Roos on show as Roar hunt Glory
Brisbane Roar will face a fired-up Perth Glory outfit at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, with the men from the west looking to secure their first Hyundai A-League win at Brisbane’s iconic sporting venue.
Brisbane Roar will face a fired-up Perth Glory outfit at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, with the men from the west looking to secure their first Hyundai A-League win at Brisbane-s iconic sporting venue.
Perth have never beaten the Roar at Suncorp Stadium, with Brisbane recording four wins and two draws in six encounters.
However, packed full of Socceroos experience, Perth are sure to be pushing hard to secure their first three points in Queensland-s capital.
Roar captain Craig Moore will go head-to-head with his Socceroos teammate Mile Sterjovksi in a battle which will go a long way towards determining the winner of the game.
At the other end of the field, Perth-s Chris Coyne will look to put his name firmly on national team coach Pim Verbeek-s radar with a strong performance at the back.
Moore and Coyne could find themselves battling for the same spot in Verbeek-s squad to head for South Africa for the FIFA World Cup next year.
The past five meetings between the Roar and Glory have yielded a staggering 25 goals, the last of which a 4-2 triumph for the Roar at home in January.
The home side will be defending a five game unbeaten run and aiming to back up last weekend-s emphatic 3-0 win over Newcastle in Newcastle.
Despite now being without three Young Socceroos, midfield duo Matt McKay and Massimo Murdocca along with Danny Tiatto due to injury, coach Frank Farina said his side would continue to play attractive, attacking football.
“We-ll continue to play in the same manner we always have,” Farina said. “That-s the test of a good team and a good squad. Where we-re sitting at the moment is indicative that we are a good squad.
“We-ve got options in Isaka Cernak, Adam Sarota and David Dodd who can come in. We do have options in the midfield.”
Brisbane Roar will face Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. Kick-off for the match is 5pm and tickets are available at Ticketek (click here for details).