01 February 2017

ACL 2017 Preliminary Stage 2: Brisbane Roar 6-0 Global FC

Brisbane: Australia’s Brisbane Roar edged closer to a spot in this season’s AFC Champions League Group Stage after beating Global FC 6-0 in a one-sided Preliminary Stage 2 qualifier on Tuesday.
Four goals from Brandon Borrello and a brace from Manuel Arana saw the A-League side breeze past their ASEAN opponents to set up an eagerly anticipated Play-off clash with Chinese heavyweights Shanghai Shenhua on February 8.
Following the defeat, Global, who beat Singapore’s Tampines Rovers last week to set up the clash with Brisbane, will now compete in the AFC Cup where they have been drawn in Group F.
Brisbane wasted little time in opening the scoring at the Brisbane Stadium, Australia U23 international Borrello firing home on 12 minutes, before doubling his account in the 26th minute with a neat finish following fine approach work from Corey Brown.
Worse was to come for Global when Borrello completed his hat-trick on the half-hour mark and Spanish import Arana registered his first of the game with half-time approaching.
Brisbane continued to dominate after the break, and the Australian outfit duly extended their lead even further courtesy of Arana’s strike on 65 minutes.
The prolific Borrello then completed the scoring ten minutes from time to leave his side 90 minutes away from a spot in this season’s AFC Champions League Group Stage.


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