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Hyundai A, Friday, 22 November 2013 - Round 7 - Suncorp Stadium

Time
90.00
Team
Brisbane Roar FC
Score
3
Team
Western Sydney FC
Score
1
Brisbane Roar FC versus Western Sydney FC
Players Berisha (5min), Franjic (19min), Yeboah (91min) Goals Santalab (28min)

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Brisbane Roar FC vs. Western Sydney FC

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  3. 3 minute
  4. 4 minute
  5. 5 minute Brisbane Roar FC: Goal Besart Berisha
  6. 6 minute
  7. 7 minute
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  11. 11 minute
  12. 12 minute
  13. 13 minute
  14. 14 minute
  15. 15 minute
  16. 16 minute
  17. 17 minute
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  19. 19 minute Brisbane Roar FC: Goal Ivan Franjic
  20. 20 minute
  21. 21 minute
  22. 22 minute
  23. 23 minute
  24. 24 minute
  25. 25 minute
  26. 26 minute
  27. 27 minute
  28. 28 minute Western Sydney FC: Goal Brendon Santalab
  29. 29 minute
  30. 30 minute
  31. 31 minute
  32. 32 minute
  33. 33 minute
  34. 34 minute
  35. 35 minute
  36. 36 minute
  37. 37 minute
  38. 38 minute
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  40. 40 minute
  41. 41 minute
  42. 42 minute
  43. 43 minute
  44. 44 minute
  45. HT Half time

Brisbane Roar FC vs. Western Sydney FC

Brisbane Roar FC vs. Western Sydney FC

  1. 46 minute
  2. 47 minute
  3. 48 minute
  4. 49 minute
  5. 50 minute
  6. 51 minute Western Sydney FC: Yellow Card Adam D'Apuzzo
  7. 52 minute
  8. 53 minute
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  11. 56 minute
  12. 57 minute
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  14. 59 minute
  15. 60 minute
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  18. 63 minute Brisbane Roar FC: Substitution Off Besart Berisha Brisbane Roar FC: Substitution On Kwame Yeboah
  19. 64 minute
  20. 65 minute
  21. 66 minute
  22. 67 minute
  23. 68 minute
  24. 69 minute Western Sydney FC: Substitution Off Shannon Cole Western Sydney FC: Substitution On Tahj Minniecon
  25. 70 minute
  26. 71 minute Brisbane Roar FC: Substitution Off Henrique Brisbane Roar FC: Substitution On Dimitri Petratos
  27. 72 minute
  28. 73 minute
  29. 74 minute
  30. 75 minute
  31. 76 minute
  32. 77 minute
  33. 78 minute
  34. 79 minute
  35. 80 minute
  36. 81 minute
  37. 82 minute
  38. 83 minute
  39. 84 minute Brisbane Roar FC: Substitution Off Jack Hingert Brisbane Roar FC: Substitution On James Donachie Western Sydney FC: Substitution Off Brendon Santalab Western Sydney FC: Substitution On Dean Heffernan
  40. 85 minute
  41. 86 minute
  42. 87 minute
  43. 88 minute
  44. 89 minute
  45. FT Full time Brisbane Roar FC: Goal Kwame Yeboah

