Michael Lynch Melbourne City fullback Jason Hoffman concedes the team lacks a winning mentality, but argues they are not playing in fear and are merely making silly errors.
Argentina wizard Lionel Messi broke the European Champions League scoring record and Luis Suarez broke his duck as Barcelona romped to a 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia.
Chelsea marched into the European Champions League's last-16 as confirmed Group G winners after their emphatic 5-0 win at Schalke.
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero struck a hat-trick, including two late goals, in a 3-2 victory against 10-man Bayern Munich on Tuesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase.
Jon Tuxworth Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf doesn't expect a "knee jerk reaction" where sponsors walk away from women's sport after the ABC axed its WNBL and W-League coverage.
Melbourne Victory captain Mark Milligan has blasted the state of some A-League pitches, saying player welfare must come first.
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Michael Lynch 6:24 PM MELBOURNE VICTORY v ADELAIDE UNITED
Michael Lynch 6:06 PM Adelaide United will be intent _ as they so often are _ on playing the role of party poopers when they travel to Melbourne for Friday night's milestone clash with Victory in what is, rightly, being labelled an A-League blockbuster.
Dominic Bossi 5:01 PM Western Sydney Wanderers chairman Paul Lederer labelled a potential move of future Sydney derbies to ANZ Stadium as a "necessary evil" but says it does nothing to address the long term issue of the Wanderers home ground.
Michael Lynch 4:26 PM Fairfax Soccer writer MICHAEL LYNCH has seen most of the memorable moments in Melbourne Victory's first ten seasons first hand _ from the first fixture in Sydney in August 2005 to last Friday's 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar at Etihad Stadium. Lynch will be at AAMI Park on Friday night for the visit of Adelaide United, highly appropriate visitors for a game in which Victory will celebrate its first decade of achievements.
Sebastian Hassett 3:27 PM The arduous wait for Rhyan Grant to make his first start for Sydney FC since returning from injury may be about to come to an end - on the very same stage that saw him spend a year on the sidelines.
Sebastian Hassett 2:24 PM Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold believes there's no onus on his club to move home Sydney derbies from Allianz Stadium but says it's time Western Sydney Wanderers admitted "little" Parramatta Stadium was no longer suitable for the biggest game of the season.
12:49 PM For proud Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat, there are plenty of reasons to be motivated this Friday night.
9:52 AM Gunners go through to Champions League last 16 for 15th successive season after 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund.
9:35 AM A late header from defender Georgi Terziev earned Ludogorets a 2-2 Champions League draw with an unimpressive Liverpool on Wednesday that left the English side facing a winner-takes-all final match with FC Basel.
Matt Bungard 8:52 AM Liverpool battle for Champions League survival against a not-so-familiar opponent.
8:04 AM A late Danny goal has given Zenit St Petersburg a crucial 1-0 win against Benfica in the Champions League.
All Whites striker Kosta Barbarouses is the A-League's first player of the month.
Matt Bungard Manchester City take on Bayern Munich in the headlining fixture of the first half of Matchday 5.
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a Champions League scoring record of 72 goals when he struck in the 38th minute of Group F match at APOEL Nicosia.
Reigning W League champions Melbourne Victory set to take on some of the top women's teams in the world
Michael Lynch Reigning W League champions Melbourne Victory set to take on some of the top women's teams in the world.