Key stats as Melbourne Victory save best Big Blue for last

Sydney FC fell at 'Fortress Allianz' for the second time this Hyundai A-League season as Melbourne Victory booked a Grand Final berth with a heart-stopping 3-2 win on Saturday night.

Catch up with the key facts and stats from a thrilling Semi Final.

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  • Victory's 3-2 triumph is only the second time since November 14, 2015 that they have scored more than a single goal against the Sky Blues in Sydney.

  • Their win also ended a run of seven successive defeats against Graham Arnold's side, three of which had come this season.

  • This was only Sydney FC's second defeat in their last 29 games at Allianz Stadium.

  • When scoring three goals against Sydney FC, Victory are yet to taste defeat, winning the last 10 such encounters.

  • Both of the Sky Blues' goals came from own goals, only the sixth time in Australian national league history this has occurred. The last time was between Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United on November 28, 2014.

  • Matt Simon made his 96th appearance as a substitute and sits second overall for most substitute appearances in Australian top-flight matches, behind former Central Coast Mariners team-mate Adam Kwasnik (97).

Terry Antonis