Brisbane Roar FC vs. Western Sydney FC

Statistics

Match Statistics
Brisbane Roar FCWestern Sydney FC

1 Michael Theo

1 Ante Covic

2 Matthew Smith

2 Shannon Cole

Substitution Off
1

5 Ivan Franjic

Goal
1

3 Adam D'Apuzzo

Yellow Card
1

7 Besart Berisha

Goal
1
Substitution Off
1

4 Nikolai Topor-Stanley

10 Henrique

Substitution Off
1

6 Jerome Polenz

13 Jade North

8 Mateo Poljak

17 Matt McKay

10 Aaron Mooy

18 Luke Brattan

11 Brendon Santalab

Goal
1
Substitution Off
1

19 Jack Hingert

Substitution Off
1

13 Matthew Spiranovic

22 Thomas Broich

19 Mark Bridge

26 Corey Brown

21 Shinji Ono

Match Statistics
Brisbane Roar FC Substitutions Western Sydney FC Substitutions

20 Matt Acton

20 Jerrad Tyson

14 Diogo Ferreira

7 Labinot Haliti

15 James Donachie

Substitution On
1

12 Tahj Minniecon

Substitution On
1

23 Dimitri Petratos

Substitution On
1

18 Iacopo La Rocca

29 Kwame Yeboah

Goal
1
Substitution On
1

22 Dean Heffernan

Substitution On
1

Brisbane Roar FC vs Western Sydney FC

  • Possession

    Brisbane Roar FC 47%
    47% 53%
    Western Sydney FC 53%
  • Shots on goal

    Brisbane Roar FC 3
    50% 50%
    Western Sydney FC 3
  • Corners

    Brisbane Roar FC 1
    13% 87%
    Western Sydney FC 7
  • Crosses

    Brisbane Roar FC 4
    21% 79%
    Western Sydney FC 15
  • Tackles

    Brisbane Roar FC 29
    52% 48%
    Western Sydney FC 27
  • Effective tackles

    Brisbane Roar FC 100%
    51% 49%
    Western Sydney FC 96%
  • Passes complete

    Brisbane Roar FC 376
    49% 51%
    Western Sydney FC 385
  • Passing accuracy

    Brisbane Roar FC 78%
    50% 50%
    Western Sydney FC 78%
  • Fouls conceded

    Brisbane Roar FC 12
    41% 59%
    Western Sydney FC 17
  • Yellow cards

    Brisbane Roar FC 0
    0% 100%
    Western Sydney FC 1
  • Red cards

    Brisbane Roar FC 0
    50% 50%
    Western Sydney FC 0
  • Goal keeper saves

    Brisbane Roar FC 1
    100% 0%
    Western Sydney FC 0
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    Brisbane Roar FC statistics
    Players POS MIN Min S.O.G FOUL CORN CROSS TACK PASS OFFS
    Michael Theo GK 90 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Matthew Smith CD 90 90 0 1 0 0 3 56 0
    Ivan Franjic CD 90 90 1 3 0 2 2 33 0
    Besart Berisha STR 62 62 1 1 0 0 0 9 0
    Henrique STR 70 70 0 0 0 0 0 15 2
    Jade North LMF 90 90 0 0 0 0 0 56 0
    Matt McKay CMF 90 90 0 1 0 0 2 69 0
    Luke Brattan CMF 90 90 0 1 0 0 5 45 0
    Jack Hingert CD 83 83 0 2 0 0 5 24 0
    Thomas Broich STR 90 90 0 1 1 1 5 30 0
    Corey Brown CD 90 90 0 2 0 1 5 29 0
    Matt Acton GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Diogo Ferreira CD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    James Donachie RFB 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Dimitri Petratos STR 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Kwame Yeboah STR 30 30 1 0 0 0 2 3 1
    Western Sydney FC statistics
    Players POS MIN Min S.O.G FOUL CORN CROSS TACK PASS OFFS
    Ante Covic GK 90 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Shannon Cole CD 68 68 1 1 0 3 3 17 1
    Adam D'Apuzzo CD 90 90 0 1 0 2 4 41 0
    Nikolai Topor-Stanley CD 90 90 0 1 0 0 1 47 0
    Jerome Polenz CMF 90 90 0 3 0 2 1 35 0
    Mateo Poljak CMF 90 90 0 1 0 1 3 61 0
    Aaron Mooy STR 90 90 0 1 6 3 6 63 0
    Brendon Santalab STR 83 83 1 1 0 0 0 6 1
    Matthew Spiranovic CD 90 90 0 1 0 0 4 53 0
    Mark Bridge STR 90 90 0 4 0 1 3 33 0
    Shinji Ono CMF 90 90 0 1 1 1 0 20 0
    Jerrad Tyson GK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Labinot Haliti STR 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 0
    Tahj Minniecon STR 24 24 0 0 0 2 2 2 0
    Iacopo La Rocca CD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Dean Heffernan CD 10 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

    Top Players

    Shots on Goal
    Player name Ivan Franjic 1
    Corners
    Player name Aaron Mooy 6
    Tackles
    Player name Aaron Mooy 6
    Passes
    Player name Matt McKay 69

    Match Details

    Start time:
    7:30pm
    Weather:
    Overcast
    Surface:
    Fair
    Referee:
    Srebre Delovski
    Officials:
    Nathan MacDonald, Andrew Lindsay
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    Live: Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers

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    Richard Shute

    Live coverage as Western Sydney Wanderers visit Brisbane Roar.

