Perth Glory claim their first-ever A-League Premiership; Qualify for AFC Champions League 2020

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Perth Glory have collected their first-ever Hyundai A-League Premiership title following a 1-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets at the HBF Park in Perth on Sunday.

The Tony Popovic-coached side emerged as the premiers of the Australian domestic league in front of over 11,000 fans after a 65th-minute goal from defender Ivan Franjic gave them a narrow win over the Jets.


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The win meant that Perth Glory now have 57 points from 25 A-League matches and have taken an unassailable lead over the second-placed Sydney FC who were held to a 1-1 draw by Western Sydney Wanderers FC in the Sydney Derby the other day.

The win meant that the Glory, founded in 1995, have their first A-League Premiership while also booking a place in the group stages of the AFC Champions League for the 2020 season.

They will now take part in the A-League Finals series to be held in May where they await their opponents in the semifinals. Top two teams from the A-League regular season qualify for the semifinals of the Finals while teams occupying third to sixth positions will begin face off in a play-off for the remaining two spots in the semis.

The Glory have won two Premierships in the National Soccer League era, but it is their first A-League Premiership after the Australian top flight underwent a rebranding back in 2005.