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Sydney disappointed but confident of bouncing back

Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka admitted last night's 2-1 semi-final loss to the Melbourne Victory was a disappointing result. But the Czech tactician was confident that the Sky Blues played well enough at Etihad Stadium to take plenty into the second leg at Sydney Football Stadium next weekend.

"We are disappointed in this moment but there are plenty of positives to take from this match." Lavicka said.

"There has only been one leg, there is still one more to go now back in Sydney. We got an important goal through John Aloisi. It will be a big game in Sydney.

"We hope for same crowd, same atmosphere as last time we played at home. We will have recovery for few days but we will be ready for the next game."

Goalscorer Aloisi was also supremely confident that the team could produce a win next week and go straight into the Grand Final.

"We are confident," Aloisi said. "We are pretty good at home and we reckon we can win.

"The away goal helps us a little bit and we just have to win at home. It's not a bad result."

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