    Luke Brattan of the Roar and Mateo Poljak of the Wanderers compete for the ball. Click for more photos

    Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers

    Luke Brattan of the Roar and Mateo Poljak of the Wanderers compete for the ball. Photo: Getty

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    FULL-TIME: What a game, and fully deserving of all the hype in the lead up to the blockbuster billing. The Roar were untouchable in patches, and scored three wonderful, and very different goals.

    The Wanderers had much of the second half, but could not find a cutting edge. A superb game up in Brisbane, it ebbed and flowed but was always fascinating. You've gotta love the A-League, that was some spectacle. Great crowd, great passion on and off the green. The Roar stake their claim on their patch. 

    Popovic will be pleased with a few aspects of his side's game, they enjoyed a great deal of possession and created a few real chances. 2-1 would have been about right on balance, but they were hit at the end by a Yeboah special.

    At the end of the day however, they couldn't live with the pace of the Brisbane runners, with Topor-Stanley having a mare. Roar 3 Wanderers 1.

    Superb.

    WHAT. A. GOAL. Yeboah tears down the left, looks to have taken it too wide, cuts inside Topor-Stanley, and bullets it past Covic. Unbelievable. That's two contenders for goal of the season from the big man. He had no right to cut in like that. Topor-Stanley is going to have a sleepless night. Yeboah celebrates with a backflip! Roar 3 Wanderers 1

    We'll have three minutes of injury time here in BrisVegas.

    Couple of minutes to go here, and it looks as if the Roar will hang on for their first ever win over the Western Sydney Wanderers. They are just about worth it too, after a superb first half. Roar 2 Wanderers 1

    Corey Brown now gives Mike Mulvey a palpitation by giving the ball away near the box. He recovers well. If in doubt....

    Santalab is replaced by Heffernan.

    Yeboah breaks down the left, swerves into the box, but he opts to cut back to Petratos, and it is cleared. Topor-Stanley has been roasted by Berisha and Yeboah all night. Miserable. Roar could have sealed it then.

    SIX YARD SCRAMBLE The Wanderers are almost in, but the ball bobbles kindly for the clearance. The Roar are hanging on for dear life. They have 10 minutes to do so. Wanderers on top. And how.

    Great pick up and turn from Aaron Mooy. He finds Minniecon on the right, who drops the shoulder and burns on. It is covered, and goes for a corner. The replacement looks super sharp tonight. 

    Minniecon curls one over the bar. Considerably over the bar, but it would have been a peach. He cut in, and made acres of space to open up on goal. 

    Mike Mulvey has got to do something about the laxadaisical nature of his back four. They try and play it out from the back again, and give it away too easily. It is happening far too often for a team that has designs on the silver toilet seat.

    This match is POISED. There is another goal here. PENALTY CLAIM! Yeboah tumbles in front of Topor-Stanley as the ball is crossed in low and hard. No dice. 

    Mark Bridge lashes one past the post. Decent chance, but no direction on it. Is he the man to save the day again?

    And the fresh legs keep coming. Petratos on for Henrique, 72 minutes gone.

    And that's Cole's last act. He is taken off for Minniecon. Crucial period coming up. I'm calling 3-1 Brisbane as the Wanderers leave the gate open as they look for an equaliser. Roar 2 Wanderers 1

    ACTION! Mark Bridge takes it by the scruff of the neck, drives inside Hingert and finda D'Apuzzo on the outside. He crosses first time, a looping header from Labinot Haliti hits the bar, and Shannon Cole attempts an acrobatic but wayward bicycle on the rebound. Comical in the end but better from the visitors.

    Yeboah has made an immediate impact, lifting the home side and in turn, the crowd. Berisha tired dramatically, as can be expected, and the fresh pegs are doing the business up front as the pendulum swings again. It's all orange at the moment.

    Excellent build up from the Roar there, very patient in the face of a disciplined shape from the Wanderers. They probe the left, switch to the right, and win a corner. It comes to nothing, and the visitors clear their lines. Roar 2 Wanderers 1

    Broich breaks away and the crowd lift! Topor-Stanley checks back, shadows him well, and forces a poor cross. Better defending from the big man. Berisha is replaced by Yeboah. Now he can hit a ball.

    And now Mooy hits it into an orange shirt, and the Wanderers have another corner from the other flank. It's all red and white at this stage.

