Ono steers Wanderers into quarters

AFP-JIJI

Departing star Shinji Ono inspired a dramatic comeback by Western Sydney Wanderers as they scrambled into the AFC Champions League quarterfinals on away goals against Sanfrecce Hiroshima on Wednesday.

Ono, in his final game before returning to Japan, created two second-half goals -one five minutes from time — for a 2-0 win and 3-3 aggregate score, enough for the Wanderers to scrape through by virtue of their away goal in last week’s 3-1 defeat.

“I believe in this team and we believe in ourselves and that’s why we have a good result tonight,” said Ono, who will now leave for Consadole Sapporo.