Memorable Matches: City v Brisbane

Dominance at home
Melbourne City 3 – 1 Brisbane Roar (18 March 2016) - 2015-16 season

In Round 24 of the 2015-16 season, Melbourne City FC defeated Brisbane Roar 3-1 in a blockbuster top-four clash at AAMI Park.

Dimi Petratos opened the scoring in the 22nd minute, before a second-half attacking onslaught by John van’t Schip’s men inspired the home side to victory.

Aaron Mooy equalised for the hosts in the 54th minute, before both Anthony Caceres and Nick Fitzgerald found the back of the net in a frenetic final 10 minutes of regulation time. It was a brilliant performance from the hosts who outclassed their opponents with 29 shots to five. 

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First City away win
Brisbane Roar 1 – 3 Melbourne City (8 November 2014) – 2014-15 season

In round 5 of the 2014-15 season, Aaron Mooy inspired Melbourne City FC to the Club’s first away win, with a 3-1 victory over Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.

An electric opening 10 minutes from City saw David Williams fire the visitors ahead in the eighth minute, before Mate Dugandzic’s strike beat Jamie Young for pace at the near post two minutes later.

In the 67th minute the home side pegged a goal back through a fortunate deflection, before Mooy’s brilliance in the middle of the park allowed Mark Marino to notch his first A-League goal. 

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Against the odds
Melbourne Heart 3 – 2 Brisbane Roar (6 January 2013) 2012-13 season

In Round 15 of the 2012-13 season, Melbourne Heart produced an upset 3-2 win over Brisbane Roar in a nail-biter at AAMI Park.

With John Aloisi at the helm, Heart took a 2-0 lead into the half-time break as both David Williams and Josip Tadic found the back of the net. 

Fred gave the hosts a 3-0 lead in the 53rd minute, before the home side held off a late rally from the Roar, which included a two-minute Besart Berisha brace with the Roar at the peak of their powers.

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First win against Brisbane
Brisbane Roar 1 – 2 Melbourne Heart (9 December 2011) 2011-12 season

Round 10 of the 2011-12 season was a landmark match for Melbourne Heart, who secured their first win over the highly fancied Brisbane Roar with a 2-1 win at Suncorp Stadium.

An electric opening half an hour saw Heart take a 2-0 lead into the half-time break courtesy of goals to attacker’s Jonathan Germano and Eli Babalj.

Ange Postecoglou’s Roar hit back in the second-half as Mitch Nichols found the back of the net in the 77th minute. Despite Brisbane’s efforts, Heart held on for a memorable three points away from home.

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