Bernie Ibini scored in his first game in nearly 18 months as Sydney FC advanced to the FFA Cup final, killing off Canberra Olympics dream run with a hard-fought 3-0 win.Semi-professional outfit Olympic made the Sky Blues work every step of the way at Viking Park on Wednesday night in a bid to become the first second-tier club to make the tournament decider.In the end they were undone by a Seb Ryall header, a cracking Milos Dimitrijevic free-kick and Ibinis strike, only spared a fourth goal thanks to Alex Brosques wayward header.Olympic stood by coach Frank Cachias vow that they would not park the bus against the A-League giants, producing a brave semi-final performance that was unfortunate not to yield a goal.Their well-organised back four pressed high and stood firm in the face of Sydneys methodical attack.At the other end the part-timers made promising entries into their visitors penalty area, Philippe Bernabo-Madrid missing a gilt-edged chance off a cross from one-time Sky Blues player Robbie Cattanach.But Sydney soon took control of possession and Rhyan Grant orchestrated the first-half opener, clipping a cross off a corner for Ryall to head home - Olympics first goal conceded in the elimination stage of the tournament.The Sky Blues would have doubled the lead soon thereafter had Olympics captain and goalkeeper Angelo Konstantinou not denied Bobo one on one for a second time.But the biggest missed opportunity was on Brosque.In his first start for more than 10 months he had only an open goal to contend with after Dimitrijevic chipped the ball over an onrushing Kostantinou, but somehow skewed his header into the post.Olympic returned with fire in the second half, the previously quiet Jeremy Habtemariam causing all kinds of trouble down the right flanks and talented young midfielder Daniel Colbertaldo slicing a 20-yard volley just wide.But they were soon punished after Phil Yarnold handballed, Dimitrijevic curling in a brilliant free-kick for a lead that would extend to three goals once Ibini entered the fray.The right winger, recovered from a badly broken leg, came on in the 82nd minute to play his first competitive match since the 2014-15 A-League grand final.He made it count, picked out perfectly by Matt Simons cross and coverting at the back post.Sydney will play either Melbourne City or Melbourne Victory in the final, with the two facing off in the other semi-final next week.To top it off with a goal, its definitely been a great night, Ibini said.Simo put a great ball across. I saw him running and I had to run as well because I knew Arnie would probably lose it at me if I didnt get to the back post.Brosque had been expecting a strong display from Olympic.They hadnt conceded a goal in the whole tournament for a reason, he said.They were structurally very good and hard to break down, and we just had to keep the ball moving and wait for opportunities.Its been quite a long time since the club won a trophy so this gives us a good chance.Konstantinou praised Olympics their brave performance in front of 5581 fans.We can hold our heads up high even though it was 3-0, he said.They beat two A-League teams 4-0 and they only beat us 3-0.It just came down to some quality finishing in the end. Keishawn Bierria Jersey . -- Aaron Murray threw for 408 yards and three touchdowns, ran for another score, and led No. Tramaine Brock Jersey . 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Antoine Griezmann defied plenty of skeptics by becoming the highest scorer at the European Championship.Frances hopes of a first title since Euro 2000 rest largely on the slim shoulders of Griezmann, who is on the small side for an attacking player at 1.76 meters (5-foot-9).The 25-year-old forward scored with an excellent finish and set up two more goals as France swatted aside Iceland 5-2 on Sunday to set up a semifinal against Germany.It will be great if he carries on being the top scorer in the competition, France coach Didier Deschamps said. Hes a very efficient player and is excellent technically. Well need more of the same from him on Thursday.He may be the toast of French football today, but it hasnt always been that way.There was no comfortable route through the well-reputed French football academies for Griezmann, who was so exasperated at being rejected by several French clubs for his small stature that he went to Spain as a teenager, joining Real Sociedad in 2008.How Lyon and other French clubs must cringe with embarrassment now. Even his current club -- Champions League runner-up Atletico Madrid -- may struggle to keep him.His affable and calm demeanor belies a tough interior. His difficult route to the top has made for a refreshingly blunt speaker.After Frances labored win against Ireland in the last 16, Griezmann revealed what was said at halftime -- giving a rare insight into changing room politics.We said things to each other, basically that we needed to `move our butt, Griezmann said. 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Collecting Olivier Girouds delicate flick, he drew goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson off his line and then floated the ball over his shoulder for his 11th international goal.It was a finish that Barcelona great Lionel Messi would have been proud of for its mixture of technique and composure.Against Iceland, Griezmann also created goals for midfielder Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet, who has begun a habit of kissing Griezmanns trusty left boot in thanks for a goal.Its a scene that Deschamps clearly wants to be repeated on Thursday, though it is likely to be a very tight match. Well have to give everything against Germany, Griezmann said. Cheap Jerseys China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping China Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys 2020 Cheap Jerseys Online Cheap Jerseys Store ' ' '
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