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Broich winner 'meaningless' without title

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 23/04/2016 Emma Kemp

His match-winner against Melbourne Victory took Brisbane to the A-League semi-finals, but Thomas Broich says it'll all be for nothing if the club can't win a third title.

The veteran German marquee showed his knack for delivering in big games hasn't disappeared, netting a 93rd-minute goal to seal last Friday's elimination final 2-1 for the Roar.

But Broich said he hadn't reflected on his second goal of the season, focusing only on Sunday's semi-final with Western Sydney.

"It's meaningless," he said.

"We need to make sure we make the grand final and win the grand final.

"Otherwise, that was a goal for nothing.

Broich is hitting his peak just at the right time and Brisbane have momentum on their side going into Sunday's blockbuster, while the Wanderers have enjoyed a week off.

However, Broich tipped a tough contest at the Pirtek Stadium cauldron, and said coach John Aloisi had been working with the team on improving form over 90 minutes, after an off-colour first half against Victory.

"It's going to be very, very difficult," the 35-year-old said.

"We've all seen how difficult it is to win away games in the finals series, and we all know how good Popovic is as a coach and how great their players are individually.

"So it's a tough, tough trip.

"But at the same time, that's the kind of stuff we love.

"We love overcoming obstacles, and there's a big goal on the horizon so we've got enough motivation to push through."

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