Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory have booked themselves flights north for dates with the Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC respectively in this year’s A-League semi-finals.
An entertaining opening weekend of finals saw City down Brisbane Roar convincingly 2-0.
— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) April 20, 2018
Meanwhile, Besart Berisha pulled out a liferaft, saving Victory’s finals hopes with a stunning bicycle goal in the 90th minute to pull together a 2-1 win over Adelaide.
BESART BERISHA, THIS IS INSANE!!! 🔥🔥🔥
— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) April 22, 2018
But although some impressive football rocked-up to AAMI Park on both Friday and Sunday nights, the crowds did not.
Melbourne City saw barely 7,500 people through the turnstile to see them vie for their first ever A-Leauge title, while Victory saw a more respectable 15,000. Both figures were below their average regular season attendances and another disappointing blow to the FFA whom have struggled to keep interest in the league alive.
The semi-final action kicks off this Friday night with the Jets v City and Sydney v Victory on Saturday night.