Victory sign Spanish defender Alan Baro

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Victory sign Spanish defender Alan Baro

Melbourne Victory has signed experienced Spanish defender Alan Baro for the 2016/17 season. The 31-year-old trained with his new teammates for the first time today, after landing in Australia over the weekend and completing a medical assessment. A versatile, skilful and durable player, Baro is a proven central defender who is also capable of playing as a midfielder. “We’re excited about what Alan can bring to Melbourne Victory this season,” said Victory head coach Kevin Muscat. “We identified Alan as a player who can add valuable experience and leadership to the team, having played consistently at a high level in…

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A Big Move for Gallifuoco

Giancarlo Gallifuoco’s long wait is over as the defender passed his medical to complete the formalities of his move to the A-League champions Melbourne Victory on a one year deal. The new recruit thought long and hard about his next move after leaving Swansea in the offseason. It will be the first time the Australian has played on home soil since leaving Sutherland Sharks in 2012 to join Tottenham Hotspur where he played alongside Socceroo, Massimo Luongo. “I knew that the next season of my career had to be a big one,” Gallifuoco told Football Central. “I knew I had…

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Deng determined to shine

The past year has been one of hard work and rising through the ranks of Victorian football for Thomas Deng. Deng began 2014 in the under 20s side of Victorian National Premier League outfit Green Gully. He’s now playing in the youth team of arguably the biggest club in the A-League in Melbourne Victory, while edging closer to his senior debut as well as gaining a national team call up with the Young Socceroos. Not bad for a kid who just turned 18. Deng’s rise through the Victorian leagues has coincided with the full back popping up on the radar…

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Galloway and Mahazi Sign Extensions

Melbourne Victory Football Club is delighted to announce quality young players Scott Galloway and Rashid Mahazi have each extended their contracts with the club for a further two years. The signatures of Galloway, 19, and Mahazi, 22, commits the duo to the club until the end of the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season and comes less than two months after the club re-signed 21-year-olds Connor Pain and Jason Geria also with two-year contract extensions. Melbourne Victory Football Operations Manager Paul Trimboli said the re-signing of Galloway and Mahazi epitomises the club’s commitment to securing its finest young talent. “Not only are…

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Victory face derby test

The return from the Asian Cup break saw the Melbourne Victory travel to Perth for a three all draw with the Glory. Despite leading 3-1 with less than 15 minutes to go, the Glory hit the back of the net twice to draw level. The result essentially saw the Victory drop two points and lose the chance to sit comfortably in second place and apply pressure to Perth. Victory must respond as they head into the final instalment of the Melbourne derby for season 2014-15, a must win for both sides. 2 points dropped When asked what happened during the game…

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Melbourne Victory Talking Points

It’s been 19 days since Melbourne Victory last played – a 2-1 win over the Western Sydney Wanderers – and Kevin Muscat and his men are looking to get a win over leagye leaders Perth Glory as the A-League kicks off after the Asian Cup break. Wanderers clash Bouncing back after the loss to the Glory in Geelong was vital for the Victory with goals from Carl Valeri and Gui Finkler ensuring the visitors took all three points. Kosta Barbarouses was still in a minor form slump but the return of Fahid Ben Khalfallah from suspension immediately lifted the performance of Victory’s front third. Daniel Georgievski replaced Dylan Murnane in…

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Melbourne Victory talking points

Gui Finkler’s late goal ensured Melbourne Victory returned to the winner’s circle with a 1-0 win over Newcastle Jets. Melbourne Victory play Perth Glory, for the first time this campaign tonight at Simmonds Stadium in Geelong. Saved by Gui A nil all draw looked the most likely result before the referee awarded the Victory a free kick just outside the box against the Jets. With Finkler on the park, the goal was almost inevitable. It’s not the first time he’s rescued points for victory late in matches and it surely won’t be the last. The Brazilian’s presence at set pieces as…

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Melbourne Victory talking points

Melbourne Victory’s first loss of the season came against cross-town rivals Melbourne City in the derby. After failing to pick up maximum points two weeks in a row, Victory will be looking to bounce back against the Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park. Derby loss Derbies are always special games. No-one wants to be on the losing side and unfortunately for Victory fans this was the fate they suffered last weekend. Victory looked nowhere near their prolific goal scoring best. City’s 21 shots on goal compared with Victory’s 10 showed the lack of clear chances for the Victory up front. It…

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No Milligan, no worries for Muscat

A three all draw against Sydney FC saw Melbourne Victory stalwart Archie Thompson net a hat trick, the club maintain their unbeaten start to the season but also lose captain Mark Milligan for three weeks after a stray elbow on Terry Antonis. From one big clash to another, the Victory face cross town rivals Melbourne City in the second derby of the season. Archie, Archie, Archie Thompson’s hat trick proved that the 36 year old is still an integral part of any Melbourne Victory line up. The league’s “Benjamin Button” was clinical in front of goal, and his combinations with…

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Victory Talking Points

Melbourne Victory’s second half heroics against the Central Coast Mariners ensured they remain the only team in the competition to not have lost a game so far this season. Round 10 of the A-League sees them take on Sydney FC for the second time this season. The North Sydney win After much was made over the surface at North Sydney Oval, both sides seemingly came through the match unscathed. Although Victory coach Kevin Muscat did note it took a little longer for his side to recover after the match, neither side was too affected by the pitch. As for the game itself, Victory once again showed it’s…

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