As the Hyundai A League is coming to a close, the Western Sydney Wanderers are in the middle of what could be the most important week of their season.
Last night, the Wanderers kept their Asian Champions League hopes alive, with a convincing 5-0 win over Guizhou Renhe at Pirtek Stadium. With one goal all but enough to secure their spot in the next stage of the competition, the Wanderers showed their fans they mean business by putting away the Chinese team with 5 goals and securing first spot in their group stages.
Now that they have secured their spot in this next stage of the ACL, the attention must turn back to the semi final of the A League this weekend against the Central Coast Mariners.
After having a week off, the Wanderers will host the defending champions in what promises to be an exciting game of football. The grand final rematch will have memories resurface of how close the Wanderers were to winning the title in the maiden year. This will no doubt be playing in the back of the minds of the men as they take the field on Saturday night.
If successful the Western Sydney Wanderers will progress to the final against the winner of the Brisbane Roar/Melbourne Victory match. The alternative is an early exit from the tournament and a farewell for Shinji Ono.
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The match will be played at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday at 6:30pm and televised on Fox Sports.