Melbourne Victory's youngsters put on a show, beating Shanghai SIPG 2-1 in the Asian Champions League.
Pierce Waring and Jai Ingham were the unlikely scorers, handing the Chinese Super League leaders their first loss this season in any competition.
The exhibition-style contest on Wednesday, reflected in the team selections, came about after earlier games confirmed Shanghai SIPG's progression and Victory's exit.
Victory coach Kevin Muscat made seven changes from his weekend team and Shanghai's Vito...
Shanghai SIPG have brought a pair of superstars but Melbourne Victory are still likely to play the kids in their inconsequential AFC Champions League clash on Wednesday night.
Big-name Brazilians Elkeson and Hulk have travelled for the AAMI Park match but Victory boss Kevin Muscat says he'll save his own senior players for Sunday night's A-League elimination final with Adelaide United.
"There will be opportunities for some players who have maybe not played so much football recently," he said on...
Adelaide United regard their A-League elimination final against old foe Melbourne Victory next Sunday as a derby despite their several hundred kilometres separating them.
The sides clash at AAMI Park two days after Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar square off at the same venue, in the other game in the first weekend of finals.
Adelaide and Victory faced off in two of the first four A-League grand finals, both won by the Melbourne club. They have clashed four times this season with a win apiece and...