The Western Sydney Wanderers have defeated FC Seoul to become just the second A-League team in history to make the AFC Champions League Final.
Walking around Parramatta on Wednesday evening you could be forgiven for thinking that the NRL was done and dusted and that there wasn't a Grand Final to be played this weekend.
[quote]The streets pulsed with red and black pride as Western Sydney prepared to welcome it's team home for the second leg of their Asian Champioins League Semi-Final against FC Seoul. [/quote]
Touted as one of the best buys in A-League history, Mateo Poljak's ACL campaign thus far has been defined by his willingness to shoot from range and it was from his boot that the Wanderers would take an early lead, a classic shot from outside the box deflecting past the keeper and into the back of the net just three minutes into the match.
Not before a handful more chances to the Wanderers did FC Seoul rise from their slumber but despite winning 5 corners by the main intermission they were unable to penetrate the Western Sydney defence.
The Wanderers continued to struggle in the second half until Labinot Haliti produced the cross of the game for Shannon Cole who headed the ball between the posts right in front of the Red And Black Bloc who, understandably, went well bonkers.
With the 2-0 lead the Wanderers added another name to the list as they continue to slay the giants of Asian football.
It's remarkable to think of how far the club has come given that they didn't even exist just over two years ago.
Two A-League Grand Finals and now the AFC Champions League Final, what's next for the Western Sydney Wanderers?
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