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Brisbane Roar scores 2 late goals to advance in A-League

April 15, 2016

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Brisbane Roar scored two late goals Friday to reach the A-League semifinals, rallying to beat the Melbourne Victory 2-1 with goals in the 88th-minute and in stoppage time.

Former Roar forward Besart Berisha gave the defending champion Victory the lead with an 86th-minute penalty, but the Roar got an equalizer from Matt McKay before Thomas Broich headed in a corner three minutes into stoppage time.

The Roar, which had a chance to top the league in the last week of the regular season but was held to a 0-0 draw by the Victory, will take on Western Sydney Wanderers in the semifinals next week.

Melbourne City plays Perth Glory on Sunday in the other elimination final. The winner will play Adelaide United in the semifinals.

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