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APIA Leichhardt served Melbourne Victory a 'harsh lesson' - Carl Valeri

Melbourne Victory skipper Carl Valeri has vowed the A-League champions will learn from the "harsh lesson" they were dealt by APIA Leichhardt in their shock FFA Cup defeat.

Valeri admitted his team was clearly out-enthused by the NSW NPL outfit, who won 3-2 in Tuesday night's round of 16 clash at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney.

It will go down as one of the biggest upsets in the tournament's short history and APIA's finest hour since they won the National Soccer League title in 1987.

Two goals from Japanese...

APIA Leichhardt knocks Melbourne Victory out of FFA Cup, Sydney FC sneaks past Cairns FC

There was no sign of Keisuke Honda but another Japanese player stole the show as APIA Leichhardt Tigers stunned Melbourne Victory 3-2 in the FFA Cup on Tuesday night.

Tasuku Sekiya scored a goal in each half as the former National Soccer League club booked a quarterfinal spot in a thrilling clash at Leichhardt Oval.

It was the seventh time a state-league outfit has managed to beat a top-tier team in the knockout tournament, but this was perhaps the biggest shock yet.

The A-League champions were...

Keisuke Honda's Melbourne Victory debut may not be risked against APIA Leichhardt

Kevin Muscat has been impressed with Keisuke Honda since arriving at Melbourne Victory.
Kevin Muscat isn't taking anything for granted ahead of Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup clash with APIA Leichhardt.
Kevin Muscat hopes everyone can get over the Usain Bolt hype as he gets ready for his trial for the Central Coast Mariners.
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat admits he had to be honest when signing Keisuke Honda and feels he can help the club to realise their ambitions.

Keisuke Honda appears unlikely to be risked in Melbourne Victory's FFA Cup clash on Tuesday night with coach Kevin Muscat set to take a cautious approach with the Japanese superstar.

Honda was unveiled as the club's marquee signing last week and has begun training with his new teammates but Muscat is wary of blooding him too soon given the A-League season is still two months away.

Muscat didn't rule out a cameo appearance from the 32-year-old against NSW NPL outfit APIA Leichhardt but did say none...