Roar suffer first ACL defeat


Brisbane Roar have suffered a 6-0 defeat in the AFC Champions League against Ulsan Hyundai at the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Roar were outplayed throughout the 90 minutes by the Korean outfit, who played at a frenetic pace, in near-freezing temperatures at the Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium.

Ulsan started the match on the front foot and looked dangerous attacking down the flanks. The hosts managed to stretch the Roar’s back line which ultimately paid dividends with an early opening goal for Kim In-Sung.

The advantage was doubled just three minutes later as a devatasting counterattack ended with Mislav Orcic tucking a low shot inside the bottom left corner before the Croatian added a third with a carbon-copy finish on 34 minutes.

The two goalscorers caused problems for the Roar throughout the whole first half and came close to extending the lead on a number of occasions.

Former Roar winger Dimitri Petratos provided the assist for Ulsan’s fourth as Captain Ivan Kovacec put the match seemingly beyond Brisbane’s reach shortly after the break.

Kim In-Sung became the second Ulsan Hyundai player to bag a brace shortly after the hour mark as more slick play from the Korean outfit undid a disjointed Roar side.

The Roar’s best chance of the match fell to starting debutant Kye Rowles, who found the target in the dying moments but was denied by Kim Yong-Dae.

Lee Jong-Ho added a sixth goal in injury time as the Roar suffered their first loss of the 2017 AFC Champions League camapign.


10′: Kim In-sung’s shot from the edge of the area weaves through the Roar defence and beats Jamie Young beat the posts. 1-0

13′: Ulsan Hyundai break on the counter and speed towards the area. Mislav Orcic cuts inside onto his right boot, steps inside the penalty box and drives his side’s second goal into the bottom left corner. 2-0

34′: Cameron Crestani does well to block the run towards goal of an attacker but his clearance is cut off by Orcic who finishes with a carbon copy of his first. 3-0

55′: Dimitri Petratos leads the charge before cutting back to Ivan Kovacec who finds the net via a deflection and despite the desparate efforts of Young. 4-0

68′: In-Sung beats a number of Roar defenders before shooting across goal and nestling a driven shot inside the right upright. 5-0

93′: Lee Jong-Ho attacks the ball with pace and heads home from close range. 6-0

What’s next?

The Roar’s next AFC Champions League match is an away trip to Japan to face Kashima Antlers on Tuesday, 14 March. In the meantime, the Roar travel to Newcastle to play the Jets on Sunday afternoon at McDonald Jones Stadium (6pm KO).

Match Stats

AFC Champions League Matchday Two, Ulsan Hyundai FC v Brisbane Roar FC, Tuesday, 28 February at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium

Ulsan Hyundai 6 (In-Sung 10′ 68′, Orsic 13′, 34′, Kovacec 55′, Jong-Ho 93′)

Brisbane Roar 0

Half-time: 3-0