AKL 4-0 SOL

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Auckland City FC: 24. Diego RIVAS (GK), 3. Takuya IWATA 4. Mario BILEN, 5. Angel BERLANGA (C), 9. Darren WHITE, 11. Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI, 14. Clayton LEWIS, 16. Daewook KIM, 19. Micah LEA’ALFA, 20. Emiliano TADE, 25. Fabrizio TAVANO
Substitutes: 1. Jacob SPOONLEY (GK), 2. Marko DORDEVIC, 6. Jesse EDGE, 7. Reid DRAKE, 8. Michael DEN HEIJER, 10. Ryan DE VRIES, 12. Nicolai BERRY, 13. Alfie ROGERS, 15. Ivan VICELICH, 17. Joao MOREIRA, 18. Danyon DRAKE (GK)
Absent: 22. Andrew MILNE
Coach: Ramon Tribulietx (ESP)
Solomon Warriors: 28. Anthony TALO (GK), 2. Haddis AENGARI (C), 4. Fred FAKARI, 5. Dennis IFUNAOA, 6. Molea TIGI, 9. Jerry DONGA, 15. Daniel NATOU, 19. Gibson DAUDAU, 21. Brian KALTACK, 22. Milton FURAI, 24. Kensi TANGIS
Substitutes: 1. Samson KOTI (GK), 3. Matson FENNY, 10. Albert WITNEY, 11. Ian PAIA 14. Augustine SAMANI, 16. Emmanuel POILA, 18. Henry FA’ARODO, 26. Loea Mani TAISARA, 27. Benjamin BAEORO
Coach: Moses Toata (SOL)
Match Officials
Referee: Salesh CHAND (FIJ)
Assistant Referee 1: Ravinesh KUMAR (FIJ)
Assistant Referee 2: Phillipe REVEL (TAH)
Fourth Official: Médéric LACOUR (NCL)
FULL TIME: Auckland City 4-0 Solomon Warriors
90’+2′GOAL!!! Auckland City 4-0 Solomon Warriors: MOREIRA completes a 30-minute hat-trick but it is all down to fellow substitute BERRY, who does well on the right hand side of the box before finding the Portuguese striker to tap home
90′ Two minutes of additional time will be played
88′ The shape of the Warriors is becoming stretched now and they must make sure they tighten up in the final moments to prevent the score blowing out
86′ SUB SOL: Warriors make another change as Kensi TANGIS is replaced by Ian PAIA
85′ GOAL!!! Auckland City 3-0 Solomon Warriors: Auckland extend their lead as MOREIRA gets in behind the Warriors defence and beats TALO in a one-on-one
83′ SUB SOL: FAKARI looks to have not quite recovered from his injury as he is replaced by Matson FENNY
78′ SUB AUC: Mario BILEN makes way for the promising Nicolai BERRY for Auckland
74′ GOAL!!! Auckland City 2-0 Solomon Warriors: Auckland appear to have finally secured the points when Takuya IWATA does well to reach a ball that was heading over the byline and cuts it back for MOREIRA to turn into the net
73′ FAKARI is now back on the pitch and appears able to continue
71′ Fred FAKARI picks up an injury for Warriors and has to leave the field to receive treatment
68′ DE VRIES runs onto a clever reverse pass from MOREIRA and cuts onto his right to shoot but TALO is again perfectly positioned to deal with it
66′ The ball breaks to TANGIS in space and he decides to have a crack at the Auckland goal but he is a long way out and gets it nowhere near the target
64′ There is a scramble in the Warriors box after a run from DE VRIES but Clayton LEWIS and MOREIRA both see their efforts blocked
62′ SUB AUC: Auckland again turn to the bench as Emiliano TADE makes way for Joao MOREIRA
57′ Warriors have a chance to respond quickly to the goal when Kensi TANGIS bursts forward down the right but fires his shot just over the cross bar
55′ SUB AUC: Auckland are the first side to make a change, bringing on Ryan DE VRIES for Micah LEA’ALFA
54′ GOAL!!! Auckland City 1-0 Solomon Warriors: The resistance of Warriors is finally broken as Daewook KIM heads home a TADE corner
53′ TADE has another chance but again can’t get the placement right to beat TALO, who is having a fine game
52′ The Warriors break forward and carve out a half chance but Dennis IFUNAOA can only find the side netting with his shot from an acute angle
50′ A half appeal from Auckland for a penalty is turned down after Mario BILEN goes down in the box
47′ Auckland have their first chance of the half when Emiliano TADE breaks down the left and cuts onto his right foot but he blasts his low shot straight at Anthony TALO
46′ We’re off and running again here with the question being whether Solomon Warriors can continue to frustrate Auckland City
HALF TIME: Auckland City 0-0 Solomon Warriors
45′ One minute of additional time will be played
44′ Warriors have a free kick a long way out but the distance doesn’t bother KALTACK, who tries his luck anyway and puts his effort just over the cross bar
43′ TALO’s reading of the game has been outstanding so far and he again comes out to deal with a dangerous situation, clearing a Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI pass before WHITE can latch onto it
40′ The sanctuary of the dressing room is now only five minutes away for Warriors and they will be looking to make sure they go in on level terms
38′ Gibson DAUDAU nearly gets in on the Auckland goal but the offside flag is raised
35′ YELLOW CARD: Vanuatu international and Solomon Warriors defender Brian Kaltack becomes the first player to go into the book
34′ Warriors enjoy their best spell of pressure in winning two corners, the second of which leads to a shot from Dennis IFUNAOA which is deflected out
32′ TALO shows excellent anticipation to read a ball that is dinked into his box and leaves his line to make a point-blank save from Clayton LEWIS
29′ WHITE looks to play LEA’ALFA in on the Warriors goal but TALO comes out to claim the ball first
25′ TAVANO sends a centre across the face of the Warriors goal but can’t pick out a team mate
23′ If the possession continues to be dominated so much by Auckland this will be a long afternoon for Warriors, who have shown good structure so far but need to maintain their concentration
20′ Molea TIGI spots Diego RIVAS off his line and looks to chip the Auckland keeper but gets his execution wrong and it goes well wide
18′ LEA’ALFA has another opportunity but the bouncing ball doesn’t quite sit for him and TALO comes out to block his effort
18′ Defending champions Auckland are having almost all of the ball with the Warriors forced to sit back and look to break on the counter
16′ Auckland have an excellent chance to score when Fabrizio TAVANO runs onto a pass down the right and cuts the ball back to Micah LEA’ALFA, who can’t find the power to beat TALO
12′ Keeper TALO is called into action twice within about 30 seconds, both times to keep out low shots from Emiliano TADE
10′ Auckland City are enjoying a spell of pressure on the Warriors goal, earning a pair of corners in quick succession
6′ Gibson DAUDAU is played in down the right for Warriors but his low cross is blocked by Daewook KIM
4′ The ball in from Clayton Lewis is a decent one but Solomon Warriors goalkeeper Anthony TALO punches it away
4′ Auckland have a free kick in a handy position out wide after Darren WHITE is brought down
2′ Auckland have the early ball and are stroking it around the back in their trademark patient manner
1′ It’s a wet day here in Auckland but the pitch is still in good condition so the ball should zip across the greasy surface
1′ We’re underway here for the first game on Match Day 3 of the OFC Champions League


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