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G. Howard
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J. MacLaren
A. Papadopoulos
1 - 0
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T. Kristensen
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D. Georgievski
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L. Broxham
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Match Stats

Possession
47% 52%
8
8
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 398 439
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Commentary

FULL TIME - ROAR 1-0 VICTORY: MacLaren's wonder strike separates the two teams and the result hands the premiership to Sydney FC.
90' + 2' Victory get the ball into the danger zone but Donachie gives away a foul and the opportunity is gone.
90' + 1' Three minutes of added on time.
90' Khallfallah whips in a wicked cross into the box but Valeri can't get his header on goal and it's wide. That was their chance.
89' Less than two minutes of the 90 to go.
87' Young claims the high ball into the area strongly. He has been good tonight.
N. D'Agostino
B. Holman
86' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Brett Holman is replaced by Nicholas D'Agostino.
85' Can the Roar hold on? Victory are pressing and Brisbane are trying to pick them off on the counter.
C. Theoharous
D. Georgievski
83' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Daniel Georgievski is replaced by Christian Theoharous.
83' Khallfallah has a dig from 25 yards and it misses the post by centimetres. So close. 
82' Brady lays it off to Holman and curls a shot into the side netting from a central position at the top of the box. That was close.
S. Brady
B. Borello
81' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Brandon Borello is replaced by Shannon Brady.
80' Victory trying their hardest to get back in the game but it's a tough stretch without Berisha, Rojas and Troisi.
G. Howard
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78' YELLOW CARD VICTORY - George Howard goes into the book for dragging down Hingert.
78' Khalfallah drills the free kick in but it's easily cleared.
75' Howard is dragged down on the edge of the right side of the box. Dangerous free kick to be swung in by Khalfallah.
74' Victory doing all the attacking searching for the equaliser.
C. McGilp
S. Nigro
72' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Stefan Nigro is replaced by Cameron McGilp. It's the young player's debut.
71' CHANCE - Khalfallah swings in a ripping cross to the back post and Geria unmarked fails to head home with the goal gaping. He managed to head the ball across goal instead. Huge missed chance,
J. North
L. DeVere
70' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Luke DeVere is replaced by Jade North
69' The corner amounts to nothing as Roar comfortably clear.
68' Jack Hingert concedes a sloppy corner. Victory to swing it in...
J. Donachie
M. Austin
66' SUBSTITUTION VICTORY - Mitch Austin is replaced by James Donachie. Victory go to back three.
66' Khalfallah gets inside Brown and is dragged down but the foul is blown the other way. Interesting call.
63' Victory take the corner short, Austin drives parallel through the area and slams a shot at goal that just goes over the bar.
62' CHANCE - Holman chases the loose ball, recovers it at the byline, squares it to MacLaren, who drives a shot across the face of goal and wide. Should have hit the target.
61' The ball is cleared from the corner, it breaks for Hingert at the top of the box but he volleys over the bar.
61' His free kick doesn't beat the one-man wall and it will be a corner...
60' Borello is upended by Georgievksi and it will be a free kick in the right channel. Borello to swing it in to the box.
59' Nigro tries to curl a shot in the top corner but it's just high and wide from outside the area. That was close.
58' Brisbane sitting back and absorbing pressure at the moment. They will be looking to hit on the break.
56' Victory fighting hard to get back in the game. A loss wouldn't be devastating so they can put all in to equalise.
55' The ball is swung into the back post and Ansell's header is wide of the post. Disappointing effort. Should have hit the target.
54' Valeri drives at the goal from outside the box but it's straight into the arms of Young.
53' The goal came from nothing and after a good Victory spell.
51' GOAL ROAR - MacLaren lobs the keeper with a dipping volley from outside the area after Ansell and Baro get in each other's way. Terrible defending by Victory but brilliant finish by MacLaren.
50' The ball over the top nearly sets Howard free but Papadopoulos makes a brilliant challenge.
49' It appears Broxham's glancing header struck the arm of Hingert. Should have been a penalty.
48' Khalfallah swings in a lovely cross and Broxham's glancing header is straight at Young. Victory's first shot on target.
47' Victory doing the early attacking but a couple of loose passes let them down.
45' The second half is underway. Who will strike first?
