Melbourne Victory continued their surge toward the A-League finals, surviving a late scare from bottom-of-the-table Adelaide United to claim a 2-1 victory.
Victory's two-goal lead was halved in the 90th minute when Adelaide's Tarek Elrich pounced on some loose defending by Jason Geria. The Reds continued to press their case but ran out of time to claim an equaliser, with Victory climbing to within eight points of leaders Sydney FC.
Victory had dominated most of the game but were unable to break through...
Japanese side Gamba Osaka proved too strong for Adelaide United, running out 3-0 winners in the opening match of Group H in the Asian Champions League at Coopers Stadium on Wednesday night.
Against the club they lost the 2008 Champions League final to, Adelaide struggled from early on in front of just more than 5,000 fans.
Gamba showed their tactical nous and created plenty of problems for United as they switched their formations in defence in attack.
The Reds struggled to contain the visitors...