Brisbane Roar were dealt a 2-0 defeat by a clinical Sydney FC side despite registering 19 more shots during Saturday’s final regular season game at Moreton Daily Stadium.
Warren Moon’s men will take plenty from a performance that merited much more than their first loss in nine home outings.
Kosta Barbarouses and Harry Van der Saag scored the goals for the visitors at either end of the match, while Alex Parsons and Dylan Wenzel-Halls were among those who drew saves from in-form Sky Blues goalkeeper Thomas Heward-Belle.
Brisbane’s attention will now turn to the home Elimination Final against Adelaide United on Sunday, 13 June (KO 3:05pm).
Tickets go on sale to Members from 10am on Monday, 7 June and to the general public from 9am on Tuesday, 8 June.
ELIMINATION FINAL: Key details for Sunday’s massive match
Sydney FC – Kosta Barbarouses 16′ – 0-1
Barbarouses escapes into space down the right, surges into the box and finishes low into the bottom left corner.
Sydney FC – Harry Van der Saag 90’+5 – 0-2
The away side launch a counter-attack which lands with Van der Saag just inside the penalty area. His shot takes a deflection as it goes in off the near post.
A-League 2020/2021 Matchweek 24: Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC
Moreton Daily Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, 5 June
Brisbane Roar 0
Sydney FC 1 (Barbarouses 13′ Van der Saag 90’+5)
Next Sunday. Mark it in your calendar.
?️: Tickets for the Elimination Finals and Semi-Final will be available to Club Members from Monday, June 7th at 10am AEST and to the general public from Tuesday, June 8th at 9am AEST. pic.twitter.com/IxxWLVwCBa
— A-League (@ALeague) June 5, 2021