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Melbourne Victory maintain brilliant finals record

Melbourne Victory last night kept their impeccable finals record intact when they defeated Sydney FC 2-1 at Etihad Stadium. The reigning A-League champions have not lost a finals match thus far and in seven appearances in the play-offs have a record of six wins and one draw.

Since they were held to a scoreless draw by Adelaide United in the 2006/07 semi-final first leg, the Victory have gone on a six-match winning streak, although five of those have been against the Reds.

Last night was the first time Melbourne had met a club other than Adelaide in a play-off but the result was similar to those of the past, with a win in the major semi-final first leg.

In the seven games, the Victory have netted 16 goals and conceded just two. Below is their record in A-League finals matches.

2006/07 Semi-Final Leg 1 v Adelaide United: 0-0 Semi-Final Leg 2 v Adelaide United: 2-1 Grand Final v Adelaide United: 6-0

2008/09 Semi-Final Leg 1 v Adelaide United: 2-0 Semi-Final Leg 2 v Adelaide United: 4-0 Grand Final v Adelaide United: 1-0

2009/10 Major Semi-Final Leg 1 v Sydney FC: 2-1

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