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    Ivan Franjic's departure to Russia hurt the Roar's title challenge. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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    Sydney V Brisbane


    Sydney Match Completed Brisbane
    12 SHOTS 14
    7 FOULS 8
    5 CORNERS 6
    4 OFFSIDES 1
    45 POSSESSION 55

    Round 23 A-League kicks off at Allianz Stadium on Friday night when Sydney FC host the Brisbane Roar. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:30pm AEDT.

    Brisbane put nine goals past Sydney in their last two clashes but this week they meet a Sky Blues side hot off a 3-1 derby win over Western Sydney.

    With the addition of centre-back Sasa Ognenovski Sydney also have a much improved defence.

    The Roar have already secured a finals spot but could wrap up the Premiers’ Plate with victory on Saturday, should other results go their way.

    So the pressure is squarely on Sydney who are desperate to hang on to their top-six spot with only five games remaining.

    Brisbane will be without Socceroo Ivan Franjic, who injured his ankle last week.

    Jade North, James Donachie and Jean Carlos Solorzano are also sidelined by injury for Brisbane.

    Key: Besart Berisha.

    The Albanian striker didn’t score any of his side’s nine goals against Sydney but, having returned to his attacking best with a brace last week, he’ll be looking to continue the barrage.

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    23' GOAL - Besart Berisha (Brisbane)

    35' GOAL - Sebastian Ryall (Sydney)

    40' RED CARD - Besart Berisha (Brisbane)

    40' YELLOW CARD - Sebastian Ryall (Sydney)

    68' YELLOW CARD - Corey Brown (Brisbane)

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    • 8:56am
      Gareth said | 8:56am | ! Report

      Tough game. Watching the replay again and I can’t understand how commentators see that a red card was harsh for Besart. He jumps from
      A distance (no control when he’s off the ground) studs up, no chance of touching the ball. As soon as you leave your feet like that you risk a red card. LAW 12- serious foul play. Deserved!

    • 12:33am
      Roarsome said | 12:33am | ! Report

      Solo to start next week against MV, should be a good window to next season.

    • 10:00pm
      fadida said | 10:00pm | ! Report

      Frankie’s admitted he didn’t know what went wrong. He should have had his mobile refreshing The Roar. Probably a job fitting Kalac’s “talents”.

      Sackable. There are theses in playing v 10 men. What does he do all day?

      • 10:08pm
        Arto said | 10:08pm | ! Report

        If SFC management were worth their paychecks, they would probably look at this game as having been more typical of SFC than the past few weeks (although the Derby did display some good aspects of our season too)… And therein lies the truth, that SFC will reach a limit which is artificially low whilst Farina, Barlow & Pignata are in charge…

    • Roar Guru

      James Anderson said | 9:54pm | ! Report

      Thanks for tuning in guys, I’ll see you next week for what is hopefully a much better game.

    • 9:48pm
      Stevo said | 9:48pm | ! Report

      Man of The Match Broich saying that they played beautiful football, courageous football after the sending off. Lot of positives taken from match.

    • Roar Guru

      Griffo said | 9:41pm | ! Report

      Mike Mulvey with Luuuuuucy Zelić:

      – he’d like to say what is on his mind, but has to temper what he says but:

      “…that (red card decision) wasn’t the A-Leagues finest moment this season.”

      • 9:45pm
        Arto said | 9:45pm | ! Report

        He’s looking through rose (orange?) tinted glasses – most if not all neutrals are saying it was a deserved red card (although granted a lot of neutrals are also saying Ryall should have had an earlier bath too tonight!)

        • Roar Guru

          Griffo said | 9:53pm | ! Report

          Yes Mulvey went off the script there – obviously thought it was harsh but it was a red.

        • 1:19am
          Pablo said | 1:19am | ! Report

          Not sure there are too many neutrals when it comes to Berisha. For me he jumps in with studs raised but its not a tackle, he is so far from the player thats an attempted block on the ball. Yes it looks bad but no way a red card but i will have to watch the replay in the morning to confirm I am right.

    • Roar Guru

      Griffo said | 9:34pm | ! Report

      Well, when the Jets win against the Mariners tomorrow at that nameless stadium, we’ll be equal points with Sydney and in fifth!


      • 9:47pm
        Arto said | 9:47pm | ! Report

        Actually 6th unless you win by 5 goals!!! πŸ˜‰

        • Roar Guru

          James Anderson said | 9:53pm | ! Report

          With Taggart playing anything is possible πŸ˜‰

        • Roar Guru

          Griffo said | 9:58pm | ! Report

          No more incentive to beat the Mariners than that πŸ˜›

          • 10:10pm
            Arto said | 10:10pm | ! Report

            Touche! Best of luck tomorrow – I’m more partial to the Jets than CCM if I’m pushed to tip a winner omorrow! I’m hoping it’s a draw though… πŸ˜‰

    • 9:32pm
      Arto said | 9:32pm | ! Report

      @ James Anderson:

      Can you relay the after-match comments from Fox Sports?

      • Roar Guru

        James Anderson said | 9:53pm | ! Report

        Wasn’t watching fox sports sorry. Craig Foster on SBS said (paraphrasing) that Brattan had far too much room in midfield for a team with ten men, and Sydney weren’t organised properly to win. They still looked like they were content for a draw.

        • Roar Guru

          Griffo said | 10:00pm | ! Report

          Farina saying they were too scarred to play?

          Doesn’t sound like he had a lot of answers.

          Thought the front line played well, even without ADP.

          Thought draw was probably a fair result.

          If I heard correctly, he said they were probably glad for the full time whistle (to not lose the point ?)

          • 10:02pm
            fadida said | 10:02pm | ! Report

            You heard correctly. Shameful

          • 10:04pm
            Arto said | 10:04pm | ! Report

            Well, he’s trying to save face and clutching at straws so I guess that’s what he would say…

            The too scared (or did you mean scarred from the previous results? Both Despotovic & Ryall came out in the media talking about the past 2 games, so I’m not sure which word you meant) to play thing could be right, however it HIS job as manager to get them mentally prepared so that they are NOT too scared…

            As for a fair result, judging by the radio commentary I heard, even I think we were lucky to keep a point – Miller really does need to practice shooting – so it sounds to me a bit defeatist of him…

            • 10:32pm
              TK said | 10:32pm | ! Report

              miller can go to the bench for mine. he has done very little all season.

          • Roar Guru

            Griffo said | 10:15pm | ! Report

            Scared, as in too frightened to play on the field – sorry just realised the typo (going to blame the phone πŸ˜‰ )

            Can’t believe any of those professional players were too scared to take the match…bit of a cop-out.

        • 10:00pm
          Arto said | 10:00pm | ! Report

          Ok. Thanks for the info.

          Fox Sports for me has the best analysis (although I think Foz is good too), hence why I asked about them… I try to stream the games on Fox, but obvioulsy can’t do that whilst at work!!!

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