Three years in the making the first visit by Liverpool to Australia was launched at a ceremony at the MCG yesterday.
New Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Nathan Coe comes straight into the starting-eleven against Newcastle Jets on Friday night for his Victory debut, but Gui Finkler will miss with an abductor strain, while Coach Ange Postecoglou expects another tough clash.
Socceroos Archie Thompson and Mark Milligan, with New Zealand International Marco Rojas will start Victory’s crunch encounter with fierce rivals Adelaide United on Friday night.
The 2012-13 A-League season gets under away with a mouth-watering Melbourne Derby on Friday night at Etihad Stadium, and the Latin contingent of both sides are going to have to put their friendships a side.
Melbourne Victory Captain Adrian Leijer exclusively told Goal! Weekly today at the Hyundai A-League Season Launch “I’m ready for round one”, while he gave us his thoughts on his new teammates.
Melbourne Victory Coach Ange Postecoglou has announced today that he aims to play exciting football this upcoming season, while also declaring Sydney’s signing of Alessandro Del Piero as absolutely fantastic.
Melbourne Victory defeated VPL side the Moreland Zebras 3-0 at Epping Stadium on Tuesday night in a preseason game, which included a penalty form Marcos Flores, in perfect conditions.
At last, there were goals at Aurora Stadium. More than in any previous A-League friendly or league match at this venue.
Melbourne Victory dominated possession in this match and should probably have scored more than four goals. Their emphasis was on passing and retaining possession and building up play from the back. At times they strung together 20 or more passes.