Berisha fires four in Roar rout
Besart Berisha scored four as Brisbane Roar thrashed Adelaide United 7-1 at Suncorp Stadium in the A-League.
Berisha completed a six-minute hat-trick in the first half while Henrique also struck twice after the hosts had fallen behind to Dario Vidosic's early goal. Berisha claimed his fourth in the second period and Issey Nakajima-Farran completed the rout.
The game began promisingly for Adelaide when Vidosic opened the scoring after just five minutes when he converted Sergio van Dijk's feed.
Brisbane levelled in the 21st minute when Jonathan McKain brought down Mitch Nichols in the box and Henrique converted the penalty.
Berisha then grabbed his treble as he finished off Shane Stefanutto's cross in the 23rd minute before Nichols set up the Albanian three minutes later.
A close-range finish just before the half-hour mark put Brisbane 4-1 ahead and Henrique claimed the fifth, again from the spot after the Brazilian had been fouled in the area.
Berisha slotted home in the 69th minute following Nakajima-Farran's through ball and the latter added the seventh ten minutes from the end.