The Roar trounced Victory, but the main takeaway from the W-League weekend was simple: Football doesn't exist in a cultural or political vacuum.
The W-League has spent years fostering a safe, inclusive atmosphere. So what needs to be said about those losers that marred the Melbourne Derby?
Sydney FC have moved top of the W-League after a 2-0 derby victory over Western Sydney Wanderers and remain the only team with a 100 percent record.
Canberra United are the early W-League frontrunners, but it's the performances of two Western Sydney starlets that caught the eye this weekend.
The opening round of W-League action served up more than enough brand-new storylines, exciting characters and gasp-inducing moments.
New-look Sydney FC showed plenty of their old playing smarts with a Princess Ibini-inspired win over Western Sydney Wanderers.
Ahead of the 2020-21 season, the leaders of each A- and W-League team sat down with ESPN to discuss the culture of Australia's top-flight clubs.
At the close of one of the women game's most challenging and most transformative years, ESPN previews the upcoming 2020-21 W-League season.
The W-League season faces a hectic start with eight games to be played in as many days over the New Year period.
Part 3 of ESPN's Next Steps series assesses if the W-League's wisest option is to remain what it has been for a long time: a development league.
Part 2 of ESPN's series on the future of Australian women's football assesses possibility of the W-League becoming a standalone, competitive league.
ESPN presents a three-part series taking a closer look at the options proposed by the PFA regarding the future of Australian women's football.
Australia risks becoming a "third or fourth" option for its pro women footballers as European leagues continue to lure talent, a report has found.
One of Sydney FC's greatest assets threatens to become a headache for the champions if the coronavirus crisis continues to halt the A-League.
Bushfires, star imports, emerging talents and global pandemics: Samantha Lewis recaps a W-League season that will live long in the memory.
Melbourne City secured the W-League Championship with a 1-0 win over Sydney FC, and Sydney more than held their own against the premiers.
Steph Catley's goal inthe 15th minute was enough for Melbourne City to secure the W-League championship, capping off an unbeaten season down under.
Sydney FC W-League skipper Teresa Polias admits it's been more difficult than usual to focus on what will be her sixth appearance in a Grand Final.
The W-League semifinals saw Sydney FC and Melbourne City qualify for the big party. But spare a thought for Melbourne Victory's Natasha Dowie.
With just two rounds remaining, Melbourne City continue to stroll towards glory, while Western Sydney and Brisbane limp towards the finish line.