Melbourne Victory down second-string Atlético Madrid side in Geelong

  • Melbourne Victory 1-0 Atlético Madrid
  • A-League side register back-to-back wins thanks to Nick Ansell’s goal

Melbourne Victory claimed their second heavyweight European scalp in the space of a week, defeating Atlético Madrid 1-0 at Simonds Stadium. Nick Ansell’s 44th minute header was enough to earn Victory a stunning result, coming after last Saturday night’s penalty shoot-out win over Juventus.

Atlético fielded a largely second-string team in Geelong after giving senior players maximum minutes on Friday night against Tottenham. It meant the 16,652-strong crowd were denied a glimpse of Fernando Torres in action, but saw an entertaining match nonetheless.

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