    Corey Brown is looking for a foul, deep in his own half, but the ref waves play on, and good pressure sees the visitors win a corner. Mooy finds Polenz alone on the edge of the box, he connects well, but it is into traffic. Roar 2 Wanderers 1

    The Wanderers have finally worked out they need to get tight on Berisha, and the tactic is really disrupting the Roar, with the wily Albanian unable to receive the ball in space and run at the defence. 

    The tackles are flying in here. It's been a slower start to the half than the opening battles, but there are cards coming if this continues. The turf is getting torn up. 

    Corey Brown of the Roar is tackled by Jerome Polenz of the Wanderers.

    Corey Brown of the Roar is tackled by Jerome Polenz of the Wanderers. Photo: Getty Images

    Luke Brattan hits it well enough but it swerves past the near post. Roar 2 Wanderers 1

    Here we go. Broich has won a free kick about five yards outside the box, dead centre. Danger Will Robinson.

    Shannon Cole tears down the right flank. He is so tenacious. He doesn't look as if he ever has the ball under control, but manages again to take it right into the danger zone. He cuts it back to Polenz who hits an unnecessary first time cross to the edge of the box, and it is easily cleared. Poor.

    And we're off again, with Brisbane attacking the goal to our left. Franjic wins an early free kick for the home side.

    Dominic Bossi has some thoughts from the ground: Not in their entire history had the Western Sydney Wanderers conceded inside the first 20 minutes and before the clock could strike past 19 minutes, Brisbane had already scored twice. More worrying for the visitors is the fact they were lucky it wasn't more.

    We were always going to witness one team display a suffocating high-pressing defence but few would have thought it would be the Roar dominating the Wanderers.

    Their fluidity on the ball and movement off it has tormented the Wanderers who, had it not been for a calamitous error by Jade North, would have been chasing a result that would've been well beyond their reach.

    That stroke of luck has set the stage for a thrilling second half and if it's half as good as the first, this could go down as an A-League classic.

    HALF-TIME: Well, that was some 45 minutes. The home side go into the break with a one goal advantage. The Roar came out of the blocks at lightning speed, with Berisha terrorising the centre halves, and going close in the first five minutes. It was the returning Albanian who broke the game open, with an unbelievably sharp reactive shot after he had snaked into the box. He was again involved in the second, with Franjic hitting a superb volley across Covic from outside of the box in the second phase after Berisha and Henrique caused havoc, leaving those tasty crumbs.

    Brendon Santalab scored with a lovely finish off a Jade North coachkiller to get the Wanderers back in the game, and it's delicately poised at halftime. With Ono having gone off, presumably injured, and Berisha irresistable, it'll take some second half performance to keep the Wanderers on top of the table here.

    Couple of minutes to halftime here, and both sides are going through the motions. Or not! Covic smashes a clearance long and high, and a determined Shannon Cole drives into the box. He hits the shot straight into Theo's legs under pressure from Corey Brown, and it's safe.

    The Wanderers have a free kick in a dangerous area, out wide on the left. It's whipped in, but Theo punches it out for a corner. How the visitors would love to go into the sheds with a level field.

    Here's a surprise. A disappointed Shinji Ono is replaced by Labinot Haliti. There was no obvious injury. I'll keep you posted... Roar 2 Wanderers 1

    So, just over five minutes to go here in the first half, with Berisha bossing the visitors about. How Popovic would love a fit Hersi to come on and stretch the Roar defence. The home side are enjoying far too much time and space. It's pretty even out there, aside from the scoreline, but Brisbane look in no hurry.

    McKay finds Hingert all alone on the right flank. The Wanderers pressed urgently in the middle, but are defending too narrowly, allowing the Roar free rein out wide.

    Broich: great run into the box, but the finish is pony (and trap).

    CHANCE Santalab sends his header wide, with the goal at his mercy. He has to be burying those. Inch perfect cross from Shannon Cole, who has grown into this game tonight.

    What a ridiculous game. Great advert for the A-League - defensive horror aside. Three excellent goals, end to end action, and a stadium rattling with noise. 5/5 for entertainment.

