DERBY OF THE DECADE

There have been Derbies. And then there have been Derbies.

Melbourne has quickly demanded attention with yet another sporting spectacle – a Football Derby of our own.

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The story of a team jumpstarted with talent and wealth from the Premier League’s finest, a marquee appearance (if you call that an appearance) and a respectable collection of points to call it a season.

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Melbourne CITY finished 5th and headed across the ditch to defeat Wellington 2 – 0 and progress to the Semi-Final against Victory.

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The other-side are veterans at this. A foundation power that’s been present in 10/10 A-League seasons since the beginning. Season 10s seen the blue take their competition to the next level, Besart Berisha has scored in the plenty. An attractive style driven from the middle has only seen four defeats since October.

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Melbourne VICTORY finished premiers of the league and took their extra weeks rest to head straight to the Semi-Finals.

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The A-League ‘Game of the Decade’ and biggest ‘derby ever’, Melbourne v Melbourne can only result in another cracking game of football.

We’ll be in Melbourne covering the game LIVE on Snapchat, follow us at THETURFFTBL.

Words by Jacob Arnott. Photos by Aleks Jason

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