Football's two opposite and eternal forces will collide head on when Australia and South Korea meet in the final of the AFC Asian Cup in Sydney on Saturday.
Uli Stelike's Taeguk Warriors have made fortress football their trademark at this tournament. South Korea have yet to concede a goal in the competition. That record of five clean sheets over 480 minutes of football, which included a 1-0 win over Australia, has been their ticket to the decider.
Contrast that with the Socceroos' path to the final...
The Taeguk Warriors became the first team to claim a spot in Saturday's AFC Asian Cup final with a 2-0 win over Iraq in Sydney on Monday night, having now gone 480 minutes without conceding a goal in the tournament.
With five consecutive clean sheets to show, the South Koreans will head into the decider supremely confident they can make it six games without conceding. If they do, it will go a long way to claiming Asian football's greatest prize.
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