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Victory won't hold back on two-goal lead

Despite taking a two-goal advantage into the second leg of the major semi-final, Melbourne Victory will not sit back and defend their lead at home.

The minor premiers accounted for Adelaide United 2-0 at Hindmarsh Stadium on Saturday night and even though they are in the box seat, a defensive approach will not be taken.

Goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos says that it is not the Victory way to play with a defensive mindset so it will be attack as per usual at the Telstra Dome this Saturday.

"With Melbourne Victory what you get is a very attacking brand of football and whether the score is 5-0 or we are down 3-0 I don't think we would change a thing," Theoklitos said.

"We play an attacking style and we always want to score goals - especially at Telstra Dome and we enjoy playing in front of our home crowd.

"They are tremendous and even the support we got (from the travelling Melbourne fans) on the weekend (in Adelaide) was great so we are really looking forward to attacking them and scoring more goals.

"Obviously Adelaide will have to throw a few numbers forward but we are just concentrating on what we can do and play our attacking brand of football and hopefully we can put them on the back foot and score a few more goals.

"We have had three clean sheets in a row so we have timed it well back there but the boys in front of me have been tremendous.

"And it just goes to show that if we don't concede too many goals then with the attack we have got with Archie (Thompson), Dan (Allsopp) and Fab (Ney Fabiano) then we can win games.

"So the whole team has been playing well and now we have just got to keep the momentum going," he concluded.

Andrew Slevison
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