Victory Defying Tough Schedule

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James Troisi has been in solid form for Victory. Image courtesy of Klein/Herald Sun

Melbourne Victory is delicately juggling football commitments with an Asian Champions League clash against Yokohama at AAMI Stadium on Tuesday night, before backing up for an A-League blockbuster with Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday. Thanks to a last gasp 2-1 win over Glory, Victory is now second in the A-League, one point ahead of Western Sydney.

Before it can even contemplate taking on the competition leaders in a mouth-watering domestic contest, the Melbourne franchise lines up for a fourth game in 12 days. Kevin Muscat’s men take on Japanese outfit Yokohama F. Marinos. Like Victory, Yokohama has one draw and a loss from two starts in Group G. Having returned from Perth on Sunday, Muscat’s squad had a light training run on match eve.

At its last start in the ACL, Victory posted a credible 2-2 draw with Korean outfit Joenbuk, while its opponents shared the points with China’s Guangzhou Evergrande 1-1 .

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