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90' + 4'
B. Diawara
Yellow Card
90' + 2'
J. Caletti
M. McKay
88'
I. Powell
Yellow Card
Goal
85'
C. Goodwin
Assist
85'
Isaías
Goal
80'
C. Ngoy
Z. Duncan
Goal
77'
V. Lia
M. Boland
Goal
75'
S. Galloway
Assist
75'
B. Diawara
Goal
75'
T. Mikkelsen
N. D'Agostino
Goal
71'
S. Galloway
Assist
71'
C. Goodwin
Goal
69'
B. Diawara
N. Mileusnic
69'
J. Pepper
Yellow Card
65'
J. Elsey
M. Jakobsen
Penalty Goal
61'
É. Bauthéac
Penalty Goal
Goal
51'
C. Goodwin
Assist
51'
G. Blackwood
Goal
Kick Off
Goal
45' + 5'
É. Bauthéac
Assist
45' + 5'
N. D'Agostino
Goal
Yellow Card
45' + 3'
M. Jakobsen
Yellow Card
Goal
35'
D. Wenzel-Halls
Goal
Yellow Card
32'
É. Bauthéac
Yellow Card
Yellow Card
23'
M. Boland
Yellow Card
Goal
4'
R. Kitto
Assist
4'
N. Mileusnic
Goal
2'
Z. Duncan
Yellow Card
Kick Off
3
4
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
5
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 6
Total Passes 386 533

Commentary

For Adelaide, though, they lock away a home final which will likely be against Wellington Phoenix, barring a six goal swing with Melbourne City this weekend. The Reds come into the post-season on a five-game unbeaten run and may just have the momentum to spring a finals surprise.
Not the farewell Matt McKay wanted and plenty of work for incoming coach Robbie Fowler to do as Brisbane concede 11 goals in their final two matches to end a tough season. Twice they led when D'Agostino scored to give them the lead at the break, before Bautheac put them 3-2 up in the second half, but an all-too-familar collapse happened once again. 71 goals conceded this season tells you all you need to know about what the Roar need to work on this off-season.
Full Time: Brisbane Roar 3 Adelaide United 5
B. Diawara
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
90' + 4' Yellow card Papa Babacar Diawara
90' + 3' A nice farewell for a club legend now as McKay is substituted in the 93rd minute to a tremendous and well-deserved round of applause. 59 caps for the Socceroos, part of the World Cup squad in 2014 and an Asian Cup winner.
J. Caletti
M. McKay
Brisbane Roar
90' + 2' Substitution Matt McKay Joe Kato Caletti
90' Tobias Mikkelsen stays on his feet under the challenge of an Adelaide defender, but can't pull a goal back for Brisbane as his shot goes into the side netting.
89' Izaack Powell goes into the book for a cynical foul on Halloran as the Adelaide striker looks to break up field. Not long left here at Suncorp Stadium.
I. Powell
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
88' Yellow card Izaack Powell
Goal
86' GOAL ADELAIDE! That should do it. Isaias's corner is cleared, comes back to the Spaniard eventually, and he weaves his way into the penalty area before curling into the far corner. Job done for the Reds and Marco Kurz celebrates. Home final looms.
C. Goodwin
Assist
Adelaide United
85' Assist Craig Goodwin
Isaías
Goal
Adelaide United
85' Goal Isaías Sánchez Cortés
82' Charles Lokoli Ngoy has just replaced Zac Duncan and he nearly makes an immediate impact as he forces Izzo into a save with his feet.
C. Ngoy
Z. Duncan
Brisbane Roar
80' Substitution Zachary Duncan Charles Lokoli Ngoy
79' Reminder, of course, that a win for Adelaide would secure a home final next weekend against Wellington barring an extraordinary swing in goal difference between the Phoenix and Melbourne City.A late equaliser for Brisbane Roar would mean that Phoenix can steal a home final should they win in Perth on Sunday.
Goal
78' What a game this is! Baba Diawara scores his first goal for a year as he gets across his man and finishes Galloway's low cross. VAR checks it out, but there's no offside against the Senegalese striker, and Adelaide crucially lead again. 12 minutes to play.
V. Lia
M. Boland
Adelaide United
77' Substitution Mirko Boland Vince Lia
Goal
77' GOAL ADELAIDE! DIAWARA!
S. Galloway
Assist
Adelaide United
75' Assist Scott Galloway
B. Diawara
Goal
Adelaide United
75' Goal Papa Babacar Diawara
T. Mikkelsen
N. D'Agostino
Brisbane Roar
75' Substitution Nicholas D'Agostino Tobias Pilegaard Mikkelsen
74' We couldn't have another 4-3 could we?
