The euphoria of finals football: Elimination Final drama sparks social media fever

The Hyundai A-League Finals Series began with two gripping Elimination Finals over the weekend that provided plenty of entertainment and late drama.

Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United were the two teams that remain alive after contrasting wins over Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne City respectively.

While Victory’s finals experience and class shone out over a brave Phoenix outfit, it took 120 absorbing minutes for the Reds to edge past City thanks to Ben Halloran’s late goal in extra-time.

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 Halloran strikes late as Reds sink City in extra-time
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While fans of the winning teams were understandably overjoyed by seeing their side move on to the Semi-Finals, there was only despair for supporters of the Phoenix and City who now turn their focus to next season.

We've wrapped up the best social media reaction to the opening weekend of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Finals Series…