Roar raring to go for Australia Cup Round of 16

Brisbane Roar will face Sydney United 58 FC at Sydney United Sports Centre this Saturday afternoon for the Australia Cup Round of 16 after defeating Newcastle Jets 3-2 in the Round of 32.  

Roar meet Sydney for the second time after Sydney got the victory over Brisbane 3-2 in the 2022 Australia Cup semi-final.  

The Roar have won their last two games in the Round of 16 with two of their last three games at this stage of the tournament being decided by a penalty shootout, winning out and losing the other.  

Jay O’Shea played 20 passes into the box in the Round of 32 of the Australia Cup, the second most of any player in the competition behind only Sydney FC’s Joe Lolley.  

Head Coach Ross Aloisi spoke about how he is implementing a more attacking style of play within the squad and how they will look to continue this form against Sydney United 58 on Saturday afternoon.  

“What we have been doing and we showed it against Newcastle Jets, is we’re dominating possession in the opposition’s half, very dynamic forward runs, sprints in the front third and making sure we create opportunities,” Aloisi said.  

“It’s an entertaining game to watch, there are risks involved but we have to make sure we get better at defending when we lose possession, that we don’t get caught on the counterattack,” he added. 

“In this moment in time, we’re in a good position but we definitely want to improve on that as well.”  

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