Western Bulldogs to face Melbourne in AFL grand final after thumping Port Adelaide by 71 points

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The Western Bulldogs embarrass Port Adelaide in a 71-point thumping to progress to a showdown with Melbourne in the season decider.
The Western Bulldogs have demolished Port Adelaide by 71 points to advance to the AFL grand final against Melbourne.

Key points: The Bulldogs defeated the Power 17.14 (116) to 6.9 (45)

The Bulldogs defeated the Power 17.14 (116) to 6.9 (45) They reached their first AFL grand final since 2016

They reached their first AFL grand final since 2016 Skipper Marcus Bontempelli came through the match unscathed after being under an injury cloud

The Bulldogs produced a stunning first-half blitz en route to a 17.14 (116) to 6.9 (45) victory in Saturday night's second preliminary final at Adelaide Oval.

The win puts them into their first AFL grand final since their drought-breaking premiership victory five years ago.

The September 25 season-decider in Perth will only be their fourth VFL/AFL grand final appearance, with wins in 2016 and 1954, and a runner-up finish in 1961.

The Demons, who clobbered Geelong by 83 points in their preliminary final on Friday night, are chasing their first flag since 1964.

The unfancied Bulldogs booted the initial five goals in a seven-goal opening term to lead the Power by 37 points…
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