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Key Events

90' + 3'
K. Barbarouses
Goal
90' + 2'
Guilherme
Alex Gorrin
90'
J. Tratt
Goal
86'
L. Broxham
Yellow Card
86'
M. Beister
O. Bozanić
72'
M. McGlinchey
R. Krishna
69'
L. Thomas
Yellow Card
68'
M. Austin
F. Ben Khalfallah
67'
F. Ben Khalfallah
Yellow Card
55'
D. Georgievski
J. Geria
51'
M. Rossi
Yellow Card
47'
J. Geria
Yellow Card
33'
R. Bonevacia
Goal
4'
Alex Gorrin
Yellow Card
Kick Off
2
2
3
4

Stats

Possession
% %
5
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 2
Total Passes 297 413

Commentary

FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds and Wellington Phoenix have upset the red hot favourites, Melbourne Victory by beating them 3-0. Wellington's season has been reborn, as Melbourne Victory will need to go back, let this one sink in and move past it.
K. Barbarouses
Goal
Wellington Phoenix
90' + 3' GOAL PHOENIX -  Kosta Barbarouses with a bullet from about 15m outside of the box. He catches Thomas out of position and finds the back of the net. Barbarouses scores against his old side to make it 3-0 in favour of the Phoenix.
Guilherme
Alex Gorrin
Wellington Phoenix
90' + 2' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - Rodriguez is off after a strong game. He is replaced by Guilherme Ozelame Finkler.
90' We have four minutes of additional time to play in this one. The Victory winning streak is over.
J. Tratt
Goal
Wellington Phoenix
90' GOAL PHOENIX - McGlinchey delivers it inside the box, Tratt nods it past Thomas and he seals the game for the Phoenix. Wellington lead Melbourne Victory 2-0.
88' Rodriguez is ever so close as his shot on goal is saved by Moss. The temperature is rising in this one!
L. Broxham
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
86' YELLOW CARD VICTORY - Leigh Broxham is in the ref's book for tugging onto the shirt of Bonevacia.
M. Beister
O. Bozanić
Melbourne Victory
86' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Victory clear their bench as they make their final change, Oliver Bozanić off and Maximilian Beister on.
85' Wellington are doing everything in their power to run the clock down, as they try to retain as much possession as they can.
83' The ball spills to Rodriguez, as his eyes light up in front of goal, but he puts it over the crossbar. It is all happening at the moment.
82' Barbarouses crosses it into the box, but he could not find the delivery he was after, as Baro cuts it off.
80' The final ten minutes will be a strong test for the Phoenix, as Melbourne Victory are pushing very hard.
78' The momentum has swung, with Melbourne Victory having 70% of the possession in the last five minutes.
76' Durante clears away a cross from Austin. Maybe there is still some life in the Victory yet?
74' Perhaps the busy schedule is finally having a toll on the Victory, as they have looked flat all game.
M. McGlinchey
R. Krishna
Wellington Phoenix
72' SUBSTITUTION PHOENIX - The Michael McGlinchey chants start around the ground, as he replaces Roy Krishna.
71' Will someone rise up and take control of the game for the Victory? They are just holding out for a hero.
L. Thomas
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
69' YELLOW CARD VICTORY -  A rare yellow card for Victory keeper Lawrence Thomas, for handling the ball outside of the box.
M. Austin
F. Ben Khalfallah
Melbourne Victory
68' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Melbourne Victory make their second change of the match, with Fahid Ben Khalfallah making way for Mitch Austin.
F. Ben Khalfallah
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
67' YELLOW CARD VICTORY - Fahid Ben Khalfallah goes into the referee's book after a late tackle. Things are starting to become a little physical here.
65' Finally! Berisha finds the back of the net for the Victory, but the goal is disallowed as the flag was up for offside.
63' Smeltz is inside the box but it is Krishna who gets a head onto the ball which is just a fraction high for the crossbar.
61' Broxham with a volley on goal which forces Moss to stretch to make the save. That was the Victory's first shot on target today.
59' Finally the Victory take the ball into attack, but Doyle is in tune with their plans as he is able to clear the ball away from danger.
57' Bonevacia with a narrow shot on goal, but it just goes over the crossbar.
D. Georgievski
J. Geria
Melbourne Victory
55' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Melbourne Victory make their first change of the game with Jason Geria making way for Daniel Georgievski.
53' Melbourne Victory continue to defend well, but they need something to pep them up in front of goal or may find themselves sliding further in arrears.
M. Rossi
Yellow Card
Wellington Phoenix
51' YELLOW CARD PHOENIX - Rossi goes in late on Ben Khalfallah, as the ref brings out the yellow card.
49' It doesn't look like a change will be too far away for the Melbourne Victory.
J. Geria
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
47' YELLOW CARD VICTORY - Geria tugs on the shirt of Krishna on the way through for goal and the ref automatically awards a yellow card.
