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As it happened: Baroka 1-1 Pirates

2017-08-22 21:35
Last Updated at 16:28
22 Aug 21:35

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22 Aug 21:34
Final Score: Baroka 1-1 Orlando Pirates
22 Aug 21:34

Baroka share the spoils with Pirates at Peter Mokaba Stadium in this thrilling Absa Premiership encounter.

22 Aug 21:33
FULL-TIME!
22 Aug 21:21
90' Four minutes of added time...
22 Aug 21:16
83' Pirates now looking for a winner as the game reaches the final minutes. 
22 Aug 21:13
79' Thabiso Kutumela replaces Bucs goal scorer Thabo Qalinge.
22 Aug 21:04

A thumping header from Banda puts the ball beyond Sandilands reach.

GAME ON!

22 Aug 21:04
73' GOOOAALLL!
22 Aug 21:00
68' Baroka testing this Pirates defence but getting nowhere as Punch Masenamela tries to catch Wayne Sandilands off guard but the GK is too aware.
22 Aug 20:52
60' Chawapiwa is all over the pitch chasing and collecting balls from midfield but Pirates defence are stern as Shitolo cuts the forward off once again. 
22 Aug 20:49
57' Baroka upping the tempo as Ntshangase's cross is caught by Pirates 'keeper Sandilands.
22 Aug 20:47
54' Pirates defence have been defiant but Shitolo goes roughly in against a Baroka player and the home side receives a free-kick. 
22 Aug 20:44
52' Baroka 0-1 Pirates
22 Aug 20:39
47' Motupa OFF, Ntshangase ON
22 Aug 20:35
45' Second-half is underway...
22 Aug 20:22
HALF-TIME!
22 Aug 20:21

48' Mosele comes off as Baroka suffer yet another injury from their starting XI.

Mdantsane has replaced the player. 

22 Aug 20:16
45' Four minutes of additional time added on...
22 Aug 20:14

Qalinge sneaks his way into the box and meets Makola's cross with the perfect header.

1-0 to Pirates!

22 Aug 20:12
40' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!
22 Aug 20:09
31' Pirates continue to dominate as both teams are looking to break the deadlock.
22 Aug 20:08
27' Baroka looking to create chances of their own and have the opportunity to put the ball into the box with a free kick from out wide but it's cleared and Mosele picks up the ball in midfield and shoots wide.
22 Aug 20:00
25' Again Gabuza in a threatening position as he run towards the goal and is easily shoved over!
22 Aug 19:59
23' Finally some action out in front as Maela sends in a teasing cross only for Gabuza but his timing was not on point.
22 Aug 19:54
20' Nearly a mistake at the back as a bouncing pass to Nyauza leaves the defender in an uncomfortable position and his clearance goes straight up. 
22 Aug 19:49
16' Kgoetyane is substituted and Mothupa is brought on.
22 Aug 19:48
14' Kgoloko Thobejane giving advice to some of the players as medical team assesses Kgoetyane. 
22 Aug 19:43
10' Baroka 0-0 Pirates
22 Aug 19:41
5' Both sides feeling each other out in the opening stages of the match. 
22 Aug 19:33
Motupa leading the frontline for Baroka and the Pirates players will know all to well what the forward is capable of. 
22 Aug 19:32
Mobara sitting right in front of Nyauza and Shitolo in that defensive midfield role. 
22 Aug 19:31
1' Gabuza gets the first-half underway ...
22 Aug 19:28
Meanwhile, central defender Happy Jele will be available for selection (on the bench) after serving his one match suspension.
22 Aug 19:28
The 28-year-old is expected sidelined for up to two weeks as he undergoes rehabilitation.
22 Aug 19:26
The hard tackling midfielder has failed a late fitness test for a knee injury he suffered in the 1-0 victory over Chippa United at the weekend.
22 Aug 19:26
Thamsanqa Sangweni has been ruled out of the Absa Premiership encounter against Baroka FC.
22 Aug 19:26
22 Aug 19:08
***KICK OFF IS AT 19:30***
22 Aug 19:06

Orlando Pirates XI:  Sandilands, Shitolo, Nyauza, Matlaba, Maela, Mobara, Makola, Nyatama, Memela, Qalinge, Gabuza.

Subs: Mabokgwane, Jele, Dube, Sarr, Rakhale, Kutumela, Nkosi.

 
  • 90'

    Full time here at the Peter Mokaba Stadium and it ends 1-1 after Banda's 2nd half header cancelled out Qalinge's late first half opener. A fair result in the greater scheme of things and Baroka will be proud of their 2nd half performance.

  • 88'

    A late push from Pirates here but the Baroka defence is well organised and standing firm. The away side aren't able to do better than winning a corner and will be disappointed with the lack of shots on target this evening with so much possession.

  • 85'

    Some silky moves from Ntshagane in midfield here and it optimises the second half Baroka performance. Baroka can be proud of their effort here and it's not over yet. Neither side has been able to penetrate in the last 5 minutes in a battle of the midfield

  • 82'

    Substitution for Pirates as Nkosi replaces Mobara.

  • 80'

    Substitution for Pirates as Qalinge comes off to be replaced by Kutumela.

  • 76'

    Pirates looking to respond here as they pile men forward but must be wary as Baroka look dangerous on the counter. Both teams are going for it here in what looks like it will be an intense finish.

  • 73'

    GOAL FOR BAROKA! Banda brings the hosts level and it's well deserved! The defender rose highest at the far post to get to Moeti's hanging corner and it's a thumping header leaving Sandiland with no chance. 1-1.

  • 68'

    A bit scrappy in the last few minutes as neither side has been able to hold the ball well in midfield. The game has slowed considerably compared to the start of the half but both sides are still going for it. A far better performance from Baroka thus far.

