The Victory inflicted the Wanderers with the heaviest defeat in their short history to open the new A-League season.
Melbourne Victory have recruited strongly over the off-season, and Kevin Muscat has adapted to his revamped squad by adjusting their formation and system.
The original Dual 10 system revolutionised A-League tactics, but it had clear strengths and weaknesses. Will Muscat keep with it or embrace his new signing Besart Berisha?
Besart Berisha scored against his future side to take Brisbane into a third Grand Final in four years.
The two most successful sides in the A-League’s history meet for the first time ever in a finals match.
Guilherme Finkler scored right at the last to send Melbourne Victory through to the penultimate round of finals football.
For the fourth time this season, interstate rivals Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC face off for a place in the penultimate round of the finals series, competing in a knockout-tie for the first time since the 2010 Grand Final.
Melbourne Victory twice came from behind to steal a draw.
Neither side really benefitted in terms of the league table from this draw.
The Asian Champions League is the first real example of Kevin Muscat deviating from the tactical approach of his predecessor, Ange Postecoglou.
The Heart dominated the opening, then made the most of their extra man to illustrate their superiority.
Brisbane went seven points clear at the top with a resounding victory.