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Popovic: Western Sydney will draw in big-game experience against Al-Hilal

Western Sydney Wanderers head coach Tony Popovic is confident his side will be able to deal with the magnitude of the second leg of the 2014 Asian Champions League final.

The A-League club defeated Saudi Arabian giant Al-Hilal 1-0 at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday night to go into the return bout at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh on November 1.

Tomi Juric's 64th-minute goal separated the two sides in Sydney and Popovic is now hoping his players can produce a similar showing next weekend in order to become the first Australian side to triumph in the Asian Football Confederation championship.

"We're looking forward to another tough game and a big crowd. The stadium will be full, supporting their team and we expect that. But we have played tough matches and we have a lot of experience from playing against Guangzhou and Seoul and we can draw on that experience," said Popovic.

"You always want to win the home leg, the first leg, if it's possible. We got a result, we have shown we can score away from home and this result has filled us with confidence.

"We have to recover well and we're in for a tough battle next week, but they're going home tonight knowing they're up against a very tough opponent who can win the title over there."

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