Suwon frustrate Melbourne in AFC Champions League clash

Melbourne (AFP) - A-League champions Melbourne Victory were frustrated by a disciplined Suwon Samsung Bluewings defence in a scoreless draw to remain unbeaten in the AFC Champions League in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Victory could not find a way through the massed South Korean defence in the final stages of a combative match in Group G.

Goal chances were at a premium with Kwak Hee-Ju doing a superb job man-marking leading Victory scorer Besart Berisha and preventing him from having a shot at goal in the 90 minutes.

"They are a very difficult team to break down, they're so disciplined," Victory coach Kevin Muscat said.

"When you're that disciplined and you've got a work ethic like Suwon have then they are difficult to break down but we did create some decent chances, particularly in the first half."

Victory veteran Archie Thompson had the ball in the back of the net in the 53rd minute after heading home from a corner, but was ruled offside.

Singapore referee Muhammad Taqi brandished the yellow card six times in a physical contest but let the game flow.

Victory now have five points from three games but face two away games at Suwon and Shanghai SIPG at their next outings, while Suwon have two points after three games.