HALF TIME - ROAR 0-0 VICTORY: Brisbane had the best two chances in a relatively barren first-half for both sides. Victory have defended well. Join me for the second half in 10 minutes.
45' + 2' Victory need half time to come.
45' + 2' Roar turning the screws...
45' + 1' There will be two extra minutes added on.
45' Roar applying plenty of pressure. Victory having trouble getting the ball out of their half.
43' Victory defending valiantly as Calletti bore down on their backline. They stood tall and eventually cleared the ball.
D. Georgievski
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40' Yellow card Daniel Georgievski
T. Kristensen
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40' YELLOW CARD ROAR - Thomas Kristensen is booked for dissent following Broxham's foul.
L. Broxham
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39' YELLOW CARD VICTORY - Leigh Broxham goes into the book for a high boot on Papadopoulos. That was very soft.
38' That was good play from the young Victory striker.
38' Howard drives at the defence, drills in a low cross but Valeri wasn't expecting it and awkwardly touches it out for a goal kick.
35' SAVE - Hingert unleashes a shot from outside the box headed toward the top corner but Thomas just gets a fingertip on it.
35' Broich slips in Brown with a delightful ball but Brown's cross at the byline is blocked by Ansell for a corner.
34' Victory asking a few questions of the Roar defence but Young is up to the task when the cross is whipped in.
33' Holman is nearly picked out by a wonderful cross-field ball but he waits for the ball and Geria nips in well.
30' POST - Holman drives at the Victory defence. He gets to the top of the penalty box and unleashes a low drive that deflects off the left post and out for a goal kick. Thomas was beaten.
29' Mitch Austin down receiving treatment for an ankle injury.
27' Papadopoulos meets the corner with his head in the six-yard box but it balloons over the bar. Tough chance. Came at an awkward angle.
27' Hingert escapes down the right, gets to the byline but his cross is blocked for a corner.
26' Borelli delivers in the corner, DeVere rises highest but heads wide of the right post. Warning sign for Victory.
26' Austin gives away the corner. Brisbane to swing in...
25' Broich and MacLaren are linking up regularly. They are the most dangerous pair on the pitch.
24' Brisbane look the more dangerous team when they attack. Victory lacking cohesion with so many changes.
21' Broich has a low drive from the top of the area but it's straight into Thomas' arms.
20' Borello nearly played through by Broich but Baro makes a magnificent tackle to repel the attack. 
19' HIngert looking dangerous down the right. His cross is well-headed away by Ansell in the six-yard box. 
17' Broich slides through MacLaren, who hits the side netting from the left channel of the box. Some fans thought was in.
16' Austin calls the ball in toward the six-yard box and Howard just can't apply the finish. Brilliant play.
15' Khalfallah goes down in the area looking for a penalty but the referee waves it away. Was an innocuous push. No penalty the right call.
14' Slow tempo the game at the moment. Still no clear cut chances.
12' Broich puts in an inviting ball, Ansell stuffs the clearance but Baro mops up and clears. Lovely play by Broich.
11' Victory doing well in the past few minutes. Putting Roar under pressure.
10' Young comes for the corner, doesn't get there but the ball balloons off Geria for a goal kick. Roar's keeper looks a bit shaky.
8' Valeri brings down Brown with a strong challenge. Lucky to avoid yellow.
6' Victory have a corner but it's headed by a Brisbane defender.
5' The Suncorp pitch looks a bit scratchy. Rugby League was played on it last night.
4' Neither team has been able to put together a good attack so far. Brisbane have had most possession.
2' Hingert tries to drive through the Victory defence, gets a lucky bounce but is eventually stopped by Baro. Roar start well.
1' Victory have young striker George Howard deputising for Berisha while Stefan Nigro has come into midfield. Both have played a few A-League matches but are very inexperienced.
1' The ball has been kicked off and we are underway.
It's Brisbane's game for the taking. Kickoff will be in a few minutes.
Victory can all but sew up second position with a win tonight but have been decimated by international duty with Besart Berisha, James Troisi, Marco Rojas and Jai Ingham playing for their nations.
Victory are in second place nine points ahead of third-placed Melbourne City, while Brisbane are in fourth - a further three points behind.
Welcome to Suncorp Stadium for tonight's match between Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory.