Melbourne Victory have eliminated defending champions Adelaide United from the FFA Cup with a 2-1 come-from-behind quarter final win at Coopers Stadium on Wednesday night.
The three-time FFA Cup winning Reds saw their record 12-game winning run come to an end at the hands of their bitter rivals Victory, who overturned a 1-0 half-time deficit to progress to the semi finals.
The Reds took the lead through a Craig Goodwin free-kick in the first-half, who beat Victory keeper Ivan Kelava at his near post with a strike whipped around the wall and into the bottom-left corner of goal.
With an hour on the clock the visitors made their charge, with Jake Brimmer finding Josh Brillante at the back post with an expertly-placed delivery from a free-kick for his captain to sweep home the equaliser.
With less than 15 minutes left to play, Reds defender Jacob Tratt turned the ball over cheaply in his own half, proceeding to handle Francesco Margiotta’s strike in the box to concede a penalty to the Victory.
The Italian stepped up to the spot to bury the ball past 16-year-old Adelaide keeper Steven Hall to complete the comeback and send Victory through to the final four alongside Central Coast Mariners, with the two remaining teams in the semi finals yet to be determined.