AKL 3-0 WEL

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Auckland City FC: 24. Diego RIVAS (GK), 3. Takuya IWATA 4. Mario BILEN, 5. Angel BERLANGA (C), 9. Darren WHITE, 10. Ryan DE VRIES, 11. Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI, 14. Clayton LEWIS, 16. Daewook KIM, 17. Joao MOREIRA, 19. Micah LEA’ALFA
Substitutes:1. Jacob SPOONLEY (GK), 18. Danyon DRAKE (GK), 2. Marko DORDEVIC, 6. Jesse EDGE, 7. Reid DRAKE, 8. Michael DEN HEIJER, 12. Nicolai BERRY, 13. Alfred ROGERS, 15. Ivan VICELICH, 20. Emiliano TADE, 25. Fabrizio TAVANO
Coach: Ramon Tribulietx (ESP)
Team Wellington: 1. Scott BASALAJ (GK), 4. Anthony HOBBS, 5. Bill ROBERTSON, 6. Chris BALE, 7. Leo VILLA, , 9. Tom JACKSON, 10. Luis CORRALES, 11. Mario BARCIA, 13. Alex FENERIDIS, 16. Ben HARRIS, 17. Fergus NEIL
Substitutes:22. Alex CARR, (GK). 2. Taylor HOUGH, 3. Steven GULLEY, 12. Andy BEVIN, 14. William SCOTT, 15. Mark JONES, 18. Saul HALPIN, 19. Conor McGLINCHEY, 21. Taylor SCHRIJVERS

Coach: Matt CALCOTT (NZL)
90+4′ FULL TIME AKL 3-0 WEL Auckland City secure their sixth OFC Champions League title in a row with a convincing 3-0 win over last year’s runners up Team Wellington.
90+3′ Emiliano Tade forces a one-handed diving save from Scott Basalaj with a stinging low shot
90′ The Fourth Official indicates 4 minutes of added time
89′ SUB WEL Ben Harris is replaced by Andy Bevin
88′ SUB WEL Luis Corrales is repalced by Saul Halpin
86′ SUB AKL Joao Moreira is replaced by Emiliano Tade
84′ GOAL!!! AKL 3-0 WEL Lea’alafa puts the result beyond any doubt after some good build up play by Auckland. De Vries’ cross from the left is missed by Moreira but the ball falls for Lea’alafa who picks out the far left corner with a wonderful low strike
83′ RED CARD WEL Alex Feneridis receives his marching orders for a second bookable offence
82′YELLOW CARD AKL Mario Bilen is booked for a foul on Leonardo Villa
81′ Hobbs with a crucial tackle on De Vries to break up a dangerous looking Auckland attack on the left flank
79′ Iwata wins a corner on the left for Auckland but Darren White’s delivery is headed clear by Fergus Neil
77′ Another Wellington long throw aimed at Auckland’s penalty area but Diego Rivas has no troble dealing with it
74′ Lea’alafa threatens on the right flank but his shot runs across the face of the goal to miss the far post
72′ SUB WEL Mario Barcia is replaced by Steven Gulley
67′ GOAL!!! AKL 2-0 WEL Clayton Lewis gives Auckland City a two goal cushion with a clinical finish from the edge of the box following a quick counter attack by Micah Lea’alafa
67′ Luis Corrales with a chance at the other end following a Wellington long throw but the Costa Rican’s shot misses the far post
65′ Lea’alafa shows some skills before passing to Moreira who fires wide from the edge of the box
64′ De Vries threatens on the left but he can’t go past Anthony Hobbs
63′ Iwata rejoins the action
62′ Iwata back on his feet but he needs to leave the field temporarily. Auckland down to 10 men for the moment
60′ YELLOW CARD AKL Anthony Hobbs is cautioned for a bad tackle on Takuya Iwata who requires medical attention
57′ Auckland City with a quick counter following a Wellington corner. Ryan De Vries makea a good run on the left before finding Moreira who fires over the bar from the edge of the box.
53′ Bill Roberston with some good defensive work to break up some intricate passing betwen Moreira and and Ryan De Vries inside Wellington’s penalty area
51′ YELLOW CARD AKL Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi goes into the referee’s book
49′ Team Wellington with a free kick inside Auckland’s half but they fail to threaten the Navy Blues’ defence
47′ Auckland City continue to dominate in the early stages of the second half
46′ Team Wellington get the second half underway
45′ HALF TIME: AKL 1-0 WEL Auckland City take a one goal lead into the break following a dominant first half display
44′ Team Wellington under sustained presssure, the capital men are struggling to come out of their half
42′ Moreira almost doubles Auckland City’s advantage with a rifling strrike that hits the upright following some good work from Lea’alafa on the right side
39′ Darren White releases Lea’alafa on the right side but Fergus Neil intercepts the Auckland City forward
36′YELLOW CARD WEL Alex Feneridis is booked for pulling Moreira back
35′ Clayton Lewis tries his luck with a curling long range strike which just misses the left post
32′ Lea’alafa threatens from the right but his cross is too deep for Moreira
31′ Micah Lea’alafa with a stinging shot from the edge of the area but his effort sails over the bar
29′ Team Wellington are gulity of committing consecutive fouls in midfiled
26′ Auckland City with a good chance as Darren White speeds down the right flank before sending a low cross to Joao Moreira who just misses the left post from close range
25′ YELLOW CARD WEL Mario Barcia receives a booking following a foul on Iwata
23′ The Wellingtom players are deprived of the ball and they find it hard to get into the game
21′ Bill Robertson produces a crucial defensive header to clear the ball from a Darren White cross aimed at Moreira
19′ Takuya Iwata’s cross from the left finds Darren White at the edge of the area but the Auckland defender blasts his volley over the crossbar
16′ Auckland City patiently passing the ball at the back without too much pressure from Wellington’s forward line
13′ Joao Moreira chests the ball down inside Wellington’s penalty area but Bill Robertson puts his foot to the ball to prevent the Portuguese striker taking a shot
10′ Darren White with a run on the left flank but his shot from an acute angle goes wide of the far post
7′ Diego Rivas has been called to action for the firts time in the match but he has no trouble to pluck the ball out of the air following a deep Wellington cross from the right
3′ Auckland City in control stroking the ball around since taking the lead.
1′ GOAL!!! AKL 1-0 WEL What a start. Micah Lea’alafa beats his defender with a wonderful turn before a strong run inside the penaty box to rifle a low shot passed Scott Basalaj
1′ Auckland City with the kick off
1′ We are underway at the 2016 OFC Champions League final between defending champions Auckland City and last year’s runners up Team Wellington


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