- Brisbane defeat Western Sydney 1-1 (6-5) in A-League elimination final
- Roar will play Melbourne Victory for a spot in the A-League final
Brisbane Roar will battle Melbourne Victory for a spot in the A-League decider after beating Western Sydney on penalties in an epic elimination final on Friday night. The Roar won the penalty shootout 6-5 after scores had been locked at 1-1 after 120 minutes, with back-up goalkeeper Jamie Young making the winning save to deny Jumpei Kusukami’s sudden-death effort at Suncorp Stadium.
It was an easy save for Young, who was able to stay on his feet to pluck the spot-kick from the Japanese import to spark wild celebrations among the 17,530 fans in attendance. Young was only on the field because first-choice stopper Michael Theo was forced off with a knee injury after a heavy collision with Terry Antonis in the first half of extra time.
Related: David Squires on … the football season climax, A-League style
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Brisbane Roar 4-3 Wellington Phoenix Perth Glory 5-4 Melbourne CityPerth Glory beat Melbourne City 5-4 to close the A-League regular season but it was not enough to earn a home final against the same opponent.Glory and City were destined to meet in an …
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- Brisbane Roar beat Central Coast Mariners 5-1 at Suncorp Stadium
- Wellington Phoenix beat Melbourne Victory 3-0 at AAMI Park
A Jamie Maclaren hat-trick helped Brisbane Roar come from behind and thrash the Central Coast Mariners 5-1 in the A-League on Sunday night. Shunned by Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou for last month’s World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and the UAE, Maclaren continued his rich vein of form by scoring his three goals in a stunning eight-minute stretch.
Related: Sydney’s second-half blitz sinks City as Wanderers cruise past Jets
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- Brisbane Roar 1-0 Melbourne Victory
- Central Coast Mariners 2-3 Adelaide United
- Sky Blues now uncatchable at top of ladder
Brisbane sharpshooter Jamie Maclaren delivered a timely reminder of his quality to Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou with an A-League wonder-goal to sink Melbourne Victory and deliver the Premiers Plate to Sydney FC. Brisbane’s 1-0 win confirms the Sky Blues’ first silverware in seven years as the runaway leaders enter Sunday’s clash with Perth 11 points ahead of second-placed Victory with three rounds to play.
Related: A-League: Santalab sets club record as Wanderers beat Melbourne City
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Our resident cartoonist casts an eye back over the controversial clash at Coopers Stadium
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- Aloisi clashes with Adelaide counterpart after stormy A-League encounter
- Roar football director Craig Moore also cited over alleged referee comments
Brisbane assistant coach Ross Aloisi has been cited and is facing hefty punishment for an alleged incident involving Adelaide United assistant coach Jacobo Ramallo.
Aloisi clashed with Ramallo in the tunnel exiting Coopers Stadium after the Roar’s last-gasp loss in Adelaide, where Brisbane conceded a controversial penalty and lost the game 2-1.
Related: Tempers flare as Adelaide nick A-League win over Brisbane amid controversy
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Adelaide United beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 at Coopers StadiumWestern Sydney Wanderers beat Wellington Phoenix 3-1 at Spotless StadiumTensions boiled over after Adelaide United stole a controversial last-gasp 2-1 win against Brisbane as a 98th-minute Sergio…
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- Brisbane Roar beaten 3-0 by Kashima Antlers in Japan
- A-League side prop up Group E with one point and minus-9 goal difference
Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi is refusing to believe his side’s AFC Champions League hopes are gone, clinging to hope they can win their remaining three games and qualify for the knockout phase.
Aloisi put on a brave face after his side’s 3-0 defeat to Kashima Antlers in Japan on Tuesday night, which leaves them winless on bottom of Group E with a minus-9 goal difference.
Related: David Squires on … Australian clubs in the Asian Champions League
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- Central Coast Mariners 2-3 Melbourne City
- Newcastle Jets 1-3 Brisbane Roar
Melbourne City climbed into third place after surviving a frenetic 3-2 A-League thriller against 10-man Central Coast, thanks to some luck and Paul Izzo’s goalkeeping implosion.
A Bruno Fornaroli brace, own-goals and goalkeeping howlers were the order of the day as Mariners captain Nick Montgomery and young City defender Ruon Tongyik both found the wrong net, before Izzo’s 62nd-minute red card and the subsequent penalty finished City’s job for them.
Related: Further frustration for Wanderers in stalemate with struggling Adelaide
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- Scheduling ‘doesn’t help’, says Brisbane coach John Aloisi after 6-0 loss
- Western Sydney also fall to heavy defeat, 5-1 against Shanghai SIPG
Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes Football Federation Australia will be forced to re-examine A-League scheduling because they have made it “virtually impossible” for teams to compete in the AFC Champions League.
The Roar were smashed 6-0 by Ulsan Hyundai in South Korea on Tuesday night, continuing the utter humiliation of Australian sides at this year’s tournament.
