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Nah, job done, Furman in for 2nd leg. "@ron_virgo: @neilgreigsoccer we need to appeal to FIFA for Jali's red card mr Neal, don't you think?"— Neal Collins (@nealcol) November 13, 2015
Nah, job done, Furman in for 2nd leg. "@ron_virgo: @neilgreigsoccer we need to appeal to FIFA for Jali's red card mr Neal, don't you think?"
4 minutes added Bafana lead 3-1— Cindy Poluta (@CindyPoluta) November 13, 2015
4 minutes added Bafana lead 3-1
.@BafanaBafana still ahead 2-1 and looking relatively comfortable, though Angola are getting the odd look at goal. 20 minutes remain.— Sport24News (@Sport24news) November 13, 2015
.@BafanaBafana still ahead 2-1 and looking relatively comfortable, though Angola are getting the odd look at goal. 20 minutes remain.
#Bafana just inviting pressure on themselves now… Angola poor in the final third, but they've bossed this half.— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) November 13, 2015
#Bafana just inviting pressure on themselves now… Angola poor in the final third, but they've bossed this half.
Let's hope Mashaba doesn't regret making such positive changes. A third goal would be quite something!— Wade Pretorius (@wadepretorius) November 13, 2015
Let's hope Mashaba doesn't regret making such positive changes. A third goal would be quite something!
49' Gerson rifles his effort wide of goal. Angola 1 - 2 South Africa #WorldCupQualifier— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) November 13, 2015
49' Gerson rifles his effort wide of goal. Angola 1 - 2 South Africa #WorldCupQualifier
Bafana lead 2-1
40' Angola 1-2 Bafana (Gelson) (Rantie,Gambuza) #WCQ2018— DiskiStyle (@DiskiStyle) November 13, 2015
40' Angola 1-2 Bafana (Gelson) (Rantie,Gambuza) #WCQ2018
Gabuza is the real deal. Quality, composed finish. The ball from Masango was pure too. @BafanaBafana lead 2-1.— Wade Pretorius (@wadepretorius) November 13, 2015
Gabuza is the real deal. Quality, composed finish. The ball from Masango was pure too. @BafanaBafana lead 2-1.
24' Dario comes on for Buatu. Angola 1 - 2 South Africa #WorldCupQualifier— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) November 13, 2015
24' Dario comes on for Buatu. Angola 1 - 2 South Africa #WorldCupQualifier
Remember, these are AWAY GOALS! @BafanaBafana #shakysupport 1-2— Neal Collins (@nealcol) November 13, 2015
Remember, these are AWAY GOALS! @BafanaBafana #shakysupport 1-2
Worst thing about that Angola goal is that #Bafana had a chance right before… They didn't use it. #WCQ— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) November 13, 2015
Worst thing about that Angola goal is that #Bafana had a chance right before… They didn't use it. #WCQ
90 seconds into the game and Angola 1-0 Bafana*— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) November 13, 2015
90 seconds into the game and Angola 1-0 Bafana*
FULL-TIME. Bafana come away from Benguela with a come-from-behind 3-1 victory in the first leg, taking a two-goal cushion into the decider on Tuesday in Durban.
Four minutes of stoppage time to be added.
Angola win a free-kick in a dangerous position outside the area after Rantie had tugged back Gerson. The set-piece is fired into the wall and Dario volleys the rebound harmlessly wide.
Natael with a tame long-range effort after he received the ball from a throw-in on the left. His strike is easily gathered by Mabokgwane, who has not been tested at this stage.
GOAL for Bafana! Jali steps up and calmly slots the ball into the bottom-left corner of the goal as the keeper went the other way. Jali is then sent off for a second yellow card after appearing to incite the home fans.
A bizarre series of events as Makola plays Rantie through on goal and he tries to round the goalkeeper, who gets a hand onto the ball with the striker going to ground. The referee surprisingly points to the spot!
The game has become scrappy as neither team can retain possession for very long, with long balls the order of the day at the moment.
Bastos tries his luck from range after jinking left and right to get a free of his marker, but his shot is dragged well wide of the keeper's left post.
The ball switches play from left to right as Mpho Makola picks up possession and cuts in side with quick feet before sending over a delightful ball over the top with the outside of his boot to Lebese, but the offside flag is wrongly raised.
SUBSTITUTION: Another change for Bafana as Masango is replaced by George Lebese.
