Report/Replay: Friendly v Pascoe Vale

Melbourne Victory’s strong pre-season form continued at CB Smith Reserve against Pascoe Vale on Tuesday night, recording a comprehensive 6-0 win.

First-half braces from Matt Spiranovic and Luis Nani set up the win.

First half…

Starting XI: Izzo, Lopez, Miranda, Spiranovic, Broxham, Marchan, Brillante, Wilson, Ikonomidis, D’Agostino, Nani.

Victory dominated proceedings in the opening stages with a near-full strength line-up as Nani‘s corner found the head of Matt Spiranovic for the opener.

Nani got his own name on the scoresheets minutes later with a beautiful curling shot from the edge of the box wowing the crowd in Fawkner.

Spiranovic again scored from a header, this time at the back post, as Victory held a commanding 3-0 lead after 22 minutes.

Rai Marchan was the architect behind Nani‘s second goal, delivering a perfect cross in general play to the Portugese star’s waiting head.

Second half…

Starting XI: Izzo, Lopez, Miranda, Timotheou, Nigro, Marchan, Brillante, Menelaou, Adams, Ikonomidis, Folami

Ben Folami replaced Nani after the main break and filled his boots in style, as the young winger cut in on his left and drilled a ball into the bottom right corner to extend the lead to 5-0.

Victory opted to field a younger XI in the final half hour of the match which led to an opportunistic goal from Tommaso Minutoli following a defensive error.


Pascoe Vale 0
Melbourne Victory 6 (Spiranovic 8′ 22′, Nani 14′ 33′, Folami 55′, Minutoli 81′)


Victory is yet to confirm its next pre-season Friendly. Stay tuned to the Club’s social channels for announcements.