Roar seize initiative against Central Coast
Brisbane Roar beat Central Coast Mariners 2-0 in the first leg of their A-League major semi-final.
Henrique put the Roar ahead in the eight minute, but they were unable to add to their lead before the break despite a host of chances.
Erik Paartalu finally doubled their advantage in the 86th minute to put Brisbane in control of the tie.
The second leg takes place next Sunday with the winners progressing to the A-League Grand Final on April 22.