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68'
A. Durante
Yellow Card
64'
S. McDonald
Yellow Card
45' + 1'
T. Imai
Yellow Card
39'
T. Aldred
Yellow Card
21'
A. Diamanti
Goal
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
54% 46%
8
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 5
Total Passes 493 430
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Commentary

FULL TIME: ROAR 0-1 WESTERN - Diamanti's stunning first-half goal is the strike that separates the two teams. Western will now face off against Melbourne City in the semi-final.
S. Pasquali
J. Risdon
90' + 5' SUBSTITUTION WESTERN - Joshua Risdon is replaced by Sebastian Pasquali.
A. Stamatelopoulos
B. Berisha
90' + 3' SUBSTITUTION WESTERN - Besart Berisha is replaced by Apostolos Stamatelopoulos.
90' + 1' Risdon is down receiving treatment and looks to be coming from the field with a change to be made.
90' + 1' There will be five minutes of added on time.
D. Pierias
M. Burgess
88' SUBSTITUTION WESTERN - Max Burgess is replaced by Dylan Pierias.
J. Ingham
S. Neville
88' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Scott Neville is replaced by Jai Ingham.
85' Just over five minutes to go. Can Roar get the equaliser?
A. Amadi-Holloway
D. Wenzel-Halls
81' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Dylan Wenzel-Halls is replaced by Aaron Amadi-Holloway.
81' CHANCE! Berisha gets an opportunity on a tight angle to chip the keeper but he lifts it wide of the far post.
76' Roar have a glorious chance on the break but Inman places his shot wide. It wouldn't have mattered anyway because a foul has been given against Wenzel-Halls.
76' Will there be an equaliser? Only 15 minutes to go.
70' Gillesphey tries to curl the free kick in the top corner but it's just over the bar. That was close.
A. Durante
Yellow Card
68' YELLOW CARD - Andrew Durante goes into the referee's book.
68' POST! Inman is fed in the area. He gets space on his right and smashes the shot into the post. So close to an equaliser.
67' Brisbane are starting to really get on top as they press for an equaliser.
S. McDonald
Yellow Card
64' YELLOW CARD - Scott McDonald goes into the book for a sliding challenge on Uskok.
K. Trewin
D. Kim
62' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Danny Kim is replaced by Kai Trewin.
B. Inman
M. Ridenton
62' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Matt Ridenton is replaced by Bradden Inman.
62' CHANCE! McDonald slides through a brilliant ball to O'Shea, but the playmaker's shot is tame and straight at Kurto.
60' Pain picks out Diamanti in the area but Brown puts enough pressure on to get the Western star off the ball.
58' SHOT! Burgess opens up an angle and fires a shot at goal but it's well wide of the left post.
57' Burgess seems to have recovered and the match continues.
55' Burgess is down receiving treatment.
54' McDonald turns the defender inside out but his cross is headed away for a corner.
52' SAVE! Young makes a superb stop to deny Burgess' shot and then smothers the ball before Diamanti can tap in.
50' CHANCE! O'Shea gets on the ball and has shot from outside the area but it's straight into the arms of Kurto.
48' Risdon receives the ball out wide from Diamanti but his cross is poor and easily cleared.
46' SECOND HALF - The ball has been kicked off and we are underway.
HALF TIME: ROAR 0-1 WESTERN - Diamanti's magnificent free kick separates the two teams at the break.
T. Imai
Yellow Card
45' + 1' YELLOW CARD - Tomoki Imai goes into the referee's book.
45' There will be two minutes of added on time.
41' CHANCE! Young spills Diamanti's shot. Berisha gets there first. Makes some space from a tight angle but fires wide. 
T. Aldred
Yellow Card
39' YELLOW CARD - Tom Aldred goes into the book for a strong challenge.
36' CHANCE! McDonald finds space, Pain backs off, but the low shot from the former Socceroo is wide of the left post.
34' Brisbane are struggling to create chances with Western United sitting deep.
29' CHANCE! Diamanti tries to curl the shot in from long range and it just misses the left post. Young was rooted to the spot.
28' Western are stroking the ball around. Trying to keep control of the game. And they are succeeding at the moment.
25' Burgess tees up Diamanti. He takes a touch, gets past one, but hits a tame shot at Young. Western really on top here.
23' What a player Diamanti has been this season. The Alex Tobin Medal winner. And he has stood up on the big stage with a superb strike.
Goal
21' GOAL WESTERN - Diamanti scores direct from the free kick with an absolute stunner. What a strike. Young gets a hand to it but can't keep it out.
20' Berisha is dragged down by Aldred and it will be a free kick just outside the area.
15' Brown lasers the cross through the six-yard box but it's behind his team-mates in the area.
14' Lustica tries to slide it through for Berisha but the ball is a little too heavy.
10' Western are starting to work their way into the game.
7' O'Shea drills in a low corner. Wenzel-Halls runs on to the ball but can't make strong contract with a shot. Western a bit asleep there.
6' The Roar have started on the front foot. They have had most of the ball so far.
T. Uskok
Yellow Card
4' YELLOW CARD - Tomislav Uskok goes into the book for a strong challenge.
3' O'Shea puts in the flat corner but McDonald pushes Kurto and it's a free kick. Quick start to this match.
1' FIRST HALF - The ball has been kicked off and the match is underway.
The winner of this match will meet Melbourne City in the semi-final. Join me for kickoff in a few minutes.
WESTERN STARTING XI: (3-4-3) - Kurto (GK); Calver, Durante, Imai; Pain, Uskok, Lustica, Risdon; Burgess, Diamanti, Berisha. SUBS - Scott, Pierias, Stamatelopoulos, Cavallo, Pasquali, Duzel, Dillon.
BRISBANE STARTING XI: Young (GK); Brown, Aldred, Gillesphey, Hingert; Neville, Kim, Ridenton, O'Shea; Wenzel-Halls, McDonald. SUBS - Crocombe, Bowles, Ingham, Inman, Amadi-Holloway, Trewin, Courtney-Perkins.
Welcome to Bankwest Stadium for tonight's Elimination Final between Brisbane Roar and Western United.
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