Team Wellington crowned continental kings, earn Club World Cup berth
Team Wellington ease to maiden OFC champions League title
The New Zealanders edge second-leg win for hefty aggregate scoreline
Team Wellington will represent Oceania in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup
New Zealand's Team Wellington are the new OFC Champions League holders thanks to a comfortable aggregate victory over Fiji's Lautoka in the final, which has earned them a ticket to this year’s FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Team Wellington held a massive 6-0 lead after the one-sided first leg at home, and there was little doubt to the final outcome on Sunday after the visitors held a two-goal advantage at the break thanks to a double from Mario Ilich.
Solomon Islander Benjamin Totori scored a second-half double for Lautoka, but Team Wellington grabbed a late winner from Angus Kilkolly for a 4-3 win on the day and a massive 10-3 aggregate scoreline.
It is a long-awaited breakthrough for Team Wellington after they finished runners-up to compatriots Auckland City in each of the past three seasons.
The capital club ended the seven-year reign of Auckland City in the semi-final with an away goals win after a 2-2 aggregate scoreline.