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Key Events

88'
R. Akbari
C. Valeri
87'
D. Wenzel-Halls
A. Taggart
81'
J. Hope
J. Troisi
77'
N. Ansell
T. Deng
70'
M. McKay
Yellow Card
62'
N. D'Agostino
S. Mauk
62'
Henrique Silva
Álex López
45' + 2'
K. Barbarouses
Goal
42'
O. Toivonen
Own Goal
40'
A. Taggart
Yellow Card
40'
K. Honda
Penalty Goal
32'
O. Toivonen
Goal
31'
D. Bowles
Yellow Card
27'
A. Taggart
Penalty Goal
24'
L. Broxham
Yellow Card
21'
É. Bauthéac
Yellow 2nd/RC
19'
É. Bauthéac
Yellow Card
13'
K. Barbarouses
Goal
3
1
3
1

Stats

Possession
% %
0
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 4
Total Passes 256 745

Commentary

FULL TIME - Melbourne Victory have come to Brisbane and conquered to defeat Brisbane 4-2. That takes them to six consecutive wins ahead of another Derby next week where they will be warm favourites. For Brisbane their five run undefeated home run is over and they may need to go back to the drawing board to ensure their season doesn't slip away with just one win from eight matches.
90' + 1' There will be three minutes of stoppage time. 
R. Akbari
C. Valeri
Melbourne Victory
88' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Carl Valeri comes off to give youngster Rahmat Akbari a piece of the action. 
D. Wenzel-Halls
A. Taggart
Brisbane Roar
87' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Adam Taggart is replaced by Dylan Wenzel-Halls as the Roar clear their bench. 
87' Barbarouses finds Antonis who also shoots well over the bar. 
86' Honda sends the corner in the Ansell direction who heads over the bar from point blank range. He really should have added a fifth goal there. 
86' Brown makes a good run but his attempted cross is knocked out for a corner. 
83' Roar have played the second half out well and with a bit of luck could have been back in the game. 
J. Hope
J. Troisi
Melbourne Victory
81' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - James Troisi comes off for Josh Hope as Victory make another change. 
80' Brisbane have the free kick with McKay sending it into the box, but the Victory defence takes it out for a throw in. 
N. Ansell
T. Deng
Melbourne Victory
77' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Thomas Deng is replaced by Nick Ansell.
76' Deng is down and awaiting treatment to a leg injury. 
73' Honda's corner bends away from Troisi and it's out for a goal kick. 
73' Victory have another corner after Troisi and Barbarouses combine. 
M. McKay
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
70' YELLOW CARD - McKay is booked for his challenge on Toivonen. 
67' Play is being stopped again with Papadopoulos to continue to receive treatment. 
64' Time is stopped for Papadopoulos to receive treatment to a shiner. That's going to come out tomorrow morning. 
N. D'Agostino
S. Mauk
Brisbane Roar
62' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Stefan Mauk comes off for Nicholas D'Agostino.
Henrique Silva
Álex López
Brisbane Roar
62' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - López comes off for super sub Henrique.
59' Troisi with space gets past Bowles but cannot get past O'Toole who clears the danger. 
56' Antonis opens up the angle to Troisi who shoots well over the cross bar. 
55' Victory have the corner that is taken by Honda, but Young has it covered. 
52' There is some movement on the Roar bench with players warming up. 
50' The threatened rain still hasn't come. 
49' The Roar have a very big mountain to climb here being two goals and a man down. 
46' The second half is underway. 
HALF TIME - An amazing first half comes to an end with Melbourne Victory leading a ten man Brisbane Roar 4-2. 
K. Barbarouses
Goal
Melbourne Victory
45' + 2' GOAL VICTORY - From the corner Honda sends it in for Troisi to cut it back to Barbarouses and he casually rolls it in for a fourth goal to Victory who lead 4-2. 
45' There will be three minutes of stoppage time to be played. 
45' Honda sends a long ball meant for Antonis but his ball is a little too heavy. Antonis was offside regardless. 
O. Toivonen
Own Goal
Melbourne Victory
42' OWN GOAL VICTORY - Lopez sends it into the box and Toivonen heads it past Thomas to concede an own goal! It's all happening here and Toivonen has scored a goal at both ends! Victory leads 3-2. 
A. Taggart
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
40' Yellow card Adam Taggart
K. Honda
Penalty Goal
Melbourne Victory
40' PENALTY GOAL VICTORY - Honda sends the penalty low and hard to the left with Thomas going to the right. Victory leads 3-1. 
