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Brisbane win a thriller over the Wanderers

21 April 2017

Brisbane Roar are taking inspiration from the AFL's Western Bulldogs as they eye what would be a historic fourth A-League championship, coach John Aloisi says.

The season is over for the Wanderers after they were beaten 6-5 in a penalty shootout by Brisbane Roar in Friday night's action-packed elimination final at Suncorp Stadium, with the two sides level at 1-1 after extra time.

The second half was a completely different story with the Roar well on top for several periods of the half.

Aloisi indicated at a press conference on Thursday that he never got the chance to decide on Broich's future at the club before the German confirmed he would leave to continue his career elsewhere.

The 25-year-old fringe Socceroo will become one of Brisbane's two marquee players next season, while Broich - who would have needed to come under the salary cap to stay - will seek a move after receiving no guarantees from the club regarding a new contract.

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The Wanderers took the lead in first-half injury time through a controversial Terry Antonis penalty and, while the Roar equalised through Jamie Maclaren in the 55th minute, neither side could find another despite a frantic finish.

Vedran Janjetovic sent the match beyond 90 minutes by first tipping Corey Brown's shot around the post and then somehow pushing a late Borrello volley onto the crossbar.

Young, who has had to bide his time with Theo the clear No 1 gloveman under coach John Aloisi, was emotional after clinching the victory.

"I don't want to put too much pressure on him - he just needs to keep his head down and work hard and improve on his game because he can go a long way".

"He's fantastic me every day, how much he keeps on improving and how he's dealing with the whole situation", Aloisi said.

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It means the attacking midfielder may play his last home A-League game for Brisbane against the Wanderers.

"The players are very disappointed".

"Normally I would be helping young players a lot but after a couple of games I nearly don't need to help him anymore", the Denmark worldwide said.

"A lot of things happen in sport and we have got a squad that can go all the way".

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Brisbane win a thriller over the Wanderers