A-League: Victory downed 2-1 by Phoenix

It was a tough start to the game for the Victory which saw star centre back Rhys Williams red carded after just 8 minutes.

Against the odds, Melbourne Victory weathered the attack from Wellington and went up 1-0 just before the break through a magnificent Kosta Barbarouses goal.

Kosta puts us ahead

KOSTA! How about that!?Video: Fox Sports Football

Posted by Melbourne Victory on Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Despite Victory’s advantage going into the second half, the boys in blue conceded two goals and went down 2-1.

It was a hard-fought match in which Victory were down to 10 men for over 80 minutes.

Catch Melbourne Victory at home to Perth at AAMI Park this Saturday, January 13 at 7:50 pm.

Hope to see you there!