Sunday, November 7, 2010

Brisbane Roar 4-0 Adelaide United: Brisbane play even better with 10 men

Brisbane Roar 4-0 Adelaide United


Brisbane Roar opened up a 4-point lead at the top of the A-League ladder when they beat second-placed Adelaide United 4-0 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane last night.

It was Brisbane's 9th unbeaten game at Suncorp.

Roar coach Ange Postecoglou, is rapidly making a name for himself after a disappointing spells in charge of the Joeys and a club in the Greek third division.

He had a difficult time when he first joined the Roar last season, but he stuck to his guns, got rid of some trouble makers at the club, and has now built a team that may well win the title.

Brisbane Roar led 1-0 at the break through a goal by Reinaldo, who collected a pass from the left and took the ball to the right-hand corner of the box before turning and shooting through the legs of defender Iain Fyfe and inside the far post.

One has to wonder about the intelligence of some players, though. After scoring, Reinaldo took his shirt off and was promptly cautioned by Mr Breeze.

In the 53rd minute, after being fouled by Cornthwaite, who was booked, Reinaldo said something to Mr Breeze and collected a second yellow card, which meant a send-off. Two needless offences by the Brazilian, and it wouldn’t take an intellectual genius to figure out the consequences of Reinaldo’s actions, so why didn’t the player think about it?

He could have cost his side the match, but to Brisbane’s credit, they rose to the challenge of being a man down and scored their second within a minute.

Paartalu took the ball to the byline on the right and cut it back for defender Smith to hit into the roof of the net from the edge of the 6-yard box.

Barbarouses then netted twice in 6 minutes to seal an amazing win for the league leaders, who have now played 6 games in 21 days and collected 12 of a possible 18 points.

In the 61st minute, Nichols played the ball through for Barbarouses on the left of the box and he struck a low shot beyond keeper Galekovic and inside the far post to make it 3-0.

Barbarouses made it 4-0 in the 67th minute after a great run through the middle by DeVere. DeVere then nonchalantly played the ball short and square for Barbarouses to smash into the net from 23 metres.

Adelaide badly missed the influence of Flores, Leckie and Dodd, but there is no doubt at all that this Brisbane side are playing the best and most exciting football in the league and fully deserve top spot on the ladder. The fact they were a man down was not even noticeable.


Brisbane Roar: Theoklitos - Susak, DeVere, Smith, Mundy - Murdocca, Paartalu, McKay - Barbarouses, Reinaldo, Broich [Substitutes: Visconte, Nichols Solorzano, Redmayne]

Booked: Reinaldo 42

Sent Off: Reinaldo 53

Goals: Reinaldo 42, Smith 55, Barbarouses 61, 67

Adelaide United: Galekovic - Hughes, Fyfe, Cornthwaite, Cassio - Reid, Ramsay, Keenan - Barbiero, Van Dijk, Pantelis [Substitutes: Dodd, Shin, Watson, Birighitti]

Booked: Cornthwaite 53

Att: 13,248

Ref: M Breeze


Walter said...

Thanks Anonymous 8.50am. Corrected now. Much appreciated. Thanks for pointing those errors out. Don't ever be afraid to do that.

Anonymous said...

Roar seem to be playing the best football in A League history.

Alf Ramsey

Rocco said...

Ex Tassie now living in Brisbane, I've gone to most of the ROAR games since season 1 and the ROAR are definitely playing the best football in A League history, absolutely tore Adelaide apart sat night, however 13,000 fans??
This is a real worry as a 1v2 clash should have attracted at least 20,000 especially with the type of football Brisbane is playing at the moment.
P.S. Walter Brisbane have now who have now played 6 games in 21 days and collected 14 (not 12) of a possible 18 points