Brisbane Roar will battle Melbourne Victory for a spot in the A-League Grand Final after beating Western Sydney on penalties in an epic elimination final on Friday night.
The Roar won the shootout 6-5 with scores locked at 1-1 after 120 minutes, with backup goalkeeper Jamie Young making the winning save to deny Jumpei Kusukami's sudden-death effort at Suncorp Stadium.
It was an easy save for Young, who was able to stay on his feet to pluck the spot kick from the Japanese import to spark wild celebrations...
Brisbane Roar's youthful goal machine versus an evergreen Wanderers ace 11 years his senior.
The joint golden-boot winner against Western Sydney's all-time top-scorer.
An up-and-coming Socceroos forward taking on an in-form 34-year-old who is still attracting calls to be included in the national squad.
With everything on the line at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night, will it be Jamie Maclaren or Brendon Santalab firing their side into the A-League semifinals?
Statistics suggest both will play a central...
Brendon Santalab has capped off a sensational A-League season by being crowned Western Sydney's player of the year.
The 34-year-old striker was rewarded for his career-best season in front of goal at Tuesday night's Wanderers Medal in Sydney, where his teammates voted him for the club's highest honour.
Santalab is the Wanderers' top-scorer this campaign with 14 goals and has overtaken Mark Bridge's all-time club record, setting a new mark of 37 goals over his four seasons.
"I have to hold my emotions...