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Key Events

H. Delbridge
J. MacLaren
L. Wales
D. Wenzel-Halls
J. Hingert
A. Luna
Yellow Card
J. Young
Own Goal
1 - 0

Match Stats

45% 54%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 449 549
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With the scores still level 0-0 at half time, the game was anyone's in the second half. Melbourne City started the second half well, having most of the play early on. Brillante had a great strike on goal, but it resulted in an own goal from Young in the 55th minute. Roar took over in the last 20 minutes of the contest, but they weren't able to get through the gloves of Glover. Melbourne City banking the 1-0 win in the end.
FULL TIME: MELBOURNE CITY 1 BRISBANE ROAR 0 - Melbourne City jump in to second position on the A-League table as they have beaten Brisbane Roar 1-0.
90' + 4' The Roar are having one last tilt at goal, but they can't make the most of their chance.
90' + 2' Delbridge has already had an impact on the game, as he gives away a free kick.
90' We have four minutes of additional time to play.
H. Delbridge
J. MacLaren
90' SUBSTITUTION CITY - Third and final change for City, as MacLaren is off after having a quiet night and he is replaced by Delbridge.
L. Wales
89' SUBSTITUTION CITY - Melbourne City make their second change as  Susaeta is replaced by Wales.
87' The Roar are throwing everything at City, who can barely get out of their defensive penalty box.
D. Wenzel-Halls
J. Hingert
85' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Third and final change for the Roar as Hingert is off and Wenzel-Halls runs on.
83' The Roar have one more change up their sleeve. They need to make it count.
81' In the last ten minutes it has been all Brisbane in terms of possession, with 82% of the ball compared to 18% for Melbourne City.
79' Melbourne City have lost their mojo as the Roar are starting to spend some quality time inside their attacking half.
77' Jamieson almost gives away a penalty, bringing down Neville on the edge of the box.
A. Luna
Yellow Card
75' YELLOW CARD CITY - Luna is awarded a yellow card after an inproper tackle on Inman.
Yellow Card
74' YELLOW CARD ROAR - Roar coach Robbie Fowler is awarded a yellow card after the referee has had enough of his complaining.
C. Metcalfe
F. Berenguer
73' SUBSTITUTION CITY - Melbourne City make their first change of the match as Berenguer makes way for Metcalfe.
71' The Roar scramble forward as they finally take their first shot on goal through Inman.
M. Muratovic
A. Amadi-Holloway
69' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - The Roar make the forced change as Amadi-Holloway is unable to continue and he is replaced by Muratovic.
68' It looks like Armadi-Holloway is still struggling. He is trying to run it off.
66' Armadi-Holloway is already in the wars, as he looks like he has rolled his ankle. He comes off very gingerly.
A. Amadi-Holloway
J. Pepper
64' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - The Roar make their first change as Pepper makes way for Amadi-Holloway.
63' It looks like the Roar are about to make an attacking change.
61' Things are not improving for the Roar, as they are struggling to take the ball into their attacking half.
59' Melbourne City need another goal here, if they are going to bank the points.
57' The Roar have some work to do and will need to look to the bench for some fresh legs.
J. Young
Own Goal
55' OWN GOAL ROAR (Jamie Young) Melbourne City 1 Brisbane Roar 0 - Brillante with a massive strike from outside of the box, but hits the post and ricochets off Young's back for an own goal.
54' Melbourne City have had nine shots on goal to zero for the Roar.
52' The Roar defence are chipping the ball around their defensive half, as they look for a way through to their attacking half.
50' The second half has started pretty much the same way as the whole first half was played.
48' Griffiths with a handball in the middle of the ground, as the referee pays the resulting free kick.
46' SECOND HALF - We are back under way for the second half.
Melbourne City had all the opportunities on goal in the first half, but Young ended up being the difference between the two teams. Brisbane Roar did not have a shot on goal in the first half, but it is nothing unusual for the Roar, as they are a strong finishing team.
