FULL TIME: MAMELODI SUNDOWNS 0-1 MARITZBURG UNITED. It is a big day for Maritzburg United who will go through to the semi-final of the MTN8 after beating the favourites at home. Sundowns lose by one goal and are knocked out.
Kekana heads the ball over the bar again and it is just not his day today.
Zwane and then Langerman for the Sundowns but they are struggling to find space. We are in the final minute.
United survive the corner and the keeper collects and kicks the ball deep. Sundowns get possession and go on the attack again.
Sundowns cross the ball into the box Nthethe with the floating ball but it goes out off the head of Fransman and that will be a corner to the hosts.
Four minutes of added time and it is going to be a long four minutes for United.
Makaringe comes off and Xulu comes on for United, and we are into the final minute of regulation time.
The corner comes to nothing, the Sundowns get the ball again and they are in the United half but Kekana shoots the ball over the goal again. Disappointment for Sundowns again.
We are in the final few minutes of the game. Kekana is standing over this free kick, this could be dangerous for United. Kekana shoots but the keeper manages to palm it over for a corner.
Free kick is a very dangerous position here for the Sundowns. Kekana is brought down just outside the box and United have made a few errors in the last couple of minutes.
United have a throw in and Maboe will take it deep in the Sundowns half. But surprisingly they pass the ball back and then lose possession.
Some time wasting from United as they try to catch their breath and then they look to attack with the ball. Most of their players are in defensive mode.
A couple of corners for the Sundowns, the first is cleared and the second is also cleared deep into the Sundowns half.
Sundowns have the ball and they are in the box. Fransman saves the day for United as Tau and Kekana fail to score from a good position.
Shandu does well in the end, there were a couple of errors from United but they eventually see the ball off.
YELLOW! Ndlovu becomes the 4th United player to pick up a yellow card now as he fouls Kekana.
Sundowns building patiently again and they are looking for the gap again. United have done really well to block them out so far.
Long range shot from Kekana but the ball goes wide of goal. United's goal remains safe and they hold the lead.
Rusike puts in another good run but the Sundowns defence eventually catches up to him and clears the ball.
Brilliant play from Tau who just heads the ball to Billiant but a couple of defenders make sure the ball is cleared.
Kunene gets the final touch as the ball goes out and United are happy to defend.
CLOSE! Billiant gets the cross and tries to head it into goal but the ball goes wide of goal and the Sundowns are disappointed.
United hold the lead with the Rusike goal and Sundowns have the ball again, they are searching for a chink in the defence.
Sundowns have controlled a lot of possession but have not been able to do much with it.
Kunene comes on for Van Wyk and Laffor comes on for Zakri.
United lead by one goal and the Sundowns will have to score to stay in the game. United will be happy with their play in the last few minutes.
GOAL! MARITZBURG UNITED, RUSIKE! United attack on the counter again and Rusike receives a nice pass and keeps his calm to slot it in the goal.
Good play from the Sundowns but now United have the ball and attack on the counter. Maboe looks for goal but he hits it wide.
Sundowns on the attack again and they are looking for a gap in the box. Appeals for a handball but the referee is not interested.
Off the post! Sundowns attack with the set piece but the ball hits the post and then is cleared by the United players.
YELLOW! Shandu makes a silly challenge on a Sundowns player and the referee goes straight to his pocket for the yellow card.
Langerman with a nice cross but United manage to clear the ball and neutralise the threat. Good play from the Sundowns.
Tau passes the ball around and Sundowns are knocking on the door of United here. But the ball goes out and United have a throw in.
United pass the ball back to their keeper as Tau tracks it back but the keeper kicks it deep.
Second half begins. No substitutions made during the break.
HALF TIME: SUNDOWNS 0-0 MARITZBURG. It is a 0-0 game after the first half and both teams have not scored. United have looked the more attacking of the two sides, Sundowns have not done much with the possession they have had.
Tau has the ball and he makes a great run but is unable to do anything with the ball as he kicks it straight to the keeper.
Billiat with a chance as he takes a shot, but his kick goes just wide of the goal and that was a good chance for the hosts to score.
Two minutes of added time to this half.
United attack again and have a couple of shots on goal but the keeper manages to keep it out. Good work from the Sundowns keeper.
It is surprising that Fransman is not booked here, but the referee shows some restraint. Fransman is already on a yellow card.
Fransman brings down Billiat and the Sundowns player stays down. Fransman could be in trouble here.
Langerman eventually has a long range shot but he hits it straight to the keeper who collects the ball cleanly.
Sundowns have the ball again but they have not been able to do much with the ball today.
Poor corner from the Sundowns who overcook it and the kick goes out without touching any player.
Van Wyk gets a touch on the ball as United attack again but his shot goes wide and to the left of the Sundowns goal.
It is a 0-0 game so far with both teams looking to make an impact. United have looked the more attacking if the two sides.
Ndlovu with the throw for United but Sundowns quickly turn the ball over and clear.
Maritzburg have received two yellow cards so far, Sundowns have none.
United cross and it is a long ball, the player in the box is late on the pass and the move comes to nothing. The score remains at 0-0.
Poor delivery from the Sundowns and the set piece comes to nothing.
Free kick to Sundowns as Ndlovu brings down Zwane. Sundowns will look to attack.
Tau looks to cross it to the centre but there is no Sundowns player there as the keeper collects the ball cleanly.
We are halfway through the first half and it has been a slow start for both teams. Sundowns have not been able to do much with their possession.
Kekana is brought down by Maboe and he stays down. A short delay in play as he gets some treatment.
YELLOW! Fransman is booked and he is not happy with the decision. This is the second yellow card for United in the opening 20 minutes.
A chance from a set piece for United but Sundowns head the ball out and United have a throw in.
Sundowns bring Maboe down and give possession away.
Sundowns are passing the ball around patiently but they are being blocked out by United.
A free kick to Maritzburg who go for the long ball after the kick but they give possession away and Sundowns pass the ball around.
First corner of the game and Maritzburg have Rusike in the box but he fails to head it into goal as it goes wide.
YELLOW CARD! A foul on Tau and Maritzburg are shown the first yellow card of the game.
Maboe shoots but his kick goes wide of goal, Maritzburg are building patiently but are failing to score here.
The Maritzburg manager will be happy with the opening minutes so far. His team has looked good and looking to attack.
Maritzburg with a shot but again it finds the keeper.
Sundowns enjoy some possession and they pass the ball well before shooting for goal but the shot goes straight to the keeper.
First foul of the game as Maritzburg win a free kick which they take quickly.
Both teams getting their first touches on the ball as they look to settle in. Sundowns in their navy blue kit and Maritzburg in red and white.
Kick-off! The first half begins as the Sundowns kick us off.
Maritzburg are the underdogs today but they have promised to play attacking football.
Sundowns have won 14 of their 23 games against Maritzburg United in all competitions. Maritzburg have only won 4.
Maritzburg: Mpandle, Fransman, Weidlich, Sanoka, Makaringe, Mekoa, Shandu, Ndlovu, Van Wyk, Maboe, Rusike.
Sundowns: Mweene, Nthethe, Madisha, Morena, Langerman, Kekana, Vilakazi, T. Zwane, Tau, Billiat, Zakri.
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