A nine-man Adelaide United survived a frantic finish to defeat arch-rivals Melbourne Victory 2-1 in a Friday night A-League thriller.
The Reds had to navigate a nervous final 14 minutes, including seven minutes of stoppage time, after Daniel Adlung and then Benjamain Garrucio received red cards for second bookable offences at Etihad Stadium.
The visitors were forced to park the bus as Victory mounted wave after wave of attacking forays at the end. But, led magnificently by goalkeeper Paul Izzo,...
MELBOURNE -- Sydney FC could see the return of Socceroos defender Matt Jurman in the AFC Champions League but for fellow A-League participants Melbourne Victory it's about who they've avoided in the draw for next year's competition.
Victory were kept apart from Korean nemesis Jeonbuk Motors in Wednesday night's draw in Kuala Lumpur but face a tough test to reach the knockout stage all the same.
Kevin Muscat's side were pitted against J-League winners Kawasaki Frontale and Korean powerhouse Ulsan...
A half of football ago, Melbourne Victory were bottom of the A-League, but now they're eyeing success in the AFC Champions League.
Such is the mercurial nature of Australian football, where fortunes can flip in a moment -- and past successes take months to bear fruit.
The Victory and Sydney FC will discover their Champions League groups on Wednesday night, months after their run to last season's A-League Grand Final earned them the place among Asia's elite.
The Sky Blues appear primed for the challenge.