Victory Wiser For Opening Loss

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Victory is desperate to stay alive in the ACL. Image courtesy of Klein/Herald Sun

Melbourne Victory believe maintaining discipline is the key to toppling Korean powerhouse Jeonbuk Motors in a crucial Asian Champions League encounter at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. With three wins in its past four starts, Victory has climbed into third on the A-League table.

Beaten 4-2 first-up by Guangzhou Evergrande in China, the ‘royal blues’ admit they’ve learnt from that outing and need to be more disciplined in terms of bookings and team structure. This time, Victory is more prepared for the Asian-style of football – the way they control the game, keep the ball, and use their strikers and wingers on quick counter-attacks. 

Victory is coming off a 3-1 win over the Mariners and the knowledge that it can compete with overseas teams, having led Guangzhou Evergrande 2-0 early. Their opponents kicked-off the K-League season with a 3-0 home win against Busan I’Park last weekend.

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