Slumming it at the bottom of the A-League table, the Western Sydney Wanderers showed they still have firepower on the continental stage. The reigning Asian champs got their title defence off to a 3-1 win over Kashima Antlers in Japan on Wednesday night. Pics by Getty Images.
Western Sydney Wanderers FC have scored twice in the last four minutes to make the perfect start to their AFC Champions League defence with a courageous 3-1 road win against Kashima Antlers in Japan on Tuesday night.
Despite the wailing and gnashing of teeth, 10 minutes was all it took an independent Disciplinary Committee to throw Seb Ryall’s diving citation out on its ear. Which of course was a no-brainer, as pointed out in last week’s column.
Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic described referee Peter O'Leary's 83rd-minute red card to defender Matthew Spiranovic as "beyond belief" following Saturday's heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.