72' Goodwin is at it again straight from the restart as he drives down the left and teases a cross just beyond the reach of Ben Halloran. Full of confidence at the moment is the Socceroo.
Goal
72' GOAL ADELAIDE! Goodwin equalises brilliantly as he brings down a cross-field ball before coming inside and lashing high into the net. 10 goals this season for the winger.
S. Galloway
Assist
Adelaide United
71' Assist Scott Galloway
C. Goodwin
Goal
Adelaide United
71' Goal Craig Goodwin
70' On comes Baba Diawara for Adelaide. The Senegalese striker who has spent a lot of time on the sidelines at the Reds. Can he provide a contribution in the final 20 minutes?
B. Diawara
N. Mileusnic
Adelaide United
69' Substitution Nikola Mileusnic Papa Babacar Diawara
J. Pepper
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
69' Yellow card Jacob Pepper
68' Wenzel Halls cuts in from the right hand side, but his left-footed shot is tame and easily gathered by Jamie Young.
66' Michael Marrone fouls Duncan and Brisbane have a free kick in a good position. Alex Lopez has a go and bends it wide of the goal, beyond a diving Izzo who wasn't sure where that heading.
J. Elsey
M. Jakobsen
Adelaide United
65' Substitution Michael Jakobsen Jordan Elsey
Penalty Goal
62' GOAL BRISBANE! D'Agostino is felled in the area by Izzo and referee Shaun Evans has no choice but to award a penalty. The home crowd want McKay to take it, but it's Bautheac who does so, and he coolly rolls in with very little pace down the middle. Ice cold and the Roar lead 3-2.
É. Bauthéac
Penalty Goal
Brisbane Roar
61' Penalty Goal Éric Bauthéac
59' Penalty to Brisbane...
55' Wenzel-Halls sneaks in behind the defence at the other end, but cannot hit the target. Pretty good chance for the youngster to grab his second and put the Roar back in front.
Goal
52' GOAL ADELAIDE! The Reds level it up at 2-2 as Goodwin nips in around the back and squares for Blackwood who cannot miss from inside the six yard box. Reward for an enterprising start from the visitors, but controversy once again as Brisbane appeal for a high boot from Goodwin.
C. Goodwin
Assist
Adelaide United
51' Assist Craig Goodwin
G. Blackwood
Goal
Adelaide United
51' Goal George Blackwood
49' Adelaide have had 66% possession so far and lead the shot count 7-5. But it's Brisbane who have had three shots on target to two and that has been the difference so far.
48' Adelaide start the second period as they started the first. Craig Goodwin's free-kick is a teasing one and all it needs is a touch, but it evades everyone and drifts inches wide for a goal kick.
1' Second half underway at Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane leading 2-1.
Adelaide's players crowded the referee when the whistle was blown for half time, possibly questioning where that stoppage time came from, but the reality is they dominated enough of that opening period to lead by more. Great character from Brisbane, though, who have risen to the occasion for Matt McKay in front of Robbie Fowler.
Incredible end to the half as youngsters Wenzel-Halls and D'Agostino strike to turn things around after Nikola Mileusnic gave the Reds a lead inside five minutes.
HALF TIME: Brisbane Roar 2 Adelaide United 1
Goal
45' + 6' GOAL BRISBANE! Nick D'Agostino rises to head in and the turnaround is complete. Eric Bautheac's initial free kick is deflected behind for a corner. From the set-piece, Brisbane get a secondary chance to cross five minutes into added time and D'Agostino gives his team the lead. 
É. Bauthéac
Assist
Brisbane Roar
45' + 5' Assist Éric Bauthéac
N. D'Agostino
Goal
Brisbane Roar
45' + 5' Goal Nicholas D'Agostino
Yellow Card
45' + 4' Mis-timed challenge from Jakobsen in the shadows of half time. One last chance for Brisbane before the break...
M. Jakobsen
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
45' + 3' Yellow card Michael Jakobsen
45' + 2' Adelaide almost lead at the break as Blackwood peels away at the back post, but can't direct his header on target.
45' Brisbane nearly create something out of nothing as Zac Duncan's long throw runs all the way through to Bautheac, who spectacularly tries to hook in from a narrow angle. Three minutes will be added on to end the first half.
43' Chance for the Reds again as Blackwood and Tongyik do battle, and whilst the defender wins the first contest, the former Sydney FC forward gets a shot away which drifts narrowly wide of the upright.
39' Definitely a goal against the run of play, given Adelaide have been on the front foot, but McKay delivered a real captain's moment to drive Brisbane forward and create an equaliser for his club. I'm sure the home fans would rather his shot have hit the back of the net, but a nice moment for Wenzel-Halls to celebrate with his skipper.
