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Key Events

90' + 2'
N. D'Agostino
J. MacLaren
87'
Zhang Lu
Wang Lin
77'
M. McKay
Yellow Card
73'
Qin Sheng
Yellow Card
68'
Wang Yun
Cao Yunding
61'
Mao Jianqing
Sun Shilin
45'
D. Bowles
J. Hingert
40'
T. Oar
Goal
2'
B. Borello
Goal
Kick Off
3
1
2
1

Stats

Possession
% %
10
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 3
Total Passes 449 357

Commentary

FULL TIME - BRISBANE ROAR HAVE DONE IT! They have qualified for the group stage of the ACL for 2017. They have beaten Shanghai Shenhua 2-0, thanks to goals in the first half to Borrello and Oar.
90' + 3' D'Agostino squares it up for McKay, but he is unable to connect with it. A terrible miss for the Roar captain.
N. D'Agostino
J. MacLaren
Brisbane Roar
90' + 2' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Jamie MacLaren's game is over as the young Nicholas D'Agostino steps in to replace him.
90' We have four minutes of additional time to play. All Brisbane need to do is to maintain possession.
89' Brisbane have only made the one change in this fast paced game. It is surprising that they have not gone to the bench more often.
Zhang Lu
Wang Lin
Shanghai Shenhua
87' SUBSTITUTION SHANGHAI - Shenhua make their third and final change with Lin Wang being replaced by Lu Zhang.
86' Young comes off his line, but he is unable to get to the ball, Martins with a shot on an unguarded goal and he pushes it wide. A chance gone begging for Shanghai.
85' Brisbane Roar must look to their bench, as they are starting to look like they have been run off their feet.
83' Tevez attempts to bend a shot on goal, but it does not trouble Young as it goes wide of the mark.
81' Young has been fantastic for the Roar tonight and if he can hold on another nine minutes and stoppage time, he may well finish the game off on a clean sheet.
79' Time is fast starting to become an enemy of Shanghai Shenhua. 
M. McKay
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
77' YELLOW CARD ROAR - Matt McKay is the first Roar player to go into the ref's book, after a crude tackle. Tempers are threatening to boil over.
75' Should Brisbane Roar qualify to the group stages, their first match will be in two weeks time, to add to their heavy schedule.
Qin Sheng
Yellow Card
Shanghai Shenhua
73' YELLOW CARD SHANGHAI - Sheng Qin goes into the referee's book, after bringing down Oar in the middle of the ground.
72' Martins and Moreno make a mess of it, as Young is able to make an easy save in the end.
70' Shanghai continue to press for goal, it only seems like it will be a matter of time, before they will break through.
Wang Yun
Cao Yunding
Shanghai Shenhua
68' SUBSTITUTION SHANGHAI - Shenhua make their second chang with Yunding Cao heading off for an early shower and being replaced by Yun Wang.
66' Brisbane will need one more goal to just snuff out the hopes of Shanghai.
64' Martins taps it for goal and Young gets a hand to it, pushing it into the post. What a tremendous save from Young!
62' Moreno is inside the box, he takes a shot on goal and he pulls it across the face. A disappointing result for Shanghai.
Mao Jianqing
Sun Shilin
Shanghai Shenhua
61' SUBSTITUTION SHANGHAI - Shenhua make their first change of the game, with Shilin Sun making way for Jianqing Mao.
61' Oar with a great run through the middle, he fires in the shot on goal, but Li Shuai is able to make a brilliant save, becoming the hero for Shanghai.
60' Martins attempts to slide into the ball, inside the box, but North is there with the interception for the Roar.
58' A chance for Tevez, but it is McKay, who puts a toe in, when it was needed for the Roar, taking a bit of a tumble in the process.
56' Shanghai have had a couple of opportunities on goal, this second half, forcing Young to make a couple of saves.
54' Great positioning by Brown, who is able to get the front position and head the ball away from Martins, deep inside the Shanghai box.
52' Play is held up as Broich has taken a knock to his lower leg. He is helped off the ground by the trainer, to the side line. He looks like he will be okay to continue.
50' It appears that Shanghai have put all their first half problems behind them, as they are looking the more dangerous of the two sides at the moment.
48' Broich takes the set piece, he bends it into the box and the Shanghai defence are able to clear it away safely.
46' SECOND HALF - Shanghai Shenhua kick off to get us back under way for the second half.
HALF TIME - The whistles sounds for half time, with Brisbane Roar going into the half time break leading Shanghai Shenhua 2-0, after goals to Borrello and Oar.
