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90' + 4'
P. Yazbek
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Vũ Văn Thanh
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Huỳnh Tuấn Linh
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J. Donachie
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Match Stats

47% 52%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 1
Total Passes 435 474
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Yokohama F. Marinos FMA Yokohama F. Marinos 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13 D W W W L
2 Jeonbuk Motors JEO Jeonbuk Motors 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3 12 D W D W W
3 Hoang Anh Gia Lai HGL Hoang Anh Gia Lai 6 1 2 3 4 7 -3 5 W L D L D
4 Sydney SYD Sydney 6 0 2 4 3 9 -6 2 L L L L D


8th Finals
Possible 8th Finals


FULL TIME: HOANG ANH GIA LAI 1 SYDNEY FC 0 - An action packed climax to this match with Sydney FC throwing everything at Hoang Anh Gia Lai in the dying stages but eventually coming up short. Hoang Anh Gia Lai defended their lead superbly after half-time and they have recorded a well-deserved victory. Hoang Anh Gia Lai finish their campaign on a high note with their first win whilst Sydney FC leave empty-handed.
90' + 6' Caceres steps his way to the top of the penalty area but there is no way through the well organised Hoang Anh Gia Lai defence.
90' + 5' Sydney FC have won a corner with time almost up on the clock.
P. Yazbek
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90' + 4' YELLOW CARD - Frustration bubbling to the surface for Sydney FC with Patrick Yazbek picking up a late booking.
90' + 4' Sydney have won a goal kick and possible one last chance to try and salvage a point from this fixture.
90' + 2' CHANCE! On the end of the counter attack, Jefferson Silva dos Santos picks his spot but he can't quite bend back his effort enough and the ball clatters into the post.
90' + 1' The ball falls at the feet of Amini who has a chance to shoot from inside the area but he completely fluffs his strike and barely makes contact.
90' There will be five minutes of additonal time played in this second half.
90' Successive corners for Sydney FC who are desperately searching for an equaliser in the dying minutes.
90' Inside the last minute of regulation time and Sydney FC have won a corner.
Vũ Văn Thanh
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88' YELLOW CARD - Văn Thanh Vũ becomes the third Hoang Anh Gia Lai player to go into the ref's book.
88' Segecic drives the ball in from the left but Buhagiar loses control which gives the Hoang Anh Gia Lai defence a chance to clean up.
87' Segecic has been sent flying and Sydney will be awarded a free kick just short of half way.
Jefferson Baiano
Nguyễn Tuấn Anh
86' SUBSTITUTION HOANG ANH GIA LAI - Tuấn Anh Nguyễn leaves the pitch with Jefferson Silva dos Santos preparing to make an appearance.
85' Nguyễn Văn Toàn is the target of a through ball down the left but Warland beats him to it and knocks it over the sideline.
Huỳnh Tuấn Linh
Yellow Card
84' YELLOW CARD - Keeper Tuấn Linh Huỳnh is shown a yellow card for time wasting.
82' Time is a real issue now for Sydney who must score, and score soon, to have any chance of pulling this one from the fire.
Lương Xuân Trường
81' SUBSTITUTION HOANG ANH GIA LAI - Hoang Anh Gia Lai's goalscorer Brandão receives a warm reception as he leaves the pitch to be replaced by Xuân Trường Lương.
80' Van Der Saag is the target of a pass to the right but the ball beats him over the sideline.
79' Buhagiar flicks in a cross from the right but it is too close to Huynh who makes a comfortable save.
78' The cross is whipped in from the left but there is no-one there to meet it for Sydney FC.
Lê Hữu Phước
Trần Minh Vương
75' SUBSTITUTION HOANG ANH GIA LAI - The first change for Hoang Anh Gia Lai will see Minh Vương Trần replaced by Hữu Phước Lê.
75' CHANCE! A blistering strike from T. Nguyen is right on target however Heward-Belle is able to tip it over the crossbar.
74' There is some movement on the bench as Hoang Anh Gia Lai prepare to make some changes.
73' Nguyễn Văn Toàn advances quickly but runs into a wall of Sydney FC defenders.
72' Bobo is almost through on goal however Huynh is up quickly to prevent a shot.
A. Segecic
K. Barbarouses
71' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY FC - More fresh legs for Sydney FC with Kosta Barbarouses off and Adrian Segecic on.
A. Le Fondre
71' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY FC - Sydney FC look to the bench for a spark with Le Fondre to be replaced by Bobo.
69' Hoang Anh Gia Lai have stuck with their original eleven and are yet to make a change as we approach the 70-minute mark.
67' Too much weight on the pass down the left for Sydney FC and Mauricio is able to escort the ball over the goal line.
66' Tran Minh Vuong makes a move inside the penalty area but he is unable to get on the end of the through ball - goal kick for Sydney FC.
65' Tran Minh Vuong is slow to get to his feet after a clash with Barbarouses.
61' Barbarouses delivers a useful cross from the right however Buhagiar is caught behind and he concedes a free kick for a push.
61' A huge let off for Sydney FC as a blistering strike is blocked by Grant over the goal line - corner for Hoang Anh Gia Lai.
J. Donachie
Yellow Card
60' YELLOW CARD - Donachie has picked up a booking after getting into the back of Brandao.
59' Sydney FC have wasted possession with Yazbek's pass unable to find a teammate.
