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Mar 27, 2017   |  6:27AM AET

Stats analysis: Roar 1-0 Victory

Stats analysis: Roar 1-0 Victory

Take a look at the stats that mattered in Melbourne Victory’s 1-0 loss to Brisbane Roar in Round 24 of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 season.

Match comparison

Off the back of a strong second-half showing, Victory had more possession, passes, crosses and corners against Brisbane, but ultimately had nothing to show for its efforts.

Victory peppered the goal in the second 45, with shots on goal and shots on target finishing relatively even.

Dual debutants

Victory introduced two more promising youngsters to the Hyundai A-League on Saturday night, with Christian Theoharous and Cameron McGilp becoming the 121st and 122nd players to represent the club.

Both teenagers came on during the second half and impressed head coach Kevin Muscat, while another of the club’s promising youth players, Josh Hope, was was on the bench.

The game against Roar also handed rare starts to midfielder Stefan Nigro and striker George Howard.

Top two all but secured

Despite its loss to Brisbane, Victory has a strong grip on second spot on the Hyundai A-League ladder with three games remaining.

Victory would need to lose all of its remaining games, and for either City or the Roar to win each of their remaining fixtures to potentially drop lower on the table.

The top two teams in the Hyundai A-League earn a week off in the first week of the Finals Series and host a Semi Final.