Top 10 Big Blue clashes between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC | Presented by Outside90

The Team

A rivalry that extends beyond football, a history that deepens with every match played irrespective of the result.

The incidents, the characters, the trophies, the successes and failures. They call it the Big Blue because that is exactly what it is – the biggest game of the regular season and the bluest of battles. This is Sydney FC versus Melbourne Victory.

One of the centrepiece regular season fixtures, this game consistently produces the best advertisement for the A-League both on-and-off the pitch. With 35 previous meetings behind them, there is rarely a dull moment when these sides meet.

Now in season 11 of the A-League, this rivalry is still one of, if not the biggest in the competition, arguably fiercer and more bitter than these sides’ respective derbies with their city neighbours. With so many great clashes Outside90’s Marissa Lordanic looks at 10 of the very best Big Blues from seasons gone by.

FFA Cup Final Player Ratings | Presented by Outside90

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Melbourne Victory secured their first FFA Cup after overpowering Perth Glory 2-0 at AAMI Park.

A fine first half from the Victory set up the win in front of just over 15, 000 fans, as goals from Oliver Bozanic and Besart Berisha all but secured the result by half time.

Perth fought back in the second half and refused to give in, but they were unable to find a way past the Victory’s defence, and the hosts were able to hold off Glory to claim the first silverware of the season. Our content partners at Outside90.com rated the performance of each Melbourne Victory player on an historic night for the club.