As it happened: Oz v SA

2014-05-26 11:37

Live scoring and interactive commentary on the soccer friendly between Australia and Bafana Bafana in Sydney.


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Themba Zwane of South Africa and Ben Halloran of Australia contest possession (Getty Images)


Total shots: Australia 16-8 SA
Shots on target: Australia 7-1 SA
Possession: Australia 57.9%-42.1% SA
Duels won: Australia 50%-50%
Aerial duels won: Australia 51.6%-48.4%
Interceptions: Australia 16-12 SA
Off-sides: Australia 1-0 SA
Corners: Australia 4-2 SA
Total passes: Australia 652-491 SA
Passing accuracy: Australia 84.7%-78.2% SA
Total crosses: Australia 33-7 SA
Successful crosses: 24.2%-14.3%
Tackles: Australia 23-26 SA
Tackles won: Australia 82.6%-69.2%
Clearances: Australia 25-37 SA
Fouls conceded: Australia 18-7 SA
Yellow cards: Australia 2-1 SA
Red cards: none


Excellent result for #BafanaBafana after their lambasting during the week. Gordon Igesund will be fully justified in unloading both barrels - Jean Smyth

Igesund will love this. 1-1 in front of 50,459 in Sydney. Despite all those withdrawals. Now for New Zealand - Neal Collins

94' - No further chances in the final two minutes as the game ends in a 1-1 draw.

Bafana can feel proud about their effort after playing without several regulars!

92' - Bafana's Serero is replaced by Siyabonga Nhlapho.

92' - A Oliver Bozanic header is just wide for the hosts and Bafana can breathe...

90' - The 90 minutes are up.

of stoppage time will be played.

86' - Mathoho does well at the back to stop Australia's attack. Bafana fighting hard to hold on here...

85' - Australia make their final substitution when Kennedy comes on for Leckie.

Big cheer for crowd favourite Kennedy!

82' - YELLOW CARD for Ngcongca - Bafana's first booking of the game.

82' - TWEET

Halloran drives a shot from 25 yards but keeper collects with a small fumble. AUS 1 RSA 1 (82') #AUSvRSA - The Socceroos

77' - YELLOW CARD to Australia's Leckie for a bad tackle on Nthethe

77' - A minute later and Serero has another chance inside the Aussie box but sound defence prevents him from taking a shot.

Serero still waiting for his first international goal...

76' - A rare chance for Bafana but Serero's shot from just outside the box is too high...

72' - McKay tees up for Halloran but it takes a deflection to earn a corner... which Bafana safely negotiate...

69' - Australia's Vidosic on for Oar.


Bafana's Bongani Zungu in action... (Getty Images)


#australia (50,459 in Sydney) won't be happy with 1-1 against a #bafana side featuring 634 withdrawals - Neal Collins

ATTENDANCE: 50 459 fans in at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

65' - Both goal-scorers are now off the field.

65' - Zwani has replaced Bafana's goal-scorer Patosi who seems to be struggling with a hamstring problem. It was his FIRST international goal by the way.

63' - Just in case you were wondering, Australia are ranked 59th on the FIFA rankings, while Bafana are 65th.

The Socceroos are going to the the World Cup though...

62' - Halloran has now replaced Australian goal-scorer Cahil.

59' - Rantie, in the area, attempts a shot but it goes way over the bar.

Coach Gordon Igesund then responds by replacing him with Mthembu.

55' - Leckie shoots for Australia from just inside the box, but his effort misses to the left...

Relief for Meyiwa, who looked a beaten man there...

54' - Bafana now seem to be holding their own after the hosts were utterly dominant earlier in the game...

53' - Wilkshire has replaced Franjic, who bravely tried to play on but was force to limp off...

52' - Franjic is off for Australia. Seems like a badly sprained ankle.


Zungu on for Phala. Good call by Gordon Igesund. Phala ineffective in first half - Jonty Mark

46' - Patosi almost scores his second but his long range shot is just wide of the right-hand upright

46' - Zungu has come on for Phala for Bafana.

45' - Australia have brought on McKay for Troisi.

12:43 - Welcome back for the second half. Australia get things started...


Watching Bafana Bafana play on SABC1 is like watching a VHS that has dust in it - Antoinette Muller


Tim Cahill and Australia celebrate his equaliser... (Getty Images)


Ayanda Patosi celebrates putting South Africa in front... albeit briefly... (Getty Images)


HT 1-1 Decent first half all round. Aussies mostly on top, but Bafana got better as the half wore on. Still have a problem with the amount Bafana give possession away- Jonty Mark

12:29 - Despite leading for a brief period, Bafana can count themselves lucky that they're not at least a few goals behind...

HALF-TIME: Australia 1-1 South Africa


Entertaining game, but the Socceroos are clearly targeting Serero. Good vibe in the stadium. #AUSvRSA - Carly Weinberg-Adno


Aussies have won every single air ball! Why do we still play sky ball??! #SAvsAUS - Simphiwe Mantini

40'-  Australia still utterly dominant. They must wonder how they are not ahead in this game...

33' - First corner of the game goes to Australia, but Bafana do well to head it to safety...

32' - Rantie gets to the edge of the area and lays it back to Yeye, who bizarrely opts to cut it back when a shot was on!


28' - Serero shows a neat turn and picks out the onrushing Phala, whose shot is blocked. Serero looking good today - Kick-Off

27' - Cahill again threatens in the box, but again Meyiwa makes a save. My word, the SA 'keeper is a busy man tonight.


Australia's James Holland is booked for a bad foul.


Holland booked for foul on Serero. Aussies have clearly been targeting the Ajax man - Jonty Mark

23' - A rare attack from South Africa as Thulani Serrero threatens in the box, but the Australian defender parries it away...

20' - Australia have had 9 attempts on goal and South Africa just 1!

Luckily the score remains 1-1...

15' - SA 'keeper Meyiwa is being kept very busy in goal as he produces another save, diving to his right...

11:59 - TWEET

Senzo is being kept busy in goal and produces another save diving to his right, but he was at fault for Australia's goal. #KickOff - Kick-Off

14'- GOAL! Oh, dear within mere seconds after Bafana's goal, Tim Cahill heads in for Australia to level matters.

Australia 1-1 South Africa

13' - GOAL!!!

A thunderous strike from Ayanda Patosi sees Bafana Bafana take the lead!

He slotted into the bottom-right corner after great initial work from Rantie...


 Lovely stuff, especially listening to the SA press contingent singing the anthem in the box - Carly Weinberg-Adno

6' - Oar with the first strike on goal for Australia, but a good diving save by SA 'keeper Meyiwa saves the day for South Africa!

4' - In the early exchanges, it's the hosts who are dominating territory and possession.

Bafana have hardly been out of their own half!

1' - South Africa in white and Australia in gold.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane is Bafana Bafana's captain.

0' - The game has started. 


Ryan, Franjic, McGowan, Wilkinson, Davidson, Holland, Milligan, Troisi, Oar, Cahill (captain), Leckie

Subs: Halloran, Wright, Bozanic, Luongo, Brillante, Galekovic, Kennedy, Taggart, Sarota, McKay, Vidosic, Wilkshire

Bafana Bafana

Senzo Meyiwa, Anele Ngcongca, Thato Mokeke, Eric Mathoho, Thabo Nthethe, Hlompho Kekana, Reneilwe Letsholonyane (captain), Ayanda Patosi, Thuso Phala, Thulani Serero, Tokelo Rantie

Subs: Williams, Zwane, Zungu, Khumalo, Mthembu, Mkhwanazi, Nhlapo

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