FFA get dream A-League grand final as VAR technology plays its part | Sam Perry

Melbourne Victory proved they are the best-placed team to challenge Sydney FC on a weekend when video replays exacerbated symptoms of rage

If finals formats are meant to deliver the best two teams on grand final day, then the weekend’s semi-finals worked to perfection. However it bares thinking that, in essence, four sides duked it out last week for the right to be comfortably beaten by the A-League’s best sides this week. In other words, the semis have served to confirm what we just about already knew: Sydney are the best team in Australia, and Victory are the team most likely to knock them over in a one-off, winner-takes-all showdown.

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