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Auckland City 3-0 Team Wellington

(L-R): Team Wellington's Bill Robertson and Auckland City's Joao Moreira at the 2016 OFC Champions League final. Image: Phototek

Auckland City FC have overcome Team Wellington to secure a 3-0 win at Kiwitea St in Leg 1 of the 2017 OFC Champions League.

Auckland City FC: 1. Enaut ZUBIKARAI (GK), 3. Takuya IWATA, 4. Mario BILEN, 5. Angel BERLANGA (C), 6. Cam HOWIESON, 8. Albert RIERA, 9. Darren WHITE, 14. Clayton LEWIS, 16. Daewook KIM, 17, Joao MOREIRA, 20. Emiliano TADE.
Substitutes: 18. Danyon DRAKE (RGK), 7. Reid DRAKE, 10. Ryan DE VRIES, 11. Fabrizio TAVANO, 13. Alfie ROGERS, 19. Micah LEA’ALAFA, 21. Harry EDGE.

Coach: Ramon TRIBULIETX (ESP)

Team Wellington: 1. Scott BASALAJ (GK), 2. Justin GULLEY, 4. Guillermo MORETTI, 5. Bill ROBERTSON (C), 7. Leo VILLA, 9. Tom JACKSON, 11. Mario BARCIA, 12. Andy BEVIN, 15. Joel STEVENS, 18. Nicolas ZAMBRANO, 19. Joshua MARGETTS.
Substitutes: 23. James McPEAKE (RGK), 6. Taylor SCHRIJVERS, 10. Nathanael HAILEMARIAM, 14. Billy SCOTT, 16. Ben HARRIS, 17. Sam BLACKBURN, 21. Niko KIRWAN.

Coach: Jose FIGUEIRA (ENG)

FULL TIME: Auckland City 3-0 Team Wellington

90’+7 Ben HARRIS hits Auckland City’s wall with the free kick and earns Wellington the corner

90’+5 Free kick to Wellington just outside the Auckland City box

90’+4 Wellington attempt to counter attack down the right wing but Angel BERLANGA slides in and clears the ball wide

90’+3 Free kick to Auckland City after a foul on Takuya IWATA

90’+2 SUB AUC | Joao MOREIRA is replaced by Reid DRAKE 

90′ Five minutes additional time

89′ GOAL!!! AUC 3-0 WLG | Ryan DE VRIES finds the net after an impressive build up in the box between Clayton LEWIS, Joao MOREIRA and Fabrizio TAVANO 

84′ Free kick for Auckland City after another hard tackle from Ben HARRIS on Takuya IWATA

83′ YELLOW CARD | Ben HARRIS is cautioned for a tackle on Takuya IWATA 

81′ SUB WLG | Joshua MARGETTS is replaced by Nathanael HAILEMARIAM 

80′ Ryan DE VRIES charges after a through ball, forcing Bill ROBERTSON to make the clearance wide

78′ Scott BASALAJ pulls off an impressive save, blocking Joao MOREIRA’s attempt at a third goal

77′ SUB AUC | Mario BILEN is replaced by Fabrizio TAVANO 

77′ SUB WLG | Leonardo VILLA is replaced by Niko KIRWAN 

76′ YELLOW CARD | Penalty kick for Auckland City after a foul from Guillermo MORETTI on Joao MOREIRA

74′ Andy BEVIN crosses in to Mario BARCIA but he can’t fully connect with the ball and sends his attempt wide of goal

73′ Joao MOREIRA receives a ball from Darren WHITE in front of goal and sets up Clayton LEWIS but the All White sends the ball straight to Scott BASALAJ’s hands

72′ Andy BEVIN attempts to send a long ball into the Auckland City box but doesn’t get enough power behind the ball, giving possession back to Auckland City

71′ Ryan DE VRIES gets past Scott BASALAJ but Leonardo VILLA tracks back and make the tackle, giving away the corner kick

70′ The Auckland City backline are first to claim the free kick and make the clearance wide

70′ Free kick to Wellington after a foul from Ryan DE VRIES in Auckland City’s half

67′ A dangerous long ball moves play into Auckland City’s half but Angel BERLANGA slides in and clears the ball wide

66′ Free kick to Wellington after a shirt pull on Mario BARCIA

65′ Free kick to Auckland City after a foul from Guillermo MORETTI

65′ SUB AUC | Emiliano TADE makes room for Ryan DE VRIES 

63′ Auckland presses the Wellington half forcing Leonardo VILLA to pass back to Scott BASALAJ who clears the ball up the field

62′ Darren WHITE sprints up the field to meet a through ball from Joao MOREIRA but can’t get the ball under control before it rolls out of play

61′ SUB WLG | Nicolas ZAMBRANO is replaced by Ben HARRIS 

59′ A dangerous combination puts Joao MOREIRA and Clayton LEWIS in front of the Wellington goal but Lewis can’t get the ball under control before he’s tackled by a Team Wellington defender

