Sydney FC vs Brisbane Roar FC

Current Score

  • Sydney FC 2
  • Brisbane Roar FC 1
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Match Profile

  • Time 5:00 PM AEDT 10 February 2013
  • League Australia A-League
  • Venue Allianz Stadium
  • Attendance 14,589
Goal Scorers
  • A. Del Piero
    • 7minutes
  • P. Triantis
    • 69minutes
Goal Scorers
  • B. Berisha (PG)
    • 45minutes
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 1
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 1
10 Feb 2013 - 8:07pm

Win lifts Sydney into top six

  • Master stroke ... Alessandro Del Piero puts Sydney FC ahead (Getty Images)
Experience and youth combined to fire Sydney FC back into the A-League's top six with a 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium on Sunday.
10 Feb 2013 - 6:44 PM  UPDATED 10 Feb 2013 - 8:07 PM

Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero became Sydney's most prolific scorer with his early goal while Besart Berisha levelled with a first-half penalty.

But it was young midfielder Peter Triantis who sealed the win, opening his Sky Blues account with his 69th-minute strike.

The victory lifts the Sky Blues into sixth spot - the first time they've been inside the top six since round four - while Brisbane dips to eighth.

Del Piero broke the deadlock in the seventh minute when he was able to get on the end of a clever flick from Blake Powell and masterfully moved past Roar defender Ivan Franjic to score his 11th A-League goal - a record haul for a Sydney FC player in one season.

Roar's new Dutch recruit Stefan Nijland in his first start for Brisbane tried to level moments later, forcing a save from Sydney gloveman Vedran Janjetovic.

Mitch Nichols also kept Janjetovic busy with a shot from outside the box midway through the opening stanza.

But it was superboot Berisha who equalised after Roar was awarded a penalty when Sydney defender Fabio brought down Nijland in the box.

The Albanian stepped up to the mark and made no mistake, also scoring his 11th goal of the season to level at 1-1 a minute before the break.

Berisha threatened again early in the second half with a long-range effort but sent it just wide.

Sky Blues coach Frank Farina made a double substitution in the 60th minute bringing youngsters Joel Chianese and Terry Antonis on for Powell and Ali Abbas in an effort to create more pace up front.

But Brisbane continued its assault with Nijland just shaving the post.

A defensive error by late Roar substitute James Donachie gifted Sydney its second goal when his attempted clearance landed at the feet of waiting 21-year-old Triantis whose powerful strike put the host 2-1 up in the 69th minute sending the 14,589-strong crowd into a frenzy.

Del Piero almost widened the gap in the dying minutes shattering the woodwork with his spectacular free-kick.

Match Commentary

minute code event
89 YC Yellow card awarded to B. Berisha of Brisbane Roar FC
80 YC Yellow card awarded to J. Chianese of Sydney FC
75 SI Substitute in G. Lambadaridis of Brisbane Roar FC
75 SO Substitute out S. Nijland of Brisbane Roar FC
73 SI Substitute in B. Halloran of Brisbane Roar FC
73 SO Substitute out L. Brattan of Brisbane Roar FC
69 SI Substitute in J. Donachie of Brisbane Roar FC
69 SO Substitute out S. Stefanutto of Brisbane Roar FC
69 G GOAL (Sydney FC): Scored by P. Triantis
59 SI Substitute in J. Chianese of Sydney FC
59 SO Substitute out B. Powell of Sydney FC
59 SI Substitute in T. Antonis of Sydney FC
59 SO Substitute out Ali Abbas of Sydney FC
49 YC Yellow card awarded to Ali Abbas of Sydney FC
45 YC Yellow card awarded to V. Janjetović of Sydney FC
45 PG GOAL (Brisbane Roar FC): Penalty scored by B. Berisha
41 YC Yellow card awarded to L. Brattan of Brisbane Roar FC
35 YC Yellow card awarded to J. North of Brisbane Roar FC
16 YC Yellow card awarded to B. Emerton of Sydney FC
7 G GOAL (Sydney FC): Scored by A. Del Piero

Match Statistics

Sydney FCSYD

Brisbane Roar FCBRI