Defending champions Western Sydney Wanderers and fellow A-League side Brisbane Roar have their AFC Champions League hopes in the balance ahead of Tuesday's final group matches of the elite continental competition.
Western Sydney face 2013 winners Guangzhou Evergrande away while Brisbane host Urawa Red Diamonds in the Gold Coast.
In Group H, Wanderers will travel to China needing to win and hoping that the game in Japan between Kashima Antlers and FC Seoul will end in a stalemate.
In Group G, Brisbane...
Adelaide United ended Brisbane Roar's reign in Australian football's A-League on Friday, beating the defending champions 2-1 in the first round of the playoffs.
Awer Mabil scored the winning goal in the 86th minute, volleying home Miguel Palanca's cross to end a break initiated by Sergio Cirio.
Adelaide took the lead in the seventh minute with a free kick by Craig Goodwin which dipped into the bottom corner of the net. Brisbane equalised in the 27th with a solo effort from...
As the A-League Finals Series gets underway, five teams have their sights firmly fixed on toppling newly-crowned Premiers Melbourne Victory. Kevin Muscat's side were worthy winners of the regular season title, finishing three points clear of second-placed Sydney FC atop the standings after 27 rounds, and with 56 goals for and 31 against, they had the best attack and defence.
However, each team will fancy their chances of upsetting the Victory, and each will have their own reasons for wanting to see...