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86'
P. Ziegler
Yellow Card
72'
J. O'Shea
Penalty Goal
3 - 1
54'
M. Duke
P. Schwegler
2 - 1
37'
S. McDonald
B. Inman
2 - 0
3'
S. McDonald
M. Gillesphey
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
66% 34%
9
1
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 581 310
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Commentary

FULL TIME - BRISBANE 3 WANDERERS 1 - A convincing win for the home team here tonight and it's fully deserved as they win 3-1 over a disappointing Wanderers outfit. The Roar were the better side throughout the match with two first half goals and a penalty goal to add to their tally in the second half. Duke got one for the away side which could have sparked the comeback but the Roar got back on top, got their third and then played the game out. Good win for the home side as that keeps them in the top 6 while the Wanderers slip to 8th 
90' + 3' Adam gets in behind the defence and Trewin's first touch in the A-League is almost an own goal. Corner. 
K. Trewin
S. McDonald
90' + 2' Substitution Scott McDonald Kai Trewin
90' + 1' Hingert has another chance with a deflected shot falling to him and Lopar saves with his legs 
90' We will have 4 minutes of extra time to close this game out 
89' McDonald gets to the near post and tries to flick it on for Wenzel-Halls but Lopar is quick to react and he comes out to grab the loose ball 
87' Good lead up from the Roar with the ball getting into the area for Hingert who has a shot and it's deflected out for a corner 
P. Ziegler
Yellow Card
86' Yellow card Patrick Ziegler
85' Cox is given a nice ball and he has a chance to unleash a shot on the angle but it's a comfortable save for Young 
K. Grozos
P. Schwegler
84' Substitution Pirmin Schwegler Kostandinos Grozos
D. Wenzel-Halls
M. Muratovic
84' Substitution Mirza Muratovic Dylan Wenzel-Halls
83' Cox goes into the book for a challenge on O'Neill 
S. Cox
Yellow Card
83' Yellow card Simon Cox
82' A long ball through for McDonald is the right idea but there's too much on it and it's an easy take for Lopar 
79' Schwegler's free kick goes straight into the wall and then Russell's cross is too deep and is easily claimed by Young 
S. Neville
Yellow Card
78' Yellow card Scott Neville
77' Gillesphey has another go from distance as he is under no pressure bringing the ball forward but his shot goes high 
M. Adam
N. Müller
76' Substitution Nicolai Müller Mohamed Adam
74' Muratovic does well to turn away from McGowan in the area and his cross is cut out and cleared. A foul now given away and Brisbane have a chance from the set piece 
J. O'Doherty
N. Sullivan
73' Substitution Nicolas Sullivan Jordan O'Doherty
J. O'Shea
Penalty Goal
72' Penalty Goal James O'Shea
Penalty Goal
71' GOAL BRISBANE! The Roar's two goal cushion is restored from the spot as Jay O'Shea sends Lopar the wrong way and he finishes it into the bottom left corner 
70' PENALTY! Brisbane's quick counter attack is a great one and Inman takes on Jurman and Jurman cuts him down in the area and that is an easy decision for the referee to point to the spot 
M. Jurman
Yellow Card
70' Yellow card Matthew Jurman
68' Inman tries to get in behind the defence but Jurman sticks with his task and gets it away from danger for the moment 
C. Brown
Yellow Card
66' Yellow card Corey Edward Brown
65' Brown loses control of the ball and tries to win it back but gives away a foul and gets a yellow 
63' Duke gets down the left again in space but he goes back for support and the chance is gone as Brisbane have got back in numbers 
60' Duke tries to set up Cox with a cross into the box and good defending gets it away. Wanderers getting back into the game buoyed by their goal.
