There is no right or wrong way to play football, but it is near-unanimous that Ange Postecoglou’s Brisbane Roar had an attractive style of play. Five years on from that groundbreaking era, John Aloisi has forged a new but still unmistakeable identity for Brisbane.
Awer Mabil scored late to send Adelaide United through to the semi-finals at the expense of the defending champions.
Melbourne Victory changed the structure of their midfield against Brisbane Roar – how successful was it?
Henrique’s lone goal was the difference as Josep Gombau’s constant formation changes dictated the tactical battle.
Henrique’s early penalty was enough for Brisbane to secure a first win under new boss Frans Thijssen.
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.
Henrique scored the A-League’s first ever substitute hat-trick thanks to a shockingly bad performance from the Jets in the second half.
It’s one of the most incredible A-League stories ever – defending champions Brisbane Roar have started with four straight defeats. How has this happened?
Brisbane Roar will defend their A-League title in the same way they won it, with their monopolisation of possession
Brisbane Roar are the A-League’s dominant side, but there is a way to break the relentless possession machine