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Wanderers The Seoul Survivors


A nail biting Asian Champions League group stage match has resulted in the Wanderers taking all three points with a 3-2 win in Korea tonight.

The Wanderers scored three unanswered goals and looked to have the measure of their Korean opponents, only for Yun Il-Lok to fashion a comeback with two stunning goals. The Wanderers held out against the relentlessness pressure to effectively kill Seoul's chances of progression from the group.

Opening the scoring was young gun Lachlan Scott, after Terry Antonis weaved his way through the Seoul midfield, he poked a ball in for Scott and his finish took a slight deflection off the keeper to nestled into the back of the net.

Antonis turned from provider to scorer on the back of a penalty won by Jack Clisby. Clisby swung in a cross that collected the arm of his marker, and the referee dubiously awarded a penalty for a deliberate offside. Antonis went straight down the middle with a penalty out of the Paneka playbook, the keeper went the wrong way and had no chance.

Jausha Sotirio put the Wanderers three in front when he was put clean in on goal by Mitch Nichols. The goalkeeper came out to meet the through ball but stopped when he realised he would get nowhere near it, Sotirio lobbed the keeper neatly to beat him to goal with the first bounce.

FC Seoul took an eternity to come into the game and their comeback was the work of one man. Yun Il-Lok absolutely destroyed Brendan Hamill inside the penalty area, twisting the fullback around before unleashing a left foot strike that beat Janjetovic with sheer power and perhaps a slight deflection from Hamill.

Il-Lok gave his team a huge chance of coming away with a point when he scored his second in the 72nd minute. If his first shot had a touch of luck his second was pure magic, he nutmegged Baccus, launching a missile that gave Janjetovic no chance at all.

With 20 minutes to go, the Wanderers drew back deeper & deeper in defense, but they held out with a determination not seen very often this season to pick up their first Asian Champions League win for the tournament.


39 Comments

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luisenrique
Mar 15 2017 10:40 PM

 

 

Sotirio lobbed the keeper neatly

 

There's a sentence I never thought I'd see.

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wanderersfanatic
Mar 15 2017 10:43 PM
No Dimas = Derby win, ACL win
    • theguyyouwishyouwere, GunnerWanderer, SBW and 12 others like this

Looking at the lineup before the game I never would have guessed we would score 3. A breath of fresh air to at last get a win.

 

 

:tusk:

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StringerBellend
Mar 15 2017 10:50 PM
Great to see Scott finish like that, he's going to be a decent player
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wanderersfanatic
Mar 15 2017 11:01 PM
Shanghai up 3-0 with 20 to go.

So Urawa stays on 6, we're on 3...

So if we beat fc Seoul on Matchday 4, and Urawa loses again, we'll be tied for 2nd!
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BrightSpark
Mar 15 2017 11:04 PM
Just heading home from the hospital after welcoming my second son into the world.

Thank you Wanderers for the perfect end to the perfect rollercoaster of a day.

Beware the ides of March?
Not after a day like today!!!
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luisenrique
Mar 15 2017 11:19 PM

Shanghai up 3-0 with 20 to go.

So Urawa stays on 6, we're on 3...

So if we beat fc Seoul on Matchday 4, and Urawa loses again, we'll be tied for 2nd!

 

And then what a HUUUUGE game Matchday 5 will be! 

 

Not that we're getting ahead of ourselves...

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Just heading home from the hospital after welcoming my second son into the world.

Thank you Wanderers for the perfect end to the perfect rollercoaster of a day.

Beware the ides of March?
Not after a day like today!!!

Congrats
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wanderersfanatic
Mar 15 2017 11:40 PM

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Two words...

Shannon
Cole
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luisenrique
Mar 16 2017 12:46 AM

Lol at that penalty.

We were fantastic for an hour, midfield especially. Hard to sustain that level of intensity throughout so no surprise they got back into it. The kid took both his goals really well for Seoul. Good game to watch, which is unusual for us.

Anyhow, the Urawa game could be a monster. Shame we can't dig up NTS, Spira and Covic so they can see what a red wall really f***ing looks like....
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SomeGuy1977
Mar 16 2017 06:01 AM
I'm pretty sure the pen (durbious or otherwise) was for handball rather than offside Mack.