58' McDonald has a chance as he gets on the end of Brown's cross but he can't adjust his body properly and it goes wide 
57' O'Neill's cross is a very good one into the box and Gillesphey doesn't see it coming and it comes off his head and wide of the target 
Goal
54' GOAL WANDERERS! That's a great goal by Mitchell Duke. The Wanderers counter attack is brilliant and Duke gets an early ball and his pace gets him down the left and he cuts inside Aldred and finishes past Young at the near post. The away side are back in it 
P. Schwegler
Assist
54' Assist Pirmin Schwegler
M. Duke
Goal
54' Goal Mitchell Thomas Duke
52' Inman's pace gets him first to a through ball and his cross almost creates a chance but the Wanderers defence do just enough to get it away from danger
S. McDonald
Yellow Card
51' Yellow card Scott McDonald
50' Muller gets a pass on the edge of the area and does well to beat one defender but his pass looking for Duke isn't a good one and Young can come out to claim it 
48' A deflection falls to O'Shea who strikes it well but Jurman is able to block it and concede the corner 
47' Hingert's cross into the area is a good one and Russell gets the chance to clear it. More of the same to start the second half from the Roar. Wanderers on the back foot again 
45' We're back underway 
HALF TIME - ROAR 2 WANDERERS 0 - A totally dominant half of football for the home side as they take a well deserved 2 goal lead into the sheds at half time. The Roar have been all over their opponents in terms of possession, territory and shots and they will want more of the same in the second half. Big job for the away side in the second half if they are to get back into the game 
44' O'Shea's free kick gets around the wall and comes back off the post with the goalkeeper beaten. Almost a third for the home side 
43' O'Shea gets away from a defender but then Schwegler fouls him and the Roar have a free kick just outside the box 
41' A quick break of play for the Wanderers with Muller getting away from 2 defenders and Cox tries to give him a pass but it rebounds back to the striker and his shot goes wide 
40' McDonald tries to find Muratovic in the area but the defence is able to clear it for the moment. Brisbane far and away the better team so far in this half and their lead shows how the game has played out so far 
B. Inman
Assist
37' Assist Bradden Inman
S. McDonald
Goal
37' Goal Scott McDonald
Goal
37' GOAL BRISBANE! McDonald at the double! Lovely play from Brisbane again as the ball is worked out to Gillesphey who is on the overlap on the left and his cross is a good one and McDonald is in the right place as he taps into the back of the net
36' Great chance there for the Wanderers who have their first shot on target and it comes from Duke who is found by Cox on the edge of the area but he puts his attempt straight at Young 
34' Neville drives forward and unleashes a shot from distance which goes way over the target 
32' Good play again from the home side as McDonald tries to find a teammate with his cross but Lopar can come out and claim it 
30' Brisbane with 9 shots to 0 in the first half hour of this one. Complete domination but only find themselves one goal up 
A. O'Neill
Yellow Card
29' Yellow card Aiden O'Neill
28' The away side still trying to find their way into the game after being dominated in the 1st half. They've settled down now and will try and find a way back into the game before half time 
25' O'Neill's shot from distance is blocked by Sullivan. A little stoppage in play helps the Wanderers as they come back out and Duke almost creates a chance for Muller.
23' The Wanderers have a chance to break forward with a counter attack with Duke putting a ball in behind the defence and Young gets his tackle on Cordier spot on to deny the chance 
21' The Roar are dominating territory as they continue to pass it around the area and it's O'Shea who has a shot from outside the box and he forces Lopar into a save that yields a corner 
19' Great work from Hingert again on the right as he cuts inside the area and forces a stop out of Lopar at his near post. Muratovic now misses a chance to make it 2 as he mistimes his run as the ball goes past him. Muller now has the first chance for the Wanderers but his shot goes wide
18' Duke trying to get himself involved in the game gives a long pass over to Russell who loses the ball but does well to regain it. Wanderers with some possession now as they look for a killer pass 
16' McDonald and Neville combine on the right with Neville getting to the byline and putting the ball across the area but Neville is flagged offside 
14' Hingert intercepts a pass and drives all the way from right back into the penalty area but Jurman does well to time his tackle and win the ball back 
12' Muller is fouled by McDonald who was pressing trying to win the ball back. Wanderers need to have a solid spell of possession to play themselves into the game 
10' It's been all Brisbane in the first 10 minutes in this one as Inman tries to create a chance and then McDonald has a shot from range which is blocked out for a corner 
8' Not a repeat of their last set piece as Brown gets it out wide and he puts his cross in from the left over Lopar's goal 
7' Gillesphey has time and space to drive forward and he decides to shoot but it was the wrong option as his shot is wild and misses the target 
5' The home side have started on the front foot and have that very early goal to show for it. McDonald now has another chance getting a pass from Neville but his shot from outside the area is high and wide 
M. Gillesphey
Assist
3' Assist Macaulay Gillesphey
S. McDonald
Goal
3' Goal Scott McDonald
Goal
3' GOAL BRISBANE! What a start for Brisbane as they hit the front just 3 minutes into the game and it comes from a free kick which is swung in from out wide and the Wanderers are unable to deal with it and the ball falls to McDonald who slips it past Lopar into the bottom right corner 
2' Muratovic has the first chance of the game as he turns away from his defender and puts a shot on goal but it goes wide of the target 
1' We're underway 
Wanderers subs: Suman (GK), Mourdoukoutas, Pagden, Grozos, O'Doherty, Adam, Carluccio 
Western Sydney Wanderers (3-5-2) Lopar (GK), Jurman, McGowan, Ziegler, Cordier, Russell, Sullivan, Schwegler, Muller, Cox, Duke 
Roar subs: Crocombe (GK), Bowles, Trewin, Akbari, Mells, Ingham, Wenzell-Halls 
Brisbane Roar (4-3-3) Young (GK), Gillesphey, Aldred, Neville, Hingert, Brown, O'Shea, O'Neill, Inman, Muratovic, McDonald 
The stats are mostly even across the board with the Wanderers scoring more goals but they have conceded more than the home side. Shots on target sees both sides level on 79. Wanderers have won more tackles and duels while the Roar have over 2,000 more successful passes. 
Welcome to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane where the Brisbane Roar host the Wanderers as Round 22 of the A-League commences. It is 6th vs 7th tonight and the result of this one is big for both sides as they are fighting for that last finals spot with the end of the regular season approaching. The Roar come into this one after a loss and will want to bounce back in front of their home fans. The Wanderers won the derby for the second time this season over Sydney FC and will want to keep their momentum going. Kick off next 
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