Brisbane Roar are one game away from the AFC Champions League Group Stage after recording a thumping 6-0 win over Global FC in a Playoff Round clash on Tuesday night.
Four goals from youngster Brandon Borrello and a brace to Spaniard Manuel Arana helped John Aloisi’s side to a comfortable win over their opponents from the Philippines.
Brisbane stormed out of the blocks and took a deserved lead with Borrello firing the hosts in front with a deflected effort after just 12 minutes.
And the floodgates opened midway through the first half with Borrello netting twice in five minutes to complete a hat-trick inside the half-hour mark.
The hosts continued to dominate proceedings and extended their advantage seven minutes before the break with Spanish winger Manuel Arana netting his first goal for the club.
The Roar onslaught continued in the second stanza and their persistence was rewarded with Arana netting his second of the night with 25 minutes remaining.
Borrello capped off the result with his fourth of the night in the final 10 minutes as Brisbane booked a trip to China to tackle the might of Shanghai Shenhua next week for a spot in the ACL Group Stage.
1-0: Brisbane Roar, Brandon Borrello, 12’
A poor Global clearance on the edge of the area fell to Borrello with the youngster taking a touch before firing a strike which took a wicked deflection, leaving the keeper with no chance.
2-0: Brisbane Roar, Brandon Borrello, 26’
Fullback Corey Brown embarked on a surging run down the left flank before firing in a delightful cross which caught the keeper out of position, allowing Borrello to guide the ball into the back of the net.
3-0: Brisbane Roar, Brandon Borrello, 30’
Manuel Arana was played in behind before his close-range strike was blocked and fell into the path of Borrello, with the attacker showing great composure before firing home on his left foot.
4-0: Brisbane Roar, Manuel Arana, 38’
Corey Brown picked the ball up on the flank and played a superbly weighted pass in behind for Arana, with the Spaniard coolly slotting past the stranded Patrick Deyto.
5-0: Brisbane Roar, Manuel Arana, 65’
Corey Brown’s cross was cushioned into the path of Arana by Nick D’Agostino, with the winger calmly firing the ball into the bottom corner.
6-0: Brisbane Roar, Brandon Borrello, 80’
A superb solo run from Shannon Brady saw the youngster play an excellent ball in behind for Borrello, with the youngster firing home into the bottom corner on his left foot.