Brisbane Roar manager John Aloisi has admitted that he is “disappointed” after an entertaining 0-0 draw with Sydney FC at the Brisbane Stadium on Friday night.
The visitors had history against them after having won only thrice in 18 games in Brisbane, but came into this clash with an unbeaten run in the league this season.
Jamie McLaren made a threatening run early on and let loose a left-footed shot that saw goalkeeper Danny Vukovic make a save. A little later at the other end, Michael Theo fumbled with the ball that went out for a corner – which eventually amounted to nothing.
The ‘keeper managed to regain his pride a bit later when he made a stupendous diving save after a free kick from Jordy Buijs looked to be going in. This was one of a couple of incredible saves by the 35-year-old shot stopper on Friday.
Right after the start of the second half, a strong header by Thomas Broich had Vukovic beaten and appeared to be on the way to the back of the net. However, the crossbar rescued the visitors on that occasion.
As the referee brought the entertaining game to a halt, the score line read 0-0 but the game could have easily gone either way. But Aloisi feels that his side should have clinched it.
“We’re disappointed we didn’t get the three points,” the 40-year-old boss told SBS 2 TV.
“We created a number of chances – clear chances. We got in behind them quite a bit and had a few good one-on-ones.
“The performance was great, but disappointed not to get three points.
“The luck wasn’t really with us in front of goal because their keeper [Vukovic] has been on fire all season then the crossbar and blocked tackles.
“So you have to say, credit to Sydney.”
The Roar moved within four points of second placed Melbourne Victory, but now have to concentrate on the Champions League as they prepare to lock horns with Shanghai Shenhua in China on Wednesday night.