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2016 OFC Champions League Final

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2016 OFC Champions League Final
Event2016 OFC Champions League
Date23 April 2016
VenueQBE Stadium, Auckland
RefereeAverii Jacques (Tahiti)
Attendance1,500
2015
2017

The 2016 OFC Champions League Final was the final of the 2016 OFC Champions League, the 15th edition of the Oceania Cup, Oceania's premier club football tournament organized by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), and the 10th season under the current OFC Champions League name.

The final was played between two New Zealand teams, Auckland City and Team Wellington. It was played at the QBE Stadium in Auckland on 23 April 2016.[1] The winner earned the right to represent the OFC at the 2016 FIFA Club World Cup, entering at the qualifying play-off round.

Auckland City defeated Team Wellington 3–0 to win their sixth consecutive and eighth overall OFC club title.[2]

Background

The final was a rematch of the previous season's final, won by Auckland City 4–3 on penalties (1–1 after extra time).

Auckland City were the five-time defending champions. They have played in seven previous finals, winning all of them in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

This was the second OFC club final for Team Wellington, following last year's defeat to Auckland City.

Road to final

The final stage of the 2016 OFC Champions League was played in Auckland, New Zealand.

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first.

New Zealand Auckland City Round New Zealand Team Wellington
Opponent Result Group stage Opponent Result
Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 4–0 Fiji Suva 2–0
Papua New Guinea Lae City Dwellers 2–1 New Caledonia Lössi 2–1
Vanuatu Amicale 3–1 Papua New Guinea Hekari United 4–0
Group A winner
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 New Zealand Auckland City (H) 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 9
2 Vanuatu Amicale 3 2 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3 Solomon Islands Solomon Warriors 3 1 0 2 5 11 −6 3
4 Papua New Guinea Lae City Dwellers 3 0 0 3 5 10 −5 0
Source: OFC
(H) Host
Group B winner
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 New Zealand Team Wellington 3 3 0 0 8 1 +7 9
2 Papua New Guinea Hekari United 3 2 0 1 8 5 +3 6
3 Fiji Suva 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
4 New Caledonia Lössi 3 0 0 3 3 10 −7 0
Source: OFC
French Polynesia Tefana 4–2 Semi-finals New Caledonia Magenta 2–0

Rules

The final was played as a single match. If tied after regulation, extra time and, if necessary, penalty shoot-out would be used to decide the winner.

Match

Auckland City New Zealand3–0New Zealand Team Wellington
Lea'alafa Goal 2'84'
Lewis Goal 67'
Report
Attendance: 1,500[3]
Referee: Averii Jacques (Tahiti)
Auckland City
Team Wellington
GK 24 Spain Diego Rivas
DF 3 Japan Takuya Iwata
DF 5 Spain Ángel Berlanga (c)
DF 9 England Darren White
MF 4 Croatia Mario Bilen Yellow card 82'
MF 11 New Zealand Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi  Yellow card 51'
MF 16 South Korea Kim Dae-wook
MF 19 Solomon Islands Micah Lea'alafa
FW 10 New Zealand Ryan De Vries
FW 14 New Zealand Clayton Lewis
FW 17 Portugal João Moreira Substituted off 86'
Substitutes:
GK 1 New Zealand Jacob Spoonley
GK 18 New Zealand Danyon Drake
DF 2 Serbia Marko Đorđević
DF 6 New Zealand Jesse Edge
DF 8 New Zealand Michael den Heijer
DF 13 New Zealand Alfie Rogers
MF 7 New Zealand Reid Drake
MF 12 New Zealand Nicolai Berry
MF 15 New Zealand Ivan Vicelich
FW 20 Argentina Emiliano Tade Substituted in 86'
FW 25 Mexico Fabrizio Tavano
Manager:
Spain Ramon Tribulietx
GK 1 New Zealand Scott Basalaj
DF 4 New Zealand Anthony Hobbs Yellow card 60'
DF 5 England Bill Robertson (c)
MF 6 Wales Chris Bale Yellow card 90'
MF 7 Argentina Leonardo Villa
FW 9 New Zealand Tom Jackson
FW 10 Costa Rica Luis Corrales Substituted off 88'
MF 11 Argentina Mario Barcia Yellow card 25' Substituted off 72'
MF 13 New Zealand Alex Feneridis Yellow card 36' Yellow-red card 83'
FW 16 England Ben Harris Substituted off 89'
DF 17 New Zealand Fergus Neil
Substitutes:
GK 22 New Zealand Alex Carr
DF 2 New Zealand Taylor Hough
MF 3 New Zealand Steven Gulley Substituted in 72'
FW 12 New Zealand Andy Bevin Substituted in 89'
DF 14 New Zealand Billy Scott
MF 15 New Zealand Mark Jones
MF 18 England Saul Halpin Substituted in 88'
DF 19 Scotland Conner McGlinchey
MF 21 New Zealand Taylor Schhrijvers
Manager:
New Zealand Matt Calcott
North Harbour Stadium (also known as QBE Stadium) in Auckland, New Zealand, hosted the final.
North Harbour Stadium (also known as QBE Stadium) in Auckland, New Zealand, hosted the final.

Assistant referees:
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
Ravinesh Kumar (Fiji)
Fourth official:
Médéric Lacour (New Caledonia)

References

  1. ^ "2016 OFC Champions League Match Schedule". OFC.
  2. ^ "Six in a row for Auckland City". Oceania Football Confederation. 23 April 2016. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016.
  3. ^ "2016 OFC Champions League Match Summary: Auckland City FC - Team Wellington" (PDF). OFC. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
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