Sky Blues outclass winless Roar

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Sydney FC claimed its second victory in eight matched against Brisbane Roar, upsetting the home team 2-0 in match filled with thrilling shots on goal.

The Roar made A-League history at Suncorp Stadium, potentially in one of the worst ways possible. They were yet to start a season with three consecutive losses but managed to do so, leaving fans in disbelief.

The Roar maintained some control of the first half, but the Sky Blues’ skillful display in attack was sure to pay off eventually.

Sydney’s Marc Janko and Bernie Ibini-Isei looked dangerous up front, as Brisbane captain Matt Smith took the reigns in goal denying Janko an opener.

 However, it wasn’t long before Sydney finally managed to open the scoring in tremendous style.

Janko took a shot off a volley from 35 metres out, bouncing past Roar goalkeeper Jamie Young and narrowly hitting the top right corner.

The Roar gained some momentum and Dimitri Petratos fired back with a great shot on goal, but it wasn’t enough to make it past Sydney goalkeeper Ivan Necevski.

While the Roar showed some skill, they lacked forward runs and struggled to break past Sydney’s midfield in the first half.

A hopeful Roar squad looked confident as they returned to the field, but the second half began to look even less promising than the first.

A miss-kick from the Roar handed Sydney an ideal opportunity and Milos Dimitrijevic came through with the goods, shooting into the top right corner well beyond Young’s reach.

The Sky Blue’s started to tire with 10 minutes remaining and Brisbane’s Shane Stefanutto set Petratos up for the perfect header, but it soared over the crossbar once again.

The Roar looked to be giving every last ounce of energy, as they pushed forward in desperation of a goal.

Petratos looked promising up front, but luck didn’t appear to be on his side. A shot at goal in stoppage time could have saved the Roar from embarrassment, but Petratos just couldn’t hit the back of the net.

Ibini-Isei looked to lengthen the lead for Sydney in the final minutes, but cleared the crossbar giving the Roar a sigh of relief.

Matt McKay rejoins the Roar squad next week after a two-match suspension, as Brisbane head south in search of a win against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Sydney FC takes on the Central Coast Mariners next week, hoping to continue their outstanding start to the season.

Brisbane Roar squad: 2.Matt SMITH (c), 3.Shane STEFANUTTO, 7.Mensur KURTISHI, 8.Steven LUSTICA, 10 HENRIQUE, 11.Liam MILLER, 12.Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 13.Jade NORTH, 15.James DONACHIE, 18.Luke BRATTAN, 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (GK), 22.Thomas BROICH, 23.Dimitri PETRATOS, 28. Brandon BORRELLO 30.Matthew ACTON (GK)

Sydney squad: 1. Ivan NECEVSKI, 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3. Sasa OGNENOVSKI, 4. Pedrag BOJIC, 7. Corey GAMEIRO, 8. Milos DIMITRIJEVIC, 11. Bernie IBINI-ISEI, 12. Hagi GLIGOR, 13. Christopher NAUMOFF, 14. Alex BROSQUE (c), 16. Alexander GERSBACH, 17. Terry ANTONIS, 20. Vedran JANJETOVIC (GK), 21. Marc JANKO, 22. Ai ABBAS, 25. Aaron CALVER

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