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90' + 1'
L. Thomas
Yellow Card
89'
J. Hope
M. Sánchez
81'
D. Bowles
Yellow Card
71'
J. Ingham
L. George
67'
D. Leck
P. Skapetis
64'
T. Kristensen
M. Oxborrow
60'
R. Akbari
I. Franjić
56'
M. Maccarone
Goal
55'
T. Deng
Yellow Card
46'
S. Nigro
L. Broxham
27'
I. Franjić
Yellow Card
19'
K. Barbarouses
Goal
12'
R. Williams
Goal
Kick Off
3
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
7
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 6
Total Passes 436 374

Commentary

FULL TIME - Melbourne Victory have held on to defeat the Brisbane Roar 2-1. This takes them to fifth on the A-League table on 13 points. Brisbane on the other hand are stranded in ninth position on 10 points. 
90' + 4' Bowles has been sent forward but it doesn't look like it's going to happen after a free kick is paid to Victory. 
90' + 4' Brisbane don't have much time. Maybe one more attack if they can get the ball. 
90' + 3' The resulting corner is cancelled in flight after an offside call. 
90' + 3' Berisha tries to take on everyone in the box rather than passing, in an attempt to get the goal back that was taken from him, but his shot takes a deflection and goes out for a corner. 
L. Thomas
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
90' + 1' YELLOW CARD - Lawrence Thomas is booked for time wasting. 
90' Berisha looks to have scored a third and decisive goal for Victory but it has been cancelled after the VAR saw a clear handball. Berisha is not happy at all. 
J. Hope
M. Sánchez
Melbourne Victory
89' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Sánchez is replaced by Josh Hope.
88' The corner is cleared by the Roar defence who launch another counter. 
88' Troisi looks for Sanchez but his cross is deflected for a corner. 
87' A late corner to Brisbane but Ben Khalfallah's set piece is well dealt with by the Victory defence. 
85' Troisi sends one into the box but this time it's Ingham that is caught offside. 
81' Berisha looks to get into some verbal stoush with some Roar players with Victory having just won the free kick.
D. Bowles
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
81' YELLOW CARD - Daniel Bowles us shown the yellow card after a challenge that has Berisha talking. 
80' The corner is taken quickly but it's off Leck and out for a goal kick. 
80' McKay tries to shoot from the edge of the box but it takes a deflection and it goes out for a corner. 
79' Barbarouses with a cross to Berisha who adjusts well to get onto it but he was offside. 
77' The Victory defence are beginning to work overtime here.
75' Hingert drags it across the face of goal and it avoids the feet of all players in the area. That could have been anything!
74' This match is still alive here and the Roar are lifting. 
J. Ingham
L. George
Melbourne Victory
71' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Leroy George is replaced by Jai Ingham with Victory looking for fresh legs. 
D. Leck
P. Skapetis
Brisbane Roar
67' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Petros Skapetis is taken off with another forced change and he is replaced by teenager Daniel Leck.
65' Barbarouses tries to drag it across the face but Pepper makes a telling deflection onto the path of Young. 
T. Kristensen
M. Oxborrow
Brisbane Roar
64' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Mitchell Oxborrow has an early finish with his injury issues and he is replaced by the returning Thomas Kristensen.
63' Franjic is getting an ice pack applied to his thigh which may be the explanation for his early exit.
61' Ben Khalfallah with a tricky ball that bobs up for Maccarone but he is slow to react and the chance is gone. 
60' Berisha with a shot from close range that brings another save from Young but on this occasion he was offside. 
R. Akbari
I. Franjić
Brisbane Roar
60' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Ivan Franjić makes a very quick exit to allow Rahmat Akbari to come on. 
58' Barbarouses with a decent effort looking to sneak inside the far post but it doesn't bend back and it is out for a goal kick. 
M. Maccarone
Goal
Brisbane Roar
56' GOAL ROAR - Brisbane are back in this contest thanks to their marquee man Maccarone! McKay with a magnificent ball to Maccarone who runs onto it and scores with a brilliant finish past Thomas. That's his fifth goal of the season and Victory's lead is pegged back to 2-1. It's game on!
T. Deng
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
55' YELLOW CARD - Deng is booked for his late challenge on Ben Khalfallah. 
