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Australian Football: City pick up crucial ACL win

Melbourne City have picked up their first three points of the Asian Champions League campaign with a 3-0 victory over United City on Monday.

City are priced at 5/4 to win the A-League grand final but they also have their eye on Champions League glory and are tracking nicely.

Tilio brace

Melbourne started the game strongly but could not find a way through a resolute United City defence despite having nine attempts on goal.

They finally broke the deadlock in the 34th minute of the game thanks to Stefan Colakovski.

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City had to wait until the second half before making it 2-0. Marco Tilio grabbed his first goal when finishing after good work from Scott Jamieson and Endoh.

The winger completed the scoring with another well-taken goal from just inside the area. And he was delighted with the performance from the team.

Good team performance

"It's good to score a couple goals but it's about the team performance," Tilio told reporters after the game. "I think tonight we went out and did reasonably well to get the result. There's always plenty of improvement there but we just look towards the next match now."

City are now second in Group G following their opening 1-1 draw against Thailand outfit BG Pathum United last week.

Patrick Kisnorbo’s side are hoping to become the first Australian team to win the Asian Champions League since 2014.

Back then it was Western Sydney Wanderers, coached by Tony Popovic, who lifted the cup.

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