2020-21 Australian W-League, Regular Season

Matildas Micah shines as City hold Roar to draw in W-League opener

Matildas goalkeeper Teagan Micah marked her W-League debut for Melbourne City with a clean sheet to deny a dominant Brisbane Roar in the season opener.

Micah made several crucial saves in Tuesday's clash at Dolphin Stadium in Redcliffe as City escaped with a 0-0 draw to stretch the club's undefeated run to 17 games.

The Roar will leave the ground wondering just how they didn't get all three points. Facing a much-changed City team which had no players from last season's grand final in their starting XI, the Roar had 25 shots to six but couldn't find a way past Micah.

Matilda Tameka Yallop was denied several times by Micah while Leticia McKenna was guilty of missing the Roar's best chance when she was one-on-one with Micah late in the opening half but hit her shot straight at the City keeper.

Yallop will also wonder if her effort in the opening stages rebounded over the goalline off the bar as replays suggested. The point will be a welcome one for City coach Rado Vidosic as his team begin life without departed Matildas Steph Catley, Lydia Williams, Emily van Egmond, Kyah Simon and Ellie Carpenter.

City's next match is against Canberra United on January 3 while the Roar also take on Canberra next, in Brisbane on Jan. 7.