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Level-headed Vicelich aware of what awaits

Along with his teammates, New Zealand’s most capped international is well aware of what is on the line as Auckland City prepare for a match which could earn them their third consecutive victory in the Oceania club championship.
“The boys got back from Fiji and they had a good rest. They got into training on Tuesday night and you could tell there was a little buzz starting already,” Vicelich says.
“We’ve talked about how it’s a big game and that we just need to focus like every other game and relax, and just build ourselves into the game. All we’re asking from our players is to do our best, at the end of the day, the team that plays well normally wns the game and hopefully that is how we can put together a good performance to get that victory.”
Vicelich believes it will be, like most Super City derby’s have traditionally proven to be, a tight match.
“Football is a funny game. All we can do is try and do our best and go out there and give 110 per cent and hopefully we can let the result take care of itself.”
As for trying to push the significance of a match like this from his mind, even for a veteran like Vicelich, it’s easier said than done.
“Once we get out on to the field we have to really refocus like in any other game, work hard and get that next stage out of our minds as much as we can. It’s going to be difficult for both teams you know, there’s a lot at stake, and we just have to hopefully deal with it that little bit better.”
The match kicks off at 3.45pm on Sunday 19 May on Arena 2 at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, and live coverage will be produced by OFC TV.
The coverage will be screened live in New Zealand on SKY Sport 4 from 3.30pm while those living in other parts of the world will be able to watch live streaming of the match free of charge on the OFC Live Youtube channel.
The live streaming on Youtube will not be available to fans living in New Zealand due to the match being shown live on SKY Sport.
The action will be streamed live at youtube.com/OFCfootball and a direct link will be provided via the OFC website at oceaniafootball.com
The final will also be broadcast live on television in other parts of the Pacific with VBTC in Vanuatu, FBC in Fiji and Telikom TV in Solomon Islands all picking up the coverage.
The winner of the OFC Champions League Final will qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013.

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