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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Cruz Azul 13/12/2014 7:30PM


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  • Opponent: Cruz Azul Futbol Club
    Home Team: Western Sydney Wanderers
    Away Team: Cruz Azul Futbol Club
    Sydney Kick-Off Time: 6:30AM Sunday December 14th AEDT
    Round: Quarter Final
    Competition: Club World Club
    Location: Rabat, Morocco
    Stadium: Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
    Result: West Sydney Loss
    Western Sydney Score: 1
    Opponent Score: 3
    Time Of Result: After Extra Time
    Western Sydney Starting Lineup: Ante Covic, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Brendan Hamill, Labinot Haliti, Mateo Poljak, Nikita Rukavytsya, Matthew Spiranovic, Romeo Castelen, Iacopo La Rocca, Mark Bridge, Seyi Adeleke
    Western Sydney Substitutions: Tomi Juric (Labinot Haliti 68), Antony Golec (Seyi Adeleke 72), Shannon Cole (Romeo Castelen 78)
    Western Sydney Unused Substitues: Daniel Mullen, Vitor Saba, Jaushua Sotirio, Dean Bouzanis, Jason Trifiro, Alusine Fofanah, Daniel Alessi, Kearyn Baccus, Thomas Heward-Belle
    Western Sydney Goals: Iacopo La Rocca (65)
    Western Sydney Cards: Matthew Spiranovic (Yellow 31), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Yellow 53), Brendan Hamill (Yellow 73), Matthew Spiranovic (Second Yellow + Red 74), Iacopo La Rocca (Yellow 84), Tomi Juric (Yellow 87), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (Second Yellow + Red 102)
    Western Sydney Manager: Tony Popovic
    Opponent Starting Lineup: Jose Corona, Fausto Pinto, Francisco Rodriguez, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Gerardo Torrado, Marco Fabian, Hugo Pavone, Christian Gimenez, Gerardo Flores, Xavier Baez, Mauro Formica
    Opponent Substitutions: Joao Rojas (Xavier Baez 21), Ismael Valadez (Fausto Pinto 78), Alejandro Vela (Marco Fabian 106)
    Opponent Unused Substitues: Alejandro Castro, Pablo Barrera, Joao Rojas, Guillermo Allison, Rogelio Chavez, Emanual Loeschbor, Pablo Torres, Anibal Zurdo, Yosgart Gutierrez, Hernan Bernardello
    Opponent Goals: Gerardo Torrado (89, 118), Hugo Pavone (108)
    Opponent Cards: Christian Gimenez (Yellow 37)
    Opponent Manager: Luis Fernando Tena
    Attendance: 22153
    Referee: Noumandiez Doue
    Note 1: This is the first competitive match the Western Sydney Wanderers have played against a team from another Confederation.
    Note 2: The Western Sydney Wanderers qualified for the Club World Cup after winning the 2014 Asian Champions League. Cruz Azul qualified by winning the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League.
    Note 3: The team who wins this match will play Real Madrid of Europe in the first semi-final.
    Note 4: The losing team will compete in the 5th place play-off.
    Note 5: Both goals scored by Gerardo Torrado were penalties.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Cruz Azul 13/12/2014 7:30PM
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To be honest this is one of the best football banners I have ever seen. it just encapsulates so much in one image....

haha it should be framed and carried around during the marches.

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I get this feeling of WSW playing Cruz Azul as a similar feeling to the Socceroos playing Chile in the World Cup? there's too much focus on Real Madrid, like when the focus was all about playing the Dutch and Spain in our Group, Chile was just like yeh whatever we'll get a result.... we lost.

 

 

Don't think many people thought like this tbh, in fact a lot of people were saying Chile would be our hardest test. Definitely harder than Holland.

Just had a quick look through the cruz azul players wiki , hundreds of international caps between them .

Yes, but do they have a Topor? And don't forget, we have a Hulk...

 

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It seems the better scenario for WSW is to draw and go to penalty kicks:

 

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2 of the 3 draws have been won in PK by Asian teams.

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Anyone know where i can buy the Club World Cup scarf?

I don't know what this looks like but shut up and take my money.

