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90' + 1'
Bobô
D. Carney
3 - 0
78'
J. Brillante
Yellow Card
72'
B. O'Neill
Yellow Card
63'
Bobô
M. Zullo
2 - 0
57'
A. Brosque
M. Zullo
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
52% 47%
6
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 445 396
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Commentary

FULL TIME - Another clinical performance from the all-conquering Sydney FC who register a record breaking 19th victory this season with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Melbourne City.  We were all square at half time but in the second half Sydney FC, on the back of the opener to Alex Brosque and a  Bobô brace, continued their dominance over the rest of the competition.
Bobô
Goal
90' + 1' GOAL SYDNEY FC - David Carney floats a wonderful cross in from the right hand side to Bobô who is unmarked at the far post and the Sydney striker makes it a brace with a header that thumps into the roof of the net.  Sydney FC 3 Melbourne City 0.
D. Carney
Assist
90' + 1' A wonderful cross from the veteran David Carney that floated over the Melbourne City defence to set up the goal for Bobô to seal victory for this mighty Sydney FC side.
90' We will have three minutes of additional time played in this second half.
87' Delightful touch from Brandon O'Neill who slides the ball through to Bobô - the Brazilian fires at goal but it takes a deflection on the way through.  A corner for Sydney FC.
M. Simon
A. Brosque
85' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY FC - Sydney FC skipper and goalscorer Alex Brosque receives a standing ovation from the parochial home crowd of 15,000 plus as he comes from the field for Matt Simon.
A. Caceres
N. Colazo
82' SUBSTITUTION MELBOURNE CITY - Time is against the visitors now who desperately need a spark - they hope it will be supplied by Anthony Caceres who replaces Nicolás Colazo.
80' A lapse in defence from Melbourne City who fall asleep at the back allowing David Carney a free shot at goal - it sizzles into the side netting but that was not far away.
M. Dimitrijević
J. Brillante
79' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY FC - Graham Arnold wastes no time in bringing Joshua Brillante from the field to get some game time into the legs of Miloš Dimitrijević.
J. Brillante
Yellow Card
78' YELLOW CARD SYDNEY FC - Joshua Brillante will miss next week after picking up a card for a foul on Bruce Kamau.
D. Arzani
T. Cahill
77' SUBSTITUTION MELBOURNE CITY - Tim Cahill finally succumbs to the nasty cut above his eye and will come from the field to be replaced by Daniel Arzani.
76' Joshua Brillante has a second opportunity after his initial cross failed to find a target however Dean Bouzanis has it well covered and he makes a comfortable save.
75' The good news for Melbourne City is that Tim Chaill is back on the pitch though his head is heavily bandaged.
B. O'Neill
Yellow Card
72' YELLOW CARD SYDNEY FC - A second booking for Sydney with Brandon O'Neill shown a card from the throw in.
D. Carney
F. Hološko
71' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY FC - Sydney make their first sustitution of the match with Filip Hološko to be replaced by David Carney.
71' Tim Cahill is receiving treatment on the sideline with the claret freely flowing from a cut just above his right eye.
69' Plenty to think about know for the Melbourne City brains trust who need to somehow manufacture some goal scoring opportunities having struggled to break through the miserly Sydney FC defence.
M. Zullo
Assist
63' A second assist for Michael Zullo who, with acres of space down the left hand side, drove the ball toward the goal mouth - admittedly he was shooting at goal but it is the end result that counts!
Bobô
Goal
63' GOAL SYDNEY FC - Zullo drives a low and hard ball toward goal - the wayward shot takes a slight deflection and waiting at the back is Bobô who rams the ball into the back of the net.  Sydney FC have raced to a commanding 2-0 lead.
B. Kamau
N. Fitzgerald
61' SUBSTITUTION MELBOURNE CITY - The Sydney FC goal sparks an immediate change from Michael Valkanis with Nick Fitzgerald replaced by Bruce Kamau.
M. Zullo
Assist
57' It was a dangerous, looping throw in from Michael Zullo that wasn't dealt with by the Melbourne City defence that created the opportunity for skipper Alex Brosque.
A. Brosque
Goal
57' GOAL SYDNEY FC - The Melbourne City defence fail to deal with the long throw in from the left from Zullo - the ball bounces loose for Alex Brosque whose left foot finds the back of the net!  Sydney FC have broken the deadlock and lead 1-0.
55' Denis Genreau slides the ball through for Nick Fitzgerald but the flag is up.  There wasn't much in it but the replay shows it was a good call from the linesman.
52' Best chance of the match so far!  With Dean Bouzanis off his line, Rhyan Grant has an open goal to look at however his effort is brilliantly cleared off the line by​ Ivan Franjic.
50' Terrific pace from Nicolás Colazo who keeps the ball alive but there is no-one on the end of his hurried cross and the Sydney defence are able to clear.
48' Nick Fitzgerald concedes a free kick and Sydney FC will look to set up from deep inside their own half.
