MELBOURNE’S Round 12 win was a tale of two halves.

The Lions dominated proceedings early, taking what was shaping to be a match-winning 20-point lead into the main break.

But from that point on, all the key indicators flipped in the favour of the Dees, and the scoreboard reflected just that.

Take a look at the key figures which helped the Demons secure a 22-point win below.

Lions’ first half

Score:

Melbourne 5.4 (34) | Brisbane 8.6 (54)

Disposals:

Brisbane +43

Inside 50s:

Brisbane +14

Contested Possessions:

Brisbane +12

Uncontested Possessions:

Brisbane +28

Tackles:

Brisbane +5

First Possession:

Brisbane +6

Centre Bounce Clearances:

Brisbane +6

Stoppage Metres Gained:

Brisbane +656m

02:11 Mins
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RD 12 | Tom Sparrow | Post-match

Tom Sparrow chats after returning to the starting 22 in Round 12

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Demons’ second half

Score:

Melbourne 9.9 (63) | Brisbane 3.3 (21)

Disposals:

Melbourne +9

Inside 50s:

Melbourne +18

Contested Possessions:

Melbourne +17

Uncontested Possessions:

Melbourne +11

Tackles:

Melbourne +4

First Possession:

Melbourne +5

Ball up and Throw in Clearances:

Melbourne +10

Stoppage Metres Gained:

Melbourne +755m

01:51 Mins
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RD 12 | Charlie Spargo | Post-match

Charlie Spargo reviews his performance in the win over Brisbane

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Individual efforts

Christian Petracca:

725 metres gained, 26 disposals, 16 contested possessions, 9 clearances, 9 score involvements, 7 inside 50s, 6 tackles, 4 frees for, 2 goals

Clayton Oliver:

25 disposals, 14 contested possessions, 11 score involvements, 9 first possessions, 8 clearances, 7 inside 50s, 6 hard ball gets, 93% time on ground

Max Gawn:

31 hit-outs, 17 disposals, 11 contested possessions, 6 score involvements, 4 tackles, 4 clearances, 1 goal

Steven May:

15 disposals @ 93% efficiency, 8 possession gains, 7 rebound 50s, 7 marks, 4 marks from opposition kicks, 100% game time

Tom McDonald:

12 disposals, 10 score involvements, 5 marks, 3 goals

Kysaiah Pickett:

3 goals

08:13 Mins
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RD 12 | Simon Goodwin | Post-match

Simon Goodwin addresses the media after Melbourne's win over the Lions

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