39' PENALTY - Bowles is caught handling the ball in the box and Victory have been awarded the penalty. 
37' Honda with another great delivery but the Roar defence heads it away. 
35' Antonis has it in the box and he squares it up for Roux who misses a very gettable chance. Victory are all over them.
O. Toivonen
Goal
Melbourne Victory
32' GOAL VICTORY - Antonis with a sensational backheel nutmeg to Brown who drags it across beautifully for Toivonen and he slides it past Young to give Victory a 2-1 lead. 
D. Bowles
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
31' YELLOW CARD - Bowles is the latest player to be booked, this time for his challenge on Honda.
30' This is an action packed encounter that's high on drama.
A. Taggart
Penalty Goal
Brisbane Roar
27' PENALTY GOAL ROAR - Taggart strides up with purpose and smashes it straight down the middle with Thomas going left. It's 1-1 and we are all square. 
26' PENALTY - The corner to the near post is headed on by Taggart that produces a fine save by Thomas. The ball comes back to Taggart who is then brought down in the box and Brisbane have been awarded the penalty against Honda. On replay that was a poor decision with Honda not making any contact. VAR upholds the decision!
25' Lopez sends it into the box and it has been deflected out for a corner. 
25' Brisbane have the set piece that will be taken by Lopez. 
L. Broxham
Yellow Card
Melbourne Victory
24' YELLOW CARD - Broxham is shown the yellow card for his challenge on Taggart. 
23' The challenge has just gotten bigger for Brisbane Roar having to overcome a deficit against Melbourne Victory with ten men. 
É. Bauthéac
Yellow 2nd/RC
Brisbane Roar
21' RED CARD - Éric Bauthéac then lashes out at Toivonen and Troisi, pushing them both in the face and he is shown a second yellow card. 
É. Bauthéac
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
19' YELLOW CARD - Éric Bauthéac slides in hard on Brown and is shown the yellow card. 
16' Honda tries one from distance looking for Barbarouses but it's too long and out for a goal kick. 
K. Barbarouses
Goal
Melbourne Victory
13' GOAL VICTORY - What a goal! Troisi with a beautiful pass to Barbarouses who chips it first time past Young to give Melbourne Victory a 1-0 lead against the run of play. 
11' We are expecting some significant rainfall tonight. Lets hope it doesn't impact the outcome of the match. 
9' Honda shoots from the edge of the box and it rebounds to Toivonen before Ingham clears desperately for a throw in. 
9' The corner is sent into the box intended for Papadopoulos but he has gone to ground and the chance goes begging. 
8' Brisbane counter with Bautheac looking for Taggart, but Honda is there to clear it out for a corner. 
8' Honda sends it into the box towards Toivonen but the Roar defence has it under control. 
8' Victory have the free kick that will be taken by Honda. 
5' It has been an evenful start to the match with Victory still trying to get involved. 
3' Mauk came so close to scoring there. He won't get any closer without scoring.
2' The corner sees a goal mouth scramble that sees Toivonen clear it off the line. 
1' Early chance for Brisbane with McKay chipping at the ball from in the box, but his shot is wide. It deflected out for a corner. 
1' We are off and underway. 
Adam Taggart plays his 100th game tonight. 
Melbourne Victory (4-3-3): Thomas (GK); Roux, Deng, Broxham, Brown; Honda, Valeri, Antonis; Barbarouses, Troisi, Toivonen. Subs: Acton (GK), Kirdar, Hope, Akbari, Ansell. 
Brisbane (4-3-3): Young (GK); O'Toole, Bowles, Papadopoulos, Ingham; McKay, Lopez, Kristensen; Taggart, Mauk, Bautheac. Subs: White (GK), Wenzel-Halls, Pepper, Henrique, D'Agostino. 
Time to look at the teams. 
Melbourne Victory are in sensational form and only twice have they had a bigger winning run, winning eight on end in 2006 and six in a row between December 2016 and January 2017. 
Despite their poor start to the season Brisbane have not lost in their last five matches at Suncorp Stadium with three wins and two draws over that period. 
Brisbane Roar have not had a good start to the season with just one win from their first seven matches. Melbourne Victory on the other hand lost their first two matches before winning their next five. A win tonight will see them top the A-League ladder. 
Good evening and welcome to Suncorp Stadium for tonight's clash between the Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory.
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