Auckland City 2-0 Tefana

Auckland City and Tefana have one last chance to secure their place in the OFC Champions League final. Credit: OFC via Massimo Colombini


Auckland City FC have beaten AS Tefana 2-0 to qualify for the OFC Champions League final for the seventh year in-a-row.

Auckland City FC: 1. Enaut ZUBIKARAI (GK), 3. Takuya IWATA, 4. Mario BILEN, 5. Angel BERLANGA (C), 6. Cam HOWIESON, 8. Albert RIERA, 14. Clayton LEWIS, 16. Daewook KIM, 17, Joao MOREIRA, 20. Emiliano TADE, 23. Marko DORDEVIC
Substitutes: 7. Reid DRAKE, 9. Darren WHITE, 10. Ryan DE VRIES, 13. Alfie ROGERS, 15. Mario ILICH, 18. Danyon DRAKE (GK), 19. Micah LEA’ALAFA, 21. Harry EDGE


AS Tefana: 1. Stevens HIRIGA (GK), 4. Tehevarii LUDIVON, 5. Viritua TIAIHO, 6. Tunoa TEVAERAI, 7. Temarii TINORUA, 11. Sylvain GRAGLIA, 12. Alvin TEHAU (C), 13. Stanley ATANI, 4. Jonathan TEHAU, 16. Manutea TAAE, 19. Heimano BOUREBARE
Substitutes: 2. Farearii TUTEINA, 8. Jess HOROI, 9. Tehina TEMORERE, 10. Tautua LUCAS, 15. Jean Claude CHANG KOEI CHANG, 18. Kaena ONUU, 30. Lorenzo TEHAU
Injured: 3. Taumihau TIATIA

90’+6′ MOREIRA with a penalty and he smashes it into the post to his disbelief with Temarii TINORUA having put ht gloves on

90’+4′ RED CARD | Joao MOREIRA is taken down in the box by Stevens HIRIGA and it’s a penalty

90’+2′ RED CARD | Viritua TIAIHO is given his marching orders after a late challenge sees him pick up his second caution

90′ A minimum of three minutes additional time

90′ A couple of good intercepts from Tefana allows them to counter attack but Darren WHITE back to defend

88′ Long chip from Auckland is easily collected by HIRIGA

87′ Joao MOREIRA has a go on the volley but HOROI has turned his back to block

86′ SUB AUC | Mario BILEN is replaced by Reid DRAKE

84′ SUB TEF | Jonathan TEHAU is replaced by Jess HOROI

84′ Darren WHITE manages to keep the ball in play and plays to LEWIS who is off-target

83′ YELLOW CARD | Mario BILEN picks up a caution after a clash with Tauatua LUCAS

81′ Mario BILEN and Tauatua LUCAS clash

78′ SUB TEF | Heimano BOUREBARE makes room for Tauatua LUCAS

77′ Auckland City pressing from the front and keeping Tefana contained to their own half

74′ YELLOW CARD | Viritua TIAIHO is cautioned for a challenge on HOWIESON

72′ Lorenzo TEHAU with the ball looking for space to go forward

71′ SUB AUC | Micah LEA’ALAFA replaces Emiliano TADE

69′ IWATA goes down following a late challenge

68′ SUB AUC | Marko DORDEVIC makes room for Darren WHITE

64′ GOAL!!! Auckland City 2-0 AS Tefana | Joao MOREIRA goes 1v1 with HIRIGA and slots in 

64′ Lorenzo TEHAU sends the ball over the goal with his effort

62′ Clayton LEWIS is getting hassled off the ball by Manutea TAAE and earns a free kick

59′ TADE puts the ball through to Clayton LEWIS out wide who flashes his shot across the face of the goal

58′ YELLOW CARD | Heimano BOUREBARE is cautioned for his challenge on KIM

55′ Tempers flaring at Kiwitea as everyone huddles round after Daewook KIM after he’s been taken down

53′ Clayton LEWIS plays back for TADE but it allows Teheivarii LUDIVION to cut in and clear

52′ Free kick for Auckland City just off the edge of their own box

50′ DORDEVIC is fouled by Alvin TEHAU  and needs a bit of treatment

46′ Back underway at Kiwitea Street

HALF-TIME | Auckland City 1-0 AS Tefana

45′ A minimum of one minute additional time

45′ Viritua TIAIHO sends the ball over the goal

44′ IWATA and TINORUA clash outside the area and it’s a free kick for Tefana

43′ TADE drops deep to defend bringing down GRAGLIA but no foul called

42′ Tefana with a great series of passing before a switch but they’re struggling to break down Auckland’s backline

41′ Foul on MOREIRA in the centre of the park sees Auckland with possession

40′ TADE in on goal but J. TEHAU puts in a timely block to deny

38′ ATANI with pressure on ZUBIKARAI but the keeper manages to put in a clearance

35′ Takuya IWATA is off the pitch requiring treatment after a late challenge sends him into the hoardings

33′ GOAL!!! Auckland City 1-0 AS Tefana | Goal kick from Tefana allows Emiliano TADE to profit 

32′ Decent challenge from Virtue TIAIHO on LEWIS

28′ Clayton LEWIS with a lay-off and run into the area but the cross from IWATA leaves a little to be  desired

27′ KIM taken down in front of the Tefana bench

26′ Auckland City with a prime opportunity but somehow TADE sends it over the goal

24′ Auckland win possession and are working something up the bench side of the pitch before KIM is caught offside

22′ Daewook KIM and DORDEVIC having a hard time with TINORUA up the left

21′ Tefana once again manage to close down the shot from Auckland earning a goal kick

20′ Another chance for Auckland off a short corner take but they’re denied first by HIRIGA and then by the side netting

19′ TADE beats past Jonathan TEHAU before flashing off a strike which is saved by Stevens HIRIGA

18′ Swift counter-attack from Auckland as Clayton LEWIS carries up the left spotting the run from Emiliano TADE

17′ DORDEVIC puts the ball out as TINORUA lines up from very close range

14′ Sylvain GRAGLIA with a determined run into the Auckland area but Angel BERLANGA closes him down for a goal kick

12′ Well struck free kick from Virtue TIAIHO is touched at the far post by TINORUA but a hand from ZUBIKARAI denies

10′ Albert RIERA with a verbal warning from the referee as he gives away a free kick in a good position

8′ Tefana with their best chance as TINORUA puts in a decent shot that’s parried away by Enaut ZUBIKARAI

7′ Temarii TINORUA and Stanley ATANI putting pressure on the keeper but there’s still plenty of room for Auckland to move the ball around

6′ Joao MOREIRA comes in behind Heimano BOUREBARE conceding a free kick

4′ ATANI makes a decent run up the left but Marko DORDEVIC does well to shut down

2′ Rough challenge in the Auckland City corner from Stanley ATANI sees the home side back in possession

1′ Angel BERLANGA puts the ball out over the stand

1′ AS Tefana will get us underway at Kiwitea Street

Match Officials
Referee: Joel HOPKEN (VAN)
Assistant Referee 1: Tevita MAKASINI (TGA)
Assistant Referee 2: Avinesh NARAYAN (FIJ)
Fourth Official: George TIME (SOL)

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