Brisbane coach John Aloisi hopes AFC Champions League can revive Roar’s season

ROAR coach John Aloisi is counting on the club’s upcoming AFC Champions League campaign reviving Brisbane’s A-League fortunes.

Despite the return of key trio Eric Bautheac, Matt McKay and Avraam Papadopulos to the starting side, the Roar’s disastrous season continued on Friday night with a 1-0 loss Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium.

It was Brisbane third successive loss and third straight match without a goal.

The Roar have lost nine of their 16 matches this season, with their hopes of playing finals football for an eighth successive year in severe doubt.

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