Throwback: APIA Leichhardt shock Victory in 3-2 thriller

The night of Tuesday, 21 August 2018 remains one of the biggest upsets in Australia Cup history.

New South Wales NPL outfit APIA Leichhardt overcame reigning A-League Men's champions Melbourne Victory 3-2 in a truly enthralling and see-sawing clash.

Japanese forward Tasuku Sekiya opened the scoring for the hosts at Leichhardt Oval with an angled finished which ricocheted off the far post on nine minutes.

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He would add a second straight after half-time courtesy of an emphatic finish after cutting inside his defender.

Victory responded through a Kenny Athiu brace in the space of six minutes. His first, a snapshot from Kosta Barbarouses' low cross on 60 minutes, before a simple tap-in after Jai Ingham's header hit the post and rolled across the goal-line.

But there would be one more dramatic twist in this epic battle with the Tigers retaking the lead in the 80th minute via Nathan Millgate's thunderous header.