Melbourne Victory will be wary of Asian Champions League group-stage newcomers Chiangrai United when they face off on tonight at AAMI Park.
The Thai champions have qualified for the group stage for the first time after winning Thai League 1 and Victory coach Carlos Salvachua says his team have to be “ready for everything” thrown at them.
MATCH CENTRE: Melbourne Victory vs Chiangrai United
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“They did really well last year in Thailand.They won four finals last year – that means they are a winning team,” Salvachua said.
“They are tough to play in games and, for sure, they want to start winning in Australia and in the first round.
“But we want the same – we want to start winning here in front of our fans in AAMI Park and just be ready to do everything, just be prepared to win. Victory will be without the injured Robbie Kruse (hamstring) and Leigh Broxham (calf) but are otherwise unhindered and might see signings Marco Rojas and Giancarlo Gallifuoco feature heavily.
Melbourne Victory’s Asian Champions League game against Chiangrai United kicks off at 7:30pm AEDT.
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