The evergreen Socceroo striker opened the scoring on 17 minutes and also had an assist as Shenhua cruised to a 4-1 semi-final win away at Beijing Konggu.
Ex-Chelsea striker Demba Ba struck twice for Shenhua, with Cao Yunding scoring their last goal in stoppage-time.
After winning the first leg at home 3-2 last month, it ensured an easy progress to the final 7-3 on aggregate.
Shenhua will face Jiangsu Guoxin-Sainty in the two-legged decider next month.
And it will be a huge occasion for the club which is trying to end a 17 year drought without winning a major trophy.
The prize for winning the final would also bring with it a chance to play in next year’s AFC Champions League and a potential match-up against a Hyundai A-League club.
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