Brisbane Roar has gone down in Tuesday night’s Hyundai A-League clash with Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium.
The visitors netted four second-half goals, with a Kosta Barbarouses hat-trick playing a pivotal role in the Victory’s win.
Goalkeeper Jamie Young said that it was a disappointing performance for the Roar, who couldn’t make the most of their own chances.
“You can’t hide from the scoreline, but we have to look at it objectively – what we did well and what we didn’t,” Young said post-match.
“They were clinical, but we had our chances.”
The Victory struck in the 14th minute when Ola Toivonen headed in a ball off a well-placed cross from Terry Antonis.
From there the Roar warmed into the contest and carved their own chances, with the Victory heading into half-time one goal up.
The second half belonged to the away side who added four goals with Barbarouses bagging his third late on.
Next up, the Roar hit the road to face the Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium on Sunday, 20 January before returning home to Suncorp Stadium next Friday.
STORY OF THE GAME
- Through Ola Toivonen’s efforts at the back post, the Victory claimed an early lead in the 15th minute.
- Midway through the first half, the Roar had their best period of the match, creating a number of chances and forcing Lawrence Thomas into a handful of crucial saves.
- Victory’s Kosta Barbarouses secured a hattrick for his efforts in the second half.
Hyundai A-League 2018/19 – Round 15: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Tuesday, 15 January
Brisbane Roar 0
Melbourne Victory 5 (Toivonen 15’, Barbarouses 48’ 72’ 87’, Roux 65’)