Melbourne Victory surged back into form with a 2-1 win over a hugely-depleted Brisbane Roar that was timely as they prepare to meet hometown rivals Melbourne City.
After weeks of mounting pressure on coach Kevin Muscat, the visitors exploded out of the blocks with two early goals through Rhys Williams and Kosta Barbarouses at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. But Victory had to stave off a fast-finishing Roar to secure their third win of the season, which lifts them to fifth on the A-League ladder ahead...
Brisbane Roar's horrid run with injuries has continued with star winger Eric Bautheac suffering a hamstring strain in a gloomy 0-0 A-League draw against Wellington.
The Frenchman looked like the only Roar player capable of sparking something in attack on Saturday afternoon but was forced from the field just before half-time after pulling up sore.
His teammates struggled to create much in his absence, despite coach John Aloisi emptying his bench with 20 minutes to go in pursuit of what would have...
Brisbane Roar's Avraam Papadopoulos has been given a seven-match ban by the A-League judiciary for spitting on Sydney FC's Matt Simon two weeks ago.
The defender's ban includes the one match he has already served, when he sat out the Roar's 2-0 win over Western Sydney.
In a statement, the club said it would look at a possible appeal based on the amount of time it took for the verdict to come down.
The Roar's match against Sydney FC was on Nov. 25.
Before the verdict on Friday, Brisbane coach John...