'Neill, Brillante, de Jong; Brosque, Le Fondre. Subs: Cisak (GK), Retre, De Silva, Caceres, Ghoochannejhad.
The winner of tonight's clash meets Perth Glory next Sunday in the Grand Final so there is a massive prize at the end of this. 
These two teams keep meeting in finals and we approach this match with a high amount of anticipation. 
Good evening and welcome to Netstrata Jubilee Stadium for tonight's big semi-final clash between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory. 
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