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Western Sydney Wanderers battle through to ACL semi-finals after away goals win over Guangzhou Evergrande

Dominic Bossi Football isn't a game to extract justice. Just ask Guangzhou Evergrande. The wealthiest club in Asia will cry poor and feel robbed but ultimately they were let down by themselves over the course of a...

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Western Sydney Wanderers' Labinot Haliti to fill Mark Bridge's boots in A-League grand final

Big occasion: Wanderers striker Labinot Haliti has form against grand final opponents Brisbane Roar.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers striker Labinot Haliti is likely to start his first A-League grand final in place of the injured Mark Bridge but has played down the importance of his involvement now that...

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Mark Bridge still clinging to grand final hopes, says Popovic

Hopeful: Western Sydney Wanderers forward Mark Bridge.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic is clinging to hope that attacking midfielder Mark Bridge will be fit to take his place in Sunday’s A-League grand final.

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Mark Bridge could still play in the grand final, says Popovic

In the frame: Mark Bridge is in line for a shock return to the Wanderers' line-up for Sunday's A-League grand final against Brisbane Roar.

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers forward Mark Bridge could be a shock inclusion for Sunday’s A-League grand final, according to coach Tony Popovic.

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Q & A with Mark Bridge

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Andrew Webster We speak to the Wanderers captain on the eve of his side's A-League opener against Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium on Saturday.

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Mark Bridge says it's only a matter of time before Tony Popovic coaches the Socceroos

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Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers striker Mark Bridge doesn't want to lose coach Tony Popovic but says it's inevitable that he'll one day go on to coach the Socceroos.

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Western Sydney Wanderers ready for the ACL challenge against Marcello Lippi's Guangzhou Evergrande

Lucy Cormack The World Cup-winning coach of one of Asia’s most powerful football clubs has called the Western Sydney Wanderers a “much stronger team” than its Melbourne rivals.

Western Sydney Wanderers one step closer to Asian Champions League semi-finals with 1-0 win over Guangzhou Evergrande

Wanderers 1 Guangzhou 0.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers have one hand on a ticket to the semi-finals of the Asian Champions League after stunning reigning champions Guangzhou Evergrande in the first leg in Parramatta.

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Angry words and a missed penalty mark Sydney's derby

Brendon Santalab (left) is separated from Ali Abbas (right)

Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab said his verbal exchange with Ali Abbas in Saturday night's Sydney derby had its roots in a previous clash between the pair.

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Sydney FC sink Western Sydney Wanderers with late show

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Dominic Bossi After 18 long months and four failed attempts, Sydney FC finally gave their fans the right to claim what they've so desperately wanted: Sydney is Sky Blue.

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Brendon Santalab says fireworks sparked by previous flare up with Ali Abbas

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Sebastian Hassett Western Sydney Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab said his verbal exchange with Ali Abbas in Saturday night's Sydney derby had its roots in a previous clash between the pair.

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Wanderers score famous win in China

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Adrian Warren Western Sydney Wanderers recorded one of the great results in their short history with a famous 1-0 Asian Champions League away win over China's Guizhou Renhe.

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Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar: The Lowdown

Thomas Broich and  Alessandro Del Piero

Sebastian Hassett It's extraordinary to think Frank Farina could lift his side to second if they win this clash, yet could fall out of the six if they lose.

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Wanderers ACL victory justifies rotation policy, says Tony Popovic

Man  of the moment: The Wanderers Iacopo La Rocca (right) was named man of the match against Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday night.

Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic praised the character of his players following their shock 1-0 win over Japanese club Kawasaki Frontale in the Asian Champions League, saying their...

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Wanderers shift focus to title glory after emphatic win over Perth

Ryan Edwards of Perth runs with the ball during the round 24 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory at Parramatta Stadium on March 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Sebastian Hassett Seeing Brisbane Roar hoist the Premier’s Plate the night before must have been a deflating sight for the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Wanderers down Ulsan Hyundai 2-0 to top ACL group

On the scoresheet: Mark Bridge.

Second-half goals from Mark Bridge and substitute Brendan Santalab lifted Western Sydney Wanderers to a crucial 2-0 AFC Champions League win over Korean powerhouse Ulsan Hyundai.

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Western Sydney Wanderers lose grand final specialist

Injury concern: Mark Bridge left the pitch in the second half with an ankle injury.

Sebastian Hassett The Western Sydney Wanderers will need to defy all the odds to become A-League champions after Brisbane Roar won the right to host their third home grand final in four years.

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Kwabena Appiah says Western Sydney Wanderers won't be distracted by hype again in A-League grand final

Ready for the big one: Kwabena Appiah.

Dominic Bossi As the Western Sydney Wanderers enter another grand final, they're determined not to make the same mistake as last year by embracing the overwhelming public support that proved a distraction in the...

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Brisbane Roar's Dimitri Petratos set for A-League decider

Dimitri Petratos has an ankle injury.

Brisbane expect to be at full strength for Sunday's A-League decider against Western Sydney with winger Dimitri Petratos rated a "99 per cent" chance of playing.

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Western Sydney Wanderers' Youssouf Hersi desperate to atone for missing last year's A-League grand final

Grand final heartbreak  remains fresh in Youssouf Hersi's mind.

Sebastian Hassett Youssouf Hersi remembers last year’s A-League grand final like it was yesterday. He watched every pass, tackle and header from afar, chained inside his immaculate suit, a helpless onlooker like...

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