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Geelong sneaks past Melbourne in an MCG thriller

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TODAY’S LINE-UP: Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling, Tim Lane, Tony Leonard, and Mick Warner.

Photo: Julian Smith / AAP

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FULL TIME

Geelong has won a thriller by three points.

The final moments had absolutely everything, with Max Gawn missing a simple chance to give Melbourne the lead with just seconds to play.

Click PLAY to re-live the electrifying dying stages

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HALF TIME 

Geelong lead by 27 points at the main break.

Gary Ablett has racked up 19 touches on his return to the blue and white hoops, while Joel Selwood also has 19 in his 250th game.

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THE BUILD-UP

He’s back!

Gary Ablett runs out in Geelong colours for the first time in eight years as the Cats and Demons kick off their seasons.

But the Dees will be out to spoil the party.

Many, if not most, pundits are predicting Melbourne to finally return to the top eight in 2018, and a win over Geelong would be the perfect platform.

The stage is set for a classic clash, and the No. 1 commentary team will bring you all the action!

 

BELOW: Follow live commentary highlights throughout the weekend.

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