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Brisbane roar topped the league- a table chart with 10 points after a 2-1 win over Adelaide United on Sunday at Suncorp Stadium. Brisbane roar might cover up the premier’s plate next weekend.
With just five rounds remaining of the regular season, the premiership and a berth in next years AFC championship will become authorized if Roar defeats Sydney FC on Friday night at Allianz Stadium and both Melbourne victory and Western Sydney wanderers misplace their particular games to Perth glory and Adelaide’s.
The Brisbane roar taking full advantage of second placed Sydney wanderers on Saturday night with Besart Berisha, the star striker, held Brisbane’s 14th win of the spell by scoring two goals. Jeronimo scored a goal for the reds with a cracking shot but it was too late as the Roar was ahead of them. The Reds being the contest leaders dropped to 14 points. The possibility could have been better but the Roars were denied showing the replay in which it was clear that a goal has been scored in the first half.
In the 44th minute the German star crackled past Reds goalkeeper, Galevokic before cannoning into the crossbar. The replay showed it was really a goal with the ball having recoiled over the line before the ball actually turning back into the field. The disappointment didn’t anger them for too long as in the second half Brisbane scored another goal within seven minutes.
The midfielder MC Cay and Berisha with the victory bound Albenina attacker scoring his 10th goal with a fantastic strike that hit the inside part of net on its way. A hamstring problem that has forced defender Jade to sit in the upcoming match against the sky blues is the main apprehension for Brisbane.
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Brisbane Roar have been dealt a blow with the news that striker Besart Berisha has agreed to join Melbourne Victory. The striker had entered into the last six months of his contract, which made him eligible to talk with other clubs. He has been a major player for the club over the last few years and he was the main reason behind their 2011-12 title success. Mike Mulvey have been stating in recent weeks that he hoped that the striker Berisha would consider staying at Brisbane Roar, but such hopes have now been crushed following this announcement.
Berisha was not subjected to transfer interest from Melbourne Victory alone. As a free agent, he drew interest from the likes of Newcastle, Sydney, and even Japanese clubs. However, Melbourne Victory have emerged successful in the race for the striker and it is a major coup for the manager Kevin Muscat. He has stated that this is a great news for the club since Berisha has proven over the years that he is a consistent and proven goalscorer.
Brisbane Roar are currently top of the table having taken 31 points from the opening 15 matches, while Melbourne Victory are struggling to get into the final series qualifying spots. The signing of Berisha, who has six league goals, may help Victory push on from now onwards.
“Besart has been performing at the highest level week-in, week-out for Brisbane and has caused plenty of headaches for opposition defenders and coaches, including myself. He’s a proven goalscorer and a player that we can’t wait to welcome to Melbourne Victory. It’s certainly well documented how competitive Besart is, and that is something every A-League fan surely admires about him,” said Melbourne Victory manager Kevin Muscat.
Berisha scored 21 goals in his debut season for Brisbane Roars, as they won the title.
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The match between Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar on Sunday was played in very poor conditions at the Hunter Stadium. Heavy rains made it very difficult for both teams to play attractive football, but it was the home team that came out on top after a double from Adam Taggart. Brisbane Roar were coming into the match with the hope of going top of the table, but their aspirations were destroyed as a result of this comeback victory for Newcastle. Brisbane opened the scoring in the 39th minute courtesy of Brattan’s goal.
It looked like they were heading for a comfortable three points, as they went into the half-time break with the lead intact. In the second half, though, Newcastle roared forward to equalise through Taggart in the 51st minute. The goal in the 74th minute put the home team ahead in the match. Even though they had Jaliens sent off in the 87th minute, the home team held on for a victory that would push them closer to Brisbane Roar in the table. They are in the third position right now, while three points separate them from the second placed Brisbane Roar.
Brisbane Roar, meanwhile, are a further three points behind table leaders Western Sydney Wanderers. “It’s not the usual Newcastle weather, in the end the weather has probably helped us. We’ve ended up scoring with the ball holding up. It was great to great the three points. I thought we defended really well, and when we had the ball we really did something with it,” said Taggart after the match. Even though the away team had much better possession, they were unable to utilise it partly because of the tough conditions that made it favourable for the home team.
Brisbane Roar will now be taking on top of the table Western Sydney in the next match.
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