Insane first-half sees Victory beat 10-man Roar

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One of the craziest 45 minutes you'll ever see

Six goals. A red card. An own goal. And a penalty. The first-half between Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory literally had it all as Kevin Muscat's side claimed a 4-2 win.

After an incredible goal-line clearance denied Roar an early goal, Kosta Barbarouses would find the opener for Victory in the 13th minute after being found precisely by James Troisi.

Brisbane then found themselves a man down too when Eric Bautheac was shown two yellow cards in quick succession after a nasty challenge on Corey Brown and subsequent reaction saw him slap Ola Toivonen.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, Roar would pull level in the 27th minute via an Adam Taggart penalty with Keisuke Honda ruled to have brought the striker down in the box.

Not five minutes later, Victory would restore their lead with Toivonen drilling home a lethal first-time shot after a Brown cut back.

Honda would then atone for his penalty give away by burying one of his own in the 40th minute following a a Brisbane handball.

Roar weren't going away quietly however and were given a lifeline just two minutes later as Toivonen headed into his own net.

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But as a crazy first 45 minutes drew to a close, Barbarouses would pop up for his second goal as he finished off a brilliant corner set-piece to make it 4-2 at the break. 

As heavy rain descended on Suncorp Stadium in the second-half, Victory dominated possession as Brisbane dug in and managed to avoid any further goals but barely threatened themselves as the game ended 4-2. 

Though likely disappointed not to strike again in the second 45 minutes, Muscat has now guided his side to six straight A-League wins, while John Aloisi's side have now lost their past three. 

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