Shanghai SIPG have the imports and local players to go all the way in the AFC Champions League after two wins from two in 2017, writes Michael Church.
The drubbing leaves Brisbane still searching for their first goal and first win in Group E and continues the nightmare ACL run of A-League teams.
Sydney FC defender Alex Wilkinson says the Sky Blues' confidence has always remained high ahead of their top of the table showdown with Melbourne Victory.
Graham Arnold's definition of becoming the greatest team in A-League history is whether Sydney FC can eclipse the points' record for a single season.
There are no guarantees for the Wellington Phoenix's returning trio of suspended players ahead of Saturday's A-League match against Perth Glory.
Three weeks on from his shock move to South Korea, Dimitri Petratos is set for a reunion with his old Brisbane Roar teammates on Tuesday night.