Friday's elimination final offered a glimpse of A-League's potential, while Sunday's underlined the malaise Australian football currently faces.
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Ben Halloran hit a last-minute extra-time winner to send Adelaide United into the A-League semi-finals at the expense of Melbourne City.
Another big name could be set to join the exodus of experienced players at season's end, with City's Eugene Galekovic still mulling over his future.
With the home and away rounds done and dusted, it's time to pick the standout XI in what has been a wild and wonderful A-League season.
Shayon Harrison's dynamite dribbling helped Melbourne City end their A-League season on a high, with a 5-0 win over Central Coast.
Roy Krishna scored a hat trick to hand Wellington a 3-2 win over Melbourne City and keep alive their hopes of hosting an A-League home final.
Adelaide edged closer to an A-League home final after drawing 0-0 with Melbourne City in an absorbing contest at AAMI Park.
Melbourne City's Jamie Maclaren says the A-League club want to know their coach for next season but must put aside uncertainty ahead of the finals.
Western Sydney Wanderers' horror A-League home run at ANZ Stadium ended with a decisive 3-0 win over finals contenders Melbourne City.
Shayon Harrison helped solidify Melbourne City's top six position and virtually hand Perth the Premiers Plate with a 2-0 against Sydney FC.
Ritchie de Laet scored a superb goal to fire Melbourne City back into the hunt for a home A-League final, netting in a 4-1 thrashing of Brisbane.
City Football Group (CFG) already owns Manchester City, New York City FC, Melbourne City, Yokohama F Marinos, Club Atletico Torque and FC Girona.
Perth broke Melbourne City hearts on Sunday, coming from two goals down to share the points in a dramatic 2-2 draw.
Axed Melbourne City striker Bruno Fornaroli has penned an emotional farewell letter after he agreed to an early termination of his contract.
Bruno Fornaroli's banishment and eventual exit is emblematic of Melbourne City's struggles under the guidance of Warren Joyce.
The sorry saga of Bruno Fornaroli's time at Melbourne City is over after the wantaway player agreed terms to leave his A-League home.
Two men have been charged with fixing a Victorian National Premier League second-division match in Melbourne's north in August 2017.
Kosta Barbarouses claimed a point for 10-man Melbourne Victory to secure a 1-1 draw in their A-League derby with Melbourne City.
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat said that he should expect Keisuke Honda to start against of the derby against rivals Melbourne City.
The parent company of Manchester City, New York City FC and Melbourne City has bought a stake in third-tier Chinese side Sichuan Jiuniu.
A severely below-strength Newcastle Jets stunned Melbourne City 3-1 at McDonald Jones Stadium to revive their A-League finals hopes.
Jamie Maclaren rescued Melbourne City from a home defeat, scoring a debut goal to give his new A-League club a 1-1 draw with Adelaide United.
Shay Harrison never dreamt he'd find himself playing in the A-League this season but he jumped at the chance when Melbourne City came calling.