Melbourne Victory and Western United played an entertaining 0-0 in the A-League on Saturday

Brandon Lauton hit the post for Victory in the first half, while Alessandro Diamanti hit the crossbar twice for Western United in the second half

Victory had an exciting win against Perth Glory earlier this week and played two games without defeat at AAMI Park

Victory looked brisk early on, testing goalkeeper Filip Kurto twice in the first seven minutes after goals from Jacob Butterfield and Luis Lawrie-Lattanzio

In the 10 Minute there was almost a breakthrough Lauton stormed into the area before attempting the post after a pass from Marco Rojas

After the clash settled, Western United believed they had scored nine minutes before half-time, but Besart Berisha’s goal was ruled out after Connor Pain was sidelined in build-up

The victory went just seconds after the break Lawrie-Lattanzio headed a cross from Adama Traore, who scored in defeating Perth Glory, well after a run to the near post

Max Crocombe had to go to 71 Minute to fend off a good save and Iker Guarrotxena pushed off a strong shot

The win was under increasing pressure and Western United scored moments later when Diamanti spun on the edge of the field before hitting the crossbar

Diamanti scored in the 76 Minute again with a long-range shot on the crossbar before Dylan Pierias ruled out an offside attempt

Victory almost found a last minute winner, but Kurto was an excellent rescuer to deny Birkan Kirdar after a pass from Jake Brimmer when the loot was shared

Hyundai A-League 2020/21
Western United 0
Melbourne Victory 0Western United: Kurto (gk); Imai, Durante, Calver, Vujica; Sanchez, Uskok (Wales 82 ‘); Lustica (Guarrotxena 55 ‘), Diamanti (c), Pain; Berisha (Pierias 71 ‘) Melbourne Victory: Crocombe (gk); Roux, Shotton, Ryan, Traore; Broxham (c) (Barnett 78 ‘); Lauton (Kamsoba 61 ‘), Butterfield, Brimmer, Rojas (Folami 61’); Lawrie-Lattanzio (Kirdar 65 ‘)

Yellow cards: Calver 4 ‘, Vujica 27’, Berisha 40 ‘, Pain 45 4’, Uskok 51 ‘, Butterfield 54’, Traore 90 3 ‘Red cards: NilAttendance: TBAVenue: AAMI Park

The next win is in action with a trip to Brisbane to be held on Saturday the 6th February to compete against the roar

Melbourne Victory head coach Jeff Hopkins praised his side’s character after beating Adelaide United 1-0 on Friday

The win reacted after two defeats in the Westfield W-League with a hard-fought win at the Marden Sports Complex

Catherine Zimmerman headed in a 78 minute

Catherine Zimmerman’s winner in the 78 Minute saw Melbourne Victory on Friday in the Westfield W-League 1-0 against Adelaide United

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Zimmerman went into the winner late to clear some tough competition at the Marden Sports Complex

It gave Victory a hard-fought victory when it responded

Tickets for our trip to AAMI Park versus Western United are available

Western United versus Melbourne Victory
Saturday 30th January
Kick-off: 5:05 p.m.
AAMI Park

As this is not a Melbourne Victory home game, all members must purchase a ticket through Ticketek

Melbourne Victory

World news – AU – A-League-Report: Western 0-0 Victory

Source: https://www.melbournevictory.com.au/news/a-league-report-western-0-0-victory