Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce will come under fire tonight for leaving out star-striker, Bruno Fornaroli, in his team’s insipid 2-0 loss to the Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.
Alex Lopez - 8
The Roar’s Spaniard was influential in attack, providing the key pass for Taggart’s second goal. Proved he could match it with the A-League’s most creative midfielders.
Matt Mckay - 7
The 35 year-old’s experience shone through as he martialed Brisbane’s defensive unit, preventing City from gaining any significant foothold in the midfield. The Roar captain was replaced by debutant Wenzel-Halls in the 92nd minute.
Thomas Kristensen - 7
Worked hard up and down the field, showed his technical ability on the ball. Used his lanky stature and foot-skills to great effect in holding up the ball, allowing Roar’s dynamic attack to get up the field and into dangerous positions.
Tobias Mikkelsen - 8
The Dane was dynamic at left-wing, registering his best performance for the season so far, with exciting future prospects for Roar fans.
Adam Taggart - 9
Didn’t see too much of the ball but provided a good link up with the Roar midfielders, and took his two chances with aplomb to give Brisbane the three points. Dislocated his shoulder for 30 seconds in the first-half, but was able to recover and register a man-of-the-match performance.
Eric Bautheac - 8
Was on the receiving end of a terrible challenge by Harrison Delbridge early on, but recovered to provide a pivotal creative spark in the Roar attack. Beat players one-on-one and put the ball on a dime for Taggart and Mikkelsen.
Stefan Nigro - N/A
Made his Roar debut as a substitute for Mikkelsen in the 86th minute.
Dylan Wenzel-Halls - N/A
Made his Roar debut as a substitute for Roar captain Matt Mckay in the 92nd minute.
Henrique - 6
Fan favourite, Henrique, lacked polish as he turned the ball over multiple times. However his laziness was inconsequential as Roar held on to their 2-0 lead.