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FT score: @BafanaBafana 2-1 Senegal Grip on #Russia2018— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) November 12, 2016
FT score: @BafanaBafana 2-1 Senegal Grip on #Russia2018
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Enjoy the rest of you evening!
Bafana Bafana are now in first place in their Soccer World Cup qualifying Group M with four points followed by Senegal.
Cape Verde Island along with Burkina Faso are set play this evening.
Bafana's match management has not been appetizing so far. Hope they don't look this gift horse in the mouth.— Sibusiso Mjikeliso (@Sbu_Fundraiser) November 12, 2016
Bafana's match management has not been appetizing so far. Hope they don't look this gift horse in the mouth.
72' Jali has not been at his best in this fixture a lack of games at club level is showing as the midfielder once again lets a decent ball from Matlaba let slip and Senegal counters attack!
However, Khune is quick to the fold and clears the ball from danger.
62' DOLLY! Bafana Bafana with great interplay from Grobler as the striker holds the ball on the edge of the box and plays in a on coming Keagan Dolly who then touches forward for Serero. The Eredivisie player puts the ball back into the path of Dolly only for the Sundowns attacking midfielder to strike the ball wide with the side of his foot.
58' Bradley Grobler replaces Rodgers. No Lars Veldwijk yet.
Now we gonna get to see how our All PSL based defence of Hlatshwayo, Mathoho, Coetzee and Matlaba keep the bus parked in front of Mane & co— Thomas Mlambo (@thomasmlambo) November 12, 2016
Now we gonna get to see how our All PSL based defence of Hlatshwayo, Mathoho, Coetzee and Matlaba keep the bus parked in front of Mane & co
Bafana leads Senegal by 2 goals to nil, Hlatshwayo and Serero on target.Your take of the 1st half— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) November 12, 2016
Bafana leads Senegal by 2 goals to nil, Hlatshwayo and Serero on target.Your take of the 1st half
With a bit of luck Bafana Bafana are ahead in this nail biting encounter despite the lack of chances created. Second half will see Senegal come out fighting for sure.
Oh my word, perhaps worst penalty decison you have ever seen in the South Africa v Senegal match. Never handball. Pen to SA. #Russia2018— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) November 12, 2016
Oh my word, perhaps worst penalty decison you have ever seen in the South Africa v Senegal match. Never handball. Pen to SA. #Russia2018
Rodgers receives a cross from Makola and the Wits striker goes low before heading the ball towards the goal. The striker's header hits the defender's leg instead of his hand but the official points to the penalty spot.
38' Dolly looking the most exciting player on the pitch for Bafana Bafana as he darts forward sprinting past three Senegal shirts before putting a through ball through for Rodgers. The Wits striker turns and puts the ball back into the direction of Dolly but Senegal defence clears the ball before it can reach Dolly.
Good play from Bafana Bafana!
23' Mane is left alone on the edge of the centre pitch and he blitzes down the right flank before passing the ball towards Konate. The winger cuts in and is not afraid to take a shot at goal as he hits his effort straight towards Khune.
Not offside there. Dangerously high line by #Bafana’s defenders.— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) November 12, 2016
Not offside there. Dangerously high line by #Bafana’s defenders.
FULL TIME! South Africa defeat Senegal 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying encounter.
Freekick for Bafana. Coetzee is fouled
CHANCE! Matlaba with an opportunity. A three bversus thwo situation sees him shoot straight at Diallo
Four minutes of action added on. Bafan still lead 2-1 in this World Cup qualifier
Khune clatters into the onrushing Koulibaly with the Kaizer Chiefs shot-stopper needing tratement
Khune comes to the rescue of South Africa late on, when he grabs a cross out of the air with Diouf lurking at the back post
Nervy moments for Bafana as an opportunity goes begging for Senegal, with Mathoho clearing the lines
Substitution: Thulani Serero makes way for Daine Klate. meaning South Africa make their last change
Senegal throwing numbers forward in search of the equaliser.
Mane wins a free-kick in a dangerous area after being fouled by Kekana
N'Doye the goalscorer for Senegal as South Africa lead 2-1
GOAL! Senegal grab one back, after Bafana fail to clear their lines in the area. After a number of goal line saves
Khune comes out to cut out a through ball by Mane after Jali allows possession to be overturned
Makola goes into the referee's book for time-wasting
Substituion: Hlompho Kekana replaces Keagan Dolly
Diouf misses a free-header from within the area
Senegal have probed and probed, but have failed to find a way past the South African defence, with goalkeeper Khune standing firm when the defence fails him.
Substitution for Senegal: Moussa Konate makes way for Mame Biram Diouf
Substitution: Rodgers goes off for the introduction of Bradley Grobler
CHANCE! Mane with a free header, but the Liverpool attacker heads it agonisingly wide with the goals at his mercy
The tide of the game has shifted completely friom the first-half, with Senegal
Dolly with a crunching tackle on Gassama - who appears to be in a bit of pain
Mane goes on a surging run, defeating two players before being stopped in his tracks by Coetzee
Senegal have been doing all the attacking in the second stanza. As expected - they are utilising the long-ball approach in the area to get back into this affair
We're back underway in the second half with South Africa leading Senegal 2-0 in this
HALF TIME! South Africa 2-0 Senegal
The visitors will feel hard done
Goal by South Africa, a quickly taken freekick results in excellent play by Dolly, Makola and Serero, with the latyter finishing calmly
It can be said that South Africa are lucky to have gotten that penalty, as the replays suggest that the handball was questionable. Nontheless, the crowd come alive!
The captain Hlatswayo steps up and blasts it home, despite the goaleeper getting a hand to it!
The visitors are enraged about the penalty. The Semegalese defenders are crowding the referee and asking why
PENALTY for South Africa!
Dolly and Rodgers witha clever one-two, but the latters' ball into the area fails to get beyond Koulibaly
South Africa with a half chance! Makola gets the move started playing a one-two with
The home side are struggling with their West African counterparts' physical threat
Rodgers wins a free-kick for Bafana. Poorly taken one by Dolly, but he wins a corner in the end after the rebound falls kindly
Senegal's high pressing game clearly getting the better of South Africa, as the home team giveway possession on a number of occassions.
Both teams still easing into the game. Bafana playing short balls in the midfield and Senegal keen on sitting back
South Africa with a free-kick. Possibly in shooting range - Makola stands over it
Jali with a strong challenge on Keita. Referee awards a free-kick. Mane's header goes over the bar
Ciss with a surging run forward, beating Jali but run comes to an end with Hlatshwayo standing firm.
Bafana enjoying possession but in their half. Sengal content with getting behind the ball
Serero causing the Senegalese defence a few scares early on as he wins a free-kick
And we're off, South Africa in the yellow get the ball rolling
South Africa starting line-up: Khune (G), Hlatshwayo (C), Mathoho, Coetzee, Matlaba, Jali, Mabunda, Makola, Serero, Dolly, Rodgers
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the World Cup qualifying encounter between South Africa and Senegal being played at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
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