45' We have one minute of additional time to play for the first half.
D. Bowles
J. Hingert
Brisbane Roar
45' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Jack David Hingert has succumbed to injury forcing the Roar to make a late change before half time, bring on Daniel James Bowles.
44' Brisbane Roar have had three shots on goal, scoring two goals, whilst Shanghai Shenhua have had four shots on goal, without scoring.
42' Shanghai Shenhua have their workload cut out for them, as half time cannot come soon enough for them to go back to the drawing board.
T. Oar
Goal
Brisbane Roar
40' GOAL ROAR - Borrello takes his time with the ball, inside the box, he cuts it back to Oar, who uses his right boot and thumps it past Li Shuai and finds the bottom corner of the net. Brisbane Roar lead Shanghai Shenhua 2-0.
39' Wang Lin finds a way to get onto his right boot and has a crack at goal, forcing Young to tip it over the crossbar.
37' Moreno once again is on the left boot, but the Roar defence have enough desperation, as they manage to get out of trouble once again.
35' Wang Lin passes it over to Martins, who almost does a 360, trying to find some space inside the box, but in the end he is dispossessed.
34' North finds the safety of the side line, being happy to concede the throw in, as a way to slow down the run of play.
32' Borrello's work rate has not slowed down as he has been everywhere around the ground.
30' The home side are certainly having more of the ball, but in saying that, Young is yet to be called in to make a save.
28' Kristensen with the subtle push just inside the Roar attacking half, slowing down the run of the Shanghai midfield.
26' The Roar must change things and do it in a hurry, before Shanghai are able to find the back of the net.
24' Shanghai Shenhua have been the more dominant of the two teams, spending the majority of the last few minutes inside their attacking half.
22' A big chance for Shanghai, as Martins has the ball inside the box, but luckily for the Roar, MacLaren gets a foot in to deny him.
21' Moreno gets a tug on the shirt by Brown and he goes down all too easily. The ref awards the resulting free kick.
19' Brisbane must slow down the pace of the game, as the fast game is much to the advantage of Shanghai Shenhua.
17' Light rain starts to fall down around the ground, as Tevez is unable to make the most of his opportunity in front of goal and the Roar defence are able to clear it away from danger.
15' Tevez is brought down by Broich, about 20m from the box. The ref has awarded the resulting free kick.
13' This has been a very fast paced game, with the ball going from one end of the ground to the other. The pace of the game surely can't be maintained.
11' Borrello pulls the trigger for goal and this time he strikes the post and the ball ricochets back into play. So close to a brace for Borrello, who has been red hot today.
10' Poor defending by De Vere, which allows Martins to get goal side of the ball, but the Roar are lucky to get away with that one as Young comes out to make the save.
8' Tevez has his first involvement in the game, with a kick in the middle of the ground, but it is blocked and the ball ends up being turned over.
6' Shanghai will need to pick their moments when to press into attack, as they may end up being caught out once again.
4' Stunned silence sweeps around the ground, as the home crowd did not expect to have conceded a goal, this early in the game.
B. Borello
Goal
Brisbane Roar
2' GOAL ROAR - Oar takes it down the left, he bends it into the box as Borrello taps it past Li Shuai, putting it into the bottom left corner of the net. Brisbane Roar with a dream start, leading Shanghai Shenhua 1-0.
1' FIRST HALF - The Roar kick off and we are under way.
TEAMS - BRISBANE ROAR (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Young (GK); Brown, North, De Vere, Hingert; McKay (c), Kristensen; Oar, Broich, Borrello; MacLaren.  SUBS - Bilic (GK), Bowles, Brady, O'Toole, D'Agostino, Caletti. 
TEAMS - SHANGHAI SHENHUA (4-2-3-1)  STARTING XI - Li Shuai (GK); Wang Lin, Tao Jin, Kim Kee-Hee, Bai Jiajun; Qin Sheng, Sun Shilin; Martins, Moreno (c), Cao Yunding; Tevez.  SUBS - Wang Yun (GK), Lia Jianbin, Wang Shouting, Mao Jianking, Zhang Lu, Li Yunqui, Qui Shengjiong. 
Brisbane Roar hope to keep their ACL journey alive, by picking up a win and making it to the group stages.
Shenghai Shenhua are one of the powerhouses in the Chinese league, finishing second no less than eight occasions since 1991. 
Welcome to Hongkau Stadium for the ACL match between Shanghai Shenhua and Brisbane Roar.
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