A-League Review: Victory's Barbarouses settles five-goal thriller

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Having fallen to a late defeat in their previous outing, Melbourne Victory bounced back in style to win an A-League thriller.

Kosta Barbarouses' last-gasp strike secured a dramatic 3-2 win for Melbourne Victory over Perth Glory in the A-League on Saturday.

Victory suffered a 2-1 loss to Wellington Phoenix last time out and had to come from behind to see off a Perth side who had suffered defeats in their last three games without scoring.

Scott Neville netted the opener in the second minute, heading home at a rain-soaked AAMI Park.

The hosts equalised before the break when James Troisi rammed home a loose ball, with Mark Milligan putting them ahead after turning in a free-kick delivery early in the second half.

But Glory refused to surrender and looked to have earned a share of the spoils when Diego Castro brilliantly lobbed goalkeeper Matt Acton seven minutes from time. 

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However, Barbarouses had the final say as he coolly finished past Liam Reddy in the 90th minute to lift Kevin Muscat's men up to fourth. 

In Saturday's other A-League clash, rock-bottom Wellington drew 1-1 with Western Sydney Wanderers.

Matija Ljujic's stunning strike cancelled out Brendon Santalab's opener, with the Wanderers hanging on after Brendan Hamill saw red late on.

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