HARBOURSPORT  
MELBOURNE VICTORY v SYDNEY FC
Telstra Dome, Saturday 27th December 2008.
Photos by Michael Shillito
The Walk of Shame
comes over the bridge
Arrival of the Sydney fans
Pre-match warm-ups
The teams enter the arena
The Sydney FC diehards
The Coventry end is in
maritime distress
A final pep talk before the
game
Kick off
Shannon Cole gathers
possession
Just a minute in, Sydney
FC are off to a flying start
Steve Corica flies for a
header
And in the blink of an eye,
Sydney are already 2-0 up
And the Sydney FC fans
go wild
Corica to Musialik
Despite clear weather
outside, the roof was
closed
Melbourne make their
first attacking move
At 15 minutes, Melbourne
gets one back
Robbie Middleby goes
wide
An injury scare for
Michael Theoklitos
Alex Brosque gets around
Ryall
Sydney FC set the wall
Ivan Necevski goes up for
the speckie
Billy Celeski takes a
corner
A Victory shot goes wide
Robbie Middleby puts
Allsopp under pressure
O When Sydney Goes
Marching In
Melbourne continue to
pepper the Sydney
defence
A set play for Shannon
Cole
Mark Bridge lines up a
shot
Iain Fyfe cops a yellow
card
Sydney FC hang on to
their 2-1 half-time lead
Corica keeps Muscat at
bay
Ivan Necevski restarts
play
Hernandez takes a free
kick
Alex Brosque takes a
throw in
Mark Bridge fights to
retain possession
An academy award
performance
At 70 minutes, Melbourne
equalise
John Aloisi checks in for
Sydney FC
Brendan Gan traps the ball
Shannon Cole takes a
corner
A blockbuster crowd was
at the game
The blood rule sends
Beau Busch off for
running repairs
Victory scores and hits
the front
Sydney search for an
equaliser
Danny Allsopp goes down
An injury time bid to level
the scores is denied
It's all over - Melbourne 3
Sydney 2