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AUSTRALIAN A-LEAGUE

2018/2019 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Melbourne C 1 0 0 3
2 Wellington P 1 0 0 3
3 Adelaide Utd 0 1 0 1
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Melbourne City's win despite 12 absentees shows 'tremendous amount of resilience' - Warren Joyce

Melbourne City overcame local rivals Melbourne Victory after a contentious first half penalty was awarded through VAR.
Adelaide United held the reigning premiers to a 1-1 draw at Cooper Stadium. Marquee signing Adam Le Fondre scoring his first goal under the Sydney FC club.

Melbourne City's defeat of cross-town rivals Melbourne Victory might not have been their most meritorious A-League win, but it might have been their gutsiest.

City had to overcome more than just Keisuke Honda's opener to triumph 2-1 against the Victory.

Warren Joyce was missing 12 players from the opening round clash, including first-choice selections Osama Malik (calf) and new signing Michael O'Halloran (hamstring).

Captain Scott Jamieson (hamstring) was a line-ball omission, project player Curtis...

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Melbourne City spoil Keisuke Honda's Victory debut with derby win

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Melbourne City overcame local rivals Melbourne Victory after a contentious first half penalty was awarded through VAR.

Melbourne City have trumped Keisuke Honda and Melbourne Victory in their A-League derby duel, coming from behind with the help of VAR to claim a round-one classic.

Ritchie de Laet scored an equaliser after Honda's opener and Riley McGree struck a late winner to settle an enthralling contest on Saturday night at Marvel Stadium.

The match was going to Victory's script when their marquee star, Honda, headed home Storm Roux's centre just after half-an-hour.

But Kurt Ams' contentious penalty decision...

Melbourne City start new chapter in A-League derby

Melbourne City are ready to tell each other the hard truths needed for success this A-League season, led by plain-talking skipper Scott Jamieson. The full-back will lead City out on Saturday night at Marvel Stadium against Melbourne Victory in a blockbuster derby to kick off their campaign.

Three semifinal losses in the last four campaigns shows how consistent the expansion side has been in recent years -- yet success has been elusive. Last April, Riley McGree's wonder scorpion kick goal sunk City...