Bautheac beauty as Brisbane Roar edge out Adelaide

Eric Bautheac's brilliant first-half free-kick boosted Brisbane Roar's Finals Series hopes in a 1-0 win over Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

The French ace netted the only goal shortly before the break to temporarily lift his side within one point of sixth-placed Western Sydney Wanderers.

Adelaide, who welcomed Johan Absalonsen back from injury for the final 30 minutes, were unable to make their opportunities count as Roar held on for a third home win of the campaign.

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  • CHANCE: Massimo Maccarone flicks Fahid Ben Khalfallah's past the far post.
  • CHANCE: Jordan O'Doherty drives at the heart of the Roar defence and weaves away from Jade North, but finishes tamely from the edge of the area.
  • CHANCE: Maccarone gets a simple finish all wrong after Bautheac's cross evaded Jordan Elsey.
  • GOAL! Pure class from Bautheac to open the scoring with a wonderful free-kick.
  • CLOSE: Moments after the restart, George Blackwood almost gets a toe on Ryan Kitto's delivery.
  • CHANCE: O'Doherty puts Nikola Mileusnic through on goal, but Jamie Young gets down low to hold the finish.
  • INJURY: Jade North is forced off by a calf complaint, replaced by Daniel Bowles.
  • CHANCE: Paul Izzo parries Holman's drive before recovering to deny Corey Gameiro.
  • CHANCE: Gameiro gets on the end of a breakaway in stoppage time, but Izzo foils him with his feet. 
George Blackwood Adelaide Brisbane
George Blackwood was among the players to have chances for Adelaide.


Bautheac, Brisbane Roar 41': 1-0

Superb. From the edge of the area, Bautheac strokes a delightful curling free-kick over the wall and past a despairing Paul Izzo.