Brisbane Roar have succumbed to a heavy 6-0 defeat at the hands of Korea Republic outfit Ulsan Hyundai on match day 2 of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday night.
Ulsan, who handed a starting debut to former Roar forward Dimitri Petratos, netted three first half goals to be out of sight at the break with Croatian midfielder Mislav Orsic playing a starring role.
The home side added three more after the interval, with Orsic and Kim In-sung both finishing with doubles, while captain Ivan Kovacec got in on the act after he was teed up by Petratos.
Brisbane came close to grabbing a late consolation when a long range shot from Thomas Broich fell kindly to Kye Rowles but his strike was well parried and claimed by Ulsan’s keeper.
Instead the K-League outfit added a sixth deep into stoppage time to leave John Aloisi’s side on one point in Group E of the ACL ahead of their next clash against J-League outfit Kashima Antlers.
1-0 Ulsan Hyundai: Kim In-sung, 10’
Brisbane’s defence afforded In-sung too much space at the top of the box inviting a shot, with goalkeeper Jamie Young unsighted as the ball slid inside the far post.
2-0 Ulsan Hyundai: Mislav Orsic, 13’
Roar were opened up on the counter following an attacking corner, with Orsic scooting down field before turning Jade North inside out and firing into the bottom corner.
3-0 Ulsan Hyundai: Mislav Orsic, 34’
Lee Ki-je ghosted his way past a couple of defenders before the ball was cleared near the byline, but it fell kindly to Orsic who fired it back where it came from into the bottom corner.
4-0 Ulsan Hyundai: Ivan Kovacec, 55’
Dimitri Petratos charged down the left flank before cutting the ball back for his skipper, whose first-time shot took a deflection and ballooned over an outstretched Young.
5-0 Ulsan Hyundai: Kim In-Sung, 68’
In-sung went on a mazy run before nutmegging Jade North and unleashing a blistering strike from an acute angle that rocketed past Young and inside the far post.
6-0 Ulsan Hyundai: Lee Jong-Ho, 90+3’
Jong-Ho added his name to the score sheet with virtually the last play of the game after he headed home a cross from Richard Windbichler from inside the six-yard box.
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