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Victory's A-League, W-League Super Sunday

Melbourne Victory's double-bill against Perth on Sunday has the potential to be one of the most-exciting days of domestic football in recent memory.

Victory's A-League, W-League Super Sunday

Melbourne Victory's double-bill against Perth on Sunday has the potential to be one of the most-exciting days of domestic football in recent memory.

SAMANTHA KERR of Australia controls the ball during a match at Pepper Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
SAMANTHA KERR of Australia controls the ball during a match at Pepper Stadium in Sydney, Australia. Picture:Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images

Melbourne Victory want a bumper turnout for their Super Sunday of AAMI Park action to bolster the club's chances of silverware on two fronts.

On paper, it's one of the most exciting days of domestic football in memory and Victory and FFA are want a big crowd.


In the afternoon, Victory's W-League side host a semi-final against Sam Kerr's Perth, as the Victory women look to back up their premiership with hosting rights in a grand final.

In the evening, the Victory men take centre stage in a top-of-the-table A-League affair which might narrow the gap on the league-leading Glory.

Some of the biggest and most-thrilling names in domestic football - Keisuke Honda, Kerr, Ola Toivonen, Natasha Dowie, Christine Nairn, Diego Castro - are all expected to play.

While Victory have invested in their women's side this year, turning the wooden-spooners of 2016 and 2017 into table-toppers, fans have been slower to catch on.

The club's league-best active fans are yet to make their presence felt at W-League matches.

Victory chief executive Trent Jacobs said he hoped the double-bill, with match-day prices left unchanged, would coax members and fans to the 2:00pm W-League kickoff.

"It's a Super Sunday for our members and fans. And an important milestone for our girls - we're so proud of (coach) Jeff Hopkins and everyone," he said.

"With Sam Kerr out there and a significant amount of high-quality players and Matildas in the two teams, we're going to get a lot coming early.

"We want to see everyone there from actives to premium seat holders and everyday members and fans.

"We want everyone and we want an atmosphere which would hopefully create a pathway to a grand final."

Victory tuned up for the semi-final on Tuesday night in Canberra, resting several stars in a 0-0 draw.

The Victory-Glory double-bill is a repeat of the December 28 line-up, in which Victory's W-League side triumphed 2-1 and Glory's A-League team scored a last-minute 3-2 win for strong early-season momentum.

The second W-League semi-final will take place later that night at Brisbane's Dolphin Oval, where the Roar host Sydney FC.

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