This weekend’s OFC Champions League final is shaping as a classic encounter with holders Auckland City facing cross-town rivals Waitakere United in a meeting of the continent’s two most successful clubs.
The OFC Champions League final will be contested between two sides from the same country for the first time after New Zealand champions Waitakere United and continental holders Auckland City both won through to next weekend’s decider.
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Waitakere United and Auckland City once again dominated the headlines throughout the recently concluded New Zealand domestic season, with the former completing an unprecedented run of success.
The ninth edition of the New Zealand national league commenced amid a flurry of goals with competition heavyweights Auckland City and Waitakere United, as well as Manawatu all hitting stride early.
New Zealand have qualified for the last four of the OFC Nations Cup with a 2-1 win that eliminated Papua New Guinea from contention, while Fiji and the Solomon Islands drew 0-0 to leave both in contention.