Dominic Bossi

Dominic Bossi

Dominic Bossi is a football reporter with The Sydney Morning Herald.

Western Sydney Wanderers facing football in the kingdom

Dominic Bossi If South America is where football is a matter of life and death, then Saudi Arabia is where it is everything in between. 

Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Vitor Saba unhappy with bench role for Asian Champions League final

Dominic Bossi Vitor Saba is unhappy starting games from the bench but is prepared to sacrifice minutes on the field if it means Western Sydney Wanderers return to Australia with the Asian Champions League trophy.

Tomi Juric unsure he can play full game for Wanderers in Asian Champions League final

Doubts over fitness ... Tomi Juric

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers striker Tomi Juric was coy as to whether he can play a full match in the Asian Champions League final having recently come back from a groin injury. 

Western Sydney Wanderers' Iacopo La Rocca on the cusp of making history in Asian Champions League

Chasing history: Iacopo La Rocca of the Wanderers.

Dominic Bossi, in Riyadh Western Sydney Wanderers' midfield enforcer, Iacopo La Rocca, is on the cusp of making history by becoming the first Italian player to win the Asian Champions League.

Western Sydney Wanderers seek more credit for defence in Asian Champions League


Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers defender Brendan Hamill says there is a lack of appreciation for handling the continent's best as their defensive style is the foundation of their success in Asia. 

Al-Hilal fans vow not to apply dirty tactics to Western Sydney Wanderers

Dominic Bossi Al-Hilal fans say dirty off-field tactics are against their culture and Western Sydney Wanderers shouldn't expect any interruption or distractions in their preparations for the Asian Champions League...

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Al-Hilal vice president hands VIP Asian Champions League tickets to loyal fans

Al-Hilal fans show their colours during the first leg of the Asian Champions League final  against the Wanderers.

Dominic Bossi Al-Hilal fans have been given the chance to sit alongside members of the Saudi royal family after the club's vice president gave away VIP tickets for the Asian Champions League final to reward their...

Five things we learned from the A-League this weekend

No way through: Shannon Cole blocks the path of Thiago Neves on Saturday night.

Dominic Bossi It became clear on Saturday night that ACL teams hate playing Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab set to play against Al-Hilal

Dominic Bossi Brendon Santalab is likely to play in the second leg of the Asian Champions League final despite dislocating his shoulder during Saturday's win over Al-Hilal.

Western Sydney Wanderers ready for ACL final, says defiant Tony Popovic

All smiles: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Dominic Bossi Don't judge us on two games, judge us on two seasons. That was the defiant message from Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic when asked if his team's recent form in the A-League will hinder...

Tomi Juric returns to Western Sydney Wanderers side in time for ACL final clash with Al-Hilal

Tomi Juric

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers striker Tomi Juric is set to make his first appearance in the red and black hoops in two months.

ACL finalists Al-Hilal in dispute with APIA Leichhardt over ground hire fees

In dispute: Al-Hilal forward Nasser Al-Shamrani (left) contests the ball in his side's ACL semi-final against Al Ain.

Dominic Bossi Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal are alleged to have failed to pay $1200 in outstanding ground hire fees owed to a suburban Sydney football club after reneging on a training deal at the last minute. 

Sasa Ognenovski under fire for alleged swipe at Vitor Saba

Sebastian Ryall and Sasa Ognenovski celebrate victory.

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC defender must enter a submission explaining his swipe at Wanderers midfielder before learning whether he will face any suspension.

Graham Arnold quoted Napoleon to Sydney FC players before derby victory

Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold during the round two A-League match.

Dominic Bossi Graham Arnold's inspirational message to his players before they ran out on the field for the Sydney derby last week.

Al-Hilal take no chances as they fly in for ACL clash with Wanderers

Saudi Al-Hilal players celebrate with their fans after defeating UAE's Al-Ain in the semi-final.

Dominic Bossi Saudi Arabian giants Al-Hilal are taking no risks in their pursuit of an Asian Champions League title and their intent was evident from the moment they touched down in Australia. 

A-League: Five things we learned this weekend


Dominic Bossi The rivalry of the Sydney derby is now genuinely felt among the players. Animosity has long been part of the battle in the stands but Saturday showed there is no love lost between the players.

A-League breaks record for highest attendance in single round

In their numbers: A record crowd at Allianz Stadium for the Sydney derby helped the A-League set a record for  the biggest attendance at a single round.

Dominic Bossi The A-League record attendance for a single round was smashed this weekend as 106,082 fans walked through the turnstiles across five games in another sign of Australian football's surge into the...

Sydney's derby win over Wanderers 'one of club's best'

Feeling good: Corey Gameiro salutes the crowd on Saturday night.

Dominic Bossi If Sydney FC and its fans were celebrating their derby day victory as if they had won the grand final, that's probably because they felt like they did.

Western Sydney Wanderers gave away victory in derby, says Ante Covic

Fuming: Wanderers goalkeeper Ante Covic.

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC didn't win the derby, the Wanderers gave it to them, according to Western Sydney goalkeeper Ante Covic.

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Sydney FC stun Western Sydney Wanderers with comeback for the ages

First to score: Corey Gameiro takes a shot at goal.

Dominic Bossi Sydney FC snared the best comeback in their history with an epic three-goal comeback to stun their rivals and boast that the city is still sky blue.

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