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A-League

Match Analysis: Melbourne Victory 4-1 Western Sydney Wanderers

The Victory inflicted the Wanderers with the heaviest defeat in their short history to open the new A-League season.

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A-League Tactical Previews

Melbourne Victory 2014-15 season preview: areas of weakness addressed, and a reformatted attack

Melbourne Victory have recruited strongly over the off-season, and Kevin Muscat has adapted to his revamped squad by adjusting their formation and system.

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A-League

Will Kevin Muscat stick or twist with Melbourne Victory’s striker-less system?

The original Dual 10 system revolutionised A-League tactics, but it had clear strengths and weaknesses. Will Muscat keep with it or embrace his new signing Besart Berisha?

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A-League

Brisbane Roar 1-0 Melbourne Victory: Berisha settles tight game

Besart Berisha scored against his future side to take Brisbane into a third Grand Final in four years.

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A-League Tactical Previews

Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory: tactical preview

The two most successful sides in the A-League’s history meet for the first time ever in a finals match.

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A-League

Melbourne Victory 2-1 Sydney FC: Finkler steals it late

Guilherme Finkler scored right at the last to send Melbourne Victory through to the penultimate round of finals football.

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A-League Tactical Previews

Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC: tactical preview

For the fourth time this season, interstate rivals Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC face off for a place in the penultimate round of the finals series, competing in a knockout-tie for the first time since the 2010 Grand Final.

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A-League

Newcastle Jets 2-2 Melbourne Victory: Newcastle fail to make dominance count

Melbourne Victory twice came from behind to steal a draw.

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A-League

Melbourne Victory 1-1 Sydney FC: Abbas and Finkler key attackers

Neither side really benefitted in terms of the league table from this draw.

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Muscat changes shape for the Asian Champions League

The Asian Champions League is the first real example of Kevin Muscat deviating from the tactical approach of his predecessor, Ange Postecoglou.

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A-League

Melbourne Heart 4-0 Melbourne Victory: Heart start strongly, and control game after red card

The Heart dominated the opening, then made the most of their extra man to illustrate their superiority.

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A-League

Melbourne Victory 0-3 Brisbane Roar: Brisbane become increasingly dominant

Brisbane went seven points clear at the top with a resounding victory.