A-League champion Brisbane Roar bounced back to form to hand an understrength Sydney FC a 5-1 thrashing in a friendly in Mackay, Queensland.
Roar, who lost 6-2 to Adelaide United last week, capitalised on a weakened Sydney outfit, who was without Pascal Bosschaart, Adam Griffiths, Joel Chianese and Yairo Yau.
Brett Emerton, recuperating from off-season ankle surgery played the first-half and goalkeeper Vedran Janjetovic made his first start for Sydney FC.
Thomas Broich opened the scoring for Brisbane in the 25th minute with a left-footed strike but the Sky Blues drew level by half-time with Mitchell Mallia heading home.
Roar overpowered the visitor in the second-half with an own goal from Sydney defender Rhyan Grant (55') and goals from Erik Partaalu (74'), Ben O’Halloran (79') and Matt Jurman (82').
Marquee man Alessandro Del Piero will spearhead the A-League All Stars after being voted into the side to face EPL champion Manchester United next month.