15 Feb 2009

Victory puts Adelaide's chances on backburner

9:18 am on 15 February 2009

Melbourne Victory have powered into the Australian A-League football grand final with a 4-0 major semi-final second leg victory over Adelaide United.

The Victory won the two-legged tie 6-0 on aggregate to grab home ground advantage for the grand final on February 28, and a chance to become the first club to win two A-League championships.

But Adelaide face the difficult task of regrouping ahead of a preliminary final against Queensland Roar at Hindmarsh Stadium next Saturday, with the winners to play Melbourne the following week at Telstra Dome.

The Roar beat Central Coast Mariners 4-1 on aggregate in their two-legged minor semi-final to advance to next week's match.