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Key Events

90' + 3'
E. Galeković
Yellow Card
89'
D. Ingham
Yellow Card
79'
N. D'Agostino
Yellow Card
74'
Henrique Silva
T. Kristensen
73'
H. Delbridge
Yellow Card
71'
O. Malik
R. De Laet
71'
N. D'Agostino
M. McKay
64'
D. Vidošić
L. Brattan
59'
Álex López
Yellow Card
52'
R. De Laet
Goal
50'
S. Nigro
C. O'Toole
15'
N. Atkinson
R. McGree
Kick Off
3
2
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
6
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 3
Total Passes 427 480

Commentary

FULL TIME: MELBOURNE CITY 1 BRISBANE ROAR 0 - It was always going to go Melbourne City's way, as they ran riot in the first half and the start of the second half, which netted them a 52nd minute goal to de Laet. Melbourne City were challenged by Brisbane Roar late in the game, but they were able to hold them out to run out 1-0 victors.
E. Galeković
Yellow Card
Melbourne City
90' + 3' YELLOW CARD CITY - Galeković goes into the referee's book for time wasting. 
90' + 2' Melbourne City are just playing for time now. They can see the finish line is near.
90' We have five minutes of stoppage time remaining for the match.
D. Ingham
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
89' YELLOW CARD ROAR - Ingham goes into the book after a late challenge.
88' Where has this enthusiasm been from Brisbane for most of the game?
86' GREAT SAVE! Some excellent work from Ingham on the edge of the box ends up getting the ball to D'Agostino, whose shot is batted away by Galekovic. The follow-up effort is slammed into the side-netting by Bautheac too!
85' Wales is released down the left and attepts to find Atkinson with an early cross into the box, but it's cut out and Young clears.
84' CLOSE! Nigro and Henrique again combine on the left wing and the Brazilian aims an effort towards the far post. He sliced across it, though, and the ball curves wide at the last.
83' It's all Brisbane at the moment. They have City penned back inside their own half. Nigro cuts the ball back to Henrique in the box but his touch is loose and the hosts clear.
81' WIDE! Ingham and Henrique exchange passes on the edge of the box and the Brazilian pulls the trigger from 20 yards, sending a left-footed drive past the post.
N. D'Agostino
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
79' YELLOW CARD ROAR - He hasn't been on the ground very long, but long enough for D'Agostino to earn a yellow card from the referee.
78' Although City have dominated this one, the Roar are starting to come at them hard.
76' Brisbane Roar have taken over Melbourne City as the team with the most amount of possession in the match.
Henrique Silva
T. Kristensen
Brisbane Roar
74' SUBSTUTION ROAR - Third and final change for the Roar as Kristensen is off and Henrique is on.
H. Delbridge
Yellow Card
Melbourne City
73' YELLOW CARD CITY - Delbridge attracts the attention of the referee as he is booked after a late challenge.
O. Malik
R. De Laet
Melbourne City
71' SUBSTITUTION CITY - The goal scorer De Laet, heads to the bench and he is replaced by Malik.
N. D'Agostino
M. McKay
Brisbane Roar
71' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - The Roar make their second change with McKay off and D'Agostino is on.
70' Things are starting to turn around for the Roar. Can they make a charge at Melbourne City?
68' Brisbane are starting to get more of the ball which will make Melbourne City a little nervous.
66' Lopez still fails to influence the game, his number could flash up on the screen soon.
D. Vidošić
L. Brattan
Melbourne City
64' SUBSTITUTION CITY - Melbourne City make their first change as Brattan makes way for Vidošić.
63' It looks as though Melbourne City are looking to make their first change of the match.
61' Melbourne City are just playing it cool at the moment. However, they need to do a little more than this, as they only hold a one goal lead.
Álex López
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
59' YELLOW CARD ROAR - López is booked after a crude challenge. He should consider himself lucky it is not a red card.
58' Melbourne City are threatening the Roar with scoring another goal and giving themselves some breathing space on the scoreboard.
56' Brisbane Roar need to make another change as this current line-up is not working for them.
54' There just seemed a little bit of expectancy with the Melbourne City goal. It was always and not if it was going to happen. 
R. De Laet
Goal
Melbourne City
52' GOAL CITY (Ritchie de Laet) Melbourne CIty 1 Brisbane Roar 0 - Griffiths delivers it inside the box for the feet of de Laet, who kicks it past Young on the half volley and finds the back of the net.
51' Jamieson with a great first touch, he runs onto it, blasts the shot on goal, but Young with the big right mitt, pushing it over the crossbar.