  • 63'

    CHANCE FOR PIRATES! The away side looked like they may go two ahead after Rakhale is well found with space outside the area, but the Baroka defence do well to close down his shot and he can only win a corner for his team.

  • 59'

    Substitution for Pirates as Rakhale comes on to replace Memela.

  • 57'

    Chance for Baroka after Kgaswane is fouled on the left wing just outside the Pirates box and he has puts in a good cross but the Pirates defence do well to clear.

  • 53'

    A high intensity start to the second half from both sides here as the balled is moved quickly from one side to the other. Neither side has been able to create a chance as yet but there are promising signs that it could be an exciting second period.

  • 48'

    Substitution for Baroka as Motupa is replaced by Ntshangase.

  • 46'

    We're back underway here for the second half!

  • 45'

    Half time here at the Peter Mokaba Stadium and Baroka are up against it as they go into the break a goal down. Pirates have dominated the ball and took the lead but Baroka will be motivated by their response after going down. 1-0 to Pirates at the break.

  • 45'

    Substitution for Baroka as Mosele is stretchered off after what looks like a twisted knee as his foot got stuck in the ground as he fell. He is replaced by Mdantsane.

  • 42'

    SAVE BY SANDILANDS! Baroka look to respond immediately as Motupa directs a header towards goal after running onto a long ball from Masenamela but Sandilands produces a strong right-handed save to deny the hosts.

  • 41'

    GOAL PIRATES! The Buccaneers finally manage a shot on target and it's via the head of Qalinge. Makola put in a beautiful cross from the right wing and an unmarked Qalinge produces a brilliant glancing header into the corner. 1-0.

  • 36'

    Better play from Baroka and they've managed to press Pirates back into their own half. The home forwards are attempting to win the ball high up the pitch and muster up a chance but aren't able to create anything as yet.

  • 32'

    Pirates continue to dominate the ball with good work from Maela in particular down the left flank. The Buccaneers are struggling to break down a resolute Baroka defence, however, and are yet to register a shot on target.

  • 27'

    A rare shot for Baroka. The home side are looking to create chances of their own and have the opportunity to put the ball into the box with a free kick from out wide but it's cleared and Mosele picks up the ball in midfield and shoots wide.

  • 24'

    CHANCE FOR PIRATES! Maela finds space on the left flank and is able to put a good hanging cross into the box towards Nyatama but the latter isn't able to make good contact with his header and Baroka are able to clear.

  • 20'

    Nearly a mistake at the back as a bouncing pass to Nyauza leaves the defender in an uncomfortable position and his clearance goes straight up. The Baroka attack try to capitalise but Pirates are able to clear for a corner.

  • 17'

    Substitution for Baroka as Kgoetyane is forced off through injury and is replaced by Mothupa.

  • 14'

    A break in play here as Kgoetyane and Vries both receive treatment for what looks to be muscle injuries.

  • 9'

    Pirates continue to have the majority of the possession and are not letting Baroka settle on the ball in defence by pressing very high. Neither team has been able to create a chance of note yet but the away side are looking the more likely at the moment.

  • 4'

    Good start for the Buccaneers who have hogged the ball in the opening few minutes. A few players are still finding their feet with a few loose touches but the away side have moved the ball well. Their latest attack ending with a long shot over the bar.

  • 1'

    We're underway here at the Peter Mokaba Stadium as Pirates start us off with the ball!

  • 0'

    Baroka will be hoping for a more fruitful outing after they played out to a goalless draw in their opening fixture of the campaign against Polokwane City.

  • 0'

    Pirates will be looking to continue with their winning start to the season after they beat Chippa United 1-0 on the weekend. The Buccaneers will be looking to exert the early pressure on title rivals with another 3 points.

  • 0'

    Pirates XI: Sandilands, Shitolo, Nyauza, Matlaba, Maela, Mobara, Makola, Nyatama, Memela, Qalinge, Gabuza.

  • 0'

    Baroka XI: Vries, Motupa, Kgoetyane, Mahashe, Banda, Moeti, Chawapihwa, Masenamela, Madubanya, Kgaswane, Mosele.

  • 0'

    Good evening and welcome to our commentary for the PSL fixture between Baroka FC and Orlando Pirates from the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

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Baroka FC Orlando Pirates
  • 1 Goals 1
    • 73' Hassan Banda
    • 41' Thabo Qalinge
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Matome Kgoetyane
  • Mzwanele Mahashe
  • Letladi Madubanya
  • Talent Chawapiwa
  • Gift Motupa
  • Goodman Mosele
  • Virgil Vries
  • Sipho Moeti
  • Mpho Kgaswane
  • Hassan Banda
  • Punch Masenamela
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 7
  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 21
  • 23
  • 24
  • 31
  • 5
  • 6
  • 8
  • 11
  • 14
  • 15
  • 23
  • 30
  • 31
  • 34
  • 45
  • Mpho Makola
  • Gladwin Shitolo
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Amigo Memela
  • Musa Nyatama
  • Thabo Qalinge
  • Innocent Maela
  • Wayne Sandilands
  • Thamsanqa Gabuza
  • Ntsikelelo Nyauza
  • Abbubaker Mobara
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Mduduzi Mdatsane
  • Siphelele Ntshangase
  • Richard Matloga
  • Mudzunga Sidumo
  • Albert Mothupa
  • Lewis Macha
  • Oscarine Masuluke
  • 8
  • 10
  • 11
  • 13
  • 15
  • 19
  • 30
  • 4
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 24
  • 25
  • 28
  • Happy Jele
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
  • Ayanda Nkosi
  • Issa Sarr
  • Thabiso Kutumela
  • Thabo Rakhale
  • Mthokozisi Dube

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