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Most memorable A-League Sydney derbies

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Game 1: October 20, 2012, Pirtek Stadium

Wanderers 0-1 Sydney FC

Billed as the most anticipated match of the season, this was far from memorable for the Wanderers, whose staunch defence made for a war of attrition. Still, the tension was undoubtedly set.

Game 3: March 23, 2013, Pirtek Stadium

Wanderers 1-1 Sydney FC

The Wanderers could have lifted an inaugural-season Premiers Plate in front of home fans, but Alessandro Del Piero latched onto a wayward pass from Nikolai Topor-Stanley to open the scoring and put celebrations on hold another week.

Game 6: March 8, 2014, Allianz Stadium

Sydney FC 3-1 Wanderers.

Sydney ran away with three second-half goals but allegations that Brendon Santalab racially abused Ali Abbas took the shine off the game. Abbas' claims were later dismissed but the Iraqi international stood by them.

Game 8: November 29, 2014, Pirtek Stadium

Wanderers 1-1 Sydney FC

Two quality goals were quickly overshadowed by Abbas' sickening knee injury following a tough challenge by Iacopo la Rocca. Abbas needed two operations and a year off before he could play again.

Game 14: January 16, 2016, Pirtek Stadium

Wanderers 1-2 Sydney FC

Sydney robbed Western Sydney of three points for the second time in the 2015-16 season, rebutting wave after wave of attack before Shane Smeltz converted a rare chance in the 90th minute in an unlikely but incredible win.

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