Sydney FC crowned A-League champions after grand final shootout against Melbourne Victory

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For much of a combustible, often ugly, evening at Allianz Stadium, it seemed a record-breaking season, recent head-to-head form and home advantage would count for naught. But Sydney FC, the heavy pre-grand final favourites, proved they possess a steel underpinning their much-lauded style by overcoming an early punch to the guts delivered by Besart Berisha to going on and win a penalty shoot-out after 120 minutes of football had ended 1-1.

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