Victory set for Semi Final showdown with Sydney FC in blockbuster Big Blue
Melbourne Victory have sealed a huge Semi Final clash with Sydney FC following a late 2-1 win over Adelaide United in Sunday night's Elimination Final at AAMI Park.
Leroy George and Besart Berisha combined to fire Kevin Muscat's men into a blockbuster Big Blue encounter at Allianz Stadium next Saturday night.
The Sky Blues have enjoyed a recent run of dominance over their long-time rivals, winning all three meetings this season.
Victory, meanwhile, will be desperate to exact revenge for last season's heartbreaking Grand Final defeat at the same venue.
Kick-off in what shapes as an absolute epic at Allianz Stadium next Saturday night is scheduled for 7:50pm (AEST).
The winner of that match will advance to face the victor of Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City, who square off at McDonald Jones Stadium 24 hours earlier.
City brushed aside Brisbane Roar to move within one match of a maiden Grand Final berth, while the Jets are looking to reach Australian football's biggest stage since their 2007/08 triumph.
Ernie Merrick's men finished second on the ladder and, after finding blistering form against Central Coast Mariners in the final round, will be itching to put several years of underachievement behind them.
Friday night's must-see encounter also kicks-off at 7:50pm (AEST).