As the 2024 AFL season progresses, fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming clash between two of the league’s most formidable teams: the Brisbane Lions and the Melbourne Demons. Scheduled for June 28, 2024, this match promises to be a thrilling contest, steeped in history and brimming with competitive spirit.

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Historical Rivalry

The Brisbane Lions and the Melbourne Demons share a storied history in the AFL. The Brisbane Lions, formed in 1996 from the merger of the Brisbane Bears and Fitzroy Lions, have carved out a significant place in AFL history with their back-to-back-to-back premierships in 2001, 2002, and 2003. The Melbourne Demons, on the other hand, are one of the oldest clubs, founded in 1858. They ended a long premiership drought by winning the flag in 2021, their first since 1964.

Memorable Matches

Over the years, the matches between the Lions and the Demons have provided fans with numerous unforgettable moments. Who can forget the Demons’ massive 85-point victory in their first encounter with the Lions in 1997, or the Lions’ record 97-point thrashing of Melbourne in 2007? More recently, Melbourne’s victory in 2021 was a pivotal moment in their premiership-winning season, while Brisbane’s win in 2023 showcased their high-scoring prowess and competitive edge.

Earlier in the year the two teams met the MCG in Round 5 where the Brisbane Lions ran out 22 point winners. Supporters of both sides were able to secure Melbourne v Brisbane Lions tickets.

The 2024 Season So Far

As we approach the midpoint of the 2024 season, both teams have shown they are serious contenders. The Brisbane Lions have been in stellar form, with a balanced mix of seasoned veterans and exciting young talents driving their success. Their dynamic midfield and solid defensive line up have been key factors in their winning streaks.

The Melbourne Demons, not to be outdone, have also been impressive. Known for their relentless pressure and disciplined structure, they have managed to secure critical wins against top teams, solidifying their place in the upper echelons of the AFL ladder. Their forward line, spearheaded by some of the league’s most dangerous goal-kickers, has been particularly noteworthy.

Key Players to Watch

For the Brisbane Lions, keep an eye on Lachie Neale, whose midfield dominance and ability to influence the game are unmatched. Harris Andrews in defense will be crucial in curbing the Demons’ attacking threats, while young gun Will Ashcroft continues to impress with his versatility and flair.

The Melbourne Demons will look to their captain, Max Gawn, to provide leadership and strength in the ruck. Christian Petracca’s explosive playmaking and Clayton Oliver’s ball-winning abilities will be central to their game plan. Additionally, the forward prowess of Ben Brown and Bayley Fritsch will be vital in breaking through Brisbane’s defenses.

What to Expect on June 28, 2024

When these two powerhouses collide on June 28, expect nothing short of a high-octane, fiercely contested match. Both teams have a lot at stake – the Lions aiming to maintain their momentum and the Demons looking to reinforce their premiership credentials.

The Gabba will undoubtedly be buzzing with excitement, as fans from both sides turn out in droves to support their teams. The strategic battles – whether it’s in the midfield tussles, the defensive setups, or the forward line duels – will be fascinating to watch.

Hopefully the GABBA lights remain on for this match, click here for chaotic scenes from 2022 when the lights went out.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 11: Lachie Neale of the Lions is chaired from the field by teammate Cam Rayner (left) and Lincoln McCarthy (right) after his 250th match during the 2024 AFL Round 05 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 11, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Final Thoughts

As the Brisbane Lions and Melbourne Demons prepare to face off, the anticipation is growing. Both clubs have rich histories and passionate fanbases, and their upcoming match is set to add another exciting chapter to their rivalry. Whether you’re a die-hard supporter of the Lions, a fervent follower of the Demons, or a neutral fan of the AFL, this is a match you won’t want to miss.

Stay tuned, mark your calendars, and get ready for what promises to be an important game of the 2024 AFL season.