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Brisbane have continued to show their premiership credentials as they were forced to come from behind against Adelaide United recording a 2-1 win at Hindmarsh Stadium on Friday night.

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Adelaide United are having an awful start to life under Sep Gombeau and it continued as they now hit eight matches without a win.

Adelaide started well and could well have had the lead in the fourth minute as Isais received possession on the edge of the area but hit his effort just over the bar.

That was just a temporary set back for the Reds as they hit the lead in the seventh minute as Osama Malik was able to get on the end of a cross and head home the opening goal.

A penalty allowed Brisbane to equalize in the 21st minute as Tarek Elrich felled Corey Brown, allowing Besarat Berisha to hit the penalty and make it 1-1.

Adelaide United had plenty of solid chances in the half as Steven Lustica was able to get around his defender before laying off for Sergio Cirio.

Fabio Ferreira very nearly put Adelaide United back in front as he had possession on the edge of the area forcing a solid save out of Matt Acton as the half ended 1-1.

Brisbane did well in the opening stages of the second half which saw Adelaide United stuck back in their own half for much of the remainder.

In the 72nd minute Brisbane's pressure finally told as Berisha was able to wind around the Adelaide United defense and get in on Galekovic, before being brought down only for Berisha to stick out his boot, sneaking it past Galekovic.

Adelaide United were forced to push forward in the late stages which nearly lead to a third for Brisbane as Ivan Franjic forced a good save out of Galekovic.

The Reds went for the match but time was the enemy as Brisbane held on for a 2-1 victory, heaping the pressure of Gombeau.

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