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Victory seals spot against Asian heavyweights

MELBOURNE Victory coach Kevin Muscat says he is excited for what lies ahead after his team qualified for the group stage of the Asian Champions League.

A 2-1 win on Saturday night over Thai side Muangthong United allowed the Victory to qualify after fighting back from being a goal down.

Melbourne faces a difficult task now though, having been put in the so-called 'group of death' alongside defending ACL champion Guangzhou Evergrande (China), one-time winner Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (South Korea) and Yokohama F. Marinos (Japan).

But Muscat said he was looking forward to the challenge . "It's great, I'm happy we've got some good teams to play against because it will test us," Muscat said.

"We'll go there and maybe for once we'll have nothing to lose because it just seems that at this football club that every game is a massive game for us, and nothing's going to change in the Champions League."


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