Goal
36' GOAL BRISBANE! Matt McKay marauds through midfield with the crowd urging him to shoot. He does eventually and it's too hot for Paul Izzo to handle as Dylan Wenzel-Halls follows in to equalise. Replays show the youngster was onside and it's 1-1.
D. Wenzel-Halls
Goal
Brisbane Roar
35' Goal Dylan Wenzel-Halls
Yellow Card
33' Eric Bautheac's first touch is slightly heavy and he clatters late into Jakobsen. A yellow card for the Frenchman who collects an 11th booking of the campaign.
É. Bauthéac
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
32' Yellow card Éric Bauthéac
30' Adelaide once again press forward. This time, Mileusnic crosses from the right and Craig Goodwin slices a volley wide.
28' Big chance for the Reds to double their lead! Ben Halloran is played through by a superb pass from Isaias, but tamely shoots straight at the goalkeeper with George Blackwood waiting for a cut-back across goal.
26' Ryan Kitto continues to look dangerous for Adelaide and he feeds in another quality cross from that left flank. This time it's sliced up in the air by Pepper and cleared away.
Yellow Card
24' Mirko Boland joins Zac Duncan in the book after a late challenge in midfield.
M. Boland
Yellow Card
Adelaide United
23' Yellow card Mirko Boland
18' Nice moment of appreciation from the home fans as they applaud Matt McKay on 17 minutes (a number he has worn with such distinction for the club). Needless to say, one of the most decorated A-League players in the competition's fairly young history, with 59 Socceroos appearances to boot.
16' Eric Bautheac looks to create something in response for the Roar, but his deep cross evades Wenzel-Halls and Nicholas D'Agostino. Paul Izzo yet to be tested inside the first 15 minutes.
11' Adelaide are in control after 10 minutes and they can take further comfort from the fact they are yet to lose after taking the lead in the A-League this season. They have won eight and drawn twice on the 10 occasions they have done so.
7' That has certainly silenced the crowd and it feels a bit flat as Adelaide look to control posession after that early opener.
Goal
5' GOAL ADELAIDE! The Reds strike first at Suncorp Stadium as Ryan Kitto whips in the perfect cross from the left, and Nikola Mileusnic is wide open to head home.
R. Kitto
Assist
Adelaide United
4' Assist Ryan Kitto
N. Mileusnic
Goal
Adelaide United
4' Goal Nikola Mileusnic
Z. Duncan
Yellow Card
Brisbane Roar
2' Yellow card Zachary Duncan
1' Bright start for Brisbane as they get on the front foot straight away. Dylan Wenzel-Halls possibly has too much time on the edge of the area and strikes high and wide. Meanwhile, there's a yellow card for a behind-the-play challenge from Zac Duncan. The first booking of the day.
1' Underway on Anzac Day at Suncorp Stadium for Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United.
Last time these two sides met, we saw one of the most incredible comebacks in A-League history as Brisbane Roar led 3-0 before losing 4-3 at Coopers Stadium. I'm sure the neutrals will be hoping for something similar today!The Roar will also be looking to equal the overall ledger between the sides with Brisbane trailing 17-18 on wins in their all-time meetings.
Brisbane Roar (4-4-2): Young; Leck, Pepper, Tongyik, Powell; Duncan, Lopez, McKay, Bautheac; D'Agostino, Wenzel-Halls.Subs: White, Lokoli-Ngoy, Caletti, Mikkelsen, Reardon.Adelaide United (4-2-3-1): Izzo; Galloway, Marrone, Jakobsen, Kitto; Isaias, Boland; Mileusnic, Blackwood, Goodwin; Halloran.Subs: Margush, Lia, Baba Diawara, Elsey, Stamatelopoulos.
In team news this afternoon, the aforementioned Matt McKay will start his final game for Brisbane, marking a record 271st A-League appearance for the club captain who was there from the very start of the A-League in 2005.He comes into midfield amidst several other changes from a 6-1 defeat against Newcastle Jets last week with Eric Bautheac also returning from suspension.Meanwhile, Adelaide United are protecting a four game unbeaten run having recently beaten Melbourne Victory 1-0, and are looking to continue their momentum into the business end of the campaign. They unsurprisingly remain unchanged.
There is also plenty at stake today with a win for the Reds guaranteeing them a home final against either Wellington Phoenix or Melbourne City. Failure to do so would leave the door open for Wellington later this weekend against Premiers Perth.
It has been a disappointing season for Brisbane Roar who sit second-bottom on the A-League ladder and cannot move from ninth position whatever the result today. But pride is definitely at stake with club legend Matt McKay playing his final game, and newly-annouced Roar coach Robbie Fowler will no doubt be casting his eye over proceedings with next season in mind.
Good afternoon and welcome to Suncorp Stadium for Anzac Day A-League action as Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United meet in the opening match of Round 27.
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