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The football on the pitch was outstanding for the first week of the finals, but Football Federation Australia deserve a roasting for their administration off it.
Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona in the final minute of El Clasico to give the Catalans a dramatic 3-2 win over 10-man Real Madrid on Sunday (Monday AEST), leaving the Spanish La Liga title race wide open.
Now one game away from an A-League grand final, Perth Glory believe a repeat of their desperate play against Sydney FC will earn them a place in the decider.
MELBOURNE, April 24 AAP – SEMI-FINAL ONE: Sydney FC (1st) v Perth Glory (5th)
Just like last week, Perth Glory have beaten Melbourne City this time coming away with a 2-0 victory at AAMI Park.
The second A-League elimination final features Melbourne City hosting the Perth Glory in an exact re-match of last year’s elimination final, with kick off scheduled for 7:00pm (AEST) on Sunday, April 23 at Melbourne’s AAMI Park.
The second 2017 A-League elimination final takes place on Sunday, April 23 at 7:00pm (AEST), with a rematch of last year’s elimination final between Melbourne City and the Perth Glory at AAMI Park.
Barcelona have called on Spain’s Court for Sport (TAD) to reach a decision regarding the availability of their forward Neymar for the Clasico against Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich manager Carlo Ancelotti admits his side had an off day in their 2-2 home draw to struggling Mainz.
Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has rued Jaushua Sotirio’s extra-time red card as the moment his side’s A-League finals hopes went down the drain.
From the opening throes, Western Sydney sensed a vulnerability in the team across from them. Brisbane have self-tenderised in the last few days, laying blow after blow on their own finals preparations, with the Thomas Broich issue a major distraction.
Eleven-time champions Real Madrid will take on neighbours Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals after the draw pitted last year’s finalists against each other.
The 2017 A-League finals series kicks off on Friday, April 21 at 7:50pm (AEST), with the Brisbane Roar hosting the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the match online or on TV.
If Brisbane Roar fans are so upset about the sudden exit of Thomas Broich, they should pack Suncorp Stadium tonight to show it.
And so, thankfully, the finals are here. Both elimination finals are shaping as seriously tricky matches to predict, but we’ll be giving it our best shot on The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions.
The first A-League elimination final sees a rematch of last season’s semi-final thriller, as the Brisbane Roar look to exact some revenge on the Western Sydney Wanderers, with kick off scheduled for 7:50pm (AEST) on Friday, April 21 at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
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Melbourne City are slowly but surely winning the hearts of Geelong’s football fans. More and more kids (and adults) are wearing the sky blue and white jersey around town and the club is making a concerted effort to build its relationship with the region.
Arsene Wenger has publicly asked his English players to take control of Arsenal’s future, short and long term. But the longstanding coach has never managed to recruit English players capable of dominating the Premier League.
Match result: Just like last week, Perth Glory have beaten Melbourne City this time coming away with a 2-0 victory at AAMI Park.
So, Ugo Ehiogu. I will be honest and admit that I had entirely forgotten about him until his name came sharply back into focus this morning.
Liverpool’s growth since last season has gone relatively under the radar due to their rough January and inconsistent results against bottom half teams.
The Brisbane Roar have once again delivered the goods at Suncorp, beating the Wanderers 6-5 on penalties after it finished 1-1 after 120 mins of playing time.
Only one team can survive in the A-League finals race as the Brisbane Roar host the Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game, starting from 7:50pm AEST.
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The growth of female football in Geelong has been fantastic, especially at the MiniRoos level for those aged 11 and under.
No striker at Manchester United has scored 30 goals in a single season since Robin Van Persie in 2013.
Thomas Broich never wanted to be anyone else but due to his chosen career, that’s exactly what he was.
Melbourne borne and bred, I recently arrived in London for a brief sojourn. Living in Arsenal heartland, keeping my support of Spurs under wraps has been tricky.
I win almost 60 per cent of my games. I can and have rebuilt the club for you. I have sold my best players to build a fabulous new training ground and stadium.
As if juggling a full-time business as a hairdresser while raising a family of four kids isn’t busy enough, Kylie Chapman also spends countless hours volunteering for Geelong Rangers FC – as president no less.
My youngest child is lucky enough to attend an excellent little Catholic School only three hundred and fifty metres from our house in the North West of Sydney.
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I have been vocal in my criticism of Arsenal manager Arsene over the last few months and still believe that there is a desperate need for a change of manager.
Jose Mourinho was recently quoted in an interview that he would prefer to win the Europa League this season – doubling the silverware in his first season at Old Trafford – rather than fight until the end for a Champions League spot.
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