A depleted Brisbane Roar have kicked off their AFC Champions League campaign with a scoreless draw against Muangthong United at Suncorp Stadium.
It's a result they'll probably take in the circumstances with a raft of key players missing. They had to rely on a string of strong saves from Jamie Young on Tuesday night to keep the Thai Premier League champions at bay.
Skipper Matt McKay (broken nose), Thomas Kristensen (hamstring) and Luke DeVere were all ruled out as coach John Aloisi called on a number...
Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi admits he'll have a fight on his hands if medical staff declare lion-hearted skipper Matt McKay unfit for Tuesday night's AFC Champions League opener against Muangthong United.
Playing out of position at left-back, McKay broke his nose in the opening minutes of Saturday night's 2-2 A-League draw away to Perth Glory -- but still played out the entire 90 minutes in what must have been immense pain and with heavy bandaging across his face.
The 34-year-old was seeing doctors...
Brisbane Roar claimed a point in Perth despite heading west with a spate of injuries and suffering another before kick-off, playing in stifling conditions with a tired group and then having decisions not go their way.
It's enough to make coach John Aloisi proud.
The Roar arrived in Perth missing Corey Brown, Daniel Bowles, Kye Rowles and Jack Hingert before Thomas Kristensen was hurt in the warm-up.
He has little time to stew on Saturday's 2-2 draw with an Asian Champions League clash at home on...