57′ Takuya IWATA comes off the field to receive treatment after a collision

56′ Free kick to Wellington after a foul on Guillermo MORETTI from Darren WHITE

55′ Emiliano TADE cuts through the Wellington backline and fires at goal but Scott BASALAJ gets a hand to the ball, giving Auckland the corner kick

52′ Wellington maintain possession and push into Auckland’s half but can’t find a break in the Auckland backline

50′ Albert RIERA looks to switch the play but no Auckland City player chases his long ball

49′ Joel STEVENS sends in a long range attempt but the ball goes well wide of goal

48′ Darren WHITE cuts back to find Joao MOREIRA feets in the box but the attacker is unable to line up an attempt before the Wellington backline makes the clearance

46′ Clayton LEWIS charges up the line and fires in a ball but his attempt travels across the goal and rolls just wide of the back post

46′ Free kick to Wellington after a foul on Andy BEVIN

46′ Team Wellington kick off the second half

HALF TIME: Auckland City 2-0 Team Wellington 

45’+2 Joel STEVENS sends a cross into the Auckland City box but Angel BERLANGA heads the ball clear

45′ Two minutes additional time

45′ Emiliano TADE sends in a dangerous cross along the ground, but Cam HOWIESON meets the ball on the wrong angle and sends his attempt well wide of goal

43′ Auckland City defend high, forcing Guillermo MORETTI to play back to Scott BASALAJ who clears it up the field

42′ Team Wellington counter attack but Joel STEVENS sends his attempt along the ground, straight to Enaut ZUBIKARAI’s feet

41′ Takuya IWATA sends in the free kikc but Bill ROBERTSON heads the ball clear

40′ Free kick to Auckland after a tackle from behind leaves Joao MOREIRA on the ground requiring treatment

39′ Takuya IWATA sends a perfect ball down the line but Emiliano TADE is tackled hard before he can fully connect with the ball

37′ Clayton LEWIS sends in a cross but it goes over Emiliano TADE’s head

35′ Free kick to Auckland City after a foul on Albert RIERA just inside the Auckland half

34′ Free kick to Auckland after a foul on Emiliano TADE just inside the Auckland half

34′ Auckland City hold possession but can’t find a break in the Wellington backline

32′ Free kick to Auckland after a foul from Andy BEVIN on Darren WHITE deep in the Auckland half

31′ Joshua MARGETTS attempts to cross but sends the ball over the crossbar and out of play

28′ GOAL!!! AUC 2-0 WLG | Joao MOREIRA finds the net again, meeting the ball on the penalty spot then firing wide of Scott BASALAJ’s glove 

28′ Both teams battle for possession in the middle of the park

26′ Daewook KIM blocks a dangerous cross but gives away the corner kick to Wellington

25′ Joel STEVENS fires in the free kick but sends the attempt just over the crossbar, forcing Enaut ZUBIKARAI to dive

24′ YELLOW CARD | Albert RIERA is cautioned for a foul on Mario BARCIA just outside the Auckland City box

23′ Free kick to Wellington after a foul on Justin GULLEY just inside the Wellington half

19′ GOAL!!! AUC 1-0 WLG | Joao MOREIRA sends in an attempt along the ground from the penalty spot to secure the early lead for Auckland City

19′ YELLOW CARD | Scott BASALAJ is cautioned for a foul on Joao MOREIRA during a 1v1 in the box

16′ Darren WHITE has a close attempt but another impressive save from Scott BASALAJ keeps the game scoreless

15′ Emiliano TADE sends the free kick towards the top corner of goal but Scott BASALAJ punches it clear

15′ Free kick to Auckland just outside the Wellington penalty box

13′ Joshua MARGETTS sends in a dangerous cross but Daewook KIM is first to get a head to the ball and makes the clearance up the field

11′ Free kick to Team Wellington after a hard tackle from Mario BILEN

10′ Emiliano TADE sends another attempt just wide of goal

9′ Emiliano TADE attempts to send a long ball to Joao MOREIRA but puts too much power behind it, sending it wide and out of play

7′ Darren WHITE connects with Emiliano TADE’s corner but his attempt is blocked by the Wellington backline

6′ Auckland City counter attack and Emiliano TADE sends in a powerful attempt but Scott BASALAJ manages to get a hand on it and send it over the crossbar

5′ Tom JACKSON sprints to get his head on a dangerous cross but the ball goes out of play before he can connect

5′ Free kick to Wellington after a foul from Darren WHITE on Andy BEVIN

4′ Free kick to Auckland after a foul from Andy BEVIN on Darren WHITE

3′ Andy BEVIN fires an attempt from the top of the box but Enaut ZUBIKARAI dives and saves the ball

1′ Emiliano TADE follows up the punching save but sends his attempt just wide of goal

1′ Clayton LEWIS sends a ball through to Joao MOREIRA who fires at goal but Scott BASALAJ punches the ball away

1′ Auckland City get the match underway

Match Officials:
Referee: Nick WALDRON (NZL)
Assistant Referee 1: Glen LOCHRIE (NZL)
Assistant Referee 2: Folio MOEAKI (TGA)
Fourth Official: Campbell KIRK WAUGH (NZL)

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