58' Mauricio hammers the ball downfield and it is a good result for Hoang Anh Gia Lai with the ball taking a deflection off Grant for a throw in.
55' Le Fondre lifts a cross to the far post but there is no-one at the fall of the ball for Sydney FC.
54' Buhagiar loses his footing in the heavy conditions in his attempt to get to the ball and Hoang Anh Gia Lai win back possession in numbers.
51' Sydney using the width of the pitch as they switch the ball from the left edge to the right.
50' Van Der Saag has conceded a free kick for his challenge on Tran Minh Vuong.
48' A tentative start to this second half for both sides.
M. Amini
P. Retre
46' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY FC - The third of a triple change for Sydney sees Retre off and Amini on.
P. Yazbek
M. Burgess
46' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY FC - Patrick Yazbek makes an appearance in placed of Burgess.
H. Van der Saag
C. O'Toole
46' SUBSTITUTION SYDNEY FC - Changes for Sydney at half time - the first of those sees O'Toole replaced by Van der Saag.
45' SECOND HALF - Hoang Anh Gia Lai kick off to get us back underway.
HALF TIME: HOANG ANH GIA LAI 1 SYDNEY FC 0 - A highly entertaining first half, played in very heavy conditions, comes to an end at Thong Nhat Stadium! Sydney created the best of the early opportunties however Hoang Anh Gia Lai gradually gained the ascendency and they were rewarded in the 39th minute thanks to an outstanding strike from Brandao.
45' + 1' Burgess can't quite link up with Le Fondre and the ball runs behind for Huynh to collect.
45' There will be one minute of additional time played in this first half.
43' Sydney are looking to lift the tempo as they desperately search for an equaliser before the break.
42' The crowd have really come to life following Brandao's excellent goal.
39' GOAL! Hoang Anh Gia Lai (Washington Brandão dos Santos) Hoang Anh Gia Lai 1 Sydney FC 0 - Hoang Anh Gia Lai land the first blow late in this first half! The ball bounces loose in the penalty area from a Sydney FC deflection - it's a 50-50 contest but a fully committed Brandão throws a foot at the ball and he expertly knocks it past Heward-Belle.
39' Hoang Anh Gia Lai are really applying some pressure now on the Sydney FC defence.
36' Nguyễn Văn Toàn advances to a dangerous spot but Grant comes up with a timely tackle.
34' Retre flicks the ball on but Kim Dong-Su is on hand for Hoang Anh Gia Lai to shepherd the ball over the goal line.
33' Buhagiar has made a move inside the penalty area however the pass is too heavy and it is collected by Huynh.
31' O'Toole's cross is blocked and Hoang Anh Gia Lai are quick to sweep away with possession.
30' Mauricio is on the receiving end of a knock from Le Fondre and Hoang Anh Gia Lai are awarded a free kick near half way.
29' Vu Van Thanh loses control of possession and then concedes a free kick.
28' Donachie gets away a useful header towards goal but there is too much angle on his effort.
26' CHANCE! The ball is played back to V. Nguyen who has time and space to pick his spot but he has fired just wide.
25' CHANCE! Le Fondre gets on the end of the cross and flicks a shot at goal however the ball rolls past the far post.
23' Brandao advances down the left however Donachie stands his ground to halt his run.
21' Heward-Belle takes a risk by leaving his line to attack the ball but he does well to hack it away to safety.
20' Now it is Sydney on the attack with Burgess swinging in the cross but Huynh is able to swat the ball away.
18' CHANCE! Brandao's shot from the angle is on target but Heward-Belle is up to the task in goal for Sydney.
17' CHANCE! Vu Van Thanh fires from close range but he has found the side netting.
16' Another corner for Hoang Anh Gia Lai who are asking some questions of the Sydney defence.
15' The ball gets held up in the waterlogged penalty area which gives Sydney a chance to clear.
14' Players are sliding everywhere in the wet conditions which are particularly bad in Sydney's half of the field.
14' Hoang Anh Gia Lai have their second corner of the match.
11' Le Fondre pulls the trigger from long range but he has put the ball into the stands.
10' Sydney have controlled the ball so far with 62% of possession.
9' Buhagiar delivers from the left however his cross is easily collected by Huynh.
8' The good news for Sydney is that Burgess has rejoined the action.
8' Concern on the injury front for Sydney with Burgess coming to the sideline for treatment.
7' Burgess looks to connect to Buhagiar however the linesman's flag is up for offside.
5' Vu looks to turn the ball inside however his pass has missed the target.
3' Burgess is awarded a free kick in the middle of the field for Sydney FC.
2' An excellent move down the right from Hoang Anh Gia Lai who have won a corner after Grant deflected the ball behind.
1' A lot of rain has fallen in the lead up to this fixture so the surface will be heavy under foot.
1' FIRST HALF - It is Sydney FC kicking off to get us underway!
Sydney: Heward-Belle (GK), O'Toole, Warland, Donachie, Grant, Retre, Burgess, Barbarouses, Caceres, le Fondre, Buhagiar. Subs: Amini, Bobo, Van Der Saag, Kamsoba, Pavlesic, Segecic, Yazbek, Wood, McGing.
Hoang Anh Gia Lai: Huynh (GK), H.T. Nguyen, Kim, Mauricio, T. Nguyen, C. Nguyen, Vu, Nguyen Phong, Brandao, V. Nguyen, M.V. Tran. Subs: Van Loi Duong, Le Van Son, Luong Xuan Truong, Nhi Khang Nguyen, Thanh Nhan Nguyen, Nguyen Van Viet, Huu Phuoc Le, Le Duc Luong, A Hoang, Jefferson Silva dos Santos.
Welcome to Thong Nhat Stadium for the Group H clash in the AFC Champions League between Hoang Anh Gia Lai and Sydney FC.