Melbourne Victory’s title defence is starting to crumble

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Kevin Muscat is the head manager of Melbourne Victory and his main task of this season is to protect the A-League Championship title which he lifted in the previous season but this mission is starting to slip away from his hands after sustaining his 3rd successive defeat when Perth Glory emerged as the victorious team when both sides met on December 16 at the nib Stadium in Perth.

Melbourne Victory were the favorites of claiming the victory in this match but Kevin Muscat and his players failed to win the game as the final scoreboard of the game was 1-0 in favor of the home team with the only goal of the entire match arriving from Diego Castro at the 74th minute.

Danny Vukovic had made a splendid performance in this game as the goal-keeper of Melbourne Victory was working hard keeping the scoreboard goal-less but there was little that he could do to deny Castro from scoring. Perth Glory had a few other chances of increasing their lead as they were the team that was clearly performing better.

The team of Kevin Muscat is definitely not playing in the same level that they displayed at the earlier stages of the season and this is something that will have to change and fast in order for Melbourne Victory to keep themselves in the top spots of the A-League and to still have a shot of defending their league title which is still possible as the season has a long way to go but the defeats have to stop arriving.

The captain of Melbourne Victory, Carl Valeri has not been able to play in the pitch alongside his teammates since November 28 when his team claimed a 2-1 victory over Adelaide United. It was reported on the winner gutscheincode website that Valeri was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition which is affecting his brain and has forced him to stay away from the pitch in the last few weeks and this absence is being felt in the performances of the team.

It still remains uncertain as to how long Carl Valeri will have to remain out of the playing grounds but Kevin Muscat and his team has to learn to cope with his absence.