 

 

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Finally getting excited about tomorrow mornings game. I was mostly sad for the boys this week - none of the drama could have been good for their heads, but seeing some of the interviews with the players and Popa over the last couple of days has helped get focus back on this awesome match. I'm so excited for them. 

 

Tomorrow mornings prep; walk up the road to grab an early coffee, wearing my jersey of course. then getting comfy on the couch to cheer on the lads. I'm feelin' positive about this one. COYW!!  :xbop:

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repeat as many times as neccessary.

 

Do not drink a lot tonight so you can get up early to watch the wanderers

Do not drink a lot tonight so you can get up early to watch the wanderers

Do not drink a lot tonight so you can get up early to watch the wanderers

Do not drink a lot tonight so you can get up early to watch the wanderers,

 

ahhh, **** it, I'm having another lol  :drinks:


It seems the better scenario for WSW is to draw and go to penalty kicks:

 

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2 of the 3 draws have been won in PK by Asian teams.

We've never been in a penalty shoot-out before.

If we do, then I would back us heavily to win it, Covic is a beast at saving penalties

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If we win tomorrow, are we going to bother with a 'Who are Real Madrid' thread??

Haha!! For some reason, something tells me nobody needs an introduction to Real Madrid :lol:

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If we win tomorrow, are we going to bother with a 'Who are Real Madrid' thread??

Haha!! For some reason, something tells me nobody needs an introduction to Real Madrid :lol:

 

Although they shouldn't be treated any different.

 

If we do win, hopefully we get some Real fans on here.  I'm sure that they will have a few going around

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If we win tomorrow, are we going to bother with a 'Who are Real Madrid' thread??

Haha!! For some reason, something tells me nobody needs an introduction to Real Madrid :lol:

 

Although they shouldn't be treated any different.

 

If we do win, hopefully we get some Real fans on here.  I'm sure that they will have a few going around

 

 

and some Barca fans !!

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If we win tomorrow, are we going to bother with a 'Who are Real Madrid' thread??

Haha!! For some reason, something tells me nobody needs an introduction to Real Madrid :lol:

 

Although they shouldn't be treated any different.

 

If we do win, hopefully we get some Real fans on here.  I'm sure that they will have a few going around

 

 

and some Barca fans !!

 

I'm more talking about fans that live in spain.  I'd doubt that Barcelona fans really care what Real do in this tournament,

But if we play them, I bet that your want for the team to win will be much more than the rest of us!

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Can't wait going to go marconi hopefully there is a few of us there

 

Are we sure they are open?

 

website says opening hours are as per below:

 

Trading Hours   Monday 9.00am – 4.00am Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00am Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00am Thursday 9.00am – 4.00am Friday 9.00am – 6.00am Saturday 9.00am – 6.00am Sunday 9.00am – 4.00am

 

OK, time for a 2 hour NAP before watching CITY take on the Foxes.

 

See you all at 6am!

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Can't wait going to go marconi hopefully there is a few of us there

 

Are we sure they are open?

 

website says opening hours are as per below:

 

Trading Hours   Monday 9.00am – 4.00am Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00am Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00am Thursday 9.00am – 4.00am Friday 9.00am – 6.00am Saturday 9.00am – 6.00am Sunday 9.00am – 4.00am

 

Aren't you meant to be an expert of the internets??

 

Catch the 4:30am match between Arsenal & Newcastle United before theFIFA Club World Cup match with the Western Sydney Wanderers FC taking on CRUZ AZUL FUTBOL CLUB A.C.! Finish off your Saturday night of sports at your #HOMEOFSPORTS
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Can't wait going to go marconi hopefully there is a few of us there

 

Are we sure they are open?

 

website says opening hours are as per below:

 

Trading Hours   Monday 9.00am – 4.00am Tuesday 9.00am – 4.00am Wednesday 9.00am – 4.00am Thursday 9.00am – 4.00am Friday 9.00am – 6.00am Saturday 9.00am – 6.00am Sunday 9.00am – 4.00am

 

Aren't you meant to be an expert of the internets??