46' SECOND HALF - Melbourne Victory kick off and we are under way for the second half.
HALF TIME - The whistle sounds for half time after Moss defends a set piece from Troisi. A satisfactory first half for Wellington Phoenix, as they go into the break holding a 1-0 lead over Melbourne Victory.
45' We have one minute of additional time to play in the first half.
44' Bonevacia turns his opponent inside out, as he has a shot on goal, but Thomas is up for the challenge and he makes the save.
43' It will be interesting to see if Melbourne Victory will inject some fresh legs right after the half time break.
41' Melbourne Victory need to find my rhythm in the second half as have looked a bit off the boil at times in this first half.
39' Bonevacia has taken a painful blow to the bread basket from Valeri. He is only winded and will be back up in no time.
37' Ansell is on the sidelines, receiving some treatment to his arm from the physio. He will be fine to continue to play his role.
35' Troisi delivers the ball into the box for the Victory, but the ball comes off Rodriguez, as the Phoenix concede another corner kick.
R. Bonevacia
Goal
Wellington Phoenix
33' GOAL PHOENIX - Krishna crosses it into the box as Bonevacia slides in front of goal, connecting with the ball, putting it past Thomas and into the back of the net. Wellington Phoenix lead Melbourne Victory 1-0.
32' Tratt is off inside the attacking half for Wellington, as he passes it over to Rodriguez.
30' Play is held up momentarily, as Tratt brings down Ben Khalfallah. A card is expected here, but there is surprise when nothing is awarded by the ref.
28' The last few minutes has been all Wellington inside their attacking half. Perhaps fatigue is starting to affect Melbourne Victory. Wellington have had 11 balls inside their attacking area, whilst Melbourne Victory have only had the two balls in attack.
26' Once again, Barbarouses is on the burst, he takes it to the edge of the box, he pulls the trigger, but it deflects off Baro and goes out for a corner kick.
24' Barbarouses is away near the sideline, on the right hand side, Broxham makes it hard for him, but in the end Broxham gives up possession by conceding a throw in.
22' Ben Khalfallah protests with the referee after Tratt brings him down. The ref steps in and lends Ben Khalfallah an ear, awarding him the resulting free kick.
20' The Wellington crowd could be in for a treat, with the current A-League goal scoring record holder, Berisha, on one end of the ground and the challenger, Smeltz on the opposing side.
18' It has been a little scrappy from both sides at the moment, with the final pass into the box being a real let down.
16' Ben Khalfallah gathers possession inside the box, he manages to get his shot away and he just puts it wide of the post.
14' Bonevacia is brought down in the middle of the ground by Berisha, but there was nothing much in it, with the ref making the correct decision not to issue a card.
12' Tratt plays it forward as Krishna is on the burst, he is caught in two minds as to what his next move should be and is eventually stripped of the ball.
10' Wellington have had five clean sheets in their last ten games, which shows that they have tightened up defensively.
8' Krishna is brought down just outside the box, which gives the Phoenix a golden opportunity to post the first goal of the match.
6' Melbourne Victory have had a slow start to the match, as they have been rarely sighted in attack.
Alex Gorrin
Yellow Card
Wellington Phoenix
4' YELLOW CARD PHOENIX - Rodriguez is the first man to go into the referee's book, after bringing down Rojas.
3' It has been a spirited opening by Wellington, as they are out to unsettle Melbourne Victory, very early on in the game.
1' Barbarouses with the old one-two, as he fires a shot on goal and Thomas is forced to swat it away, conceding the corner kick. What a start to the game!
1' FIRST HALF - Wellington Phoenix kick off and we are under way.
TEAMS - MELBOURNE VICTORY (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Thomas (GK); Broxham, Baro, Ansell, Geria; Valeri (C), Bozanic; Ben Khalfallah, Troisi, Rojas; Berisha.  SUBS - Acton (GK), Georgievski, Beister, Austin, Donachie. 
TEAMS - WELLINGTON PHOENIX (4-3-3)  STARTING XI - Moss (GK); Tratt, Durante (C), Rossi, Doyle; Bonevacia, Lia, Rodriguez; Barbarouses, Smeltz, Krishna.  SUBS - Italiano (GK), Lowry, Finkler, McGlinchey, Watson. 
Melbourne Victory have been the form side of the competition, with five wins out of their last five games. Should the Victory beat the Phoenix today, they will be within two points of top spot on the ladder.
Wellington Phoenix is coming off a short turnaround, a three day break since their last match, which was a win against the Mariners. A win here today will have them a game outside the top four. Plenty to play for tonight.
Welcome to Westpac Stadium for the Round 7 catch up clash between Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory.
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