Related: Phoenix lead late-season scramble as finals race remains wide open
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- Melbourne Victory 2-1 Adelaide
- Brisbane Roar 1-2 Wellington Phoenix
Melbourne Victory have continued their surge toward the A-League finals, surviving a late scare from last-placed Adelaide United to claim a 2-1 victory. The second-placed Victory’s two-goal lead evaporated in the 90th minute when Adelaide’s Tarek Elrich pounced on some loose defending by Jason Geria.
The Reds continued to press their case but ran out of time to claim an equaliser, with Victory climbing to within eight points of ladder-leaders Sydney FC.
Related: Sydney FC put bad week behind them with win over Melbourne City
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- Melbourne City 2-2 Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park
- Second-string City side recover from two goals down
Melbourne City’s second-stringers showed their wares, earning a point with a gritty comeback to draw 2-2 with the Roar in Brisbane.
Bereft of star power with seven suspensions and a further two injuries to senior players, City looked gone for all money when Jamie Maclaren put his side two up by half-time.
Related: A-League: Castro nets twice as Perth Glory thrash Adelaide
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- Brisbane Roar 2-0 Shanghai Shenhua at Hongkou Stadium
- ‘Since I’ve been here, that’s probably been the biggest win’, says Aloisi
John Aloisi has hailed Brisbane Roar’s AFC Champions League boilover in China as the greatest victory in his tenure at the club. The Roar booked a spot in the tournament’s group stage with an upset 2-0 qualifying win on Wednesday night against a star-studded Shanghai Shenhua, whose high profile recruit Carlos Tevez was making his competitive debut.
Flying in the face of predictions the Chinese Super League’s star power would be too much to handle, Brisbane’s Brandon Borrello and Tommy Oar combined to score first-half goals and stun the hosts before their disciplined midfield and defence shut out Shenhua as they pushed for a way back into the match.
Related: Melbourne City’s Bouzanis gets five-game A-League ban for racial slur
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- Brisbane Roar 0-0 Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium
- Sydney extend unbeaten A-League start to 18 games
They might have failed to break their Suncorp Stadium drought but Sydney FC still have history in their sights after their lively 0-0 A-League draw with Brisbane. The Sky Blues’ frustrating run continued in Brisbane – where they have not won since October 2014 – after a fiery, yet scoreless Friday night clash in front of 13,095 fans.
However, the Sydney FC juggernaut extended its unbeaten season start to 18 rounds – just two short of a remarkable record. They are in now sight of the best national soccer season start, which was Apia Leichhardt’s 20-game streak in 1987.
Related: Fifa reject FFA’s bid to delay reforms on Australian football governance
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Brisbane Roar 6-0 Global FCA-League side rampant at Suncorp StadiumBrandon Borrello became the first A-League player to slot home four goals in an AFC Champions League match as Brisbane easily accounted for Philippines outfit Global FC 6-0 at Suncorp S…
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Brisbane 2-1 Western Sydney WanderersBrett Holman scores winner in added timeBrett Holman has capped his return from injury by guiding Brisbane to a last-gasp 2-1 A-League win over Western Sydney.Making his first appearance since November after undergo…
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- Perth Glory 2-1 Melbourne Victory
- Brisbane end five-week winless run with 1-0 win over Phoenix
Melbourne Victory have slumped to their second straight defeat, with Perth coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win in Saturday night’s A-League clash at nib Stadium.
Victory striker Besart Berisha made up for his first-half penalty miss with a successful spot kick in the 58th minute. But Glory stormed back into the contest, with Nebojsa Marinkovic nailing a 21m free kick in the 71st minute, before Adam Taggart scored the winner with an 84th-minute tap-in.
Related: Sydney FC extend their A-League lead to eight points in Adelaide win
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- Melbourne Victory 3-2 Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park
- Victory striker Besart Berisha sent off in helter skelter contest
Melbourne Victory have clung on to defeat Brisbane 3-2 in stormy A-League circumstances after a controversial red card to frontman Besart Berisha. AAMI Park was alight on Friday night, with five goals scored in the opening half and a fiery second stanza centred on Berisha’s controversial dismissal.
A James Troisi-inspired Victory stormed to a 3-0 lead within half-an-hour but nearly threw their lead away before halftime, conceding two before the break. Troisi scored the opener, set up Marco Rojas’ second and played in Berisha who netted the third from the penalty spot.
Related: Adelaide United stun Melbourne City after late Mark Ochieng winner
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Adelaide United 0-2 Melbourne VictoryBrisbane Roar 2-3 Newcastle JetsMelbourne Victory chalked up their fifth win on the trot with a clinical 2-0 defeat of Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.James Troisi starred for the visitors with a goal and an assi…
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- Star striker Jamie Maclaren comes off contract at season’s end
- Brisbane Roar have no available marquee spots in their roster
Coach John Aloisi says Brisbane haven’t received a single offer for Jamie Maclaren despite a British report claiming Stoke City have “tabled a bid” for the striker.
Recent conjecture about Maclaren’s future took another twist this week when UK website eyefootball.com named the 23-year-old Socceroo as one of three players on Stoke manager Mark Hughes’ radar for the January transfer window.
Related: Western Sydney Wanderers release Kerem Bulut from A-League contract
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