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Western Sydney Wanderers crowned Asian champions | Video, photos A Wanderers fan watches the Asian Champions League final match between Western Sydney Wanderers and Al Hilal at Centenary Square, Parramatta. Picture: Getty Images.
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Western Sydney Wanderers hold the trophy as they celebrate winning their second-leg soccer match of the Asian Champions League final against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. Picture: Reuters.

Brendan Hamill of the Western Sydney Wanderers heads the ball. Picture: Reuters.

Goalkeeper Ante Covic of the Western Sydney Wanderers celebrates. Picture: Reuters.

Mihai Pintilii of Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal fights for the ball with Antony Golec. Picture: Reuters.

Mihai Pintilii of Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal fights for the ball with Mateo Poljak of the Western Sydney Wanderers. Picture: Reuters.

Nawaf Al Abed of Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal fights for the ball with Antony Golec of Western Sydney Wanderers. Picture: Reuters.

Western Sydney Wanderers celebrate. Picture: Reuters.

Players of Western Sydney Wanderers hold the trophy as they celebrate after winning their second-leg soccer match of the Asian Champions League final against Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal. Picture: Reuters.

Salman Al Faraj of Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal reacts during their second-leg soccer match of the Asian Champions League final against Western Sydney Wanderers. Picture: Reuters.

The referee gestures at Kwabena Appiah and Labinot Haliti of Western Sydney Wanderers. Picture: Reuters.

Wanderers fans celebrate victory after watching the Asian Champions League final match. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans chant as the team prepares to lift the trophy to celebrate. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans cheer as they celebrate victory. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans cheer as they celebrate victory. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans light flares as they watch the Asian Champions League final match between Western Sydney Wanders and Al Hilal at Centenary Square in Parramatta. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans light flares as they watch the Asian Champions League final match. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans react after a missed shot on goal as they watch the Asian Champions League final match. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans sing and cheer as they watch the Asian Champions League final match. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans sing as they watch the Asian Champions League final match. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans sing as they watch the Asian Champions League final match. Picture: Getty Images.

Wanderers fans watch the Asian Champions League final match between Western Sydney Wanders and Al Hilal at Centenary Square, Parramatta. Picture: Getty Images.

TweetFacebookIt was exhausting just to watch as the suburban club from Sydney’s western suburbs braved wave after wave of attack from the club of the Saudi Kingdom. They survived the heat of the Arabian desert, the intimidation from nearly 70,000 passionate male fans, laser pointers directed into their eyes and most importantly a match against a team that feels aggrieved not to be on the podium.

Incredible – it looks like Covic is on a dance floor at a night club #ACL2014#ACLFinalpic.twitter杭州龙凤论坛m/dO7uudDLfi

— PhilSpeak (@PhilSpeak) November 1, 2014


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