In a battle of two sides who enjoy controlling possession the match saw the momentum go back and forward throughout proceedings with Adelaide coming out the stronger side in the opening stages.
Despite that good start for Adelaide, Brisbane Roar hit the opening goal in the 21st minute as Dimitri Petratos cut in and crossed for Matt McKay who laid off a touch for Besart Berisha to tap in.
That goal saw Brisbane Roar really start to go for the match and they started to slowly wrestle control back from the Reds but it was Sergio Cirio who would have the next chance, as the Adealide man was able to shoot after some good passing work, but saw his effort saved by Michael Theo.
Thomas Broich should have had Brisbane’s second in the closing stages of the half as he sent a powerful shot from distance that was wrongly disallowed.
Just before the break Berisha had another chance to score but he took too much time after being put clean through allowing Adelaide to clear and get to the break 1-0 down.
Right after the break Berisha did find his second goal as Broich and McKay linked up well, allowing Berisha the space to hit a powerful strike from distance that left Eugene Galekovic with no chance.
Adelaide United were forced to act, but with Brisbane Roar sitting 2-0 up, they were struggling to break down the Roar defense, who were able to sit back.
That defense held solidly enough as Adelaide were not able to break through until stoppage time as Jeronimo was able to cut inside and hit a curling strike that beat Theo for a stoppage time consolation.