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87'
M. Marrone
R. McGree
36'
S. Mauk
Yellow Card
35'
M. Ridenton
Yellow Card
34'
S. McDonald
Yellow Card
6'
K. Opseth
R. Strain
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Match Stats

Possession
57% 43%
8
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 4
Total Passes 558 418
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Commentary

FULL TIME: BRISBANE ROAR 0 ADELAIDE UNITED 1 - The Reds have chalked up the win over the Roar, after a sixth minute goal from Fardal Opseth. Izzo was fantastic in goals for the Reds and would be the man of the match by a long way. Brisbane tried to find a way through but Izzo was just too strong tonight.
90' + 2' Armadi-Holloway twists and turns as he looks to take it in the box, but he ends up conceding a goal kick.
90' We have three minutes of additional time to play.
89' A scrappy piece of play from Armadi-Holloway, as he looks to have touched the ball, but the referee does not give it.
M. Marrone
R. McGree
87' SUBSTITUTION REDS - The Reds make their fourth change of the night as McGree makes way for Marrone.
86' Time is fast becoming an enemy of the Roar.
M. Muratovic
B. Inman
84' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Fourth change for the Roar, as Inman comes off after an indifferent game, being replaced by Muratovic.
A. Amadi-Holloway
D. Wenzel-Halls
84' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - The Roar make their third change of the night as Wenzel-Halls is off and Amadi-Holloway is on. One hyphen replaces another.
83' Mohamed Toure almost costs his team a penalty, as a deflect off him looked like a handball.
81' The Roar have just under 10 minutes plus stoppage time, if they are going to make an impact.
79' A great ball from O'Shea, onto the head of Aldred, but he can't direction it well enough.
78' Blackwood with a header inside of the box, but he hits the crossbar.
76' The Roar have the bulk of the play, but are not making the most of their opportunities.
J. Courtney-Perkins
M. Gillesphey
74' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Gillesphey comes off due to injury and he is replaced by Courtney-Perkins.
M. Toure
T. Gomulka
72' SUBSTITUTION REDS - The Reds make their third change as Gomulka comes off to be replaced by Mohamed Toure, who will play on the ground with his brother for the first time in the A-League.
G. Blackwood
N. Mileusnic
72' SUBSTITUTION REDS - The Reds make their second change as Mileusnic is replaced by Blackwood.
69' The Reds are happy to run down the clock. They have not won this as yet, but they are in the driver's seat.
67' O'Shea takes the free kick, but Neville gives it a nod and it flicks off Toure going wide of goal.
66' Hingert's first touch lets him down, but he picks up the free kick as Halloran brings him down.
64' Brisbane are starting to retain the ball inside their attacking half.
62' The Roar have had 54.3% possession with 14 shots on goal and six on target. The Reds have had 45.7% of the ball with 8 shots on goal and four on target.
60' The Reds are moving the ball around very quickly. They are trying to wear out the Roar players.
A. Toure
K. Opseth
58' SUBSTITUTION REDS - The Reds make their first change of the night as Fardal Opseth makes way for Alhassan Toure.
D. Kim
M. Ridenton
58' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Brisbane Roar make their first change as Ridenton makes way for the A-League debut of Kim.
56' Brisbane are still eyeing out second position on the table.
54' Halloran takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it is ineffective as it flies over the crossbar.
52' Wenzel-Halls pulls the trigger on goal as Izzo slides in to the shot on goal and makes the save.
50' The Reds are on the backfoot early in the second half. The Roar have come out to play.
48' The Roar are a very good second half side.
46' SECOND HALF - We are under way in the second half, as the Roar kick off.
HALF TIME: BRISBANE ROAR 0 ADELAIDE UNITED 1 - The Reds go in to the half time break holding a 1-0 lead over the Roar. The Reds scored in the sixth minute from the head of Fardal Opseth. The Roar did have a couple of close shaves themselves on goal, but Izzo's great keeping kept them out. The Reds nearly scored just before stoppage time, as Mileusnic hit the post. We are set for a big second half.
45' We have one minute of stoppage time to play in the first half.
45' Mileusnic takes a shot on goal and it bounces into the far post and bounces away to the corner. Young was stunned and did not move, so it would have been a certain goal.
