Adelaide United
Brisbane Roar FC
Hyundai A-League R23
Coopers Stadium
2017-03-19T06:00:00+00:00
Attendance
7,197

Reds claim dramatic clash against Roar

A last gasp penalty has seen Adelaide United beat Brisbane Roar 2-1 in sensational scenes at Coopers Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Sergio Cirio was the hero for the home side after he converted from the spot in the eighth minute of stoppage time after Michael Theo was sent off with full time imminent.

The Roar goalkeeper was marched for making contact with an opponent’s head and with the visitors having already made their three substitutions midfielder Thomas Kristensen pulled on the gloves for the resulting spot kick but was unable to keep it out.

Sergio Cirio celebrates after scoring the winner from the spot.

The Reds were themselves already down a man after Marcelo Carrusca picked up a second booking with eight minutes remaining.

Earlier a maiden Hyundai A-League goal from Reds striker Papa Diawara put Adelaide ahead in the first-half in humid conditions in the City of Churches.

The Senegalese striker’s header was cancelled out by Jamie Maclaren’s 14th goal of the campaign on the hour mark, after Roar’s frontman finished off a well worked team goal.

Roar looked the more likely to grab a late winner against a depleted Reds in the closing stages but with the match headed for a draw Theo’s inexplicable moment of madness cost his side dearly.

The result means fourth-placed Brisbane remain just a point in front of Perth ahead of their clash against Victory next weekend, while the reigning champions can move off the bottom of the ladder when they travel to Gosford to face the Mariners in Round 24.

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GOALS

1-0 Adelaide United: Papa Diawara, 16’

Marcelo Carrusca whipped in a corner ball to the front post where Diawara had got goal side of Jade North and was able to head strongly past Theo.

Hyundai A-League 2018/19
# Club P W D L PTS
Perth Glory 19 14 4 1 46
Melbourne Victory 19 11 4 4 37
Sydney FC 19 11 3 5 36
Adelaide United 19 8 6 5 30
Melbourne City FC 19 8 4 7 28
Wellington Phoenix 19 7 7 5 28
Newcastle Jets 19 6 4 9 22
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 19 4 4 11 16
Brisbane Roar FC 19 2 6 11 12
Central Coast Mariners 19 1 4 14 7
# Club P W D L PTS
Melbourne Victory Women 12 7 3 2 24
Brisbane Roar FC Women 12 6 2 4 20
Sydney FC Women 12 6 1 5 19
Perth Glory Women 12 5 4 3 19
Melbourne City FC Women 12 6 1 5 19
Adelaide United Women 12 5 3 4 18
Newcastle Jets Women 12 5 1 6 16
Canberra United Women 12 3 4 5 13
Western Sydney Wanderers Women 12 1 1 10 4
Group A
# Club P W D L PTS
Brisbane Roar FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Melbourne City FC Youth 8 5 1 2 16
Perth Glory Youth 8 3 2 3 11
Adelaide United Youth 8 3 1 4 10
Melbourne Victory Youth 8 1 1 6 4
# Club P W D L PTS
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Youth 8 6 0 2 18
Sydney FC Youth 8 5 0 3 15
Central Coast Mariners Youth 8 5 0 3 15
Newcastle Jets Youth 8 3 1 4 10
Canberra United Youth 8 0 1 7 1