The Blues hope the scene is set for Charlie Curnow to be a dominant finals figurehead, but the Demons are counting on their elite defence to keep their premiership aspirations alive before a sellout crowd on Friday night. Here are the looming questions ahead of the do-or-die clash.
The last time they met
Round 22: Carlton 9.6 (60) def Melbourne 8.8 (56) at the MCG.
Round 12: Melbourne 8.13 (61) d Carlton 6.8 (44) at the MCG.
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