53' It has been an open second half to date with end to end play. 
50' Oxborrorow has had some early second half injury concerns but he looks okay to continue at this stage. 
47' Broxham was replaced at half-time because he wasn't feeling well and couldn't finish the game. 
47' Troisi goes back to George who goes for pure power but it was always rising. 
S. Nigro
L. Broxham
Melbourne Victory
46' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Leigh Broxham is replaced by Stefan Nigro.
45' The second half is underway.
HALF TIME - A dominant first half performance by Melbourne Victory sees them leading by 2-0 at the break. If it wasn't for Jamie Young they would certainly be further ahead. 
45' + 1' Barbarouses is through at the far post with a simple tap in but somehow Young recovers to make a great save. 
44' Ben Khalfallah with another crack at goal but he gets his angle wrong and it goes straight to Thomas. 
43' Berisha with a very good chance inside the box but he scuffs the shot and it bounces to Young. 
42' Ben Khalfallah again tries to curl it inside the top corner but this time it's up and over for a goal kick. 
41' Sanchez shoots from distance but he is way off target.
39' Ben Khalfallah tries to curl it inside the top corner but he misses narrowly. 
38' The corner is met by Maccarone but he heads it across the face of goal. 
37' Maccarone is in good position to take the ball in the box but Williams gets there with the covering run to concede the corner. 
36' The home fans are getting frustrated with Brisbane's lack of composure in attack.
33' Troisi runs into box and shoots but his effort lacks the power to beat Young. 
30' Franjic makes a nice run and the flag stays down. Thomas rushes at him but the attempted chip by Franjic goes over. 
28' Sanchez with a spectacular scissor kick attempt from inside the box but he doesn't worry Young with that effort which is off target.
I. Franjić
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
27' YELLOW CARD - Ivan Franjić is shown the yellow card for following through on the tackle on Berisha.
27' Broxham with a clever ball to George but he can't get there in time. 
25' The visitors have all the possession at the moment. 
22' Victory are continuing to push the matter here and are looking for a third goal to kill this one off as a contest. 
K. Barbarouses
Goal
Melbourne Victory
19' GOAL VICTORY - George puts out in front of Barbarouses who runs onto it and slides it across Young to put Victory 2-0 ahead. A very polished move has produced a two goal buffer for Victory who look to have found their mojo.
16' The corner goes to waste and Victory clear courtesy of the free kick. 
15' Brisbane have to chase the game and they have a corner. 
R. Williams
Goal
Melbourne Victory
12' GOAL VICTORY - A wonderful delivery into the box by George and Williams thumps it inside the top left corner with a powerful header that left Young with absolutely no chance. Victory leads 1-0. 
12' Geria gets onto the ball at the far post and slams the shot at Young who makes a fantastic reaction save. 
11' The Brisbane Roar defence falls asleep and Jamie Young intercepts the pass for the tap in. Great keeping. 
9' Barbarouses lays it across to the far post but George is just not quick enough to get there for the tap in. 
6' Skapetis tries one from distance but he misses by a long way. 
5' The ball finds back of the net but George is found to be offside. 
4' George with a dangerous ball into the box but Bowles shows great awareness to clear the danger. 
4' It has been a scrappy start to the match besides from the chance the McKay. 
1' Skapetis tees up McKay on the edge of the box but his shot is off the outside of the boot and a goal kick is the result.
1' Brisbane kick off and get us underway.
Melbourne Victory (4-2-3-1): Thomas (GK); Geria, Deng, Williams, Broxham; Valeri, Sanchez; Barbarouses, Troisi, George; Berisha. Subs: Acton (GK), Ingham, Nigro, Hope, Theoharous. 
Brisbane (4-2-3-1): Young (GK); Hingert, Pepper, Bowles, O'Toole; Oxborrow, McKay; Franjic, Skapetis, Ben Khalfallah; Maccarone. Subs: White (GK), Brown, Akbari, Kristensen, Leck.
Here are the all important line ups.
The sides are 8th and 9th on the ladder with 10 points. A win to either side will see one of them inside the top 6. A draw will see both sides climb above Western Sydney on goal difference. 
Good evening and welcome to Suncorp Stadium for the final match of the round. It's the Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory. 
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