 

Catch the 4:30am match between Arsenal & Newcastle United before theFIFA Club World Cup match with the Western Sydney Wanderers FC taking on CRUZ AZUL FUTBOL CLUB A.C.! Finish off your Saturday night of sports at your #HOMEOFSPORTS
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Only during Monday to Friday, Weekends i dont work!

 

Just realised that's on Facebook. i don't have or use facebook.

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So, for those going to Marconi, enjoy the Magpies win, and I'm not saying anything else. I don't want to talk about the game yet. I'm so nervous. Don't want to jinx ****.

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Blacktown Workers Sports Club is also open to showing the game.

If it wasn't for the little kids cricket on Sunday mornings at 9am then I would be there

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In the weeks leading up to the first group stages of the ACL, I didn't think that we had a chance of getting through
In the days before our first game against Ulsan Hyundai, my confidence and belief grew in the team.

There was a 1st minute goal to Santa, there was smokegate, a Bridge goal in China, Haliti's against Kawasaki, a loss in Japan, a chance at redemption in korea that followed a 2-0 win, and a demolition of Guizhou at Parra

After we were down 3-1 to Sanfreece Hiroshima, We all thought that it was gone, we had some fun in ACL.  Some great midweek football at Pirtek but the journey as all but over.
Cole gave us hope, Then in the 85th minute Santalab scored a goal that I will never forget and put us through to the quarter finals and then from there was a small thought in all of our heads, 'we've got a pretty good team here'.

a 1-0 win and 2 send-offs to Guangzhou players had us all in a frenzy, we felt like the kings of the world to have the reigning champions on the back foot however we still had 90 minutes to play through. It would take something special to get through with nothing less than a 2-1 loss playing away to Guangzhou.
Covic stepped up, saved a penalty, Juric showed some nerves of steel to put his penalty away, and then we held on for dear life to finish on top.
I can't speak for others, some people may have had this weird fantasy of us making the final from the start, but that was when I honestly thought, 
'holy crap, we can do the unthinkable here, were in the final 4'

it was a shaky 0-0 in Korea that set us up with a date with destiny at our beloved home.
Bang, Poljak scored a screamer from outside the penalty area and Cole secured the deal.

The Final! the Asian Football Confederation Champions League final! Nobody in their wildest dreams thought that we had a realistic chance in hell of making it this far, but we deserved to be here.

We were a $2.55 million salary capped squad up against 18% of the worlds oil trade, we were called a small club, we had no chance in hell, we came up against the team that had the divine right to win whatever that they wanted.
We defended our hearts out, rode our luck, and came up against an Al-Hilal that surrended under the pressure.
As Zelic would say "A moment of individual brilliance' and Slater would say 'fill yer boots son'
The almighty Juric stepped up to the plate, and took his opportunity to score the biggest goal in the clubs history for years to come off a Golec cross. 

And he scored, an eruption ensured, pure ecstasy. for a split moment in time we were the kings of Asia.

But the mountain was yet to climbed, we weren't even halfway up yet.
we had 116 minutes of football to endure, to defend, to ride our luck, to believe, to hope, to think the thought that 'we could be the champions of asia'.
claims for penalties we're waived away, clear chances on goal were missed, glorious and spectacular saves were made.
And somehow, we did it.

We feared no one, and had conquered all.
Us!, the little club that was born out of the shambles that was Clive Palmer and the Gold Coast, a government grant, open forums to the fans, and one cold winter's night at Cook Park with 6 contracted players.
We had won the Asian Champions League.

 

This is western sydney wanderers, this is us, this is history. The sea's will get rough at times and all we will want to do is forget about the sport and go back to out day to day lives, but come gameday we will return. 
Win or lose we will always follow you, let it rain, let it pour we will sing forever more, we will always love you and never betray you come on you wanderers.
And there are many other quotes from our songs that still can't express the feelings that we have for this club.

So whatever happens tomorrow morning will happen. What ever will be will be.
Pay disputes between the players and the club, disputes between unfair bans from the FFA and the fans.
Whatever turmoil that we may face, 

We will always sign for the wanderers.

For there is the same little thought that we had at the start of our ACL campaign, 'we could be the champions of Asia'
We can still also be 'champions of the world' 

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