Adelaide United take on Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium in Round 2 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season.
Suncorp Stadium has proven to be the Reds’ most successful venue outside of South Australia as United have secured eight wins and five draws in 18 matches.
Here is a recap of three of our best wins…
1-2 win – 11 January 2014 @ Suncorp Stadium
Adelaide were situated eighth on the table heading into their Round 14 clash with Brisbane and knew collecting wins were a necessity in order to secure a finals appearance. The Reds got off to an ideal start when Jerónimo Neumann was fouled inside the 18-yard box. After seeing his initial spot-kick saved by Michael Theo, the Argentine bundled home his follow-up attempt on 21 minutes. The Roar were reduced to 10 men before half-time, however, in the 80th minute, Besart Berisha restored parity – rifling his finish into the top left corner. But with the game destined for a draw, substitute Jordan Elsey was an unlikely hero as he scored a thumping header in stoppage time.
1-4 win – 22 January 2016 @ Suncorp Stadium
A rampant second-half performance saw Adelaide inflict their heaviest defeat on the Roar. John Aloisi’s men were table toppers at the time of the Round 16 encounter, while Adelaide were unbeaten in seven matches following an eight-game winless start to the 2015/16 season. Corey Brown’s own goal handed United an early lead, before it was extinguished after the break courtesy of an Henrique penalty. However, a quick fire brace from Bruce Djite, who ended his 11 month goal-scoring drought, provided Adelaide a two-goal buffer. Marcelo Carrusca then completed the rout with a stunning long-range curling finish in injury time.
1-2 win – 22 October 2005 @ Suncorp Stadium
The Reds left it late in their inaugural visit of Brisbane in the 2005/06 campaign. Brazilian Fernando Rech netted his first goal with the Club with a 59th minute header. The Roar equalised in the Round 9 clash through substitute Royce Brownlie. The hosts dominated the majority of proceedings, but fellow substitute Lucas Pantelis scored the match-winner, a minute prior to stoppage time, securing a smash and grab victory and lift Adelaide into first place in the standings.