Brisbane Roar have put a damper on Shinji Ono’s home farewell, with the Wanderers coming away with a 1-1 draw.
The Wanderers put on a spectacular farewell for the Japanese superstar, with red fireworks illuminating Pirtek Stadium as the players made their way on to the field.
The game started with high intensity from Brisbane, who came out and controlled the game very well. From the start, there was a finals feel to the match with both teams playing at such a high quality and with the involvement of the fans throughout the match.
More fireworks were set off on the 21st minute, representing Shinji Ono, number 21. Truly a magnificent sight and a wonderful way to send off someone who has been an integral part of establishing the Wanderers.
Brisbane opened up the scoring with Liam Miller in the 35th minute and went into the break leading 1-0 at half time.
The second half saw a swing in momentum, as the Wanderers started to take charge. Quick passing and fast plays sprung the Wanderers into an attacking set, leading to more possession and opportunities created fir the home team.
Tomi Juric scored to equalize in the 61st minute, bringing the Wanderers back into the game.
Both teams tried to steal the win, however, the draw seemed quite fitting in the end.
The Wanderers will now wait on the result of the Central Coast Mariners game to see whether or not they remain in second position.
Melbourne Heart will host the Wanderers next week in the final round before the finals.
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