With FCS all but out of contention to progress from the group, they could start fielding bare minimum teams for the remaining games, which could get ugly.

Also, :woah:
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GunnerWanderer
Mar 16 2017 07:10 AM
So nice to win, rememided me of early acl times, take
Your chances and do enough to scrap the win, a big confidence booster again.

Baccus again fantastic - give that man a contract!!!
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The thing that has most likely killed our chances is the weak capitulation in the second half against Urawa. We now have the slimmest of chances, requiring us to (a) win the remaining 3 games (would be a miracle) or (b) win next week with Urawa again losing, beat Urawa in Tokyo, and sweat on Seoul being able to hold Urawa to a draw in the final game.

But then, who knows - you could have had 25-1 last week for Leicester to win through in the Champions League.

Football is a funny game.

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Sithslayer1991
Mar 16 2017 08:14 AM

Ok who has the stats? Has Sotirio now scored more than Jumpei this season? That chip goal last season Sotirio misses that and now he scores them

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We won't be 2nd if we're equal on points with Urawa. It goes on head to head and atm they have the advantage over us. If we beat them with less goals than they beat us they'll be in 2nd.
That first game might be our undoing in the long run

We won't be 2nd if we're equal on points with Urawa. It goes on head to head and atm they have the advantage over us. If we beat them with less goals than they beat us they'll be in 2nd.
That first game might be our undoing in the long run

It's all good, Hamill and Borda will score with Jumpei getting a hat trick off the bench in Japan and we're set.

I'm pretty sure the pen (durbious or otherwise) was for handball rather than offside Mack.

With FCS all but out of contention to progress from the group, they could start fielding bare minimum teams for the remaining games, which could get ugly.

Also, :woah:

 

It's possible that clubs sending B teams could help us out. Seoul are pretty much gone now so they may send a weak team to Campbelltown. If Shanghai beat Urawa again and then beat Seoul they'll have qualified and will probably send a weak team down for the last match day against us.

 

We'll need to beat Seoul at home and Urawa away. If we can do that then assuming Urawa beat a well and truly eliminated Seoul, we'll need at least a draw at home against Shanghai. If they leave their Brazilians at home and we play our strongest team I think we can take something from that game.

 

By far the biggest threat to us qualifying is having to beat Urawa away midweek after potentially playing in the first week of the finals.

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I'm pretty sure the pen (durbious or otherwise) was for handball rather than offside Mack.

With FCS all but out of contention to progress from the group, they could start fielding bare minimum teams for the remaining games, which could get ugly.

Also, :woah:

 

It's possible that clubs sending B teams could help us out. Seoul are pretty much gone now so they may send a weak team to Campbelltown. If Shanghai beat Urawa again and then beat Seoul they'll have qualified and will probably send a weak team down for the last match day against us.

 

We'll need to beat Seoul at home and Urawa away. If we can do that then assuming Urawa beat a well and truly eliminated Seoul, we'll need at least a draw at home against Shanghai. If they leave their Brazilians at home and we play our strongest team I think we can take something from that game.

 

By far the biggest threat to us qualifying is having to beat Urawa away midweek after potentially playing in the first week of the finals.

 

The good thing now is that if we beat Seoul and Urawa loses again, our Japan leg is alive! We look like having a good contingent of travellers, so great for them.

Dammit, I missed an actual win. Saw the first half but succumbed to sleep in the second. In my defense I badly sprained my ankle yesterday - was exhausted by yesterday evening. Made a wrong move watching this in bed. Its too easy to close your eyes when Hamils on the screen, then BAM, lights out!

 

Hoping fox sports are showing it On Demand

 

So happy we won though. And it spawned this! 

:tusk:

 

:woah:

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Without their Brazilian contingent, Shanghai are there for the taking. So if they are already through and decide not to risk Hulk and co on a bumpy cold Campbelltown, I'd fancy us. All depends on doing Seoul at home.
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Can guarantee that if they beat Urawa next week they will not bring the Brazilians to Campbelltown for a nothing game.

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Nice assist for Scotts goal n good finish by Scott , nice cheeky Panenka Tezza! Cool classy finish by Sotirio too . Snake beaten at the near post.... :nono: Good win though! :woah:
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That first goal against snake, they're frustrating for keepers. It's looks easier to save than it is. Technically, the keeper could do better but they're bastards
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