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Live A-League coverage: Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar

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Melbourne Victory brings the Brisbane Roar back to earth on Friday Night at Etihad Stadium with a 1-0 win thanks to James Troisi.

A modest crowd of 21,693 watched Melbourne farewell Ange Postecoglou with a first win of the season.

That concludes tonight's live blog.

For Michael Lynch's match report and ongoing coverage of the A-League, stay logged on to this website.

 

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A clearly emotional Ange Postecoglou is shaking hands with all and sundry and exchanging hugs with a number of his players and staff.

It's a winning farewell to the Victory for the new Socceroos coach.

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All over! Victory get a first win of the A-League season thanks to James Troisi's super strike from wide on the left.

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A loose touch on the right touchline by Petratos goes out for a throw and allows Melbouren to wind more time off the clock.

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Brisbane in possession in their attacking half but cannot fashion a shot on goal.

Stefanutto crosses from the left...Leijer blocks it away but only as far as Broich at the top of the area...Broich shoots first time but can't keep it down! It's well wide to the left as well.

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A poor pass across the face of goal by North goes out for a throw and allows Victory to waste some time off the clock.

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As the clock ticks over the 90, Franjic has a shot from the top of the area deflected out for a corner.

Victory clear the corner and counter though.

There will be four minutes of stoppage time.

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Henrique rather than Broich has been the main creative outlet as Brisbane chase an equaliser.

But Leijer and Ansell are dealing with everything the Roar is throwing at them right now.

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Last sub for the night as Jason Geria comes off and Scott Galloway is on.

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Subs for both teams as Kwame Yeboah comes off for Corey Brown for Brisbane.

Mitch Nichols gets a warm ovation as he comes off for Connor Pain.

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Tonight's crowd at Etihad Stadium is 21,693

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Geria receives a cross-field pass to cries of 'shoot' from the crowd but his attempt from wide on the right is blazed way off target.

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A defensive clearance by Leijer bounces kindly for Nichols to run onto...but the backtracking Brisbane defence is able to slow him down and win the ball.

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Stefanutto wins a corner off Geria...Brisbane play it short and around the top fo the penalty area.

But a long shot from the top of the box by Franjic is blocked away by Traore.

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Stefanutto runs down the left but his cross into the area is cleared by a desperate lunge from Ansell. 


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A tackle from behind by Hingert on Barbarouses is met with a yellow card. Free kick to Melbourne on the half way line.

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Shouts of handball quickly cease after a long shot from Broich hits Leijer flush in the face.

Theo is booked for dissent after Brisbane won a free kick for an offside at the other end.

The dialogue drags on and for a second the crowd thinks Theo is at risk of two yellows in a minute! But not to be.

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It's a bit of a long delay as Brisbane also make a sub, with Miller coming off and Henrique on.

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The goal scorer Troisi is off and Gui Finkler on for Melbourne.

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