Champions League preview: Daegu v Victory


Melbourne Victory makes the trip to Daegu for its final away game of the AFC Champions League campaign on Wednesday.


Victory heads to the Forest Arena on the back of some promising form, winning back-to-back matches and going unbeaten in three.

It moved into a Hyundai A-League Semi Final courtesy of an entertaining 3-1 win over the Wellington Phoenix on Friday.

Victory Medal

With a meeting against Sydney FC on Sunday, Victory may opt to rest players, given it cannot advance from Group F.

However, a much-changed Victory outfit produced a fine performance during a 1-1 draw with Guangzhou Evergrande in its previous AFC Champions League outing.

Jai Ingham scored Victory’s equaliser in that outing, while left-back Corey Brown did well to contain Anderson Talisca.

Ingham, 25, has netted three AFC Champions League goals, including in each of Victory’s past three campaigns.

Victory is bottom of the group on one point and cannot finish in the top two to qualify for the Round of 16.

Daegu is still in contention and is coming off a 1-0 win over Sangju Sangmu in the K League 1.

Player in focus

Last time

AFC Champions League 2019 group stage
Melbourne Victory 1-3 Daegu
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne

Victory took a brief lead in the first half through Ola Toivonen, only for Cesinha to equalise for Daegu.

Daegu claimed three points after the break thanks to strikes from Hwang Soon-min and Edgar Silva.

As it stands

Head to head

Group stage, 2019: Victory 1-3 Daegu at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Match details

Daegu v Melbourne Victory
Forest Arena, Daegu
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Kick-off: 8.00pm AEST

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