Farina era starts with Heart draw

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Stalemate ... Sydney FC couldn't take their chances against Melbourne Heart at Allianz Stadium. Source: Phil Hillyard / News Limited

Incoming coach Frank Farina got a glimpse of the job ahead as Sydney FC were held to a scoreless draw with Melbourne Heart in Sunday's bottom-of-the-table A-League clash

The Sky Blues at least snapped a four-game losing streak but neither side was able to capitalise on a handful of chances in front of 12,425 fans at Allianz Stadium.

Farina watched on from the stands having arrived at the club on Friday, and while caretaker coach Steve Corica was officially in charge, the new coach was seen dishing out instructions in the sheds at halftime as he prepares to take charge next week.

The former Socceroos coach would have taken several positives from an improved performance, not least the fact the last-placed Sky Blues finally plugged a leaky defence which had let in 15 goals in the previous four games.

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Farina, though, would have some concerns that star playmaker Alessandro Del Piero failed to finish the match with the Italian substituted with 20 minutes to go, apparently a precautionary measure due to his troublesome hamstrings.

"I think it's more tight, cramping sort of, in the hamstring so we'll have to wait and see from Tuesday onwards, see how the MRI looks and go from there," departing interim coach Steve Corica said after the match.

While Del Piero's departure to the bench took the sting out of Sydney's attack, Farina would have been delighted to see Sydney keep a clean sheet having conceding a whopping 15 goals in their previous four games.

P W D L GD Pts
1 Central Coast 9 6 2 1 9 20
2 Adelaide 9 6 1 2 6 19
3 Victory 9 5 1 3 -1 16
4 Newcastle 9 4 1 4 -3 13
5 Wellington 9 3 3 3 2 12
6 Perth 9 3 2 4 0 11
7 Brisbane 9 3 1 5 1 10
8 Western Sydney 9 3 1 5 -3 10
9 Heart 9 2 3 4 -1 9
10 Sydney 9 2 1 6 -10 7

And Corica backed the Farina to build on a much-improved performance from the last-placed Sky Blues.

"He said himself there were a lot of positives come out of the game," Corica said.

"But he's going to come in and make changes. Things will change.

"He'll put his stamp on the team, especially with the work rate and I think if we do that I think we're going to be better off for it and we'll get results."

Frustrated Heart coach John Aloisi was pleased with a point given the players he was missing but called for the A-League to be put on hold when so many players are required for Socceroos duty.

He was also incensed a challenge by Sydney FC's Fabio on Heart's Ben Garuccio went unpunished by referee Stebre Delovski late in the second half.

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The left back looked lucky to escape a red card, let alone yellow, after his from-behind challenge left Garuccio facing scans on a possible leg fracture.

"I'm struggling to have players and then that tackle happens and there's not even a yellow card," Aloisi said.

"I saw the replay and it's probably a red card and I have to go one less player again.

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"I keep my mouth shut every week about things and it doesn't get me anywhere.

"I can't say anything. In my opinion it was a terrible tackle and it should have been a red card ... I don't know if they can do anything about it."

Both sides were affected by Socceroos duty with the Heart missing Richard Garcia, Aziz Behich and Michael Marrone and Sydney FC without Brett Emerton and Terry Antonis.

It opened the door for teenager Hagi Gligor to make his first start for Sydney while Corica also handed a debut in goals to Vedran Janjetovic as Ivan Necevski was dumped to the bench.

Heart's Josip Tadic and Sydney's Yairo Yau wasted good early opportunities as both sides traded blows in the opening exchanges.

Sydney went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock in the 56th minute as Sam Mitchinson did brilliantly to defuse a dangerous Del Piero cross.

Janjetovic then justified his call-up with a fine save to deny Fred's header.

Chances continued to go begging as the struggling sides had to settle for a result that did little to help either's A-League finals hopes.

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