Kruse scores, Sarota makes debut as Australia beat WalesPosted: August 16, 2011
A good morinng for for Australia with a comfortable and convincing 2-1 victory over Wales with goals from Everton’s Tim Cahill and former Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory stiker Robbie Kruse. Australia dominated the game for the most part with Cahill scoring on the verge of half time with a nice finish from a good cross from the righh. Kruse doubled Australia’s lead midway through the 2nd half following a great move of passing. Wales pulled a goal back late on from a corner but never looked like getting anything from the game.
From a Brisbane Roar perspective, 2 current/former Roar players started the match with Michael Zullo continuing his recent run in the side at left back, with current skipped Matt McKay putting his potential transfer to Rangers out of his mind with another good performance in the left midfield role. Zullo for his part looked comforatable for the majority of the game with the likes of Manchester City outcast Craig Bellamy and Tottenham winger Gareth Bale running at him at different times and although he got a booking for hacking down Bale in te 2nd half, he had a solid game overall. McKay had a good solid game for his part, linking effectivly with the rest of the midfield and doing his chances of a move to the SPL no harm.
In addition to those 2, Robbie Kruse continued his budding international career by coming on at half time in a right wing role for Brett Emerton, and the sub had an impact on the game with his 2nd international goal. In addition to his goal, his alround game was sharp and he should become a key member of the squad in the coming years. Another player who could become key in the future is FC Utrecht midfielder Adam Sarota, who made his international debut this morning. Sarota came off the bench in a 10 min cameo and had a half decent opportunity and didnt look out of place. Unfortunatly the 5th player with Brisbane Roar connections Luke Devere didnt get on the park to make his international debut, but no doubt he will get his chance in the near future.