Sydney FC clash looms as Victory's D-Day

February 24, 2010
By Guy Hand
The reality of a brutal schedule and a star-studded injury list is biting the Melbourne Victory, with coach Ernie Merrick admitting the A-League champions face critical crossroads.

The Victory crashed 1-0 to Beijing Guoan in their Asian Champions League opener in China on Tuesday night, with former A-League star Joel Griffiths netting the winner.

Merrick admitted D-Day loomed in their A-League major semi-final second leg against Sydney FC on Sunday week, which will be followed ...

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