Shanghai Shenhua FC vs Brisbane Roar highlights: Asian Champions League qualifying live scores, blog

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    Shanghai Shenua FC vs Brisbane Roar

    AFC Champions League qualifying

    Hongkou Stadium - Shanghai, China
    Shanghai Shenua FC Brisbane Roar
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    Brisbane Roar will travel to Shanghai to play one of the world’s highest-spending clubs, Shanghai Shenhua, with the winner securing a spot in the prestigious Asian Champions League. Join The Roar from 10:45pm (AEDT) for live scores.

    In the A-League last Friday night, Brisbane had chances to snatch a win against league leaders Sydney FC. Yet instead, they came away with their second home draw against the Sky Blues for the season, with neither team managing a score.

    Surprisingly, coach John Aloisi opted for a full-strength team against Sydney, reaping rewards as Brisbane solidified their third spot in the A-League ladder.

    Marquee winger and Socceroo Tommy Oar was influential, spearheading the Roar’s splendid counter-attacks and creating a number of chances. Fellow winger Brandon Borrello has been pivotal recently, having a hand in each of the Roar’s last three wins.

    His run of form has included a match-winning assist in Wellington and a sensational four-goal haul against Global FC in the previous qualifying round of the ACL.

    Brisbane Roar player Brandon Borrello (left) celebrates scoring goal

    Borrello has been in the right place at the right time of late, and he is becoming a dangerous young attacker, averaging two clear cut chances created a match.

    Shanghai Greenland Shenhua will have their first real test of the year as they prepare to kick-start their season with an ACL group stage berth.

    Shanghai has prepared for the match with a friendly against an Australian opponent in Sydney United 58 – a semi-professional team from Sydney – beating them 3-0 at the Hongkou Football Stadium.

    Big-money recruit Carlos Tevez made his first appearance for Shenhua, scoring a spectacular goal from distance in his side’s win. The threat of Tevez in behind is well known, with the three-time English Premier League winner using his exceptional pace and strength to fight for the ball against the last line of defence and in the box.

    Brisbane is well-equipped for Tevez as central defenders Luke Devere and Jade North possess an adequate amount of pace and brute strength. It would definitely be the greatest challenge faced by both defenders, but having maintained a top three spot in the A-League against some of its best ever crop of attackers, Carlos Tevez will be just another assignment for the experienced defenders.

    Prediction
    The match holds the exact same amount of importance for both teams, and it is sure to be an enticing encounter.

    I’m predicting the Shanghai Shenhua to reign supreme and Carlos Tevez to score in his first competitive match for his new side.

    Make sure to join The Roar for live scores from 10:45pm (AEDT).

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    • 2:43am
      Mark said | 2:43am | ! Report

      What a fantastic performance.

      Caught a glimpse of what the plan was against Sydney last week. Brisbane took the quick incisive shifts in play almost all the time they received the ball. From the get go.

      Could not believe they could sustain it as long as they did. Still ever threatening big time even as it all closed in on them in the second half

      Fantastic one and two touch combinations in multiple clusters. And getting so vertical and direct so quickly. But also giving options everywhere, working for each other so hard without the ball. Both in attack and defence. It’s a term thrown loosely, but heroic.

      That desire to work for each other seemed to be the difference…

      … My heart was just literally pumping in that second half boys. It’s still pumping an hour later. Thanks so much for the show

      Tommy, good to see you humble in the interview young man. It was the team, yes. But that was an outstanding output at the level. Not only showing class, but that you are a warrior for the team

      John, Ross… congrats big time gents. Surely an unforgettable achievement

      If a team can do that for 95 minutes, wow, anything is possible

    • 1:44am
      Cool and Cold said | 1:44am | ! Report

      Borrello will receive an offer of $6 millions for 3 year from a Chinese club soon!!!!!!!

    • 12:47am
      jamesb said | 12:47am | ! Report

      Congrats Brisbane Roar. Fantastic result. Oar, Young and Kristiansen take a bow. Meanwhile Shanghai and Tevez had nothing. Money well spent by Shanghai.

    • 12:46am
      Bfc said | 12:46am | ! Report

      How did Matty McKay miss that sitter…all it needed was a touch!
      A great collective effort, and so good to see Tommy Oar running at defenders once again…Nice finish from both Borello and Oar.
      Well done JA and RA!

    • 12:44am
      Cool and Cold said | 12:44am | ! Report

      Proud.

      All the Brisbane Roar players and officials should feel proud.

    • Roar Guru

      12:41am
      Nicholas Rupolo said | 12:41am | ! Report

      Thanks Everyone for joining me tonight!

      A famous victory from Brisbane!

      Thank YOU!

    • 12:38am
      Buddy said | 12:38am | ! Report

      Congratulations Brisbane, an outstanding performance especially to survive the second half, having to man the barricades at times although how Matt Mckay didn’t connect right near the whistle to make it 3-0 only he can tell us.
      The game was so typical of the Asian Champions League, a really tough job away but The Queensland side were very well organised and deserved to get through. I thought Tommy Oar put in an outstanding performance, pressurising the Chinese defence and getting back and working hard in midfield too. Most enjoyable, thanks Brisbane.

    • Roar Guru

      12:38am
      Nicholas Rupolo said | 12:38am | ! Report

      ROAR HAVE DONE IT!

      BRISBANE ROAR HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE 2017 ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GROUP STAGE WITH A 2-0 OVER SHANGHAI SHENHUA THANKS TO GOALS FROM TOMMY OAR AND BRANDON BORRELLO.

      THEY WILL FACE

      KASHIMA ANTLERS FROM JAPAN.

      MUANGTHONG UNITED FROM THAILAND

      AND ULSAN HYUNDAI FROM SOUTH KOREA

      FANTASTIC FROM THE ORANGE MEN!

      Only the second time will there be 3 Australian clubs in the ACL and the first time an Australian club has defeated a Chinese club in the qualifying stage!

      • 12:40am
        Tanger said | 12:40am | ! Report

        Thanks Nicholas

      • 12:42am
        AZ_RBB said | 12:42am | ! Report

        WOW

        Well done Nicholas. You’ve covered a very special night in Brisbane’s history. Heck, a special night in Aus football history!

    • Roar Guru

      12:35am
      Nicholas Rupolo said | 12:35am | ! Report

      MATT MCKAY UNBELIAVABLE MISS

      JUST WOW

      D’AGOSTINO GOES THROUGH TAKES IT TOWARDS THE BYLINE, TOWARDS GOAL AND IT’S ON A PLATE

      Mckay just stuffed it completely nothing else to say!

    • 12:34am
      Midfielder said | 12:34am | ! Report

      go Roar

    • Roar Guru

      12:32am
      Nicholas Rupolo said | 12:32am | ! Report

      BRISBANE ROAR SUB

      OFF: JAMIE MACLAREN
      ON: NICK D’AGOSTINO

    • Roar Guru

      12:32am
      Nicholas Rupolo said | 12:32am | ! Report

      4 MINUTES OF ADDED TIME!

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