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Apr 14, 2021   |  5:10AM AET

A trip down Melbourne Derby memory lane

A trip down Melbourne Derby memory lane

With another Melbourne Derby on the horizon, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of City’s greatest moments in the always-anticipated fixture.

Rather than recount some of these unforgettable memories ourselves, we thought we’d get some input from the fans, so we asked the guys at Talking City to tell us about their personal favourite Derbies.

Victory 0-6 City, Round 11 2020/21

“The 6-0 Derby win has become a clear favourite when you look back at the clashes between the two teams. It was a real sign of what a free-flowing, attacking City can produce and a step up on our own benchmark of the biggest win in a derby. The score could’ve been more on the night and that in itself is a crazy thought. To cap it all off, having Stefan Colakovski score the final goal for his boyhood club made it an iconic moment and result for the club.” – Matt M

City 2-1 Victory, Round 11 2015/16

“Tommy Sorensen’s save-fest would be right up there. The guy single-handedly turned a loss into a win. Between that diving tip onto the post and the save against Archie Thompson from close-range where the ball goes between his legs, hits his backside on the way through and somehow stays out, it was hands down one of the best keeping displays I’ve seen in this league.” – Matty B

City 1-0 Victory, Round 11 2014/15

“That said, my favourite Derby is still the Paartalu winner honestly. The terrace was at a sick level all night and it was the first time we’d beaten them as Melbourne City, so that was pretty special. The last-minute winner was pretty much the perfect way to cap things off, and it called for some pretty chaotic scenes in the stands.” – Matty B

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Heart 4-0 Victory, Round 21 2013-14

“Despite our terrible start to the season, we started to have hope that we might be able to make a late run towards finals contention. Early goals to Engelaar and Dugandzic had us feeling that something special was about to happen in the early stages and the final 10 minutes was pure delirium. Willo finished a fantastic team move to continue his run of excellent form, only to be overshadowed by Harry Kewell placing a shot in the bottom right corner from outside the box with his famous left peg. Yarraside chanted for 90 minutes and the boys put in a full performance.” – Lachlan

Victory 1-2 Heart, Round 1 2012/13


“A Derby memory that gets forgotten about in my opinion would be John Aloisi’s first match as our manager. The popular sentiment at the time seemed to be that Heart had very little hope against a Victory side then under the guidance of Ange Postecoglou, who had just come off so much success at Brisbane in their heyday. We not only pulled off an ‘upset’ win that night, we were arguably unlucky to not win by more goals, as we had plenty of chances.” – Christian

Heart 3-2 Victory, Round 12 2011-12

“Whilst not my first, the 3-2 Christmas Derby win in Season Two was something of a watershed moment for me personally; the transition of a supporter going from casual fan to died in the wool week-in, week-out. Going down a goal early in the game was quickly put to the back of the mind as Matt Thompson scored a cracking double and Terra put the fork in the Victory carcass. There was something special about the terrace that night, and they were rewarded with one of the club’s great wins.” – Brett

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