46' A bright opening from Sydney FC in this second half however they are unable to find a way to break down the Melbourne City defence.
45' SECOND HALF - Melbourne City get us underway in the second half.
The stats at half time confirm how tight the contest was in the opening 45 minutes.  If anything, Sydney FC hold a narrow advantage with 52% of possession and 5 shots on goal to Melbourne City's 4 but there is very little between the two teams.  The scene is set for a thrilling second half!
HALF TIME - An intense first half comes to an end with neither side able to break the deadlock.  Sydney FC had the better of the goal scoring opportunities however the defences of both sides proved difficult to break down.  Half time at Allianz Stadium in Sydney and it is Sydney FC 0 Melbourne City 0.
45' + 2' Some space for Sydney FC on the fast break however the touch from Filip Holosko fails to find a teammate and the City defence will hang on for half time.
45' We will have one minute of additional time played in this first half.
A. Brosque
Yellow Card
43' YELLOW CARD SYDNEY FC - The loose boot of Alex Brosque tips over Luke Brattan and the Sydney FC skipper becomes the first player to go into the book this evening.
40' Sydney are really lifting the tempo and the attacking pressure approaching half time with the Melbourne City defence hanging on grimly at the moment - Manny Muscat has been superb with a couple of goal-saving tackles.
38' On the counter-attack, Bruno Fornaroli attempts a run down the left hand side however he is quickly closed down by three blue shirts - Sydney showing just why they have been so hard to score against this season.
36' Rhyan Grant is bumped off the ball and has won a free kick for Sydney just forward of the half way line.
34' Delightful touch from Milos Ninkovic who dances his way to the top of the area before unleashing a thunderbolt that scrapes over the crossbar of Dean Bouzanis' goal.
32' A terrific cross in from the left from Michael Zullo gives Bobô a header chance however Ruon Tongyik is in an excellent position and does enough to force the ball over the bar.
30' The Franjic cross from the right is met by an acrobatic volley from Bruno Fornaroli however his spectacular attempt is well wide and high of the Vukovic goal.
28' This match has been played predominantly in the middle third with both sides unable to find a path through the defence.
25' Denis Genreau sends a delightful ball through to Nicolás Colazo however the City forward is unable to keep control - in any case, the linesman's flag is up.
21' An error from Rhyan Grant on the last line of defence almost gives Tim Cahill a look at the goal however some desperate defence from Aaron Calver denies the City star a chance.
19' Milos Ninkovic sends a long ball to Rhyan Grant who has made the run down the right however Dean Bouzanis has read the play well and he gathers safely.
17' Nervous times for City after a lapse in defence allows the ball to bounce loose inside the penalty box however a free kick will relieve the pressure.
15' A patient build up from Melbourne City as they try to pick a path through the Sydney defensive structure.
13' A free kick for Sydney and it will be Joshua Brillante to send the home side to the top of the penalty area from the right hand side.
10' A break in play with Holosko flat on his back after being flattened by Dean Bouzanis in a heavy clash.
8' So close for Melbourne City! A sizzling free kick from Fornaroli curls around the wall and has Vukovic beaten but the City skipper is denied by the right hand post.
7' Joshua Brillante concedes a free kick at the top of the area and Bruno Fornaroli will line up from a very dangerous position.
4' Nick Fitzgerald tries to forge a path around the defence however he is outmuscled by Rhyan Grant and the ball trickles harmlessly over for a goal-kick.
2' Nicolás Colazo whips in a free kick from just outside the area but there's no one on the end of it allowing Danny Vukovic to make a comfortable save.
2' Mild conditions in Sydney for this clash - the pitch is in reasonable nick but a little broken up after a Rugby League match was played here last night.
1' FIRST HALF - Sydney FC kick off and we are underway in the first half.
The teams are out on the pitch and we are not far away from kick-off!
Melbourne City (4-3-3): Bouzanis (GK); Muscat, Rose, Franjic, Tongyik; Cahill, Luke Brattan, Genreau; Colazo, Fitzgerald, Fornaroli. Subs: Sørensen (GK), Caceres, Kamau, Arzani, Retre.
Sydney FC (4-2-3-1): Vukovic (GK); Wilkinson, Zullo, Calver, Grant; Brillante, O'Neill; Ninkovic, Brosque, Holosko; Bobô. Subs: Redmayne (GK), Dimitrijevic, Carney, Simon, Blackwood.
Here's how the two teams will line up for tonight's clash.
Melbourne City will be desperate to rebound following a heavy defeat away to Western Sydney last week that has left them in a precarious position in the battle for a top four spot.  The visitors will be boosted by the return of Tim Cahill from Socceroos duty.
Sydney FC have locked up the Premiers Plate but all indications are that they won't allow any complacency to take hold in the run to the Finals Series - an extra incentive is that they are still 7 points short of the record season points total, currently held by Brisbane Roar.
Welcome to Saturday Night A-League action at Allianz Stadium in Sydney with the Round 25 blockbuster clash between the all-conquering Sydney FC and Melbourne City.