    GOAL! Brendon Santalab finally breaks his drought. It's a shocker from the Roar defence, as Jade North plays the ball to noone in the centre of the field, halfway in his own half. Mark Bridge cuts it out, lays it to Santalab, who dinks a lovely finish over the onrushing Theo. That'll spice it up. Coachkiller from North there. Roar 2 Wanderers 1

    Another close one from Berisha, who goes inside to outside, with Topor-Stanley backing off again. Covic is flat-footed, but it goes wide of the left hand post. Close again. They have got to stop backing off Berisha. He is dropping off and coming from deep, and the Wanderers defence are in so much trouble from a standing start. Popovic needs to reshuffle, put someone on him tight.

    Excellent reaction here from the Wanderers, who come close twice in quick sucession through Cole and then Santalab, who can't control a great ball in from Aaron Mooy with the goal begging. Roar 2 Wanderers 0

    That was timed at 19 minutes, so the Wanderers concede twice in their previously watertight period. It is only the second time they have conceded twice in the first 45! The odds on the Roar for the title are plummetting.

    Great opportunity for Western Sydney there. Poljak finds Ono with a great no-look pass on the fringe of the box, but Ono picks the wrong option for once, plays the ball wide, and the dinked cross is straight to Michael Theo on the near post. Shinji needed to have a dig there, it was set up nicely on the back of good work from Cole and Poljak. Good signs though for the visitors, who are still under the pump, but starting to get a foothold.

    Adam D'Apuzzo tries to make inroads down the left flank, and the RBB respond accordingly. Great crowd noise here from both sets of fans - and a few of the Barmy Army by all reports.

    It's all Brisbane here in the first five minutes. Great work from broich finds Henrique on the edge of the box, and his cross-shot blasts into the body of a red and white shirt. Big shouts for a pen, but the ref quite rightly waves play on.

    So, 11 minutes gone here in Brisbane, and the Roar are decidedly on top. The Wanderers are not used to getting hit that quickly, and need to get a footing in this game. Jack Hingert makes a good run down the left, but his cross is easily cleared by Topor-Stanley. Roar 1 Wanderers 0

    That's better from the Wanderers, as Shinji Ono tries to make things happen in the middle with the good old pass and move. Ivan Franjic has had enough of it though, and steams in to make the tackle as soon as they spread the ball wide. Not having a bad week, that lad.

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    As quite rightly pointed out on Twitter below, that was the first goal the Wanderers have ever conceded in the first 20 minutes of a game. Some stat. Or it was. The Wanderers look absolutely shellshocked. Berisha is on another level tonight.

    GOAL Guess who? It's Besart Berisha again! He drives at the Wanderers, twists inside and out, leaves Topor-Stanley for dead, shoots in the box, reacts to the ricochet and athletically smashes in the rebound. Wow. Roar 1 Wanderers 0

    WHAT A START! Besart Berisha picks up the ball just inside the Wanderers half, drives at Spiranovic, who gets all tangled up, and unleashes a screamer which goes a couple of feet wide. That's one hungry Albanian.

    G'day, and welcome to live coverage from Suncorp Stadium, where it is a balmy 24 degrees, with no sign of the storms coming. Brisbane have fielded their strongest lineup of the season so far, and will be looking to knock the Wanderers off their perch - and the top of the ladder. We're all set for kick-off, which is moments away.

    SEB HASSETT'S PREVIEW

    Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Friday,

    8pm (AEDT)

    TV: Live on Fox Sports 1, SBS2

    Radio: 702 ABC and SBS

    Twitter: #BRIvWSW

    Odds: Roar $2.30, draw $3.30, Wanderers $3.10 (Sportsbet)

    THREE TO WATCH

    1. Mark Bridge (Wanderers)

    Scored his first goal of the season against Melbourne Victory last week, and it was at this ground last year he scored the Wanderer's first goal in their first win. Can he repeat the dose?

    2. Corey Brown (Roar)

    The dashing left-back is a vastly different player to his father Rod, who is remembered by most for scoring in the Brisbane Strikers' 1997 grand final triumph. He has filled in for Shane Stefanutto in recent weeks and been a more than capable replacement.

    3. Labinot Haliti (Wanderers)

    Haliti might just be the A-League's most effective bench player. Every time he comes on, something happens. He brings a burst of energy and intent, and loves running at his opponents.

    THE KEY MATCH-UP

    Thomas Broich (Roar) v Jerome Polenz (Wanderers)

    The A-League's most-talked-about Germans go head-to-head in what looms as a cracking battle. Polenz is a top-line defender but Broich will test him to the limit. Polenz needs to be wary of his mistimed tackles — the next rash challenge will surely see him sent off.

     

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