Entertaining start for inseparable duo

Fans who turned up to Stade Numa Daly in Noumea on Saturday weren’t disappointed as home side AS Magenta and Team Wellington put on a right show to get the OFC Champions League semi-finals underway with a 2-2 draw.

The semi-finals are being played out over two legs – home-and-away – and despite having the respite of a follow-up match in a week, neither side could afford to be complacent.

With the vocal home crowd behind them Magenta started strong with some high pressing from the front through Didier Simane and Nicholas Marin. The speed of the match from the outset seemed to take Team Wellington by surprise as they took some time to adapt to the high press from the front.