S. Nigro
C. O'Toole
Brisbane Roar
50' SUBSTITUTION ROAR - Brisbane Roar make their first change as O'Toole makes way for Nigro.
50' Dellbridge with a fast shot on goal, but it is wide of the mark.
48' Melbourne City have started the second half, much the same as they played the first half.
46' SECOND HALF - We are back under way for the second half as Melbourne City kick off to get us back under way.
HALF TIME: MELBOURNE CITY 0 BRISBANE ROAR 0 - Incredibly Melbourne City had 10 corner kicks and dominated the first half yet they were unable to find the back of the Roar's net, thanks largely to Young's fantastic goal keeping. Scores are level at half time at 0-0.
45' We have two minutes of additional time to play in the first half.
44' Griffiths with a long range bullet at goal and Young jumps up and pops it up over the crossbar. What a save by Young.
42' The corner is brought in by Wales, as Griffiths rises up and heads it over the crossbar.
40' Brisbane Roar are finally starting to show some fight. It has only taken 40 minutes into the first half.
38' Dellbridge launches the ball for the run of Atkinson inside the box, but he is unable to get the the ball in time.
36' The Roar are having structural problems with their midfielders. They need to change it around a bit and do it quickly.
34' Lopez with a great little flick on to himself, but he is beaten by Schenkeveld, as he clears the ball away.
32' The ball has hit a pidgeon on the ground. This pidgeon already has performed better than most of the Roar attackers.
30' It has been a quiet game from Lopez, who has yet to have an impact on the game.
28' Taggart is on the break, flag stays down and he pulls the trigger on goal. It is in the bottom corner of the net, but the flag is up for offside.
26' Hingert gives away a free kick in a very dangerous position for Melbourne City. 
24' Melbourne City have had four shots on goal with three on target. Brisbane Roar are yet to have a shot on goal.
22' The Roar do not look like a team that can compete against this rampaging Melbourne City line-up.
20' Wales with a diving header from the Brattan low ball. The ball goes past Young and it goes into the back of the net. The celebrations are cut short, as the offside flag was raised.
19' Wales with a big shot on goal from the edge of the box and Young pops it over the crossbar and concedes the corner kick.
17' Melbourne City have had to shuffle their squad around, in order to balance their squad.
N. Atkinson
R. McGree
Melbourne City
15' SUBSTITUTION CITY - It's the end of the section for McGree as he is replaced by Atkinson.
14' McGree is not moving too freely. It looks as though a change is imminent here.
12' Melbourne City continue to make life difficult for Brisbane Roar. It only seems a matter of time before they score.
10' Wales heads it for goal looking for the top corner, but is just over the crossbar, going out for a goal kick.
8' Brattan is inside the box, as he rises up for a header but it is miscued.
6' Play has been held up momentarily, as McGree is down behind play with a knee injury. He comes off to the sideline, but looks to be okay to continue.
4' Brisbane Roar need to change their fortune tonight, as they are needing to get their season back on track.
2' Melbourne City have started off the better of the two teams.
1' FIRST HALF - Brisbane Roar kick off and we are under way.
TEAMS: BRISBANE ROAR (4-2-3-1) STARTING XI - Jamie Young (GK); Jack Hingert, Jacob Pepper, Luke De Vere, Connor O'Toole; Thomas Kristensen, Alex Lopez; Dane Ingham, Matt McKay, Eric Bautheac; Adam Taggart. SUBS - Brendan White (GK); Stefan Nigro, Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Nicholas D'Agostino, Henrique. 
TEAMS: MELBOURNE CITY (3-4-3) STARTING XI - Eugene Galekovic (GK); Harrison Dellbridge, Bart Schenkeveld, Curtis Good; Ritchie de Laet, Rostyn Griffiths, Kearyn Baccus, Scott Jamieson; Lachlan Wales, Luke Brattan, Riley McGree. SUBS - James Delianov (GK), Osama Malik, Dario Vidosic, Nathaniel Atkinson, Ramy Najjarine. 
It is almost last chance saloon for the Roar tonight. A win is a must if they are to keep their top six chances alive. On the positive side Taggart has been on fire with nine goals this season, but he has also been a thorn in Melbourne City's side, scoring eight goals against Melbourne City.
Melbourne City have made AAMI Park a fortress, as the Roar have not beaten Melbourne City here in eight years and are undefeated in 11 matches at this venue. Melbourne City have won six of their last matches here, keeping five clean sheets in the process.
Welcome to AAMI Park for the match between Melbourne City and Brisbane Roar.
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