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Auck City and Team Wgtn in Oceania final

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 20/04/2016

Micah Lea'alafa of Auckland City © Hannah Peters/Getty Images Micah Lea'alafa of Auckland City Auckland City and Team Wellington have made it through to the Oceania Champions League soccer final, setting up a rematch of last year's decider.

City, with Micah Lea'alafa and Clayton Lewis both getting a brace, beat Tahiti's AS Tefana 4-2 in Auckland to remain on track for a sixth successive title and an eighth in total.

Wellington, with Tom Jackson also scoring twice, downed New Caledonian club AS Magenta 2-0 in the second match of a semi-final double-header at QBE Stadium on Wednesday.

The final will be at the same venue on Saturday.

Auckland were ahead in the sixth minute as Lea'alafa finished a well-worked corner move, but Tauhiti Keck's header levelled the score three minutes later.

The Navy Blues then took control with two quick goals midway through the opening spell.

Lea'alafa got his second from a defensive error, before Lewis's ball into the box from a free kick found its way into the net.

Lewis completed his double just before halftime with a curling shot from outside the box.

Tefana got a late consolation, Temarii Tinorua scoring from the penalty spot after a Takuya Iwata handball.

Wellington took until the 74th minute to go in front and it came courtesy of a penalty after Loic Wakanumune brought down Saul Halpin.

Jackson got his second goal two minutes later, keeper Jelen Ixoee's attempted clearance rebounding into his path.

In the 2015 final in Suva, Auckland beat Wellington by penalties after the teams were tied 1-1 after extra time.

However, Wellington turned the tables in the ASB Premiership final at QBE Stadium in March, winning 4-2 after extra time.

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