Henrique's lone goal was the difference as Josep Gombau's constant formation changes dictated the tactical battle.
Scott Jamieson and Josh Risdon have been integral to Perth Glory's resounding start to the season
Henrique's early penalty was enough for Brisbane to secure a first win under new boss Frans Thijssen.
The Wanderers dominated the first half, but didn't make the most of their chances, and the game petered out into a stalemate.
After eight rounds, Perth still sit top of the A-League ladder. It's felt a bit like no one has taken them seriously, but increasingly, Kenny Lowe's side are proving they are genuine challengers this season, by virtue of their high press.
A frantic first half saw five goals in thirty-five minutes, but Adelaide were unable to equalise despite dominating the rest of the match.
Nathan Burns got a hat-trick as Wellington Phoenix thumped Melbourne City.
We're just past the first quarter mark of the season, but there's still plenty of questions tactically about a number of sides this season, which are dictating the main talking points of the eighth round of the season.
Two struggling sides finished with a point apiece.
It turned out that Jade North's own goal was enough to not only condemn Brisbane to their fifth defeat of the season, but also, to end Mike Mulvey's time at the club.