As it happened: Orlando Pirates 1 Étoile du Sahel 1

2015-11-21 22:00

A recap of the scoring and interactive commentary on the first leg of the CAF Confederations Cup final between Orlando Pirates and Étoile du Sahel.


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Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 1

Pirates will now have to score in Tunisia next Sunday. 

They will be very unhappy to have conceded such a late goal. 

21 Nov 21:51   93' - Another free-kick for Etoile-du-Sahel but Pirates deal with it fairly easily. They gift possession to the visitors in midfield too easily however. 
21 Nov 21:51  

92' - Etoile-du-Sahel didn't commit any players forward there at all.

Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 1

21 Nov 21:50   91' - More pressure for Pirates as they concede a late corner. 
21 Nov 21:49  

89' - Eric Tinkler will be livid! 

To be fair to Etoile-du-Sahel they have had Pirates under pressure from set pieces the whole of this encounter. 

21 Nov 21:47  

86' - GOAL!

Etoile-du-Sahel have scored! 

Pirates have been bitten from a set play here!  They did not clear a free-kick and Jemal snuck in on the left hand post to force the ball home. 

Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 1

21 Nov 21:44  

84' - Etoile-du-Sahel substitution

Msnaki is replaced by De Costa

21 Nov 21:41  

83' - Pirates substitution

Sarr replaces Masalesa

21 Nov 21:41  

82' - A free-kick for the visitors is easily cleared by Pirates.

21 Nov 21:39   79' - A rare attack from Pirates sees Matlaba let fly from range. Although struck with power, his shot flies high and wide of the target. 
21 Nov 21:37  

78' - Pirates still happy to sit back here. Their fans are in full voice!

Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 0

21 Nov 21:35   75' - Etoile-du-Sahel have a corner. They have caused Pirates problems from set-pieces all night. This one is far too long however and Pirates breakout. 
21 Nov 21:32  

73' - Ben Amor takes out Gabuza who rolls around on the ground in agony. Ben Amor receives a yellow card for that challenge. 

Gabuza is still lying prone on the turf. To be fair  he took an elbow to the head. 

21 Nov 21:31   72' - Jemal tries a long range effort but only succeeds in blasting the ball well over the bar! Etoile-du-Sahel are getting desperate now. 
21 Nov 21:29   69' - Makola tries to find Gabuza in space down the left but again the pass is too strong. The Pirates striker had acres of space to work with if the ball had found him. 
21 Nov 21:26  

63' - Brigui gets a yellow card for arguing with the referee. To be fair a host of Etoile-du-Sahel players could have been booked for dissent there. 

Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 0 

21 Nov 21:23  

63' - Great chance for Pirates at Rakhale is in space on the right. His cross is blocked. 

Etoile-du-Sahel players surround the referee as they feel they should have had a penalty down the other end when one of their players dived in the area. 

The score remains Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 0. 

21 Nov 21:21   62' - Etoile-du-Sahel have had 70% of the possession in the second half. Pirates sitting back and soaking up the pressure. 
21 Nov 21:19  

60' - Lahmar hits the upright from his free-kick! Another let off for Pirates!

Watching the replay and it seems like Ovono would have had that covered if it was lower. 

21 Nov 21:18   59' - Free-kick to Etoile-du-Sahel. Can they put Pirates under pressure. 
21 Nov 21:17   58' - Sangweni gets a yellow card for a very clumsy challenge. He can't be too unhappy with that. 
21 Nov 21:15  

56' - A very good period of play for Pirates in the last few minutes. They just can't find the final ball however.

Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 0

21 Nov 21:12   53' - Another great chance for Pirates as Makola is in space on the left. He opts to try to cut inside and is dispossessed. He should have pulled the trigger there!
21 Nov 21:11  

51' - Pirates deal with the corner and break quickly. Erasmus chases down the left and is fouled. Pirates take the free-kick quickly and have a shot at goal but palmed away by Jebali.

Far better from Pirates! 

21 Nov 21:10  

50' - Most of the play from Etoile-du-Sahel in this second half. Pirates can't afford to just sit back here. The visitors have a corner.

Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 0

21 Nov 21:08   48' - Etoile-du-Sahel applying some early pressure but the Pirates defence are up to the task and clear downfield. 
21 Nov 21:06   45' - Second half underway at Orlando Stadium. Pirates will love another goal and a clean sheet! 
21 Nov 21:03   The teams are back on the field for the second half. 
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Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 0

Gabuza's goal has given Orlando Pirates a vital half-time lead. 

21 Nov 20:46   45' - We will have 1 added minute in the first half. 
21 Nov 20:45   43' - Replays of the Gabuza goal confirm that it was a world class strike! 
21 Nov 20:43   41' - Makola tries a lofted pass over the top to Gabuza but it is too long and Jebali collects easily. 
21 Nov 20:42  
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38' - Etoile-du-Sahel have a chance to hit back as they have a free-kick in a dangerous area. Lahmar for goal but Ovono punches away!

Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 0

21 Nov 20:39  

36' - GOAL! 

Pirates have the lead! Gabuza sends an unstoppable shot into the net from an acute angle on the left! 

What a goal from the Pirates striker!

Pirates 1 Etoile-du-Sahel 0

21 Nov 20:36  

33' - Pirates will be kicking themselves here!

Gabuza and Matlaba get in each others way. Matalaba shoots but way over the bar. 

Still 0-0 at Orlando Stadium. 

21 Nov 20:33   31' - Bounedjah tries a shot from range but it flies wide and far too high. 
21 Nov 20:32   30' - Best hairstyle of the night goes to Gabuza. He has two stars and a skull shaved into the back of his head!
21 Nov 20:31  

29' - Yet more poor defence from the set-piece by Pirates allowing Bounedjah a free-header. He had to stoop really low and can only send the ball over the bar. 

It remains 0-0. 

21 Nov 20:30  

28' - Another narrow escape for Pirates as Ovono comes off his line and Sangweni hesitates which allows Bounedjah to pull the trigger. The ball deflects off Sangweni and just rolls wide of the open goal.

Corner to the visitors. 

21 Nov 20:29  

27' - Now Pirates are under pressure as they concede a corner. Far better defending from the set piece this time and during the disallowed goal. 

The score remains 0-0. 

21 Nov 20:28   26' - Matlaba tries a ball over the top for Gabuza but it is slightly too long and the keeper collects. 
21 Nov 20:24   22' - Rakhale tries a few tricks and the Orlando faithful roar their approval. Sadly nothing came from it. 
21 Nov 20:23  

20' - First yellow card of the match for Aderrazak. He went in very hard on Gabuza

Nothing comes from the free-kick however. 

21 Nov 20:20   18' - Pirates under some pressure now as Matlaba and Makola fail to clear when they both had the chance. Luckily for the Buccaneers, Etoile-du-Sahel could not take advantage. 

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