44' McDonald takes on all comers, as he looks to have a shot on goal from outside of the box and he blasts it over the crossbar.
42' The Roar are starting to gain momentum as they push freely into their attacking half.
40' O'Shea takes the set piece, as he forces Izzo to dive away to his right an push the ball over the crossbar for a stunning save.
38' Both teams need to cool it as there has been too many yellow cards in the last few minutes.
S. Mauk
Yellow Card
36' YELLOW CARD REDS - Mauk becomes the first player to go into the book for Adelaide after bringing down Inman.
M. Ridenton
Yellow Card
35' YELLOW CARD ROAR - Ridenton goes into the book for a clumsy challenge.
S. McDonald
Yellow Card
34' YELLOW CARD ROAR - Scott McDonald has gone in to the book for bringing down McGree.
32' Mileusnic calls for the ball and he doesn't get his timing right as the flag is up for offside.
30' McGree stops, pushes past the defender, as he pulls the trigger on goal from the edge of the box and Young is able to parry it away and make the save.
28' Brown tries the nutmeg on Elsey inside of the box, but it doesn't work out all too well.
26' Inman with a little bit of space, but he is fouled from behind by Mauk, but it is not given.
24' Izzo has decided to donate $20 for every save he makes to the Children's Cancel Council. It is a very noble thing for him to do.
22' Brisbane Roar are struggling to take the ball out of defence at the moment.
20' The Reds are playing a bit more of a controlled game around the ground.
18' McGree is brought down in the middle of the ground and it ends up being a good result for him as he had no support further down the ground.
16' The Reds are looking for another goal, to give them a bit of a cushion early on.
14' Fardal Opseth lurks around dangerously, but it is Aldred that stops him in his tracks.
12' The Roar are showing a bit of a sense of urgency at the moment.
10' Young will not be adding to his clean sheet tally tonight, as it currently sits at 5 for the season.
8' It has become a very fast paced game with the Reds leading the way.
K. Opseth
Goal
6' GOAL REDS (Kristian Fardal Opseth) Brisbane Roar 0 Adelaide United 1 - Strain crosses it over to Fardal Opseth, who is front and centre on goal. He heads it past Young and in to the back of the net.
4' Brown pulls the trigger on goal, but it takes a deflection from Elsey, but it is no real problem for Izzo.
2' A slow start to the game, as both teams look to get a feel on the pace of the game.
1' FIRST HALF - The Reds kick off and we are under way.
ADELAIDE UNITEDSUBS - Dakota Ochsenham (GK), Michael Marrone, George Blackwood, Pacifique Niyongabire, Al Hasan Toure, Noah Smith, Mohamed Toure. 
ADELAIDE UNITED (4-3-3) STARTING XI - Paul Izzo (GK); Ryan Strain, Jordan Elsey, Michael Jakobsen, Ryan Kitto; Stefan Mauk, Taras Gomulka, Riley McGree; Ben Halloran, Kristian Fardal Opseth, Nikola Mileusnic. 
BRISBANE ROAR SUBS - Macklin Freke (GK), Daniel Bowles, Jai Ingam, Danny Kim, Aaron Armadi-Holloway, Jordan Courtney-Perkins, Mirza Muratovic. 
BRISBANE ROAR (4-4-2)STARTING XI - Jamie Young (GK); Jack Hingert, Tom Aldred, Macauley Gillesphey, Corey Brown; Matthew Ridenton, Scott Neville, Jay O'Shea, Bradden Inman; Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Scott McDonald. 
Adelaide United have lost their last four A-League games, conceding a total of 15 goals in that stretch, a fifth straight defeat would set a new club record for consecutive losses in the competition. They have made 18.5 total shots per game when playing away from home this A-League campaign, more than any other team in the competition.
Brisbane Roar FC have won five of their last nine A-League games when hosting Adelaide United, however, they will be on the hunt for back-to-back wins in such fixtures for the first time since 2010/11. They also boast a 67% win rate from their 12 A-League games so far in 2020, their highest ever win rate in a single calendar year.
Welcome to CBUS Super Stadium for the match between the Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United.
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