Football: Auckland City book Club World Cup spot

Micah Lea'alafa (left) scored two goals for Auckland City during their victory over Wellington. Photo / Getty
Micah Lea'alafa (left) scored two goals for Auckland City during their victory over Wellington. Photo / Getty

Auckland City FC are heading to the FIFA Club World Cup once more.

They've become the first team to book their spot in the tournament, after winning the Oceania Champions League with a 3-0 win over Team Wellington in the final this afternoon.

Auckland City dominated from the start at North Harbour Stadium, with Micah Lea'alafa scoring just two minutes into the match.

The lead stayed that way until after the break, when Clayton Lewis extended the lead in the 67th minute.

Solomon Island star Lea'alafa scored again with less than 10 minutes to play shortly after Alex Feneridis had been sent off for Team Wellington.

Auckland had 23 shots to Team Wellington's three, and had 70% possession throughout the clash.

It's their sixth successive win in the competition and also avenges their loss to Wellington in the domestic final.

The Club World Cup takes place in Japan in December.

- NZ Herald

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