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12:00 AM, January 24, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 24, 2018

ROAR Embarrassed in more ways than one

A-League side Brisbane Roar suffered humiliation after slumping to a 3-2 defeat in their Asian Champions League clash with Filipino minnows Ceres-Negros. The Australian outfit exited the tournament despite taking an early lead through ex-Middlesbrough hero Massimo Maccarone, as the visitors countered with three goals that laid the foundation for the unlikeliest of victories. Eric Bautheac pulled one back for the hosts late on, but it wasn't enough and the indignity was further compounded when the numbers on the back of three Brisbane Roar players' shirts began to peel and fall off. Roar staff tried desperately to salvage the situation with a few bits of carefully positioned orange tape but, in truth, they were merely papering over the cracks. At one point, No. 22 Bautheac left the pitch with his own number hanging off and, after a few minutes, re-entered the fray with the No.77 taped to his back -- because apparently there were no other No.22 shirts available. Teammate Ivan Franjic was supposed to already be playing in the No.77 shirt, but one of the digits had fallen off leaving the winger inadvertently sporting the No.7.     

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