The Melbourne Victory handed Brisbane their biggest A-League defeat and extended their winless streak to nine with a 5-0 thumping at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday.
Kevin Muscat's men lived up to their billing of favourites, but were helped by some Roar wastefulness before running away from a re-jigged Brisbane in the second half.
Melbourne Victory's tight 2-1 defeat of Newcastle is a crucial win in the context of the A-League title race.
Victory star James Troisi's unstoppable Saturday night strike, just four minutes from time, kept his team in touch with runaway leaders Perth, already three points clear.
But that same strike had dire consequences further down the table, with the Jets battling to stay in touch with the top six.
The gulf between sixth-placed Adelaide United and seventh-placed Newcastle is already seven...