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Melbourne Victory thrash Brisbane Roar as Massimo Maccarone debuts

Mitchell Austin of Melbourne Victory celebrates his goal against Brisbane Roar.
Mitchell Austin was on target for Melbourne Victory as they progressed in the FFA Cup.

The arrival of former Italy international Massimo Maccarone could not stop Melbourne Victory thrashing Brisbane Roar 5-1 in their FFA Cup clash at Perry Park on Wednesday night.

Former Roar striker Besart Berisha bagged a double in front of 3,184 fans as Brisbane bowed out in the Round of 32 for the second-straight season.

Maccarone failed to shine on his competitive debut for Brisbane after receiving a visa clearance, coming on in the 61st minute with the hosts trailing 4-0.

Brisbane have high...


Brisbane Roar could mimic Socceroos' 3-4-3 formation - Brett Holman

Brisbane's Brett Holman says the controversial back-three defensive structure used by the Socceroos could be successfully employed at the A-League club this season.

The Roar have reverted to the structure at times already this preseason and it could be coach John Aloisi's first option in Wednesday's FFA Cup clash with Melbourne Victory at Brisbane's Perry Park.

Under Ange Postecoglou, the national side has switched to a 3-4-3 formation in its quest for World Cup qualification, bringing mixed results...


Massimo Maccarone cleared to make FFA Cup debut for Brisbane Roar

Italian striker Massimo Maccarone will play for Brisbane against Melbourne Victory in Wednesday's FFA Cup clash, after receiving a last-minute visa clearance.

The marquee man scored twice in his Roar debut against Peninsula Power in a club trial on Saturday, but needed visa approval to play in the sanctioned contest against arch-rivals Victory.

Coach John Aloisi confirmed his availability, but said experienced goalkeeper Michael Theo would miss the Perry Park encounter as he battles a cold.



Massimo Maccarone to be Nick D'Agostino's mentor - John Aloisi

Massimo Maccarone
Massimo Maccarone has joined Brisbane Roar on a one-year marquee deal.

Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi believes new signing Massimo Maccarone can help mould young gun Nick D'Agostino into an A-League star.

Maccarone was officially unveiled as the club's newest recruit on Monday after signing a one-season marquee deal, replacing Jamie Maclaren as the Roar's go-to forward.

But more than just scoring goals, Aloisi expects the former Serie A and Premier League star to help usher in the club's next generation. D'Agostino is top of that list.

The 19-year-old is seen as Brisbane's...


Brisbane Roar signs former Serie A striker Massimo Maccarone

Massimo Maccarone
Massimo Maccarone made 28 appearances for Empoli last season, scoring five goals.

Brisbane Roar's search for a marquee frontman is over with veteran Italian Massimo Maccarone joining the A-League club on a one-year deal.

Coach John Aloisi confirmed Maccarone has accepted an offer from the Roar and is expected to arrive in Australia in the coming days to meet his new teammates.

"Massimo's excited to be joining us," Aloisi told the Courier Mail.

"Massimo not only makes great forward runs but he also links up with players around him very well.

"He's still quick and he's still scoring...