Melbourne Victory's poor Asian Champions League season continued as they slumped to a 4-0 defeat in South Korea to Daegu FC.
It leaves Kevin Muscat's side, who were already out of contention to reach the knockout phase, with just one point from their five Group F games.
Muscat took an under-strength side to Daegu that included just two players who had started their A-League elimination final win over Wellington five days earlier.
The dead rubber was a major distraction for Victory, who face Sydney FC in the A-League semi-final on Sunday.
The visitors went behind inside 10 minutes when Josh Hope fouled Kim Dae-won in the area and Brazilian striker Edgar buried his penalty past keeper Matt Acton.
But Victory were able to hold Daegu out for the rest of the first half and could have equalised just before the break. Hope teed up Jack Palazzolo on his starting debut but keeper Jo Hyeon-woo came out to smother his effort.
The Koreans doubled their lead early in the second half, despite Acton making a good save to keep out Jeong Tae-wook's header. The defender was able to follow up and net the rebound.
Victory's youthful team sought to get back in to the game and it took a couple of excellent saves from Jo to deny Kenny Athiu and substitute Elvis Kamsoba before the home side produced two more goals in the final 10 minutes.
Dae-won rifled in a spectacular third, beating the dive of Acton to find the top corner of the net, and Jung Seon-ho completed the scoring when he tapped in three minutes later.
It means Victory have lost all three of their away games in the group, conceding 10 goals in the process and scoring just once.
Muscat said: "Conceding the early goal made it very, very difficult for us. There were a lot of players that will gain some very good experience from that. However, we are disappointed not to get something out of the game."
Melbourne Victory are 7/2 to win the Grand Final and 12/5 to win their A-League semi-final against Sydney FC, who are 21/20 with the draw 5/2.