HALF TIME: MELBOURNE CITY 0 BRISBANE ROAR 0 - A pretty uninspiring first half as we go in to the break with the scores all tied up at 0-0.
45' + 1' O'Shea lifts the ball in to the box, as Aldred is underneath it, but his header is wide of goal.
45' We have one minute of stoppage time to play in the half.
43' Luna takes the set piece as Young lunges to his right and he pushes the ball away.
41' City have the momentum, but need to score whilst they are running the Roar around the ground.
39' Melbourne City have had five shots on goal with the Brisbane Roar unable to register a single shot.
37' Jamieson with a through ball towards MacLaren, but Aldred does well to cover the near post and he is happy to concede a corner kick.
35' Melbourne City are starting to get on top of the Roar around the ground.
33' Melbourne City have the set piece, as they look to find a way through, working it hard, as Noone lifts the ball in to the box. Good is underneath it and heads it for goal, with Young parrying the ball away.
31' Melbourne City take the corner, as Good waits at the back post and heads it down for goal, with Young forced into play with a save.
29' Luna is helped by the trainers, after an accidental collision with MacLaren. He seems like he will be okay to continue.
27' Noone brings in the corner, as Luna flicks it up on goal but it is an easy save for Young.
25' It is a bit of a stalemate at the moment, with very little action inside either team's penalty boxes.
23' The game is largely being played in the middle of the ground.
21' The Roar win the corner kick as the ball is whipped in but the City defence are able to send it away safely.
19' Noone hangs it up for Susaeta in to the middle of the box, but he put too much onto the cross and it is cleared away by the Roar defence.
17' It has been a real strange start to the match, with neither team having a real shot on goal.
15' Good is playing some really football for Melbourne City, which is the story of the A-League season.
13' Melbourne City have managed only one win, from their past five weeks.
11' Interestingly Melbourne City have stuck with Griffiths in the central defender position, after Delbridge is available. Perhaps his conduct on the field is starting to come back to haunt him, after three red cards this season.
9' Berenguer has been in a rich vein of form for Melbourne City. He will be wanting to continue today, to give Melbourne City the chance of leaping into second spot on the table.
7' The Roar are riding high on confidence at the moment. They are looking to continue their current good form.
5' Brown intercepts the ball inside the box with a sliding tackle. Melbourne City appeal for a penalty and it is not given.
3' It has been been a slow start to the game from both teams.
1' FIRST HALF - Melbourne City kick off and we are under way.
BRISBANE ROAR SUBS: Max Crocombe (GK), Daniel Bowles, Aaron Armadi-Holloway, Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Rahmat Akbari, Mirza Muratovic.
BRISBANE ROAR (3-4-3) STARTING XI - Jamie Young (GK); Scott Neville, Tom Aldred, Macaulay Gillesphie; Jack Hingert, Jacob Pepper, Aiden O'Neill, Corey Brown; Jay O'Shea, Scott McDonald, Bradden Inman. 
MELBOURNE CITY SUBS - Dean Bouzanis (GK), Scott Galloway, Harrison Delbridge, Dennis Genereau, Lachlan Wales, Moudi Najjar, Connor Metcalfe.
MELBOURNE CITY (4-3-3) STARTING XI - Tom Glover (GK); Nathaniel Atkinson, Rostyn Griffiths, Curtis Good, Scott Jamieson; Adrian Luna, Joshua Brillante, Florin Berenguer; Markel Susaeta, Jamie MacLaren, Craig Noone. 
Brisbane Roar FC won their first ever meeting with Melbourne City FC at AAMI Park in the A-League back in November 2010 but have been winless in 13 such fixtures since with 3 drawn games and 10 losses. Brisbane Roar have won three of their last four A-League away games with one loss.
Melbourne City FC are undefeated in their last four A-League games at AAMI Park with three wins and one drawn game, keeping a first-half clean sheet in each of those four games. Melbourne City have landed 42 shots on target from outside the box this A-League campaign which is 12 more than any other team in the competition and have managed to score four goals.
Welcome to AAMI Park for the match between Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar.
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