• Australia coach Robbie Deans looks on ahead of his side's must-win clash with the Lions
  • Lions fans enjoyed a day out in Melbourne prior to the contest
  • As usual there were plenty of colourful characters on display before the match
  • Australia fans were also out in numbers around the city
  • Sam Warburton leads out his team for the crunch clash at the Etihad Stadium
  • The Lions knew the stakes were high as they lined up before the start of the contest
  • Australia's players pulled themselves together prior to the match
  • Dan Lydiate showed some intent with an early carry
  • Ben Youngs attempts to charge down a clearing kick from James O'Connor
  • Israel Folau battles for an aerial ball with George North
  • Leigh Halfpenny kicked five penalties but was off-target with a long-range attempt late on
  • North was in the thick of the action once again...
  • ...Even charging forward with Folau over his shoulder
  • Jonathan Sexton of the Lions is tackled by Ben Alexander
  • Sam Warburton was taken off injured late on
  • Australia came forward and Adam Ashley-Cooper finally broke the Lions' resistance
  • Ashley-Cooper celebrates after scoring the only try of the match
  • Australia captain James Horwill celebrates his side's victory
  • Brian O'Driscoll was left feeling dejected after the defeat
  • Halfpenny was left to rue his late miss from long range
  • Lions coach Warren Gatland also felt the pain of defeat

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Australia coach Robbie Deans looks on ahead of his side's must-win clash with the Lions