An hour gone now and the visitors have seen very little of the ball in the second half as Angola keep up the pressure in their quest for an equaliser.
SUBSTITUTION: Change for Bafana as Dean Furman comes on for Zungu.
Campos on the ball again as he cuts inside then out near the edge of the 18-yard area and takes another crack at goal, but once again the ball goes well wide of the target.
Angola on the attack as Campos is relased down the left flank. Masango makes the sliding tackle but Campos retains possession and clips the ball into the box, where Mabokgwane claims easily.
Gerson collects on the ball on the left outside the area and finds space for a shot, but he drags the tame effort wide of the goal.
Bafana get the ball rolling in the second half.
HALF-TIME. Bafana take a one-goal advantage into the break but they haven't had things their own way after going behind 90 seconds after kick-off. Angola will be sure to test Mabokgwane more in the second half.
Bua goes close to leveling the scores moments before the break as he shoots over the target. He then slaps Jali on the back of the head and a row erupts. which results in cautions for both players.
Rantie shows good footwork to spin on the ball and spots a run by Masango and tries to release his team-mate through on goal, but the defence just manage to make the interception.
Jali is carried off on a stretcher to receive treatment, but is soon back on the field to the relief of Mashaba.
A battle between Ngconcga and Djalma Campos sees the former emerging with the ball, but the ref blows the defender up for a foul. The free-kick is whacked into the wall, where it strikes Andile Jali in the head.
The Angolan defenders are struggling to contain Rantie, who goes to ground again, but the referee sees nothing wrong with the challenge.
The hosts seem determined to find an equaliser before half-time and they win a corner. Mabokgwane comes to the rescue, though, as he just gets to the ball ahead of the opponent and punches clear.
Bafana win a corner through the industrious Gabuza. Mathoho rises highest to meet the set-piece, but steers his header straight at Angola goalkeeper Dominique.
Angola look to spring an attack through Gerson, who runs at Mathoho and almost turns the defender and fires off a shot that is blocked.
Almost a third goal for Mashaba's men as they set up a counter-attack after Bongani Zungu won possession in midfielder with a well-timed sliding tackle. Masango and Gabuza combine before the ball is played to Serero, who hits a first-time shot over.
SUBSTITUTION: Angola make an early change to restore some balance, with Jonathan Buatu making way for Dario.
GOAL for Bafana! After a spell of sustained pressure since scoring the equaliser, South Africa take the lead through Gabuza, who slots home past Dominique after latching onto Masango's pass down the right.
GOAL for Bafana! Rantie restores parity after receiving a pass from Thabo Matlaba on the left. The striker finishes with composure as he strokes the ball into the bottom-right corner.
Tokelo Rantie is brought down by Genseric Kusunga, who is fortunate not to go into the referee's notebook after the striker had raced onto Gabuza's flick-on. However, the free-kick from Serero doesn't cause any danger.
Bafana on the attack again as Masango and Anele Ngcongca combine down the right flank to release Thamsanqa Gabuza, but his cross into the box is disappointing and goes out of play for a goal-kick.
GOAL for Angola! Unbelievable start for the hosts as Bafana squander their chance in attack and the Sable Antelopes break upfield, with the ball being played out to Gerson, who goes past Eric Mathoho and slots the ball beyond Jackson Mabokgwane.
The visitors look to respond and win a corner on the right, which is taken by Mandla Masango, but his delivery is poor and Angola clear their lines.
South Africa starting XI: Jackson Mabokgwane, Anele Ngcongca, Thabo Matlaba, Rivaldo Coetzee, Eric Mathoho, Mandla Masango, Bongani Zungu, Andile Jali, Thulani Serero, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Tokelo Rantie.
Angola starting XI: Angola starting XI: Dominique, Clinton Mata, Jonathan Buatu, Genseric Kusunga, Joaquim Adao, Djalma Campos, Gerson, Ary Papel, Bastos, Natael, Bua.
Angola get proceedings underway in the first half.
The nations last met as recently as October when they Sable Antelopes beat Bafana Bafana 3-2 on aggregate in African Nations Championship qualifying.
Welcome to our live coverage of the 2018 World Cup preliminary first-leg qualifier between Angola and South Africa at Estadio Nacional de Ombaka in Benguela.
The two Southern African rivals will battle it out for a place in the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals to be held in Russia.
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