Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

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    Sydney FC tackle the Brisbane Roar at Allianz. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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    Sydney V Brisbane

    ALLIANZ STADIUM, MOORE PARK, NSW, 10 FEBRUARY 2013

     
    Sydney Match Completed Brisbane
    2 FINAL SCORE 1
    1 HALF TIME SCORE 1
    14 SHOTS 8
    8 SHOTS ON GOAL 4
    16 FOULS 8
    3 CORNERS 4
    3 OFFSIDES 5
    46 POSSESSION 54

    Sixth-placed Brisbane Roar travel to Allianz Stadium to take on eighth-placed Sydney FC on Sunday, with both teams keen for three points to help a late-season push toward the finals. We’ll have coverage from 5.00pm AEDT.

    Frank Farina takes Sydney FC into this week’s fixture after many weeks of injuries to many different players, which give them the feel of a team continually blighted by some kind of bad luck injury virus, or curse, or something.

    I’d say it’s the result of poor pre, and start, to the season under previous coach Ian Crook which sowed the seeds for injury instability.

    And that’s saying nothing of a roster which is lacking standout talent (besides the Italian maestro) and a football department lacking a consistent culture.

    Yet Farina walks into this match with talks of a new contract on the table.

    His experience and hard headedness has given Sydney FC a new strength to rally around, and a few wins and draws to boot.

    And so Sydney FC walk into this game with all to play for: hungry for more points, having the willingness to tackle hard and take their chances while they ride a new wave of momentum which is gradually taking them further up the A-League standings.

    Mike Mulvey also takes a disjointed team in Brisbane Roar to this fixture but his team are blighted for different reasons.

    After two seasons of winning the A-League, Rado Vidosic took the reins and seemingly drove the team into the ground with seemingly uncharismatic leadership, even if that’s a judgement easily made from the comfort of my lounge chair.

    It seemed like the team lacked motivation, players wanted to leave, and the team lacked cohesion and strength with the same personnel that were bossing it merely a year before.

    But with a steady hand on the tiller and some shrewd new signings in Steven Lustica and Stefan Nijland, new coach Mulvey seemed to breathe some of the old charisma back into last week’s Brisbane Roar.

    Watch closely, it feels like the dragon may just be roused from its sleep again before it gets up and (lame pun alert) roars again.

    A quick look at the A-League standings will tell you these two teams are in a real fight if they want to make the finals series.

    The top four teams have made some distance from the bottom six, but in that six, only four points separate them. The fifth and sixth finals spots are there for any team who wants them, and remember, six teams make the finals, not four.

    With Brisbane sixth and Sydney eighth, and only a handful of games left, they both really want a win in this fixture.

    Sydney need it more – they are even on points but a goal difference of -9 will make it impossible to share points with anybody else by season’s finish.

    Prediction: Anything could happen, but probably a draw.

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    7' GOAL - Alessandro Del Piero (Sydney)

    15' YELLOW CARD - Brett Emerton (Sydney)

    35' YELLOW CARD - Jade North (Brisbane)

    45' GOAL (PENALTY) - Besart Berisha (Brisbane)

    45' YELLOW CARD - Vedran Janjetovic (Sydney)

    49' YELLOW CARD - Ali Abbas Mshehed Al-Hilfi (Sydney)

    69' GOAL - Peter Triantis (Sydney)

    80' YELLOW CARD - Joel Chianese (Sydney)

    89' YELLOW CARD - Besart Berisha (Brisbane)

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      5:29pm
      Cappuccino said | 5:29pm | ! Report

      Fantastic time to get three points, next week though we have to follow it up. Referee was useless, as usual.

    • 7:56pm
      MV Dave said | 7:56pm | ! Report

      Some cracking games next week…NJ vs MH, SFC vs AU and MV vs WSW…
      BTW l doubted the move of Farina to coach but so far he has done very well…his next big test is to see if Culina will play for SFC again!

      • 8:07pm
        Qantas supports Australian Football said | 8:07pm | ! Report

        We don’t care if Culina has the sulks—now that Farina has made the discovery of the season in young dynamo Triantis..

        • 8:17pm
          MV Dave said | 8:17pm | ! Report

          Will be sweet QSAF when MV knock you guys out of finals contention in a couple of weeks. 😉

          • 8:23pm
            Qantas supports Australian Football said | 8:23pm | ! Report

            Don’t forget to smile at us, on your way down, when you pass us, on the ladder … 🙂

            • 8:56pm
              MV Dave said | 8:56pm | ! Report

              Err wrong Melbourne team…however even Heart will give SFC a good touching up in a few weeks…might even go to that one…just to Booo SFC 🙂

    • 7:29pm
      midfielder said | 7:29pm | ! Report

      Sfc ..good to see them in form

    • 7:12pm
      Qantas supports Australian Football said | 7:12pm | ! Report

      Chianese and Triantis two of SFC’s young guns came of age tonight, a superb performance from ADP again—where would SFC be without him is any one’s guess—most probably SFC would be last on the table. Farina leaving out Culina was mystifying, but it didn’t matter in the end, well done SFC..

      • 7:50pm
        GibbonsMcGibbons said | 7:50pm | ! Report

        Culina v Farina? I blame Matt Smith. He was also at fault for both goals.

        • 8:02pm
          Qantas supports Australian Football said | 8:02pm | ! Report

          Have to agree he plays they lose, he doesn’t play they lose but look far better as a unit… Now for Matt’s long knife to plunge into Mike Mulvey’s back … 😉 It’s all his fault says Matt…

    • 7:02pm
      Chowder said | 7:02pm | ! Report

      Thanks for reading this Live Blog of Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar. HAve a great weekend & Week and see you next week for more A-LEague action.

    • 7:01pm
      Chowder said | 7:01pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: 94 Minutes. Sydney FC 2 – 1 Brisbane Roar. Sydney FC win it by taking their chances in the moments they had the superiority. Brisbane set up many chances but couldnt take them and were found wanting. The yellow card list shows a seriously scrappy affair and filled with errors in passing and tackling. But Sydney FC wanted it, and they fought hard for the goals they got with a smooth Del Piero slot home, and a solid Triantis strike. Sydney FC held the ball properly and stifled Brisbane’s flow. Sydney FC weren’t convincing and I dont believe they’ll make it far into the finals with this form and talent, but they are contenders for 5th or 6th spot into the finals after this win.

      Brisbane need to go to the drawing board and it looks like next year will be their year if they can get a good run of momentum. They play Asian Champions League on Wednesday and they will be focusing on it to get a result.

    • 7:01pm
      Roarsome said | 7:01pm | ! Report

      This game highlights the gulf in class between these sides and the top few. Both of Sydney’s goals were as a result of Brisbane’s ineffective clearing. The first was painfully embarrassing and the second was a gift ‘clearing’ the ball straight to the goal scorer. Brisbane were unable to score anything from open play. As a Brisbane fan, I don’t think they deserve a spot in the ACL. On current form, they’ll embarrass the club and the league should they manage to scrap a win in Thailand.

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    • 6:57pm
      Chowder said | 6:57pm | ! Report

      93rd: Brisbane quick fire leads straight to the sideline. There’s no fluency here, and Sydney gets the possession. But a free kick is conceded, and Brisbane put everything into this push.

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