MELBOURNE'S last round of the home-and-away season will be played against Geelong at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday 21 August.

The Saturday night game is a top-of-the-table clash, with the Demons in a position to take home the minor premiership if they win. 

AFL Executive General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld said the weekend was shaping up to be a blockbuster final round. 

“We have witnessed a very even competition so far and it will come down to the wire," Mr Auld said.

“Round 23 will see the top four teams play against each other with the Western Bulldogs hosting Port Adelaide on Friday night and Geelong hosting Melbourne on Saturday night – matches that will determine the minor Premier and who will host the two Qualifying Finals."

The 7:25pm (AEST) clash will be the second meeting for these sides in 2021, with the Demons defeating the Cats by 25 points back in Round 4.  

Round 23 – Geelong v Melbourne

Date: Saturday, August 21

Location: GMHBA Stadium 

Time: 7:25pm AEST 

Broadcast: Seven Network