The Brisbane Roar delivered at the death once again to beat the Melbourne Victory 2-1 despite a poor showing and are now just one win away from another Hyundai A-League Grand Final.

Goals from Matt McKay and Thomas Broich late on secured the victory and meant the Roar have never lost a finals game at Suncorp Stadium from nine attempts.

But it almost wasn’t to be as the Victory took a shock lead after going down to ten men when former Roar striker Besart Berisha struck on the 84th minute.

Brisbane head coach John Aloisi conceded his side just weren’t good enough up until their late winner.

“It was an off night,” he said.

“The best teams in the world can’t play well all season but we’ve found a way to win.

“We won’t have two in a row.”

Aloisi was surprised by the lackluster start, especially the performance of linchpin Corona in mifield, but felt they grew into the game.

“I think it was down to nerves,” he said.

“We didn’t look like we really wanted the ball which was strange from us.

“Corona, who has been outstanding, wasn’t having the best of nights.

“In the second half, once we started to get into the game we started to show what we can do.”

His return to Suncorp Stadium in front of 20,157 fans was mired in controversy but Berisha shrugged it off to draw first blood.

Aloisi said he wasn’t surprised Brisbane got straight back into it after a potentially mortal blow.

“That’s because of the belief they’ve got,” he said.

“Not just in the way we play but in each other and it’s no surprise, even though it might be a surprise for most.”

After captain McKay drew his team level Aloisi could see there was more to come after witnessing so many thrilling comebacks throughout the season.

“You could see the players,” he said.

“It went to 1-1, the players knew that we wanted to win in normal time and you could see them pushing and pushing and making sure we got the job done.”

Brisbane now face the Western Sydney Wanderers away from home next week in an enticing semi-final battle.

It is a match-up that Aloisi is looking forward to after the last time they clashed at Pirtek Stadium.

“We lost 2-1 but we were good that was probably our best away performance,” he said.

“We’ll take that with us.

“I think that we’ve shown all season that we’re a side that can beat anyone. We’re confident against the Wanderers that we can put in a good performance.”

It wouldn’t be wise to count out any more late drama next Saturday.

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