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As it happened: Bafana Bafana 1-1 Paraguay

2018-11-20 21:15
Last Updated at 04:45
20 Nov 21:12

That is all folks, what an exciting match.

Thank you for joining us for the Nelson Mandela Challenge clash between Bafana Bafana and Paraguay.

Unitil next time, have an awesome Tuesday evening!

20 Nov 21:10
MATCH REPORT: Percy Tau rescues Bafana Bafana against plucky Paraguay in Nelson Mandela Challenge clash

20 Nov 21:09
FULL-TIME: Bafana Bafana 1-1 Paraguay
20 Nov 21:08
Percy Tau levels matters with seconds to go before the final whistle. Sublime finish by the former Mamelodi Sundowns ace.

20 Nov 20:56
93' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
20 Nov 20:53
90' Three minutes of stoppage time added ...
20 Nov 20:52
88' CHANCE! Ndlovu is blocked out by a Paraguay defender as Mkhize's ball kicked out of the danger area.
20 Nov 20:48
86' Serero picks out Tau but flagged for offside.
20 Nov 20:46
82' CHANCE! Ortiz surrounded by yellow jersey's but decides to pull the trigger in the 18th area only to see his effort deflect off a Bafana Bafana defender into the safety of midfield.
20 Nov 20:43

80' Ten minutes left. What do you make of the match so far? Where do South Africa need to improve and what impressed you this evening.

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20 Nov 20:37
74' CHANCE! Tau whips in a low cross towards Makaringe, who struggles to get a solid boot on the delivery as the Paraguay defence clears the danger.
20 Nov 20:34
71' THREAT! Paraguay glide pass the Bafana Bafana defence which sees Paredez failing to make the effort count as his strike comfortably saved by Williams.
20 Nov 20:30
64' Serero enters the fray with Maboe making way
20 Nov 20:29
62' South Africa win a free kick on the left edge of the Paraguay box. Tau looks to deliver the ball into the box, but the danger is easily cleared by the visitors as Valbuena heads away at the near post.
20 Nov 20:26
58' CHANCE! Almiron drifts towards the far post and is found with a long ball into the box from left midfield. He brings it down before looking to strike at goal, but he shoots wide of the near post.
20 Nov 20:24

56' Substitution for South Africa

On: Mkhize
Off: Mphahlele


20 Nov 20:22
55' First yellow card of the match goes to R.Ortiz
20 Nov 20:18
53' Close for South Africa as Pule collects the loose ball in midfield before looking to play Tau in on goal, but the pass is well read by the Paraguayan defence as they intercept and clear.
20 Nov 20:15
49' Both sides starting the second-half very hesitant to commit too much men forward as of yet.
20 Nov 20:13
47' Paraguay make four changes themselves with Kaku, Sanabria, R. Ortiz and Paredes replace Gonzalez, Santander, Alderete and C. Ortiz.
20 Nov 20:07
46' Baxter makes four changes which sees Williams, Makaringe, Ndlovu and Mkhwanazi replace Keet, Mabunda, Mothiba and Madisha.
20 Nov 20:06
45' Second-half is underway ...
20 Nov 19:50

The home side struggling in defence while showing real intent in attack. 

Thoughts of the first-half?

20 Nov 19:50
HALF-TIME!!
20 Nov 19:48
44' Madisha redeems himself with a goalscoring save as Dominguez pulls the trigger.
20 Nov 19:46
43' CHANCE! It's another poor error from Madisha as he's dispossessed by Santander in midfield. The forward makes his way into the box before shooting across the face of goal, but his effort goes wide of the far post.
20 Nov 19:45
41' Paraguay much more clinical in the final third, whereas Bafana fail to find themselves in great positions.
20 Nov 19:44
40' CHANCE! Keet beaten as Dominguez's strike hits the upright. So near yet so far. 
20 Nov 19:39

35' CHANCE! Pule accelerates away from a Paraguay defender and sees the opportunity to take a strike only for Silva to punch it away.

Great attacking intent from South Africa. 

20 Nov 19:36

Poor defending sees Santander tap in from close range as Keet palmed away the initial shot only for a lack of Bafana Bafana defenders to clear the danger.

Paraguay take a deserved lead.

20 Nov 19:33
31' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!
20 Nov 19:32
28' Mothiba and Tau fail to put ball in the back of the net as Paraguay fail to clear the danger.
20 Nov 19:31
25' CHANCE! Tau finds himself in space just outside the penalty area and looks up and pulls the trigger but his effort is weak as Silva makes an easy save.
20 Nov 19:25
18' CHANCE! Almiron attempts to have a shot at goal from just outside of the box but it lacks the power required to trouble Keet as he saves easily.
20 Nov 19:20
15' CHANCE! Oh dear, Paraguay beat the offside trap and Santander runs onto with Keet charging out, the player releases a soft shot which hits the post before the Bafana Bafana defence clear the danger.
20 Nov 19:18
11' Bafana Bafana finally seeing more of the ball now as both sides looking to get used to the wet conditions at the Moses Mabhida.
20 Nov 19:15
7' TAU! The pacey forward skips past a defender only to be brought down by Gonzales, who will be well aware of the danger of the former Mamelodi Sundowns player. 
20 Nov 19:13
5' Paraguay look dangerous in attack and show their mantle in midfield. Big challenge for Mabunda and Mokoena in the middle of the park.
20 Nov 19:11
3' As expected a nervy start from South Africa with so many different names in the starting XI. 
20 Nov 19:01
1' First half is underway ...
20 Nov 19:00
Paraguay XI: Silva, Valdez, Balbuena, Alderete, Alonso, Ortiz, Rojas, Gonzalez, Dominiquez, Almiron, Santander.

20 Nov 19:00
Bafana Bafana XI: Keet, Madisha, Hlatshwayo, Maela, Mphahlele, Maboe, Mabunda, Mokoena, Pule, Mothiba, Tau.

20 Nov 15:17
*** KICK OFF IS AT 19:00 (SA TIME) ***
20 Nov 15:16
Paraguay coach identifies Percy Tau as Bafana threat
20 Nov 15:15
Baxter to experiment with starting XI against Paraguay
 
  • 90'

    Full time at the Moses Mabidha Stadium and the game comes to a dramatic end with the score at 1-1 after Tau scored with the last kick of the game to cancel out Santander's first half goal for the South Americans.

  • 90'

    GOAL! South Africa get their equaliser right at the death! Serero moves forward with the ball in midfield and plays it through for Tau to run onto and he does brilliantly to place the ball past the onrushing Silva and into the net. 1-1.

  • 90'

    Another yellow card goes the way of the Paraguayan's as Villalba is booked for a late challenge in midfield.

  • 90'

    SHOT! Bafana win a free kick from around 30 metres out and Pule looks to strike at goal, but the effort is poor as it sails well over the crossbar.

  • 89'

    CHANCE! Mkhize makes a good run into the box and is found with a good pass over the top. He looks to cut the ball back into the middle for one of his teammates to finish off, but Paraguay get men back and are able to intercept and clear.

  • 85'

    Yellow card as Almiron goes into the book for a very poor challenge from behind in midfield.

  • 82'

    Under 10 minutes to go at the Moses Mabidha Stadium and South Africa continue to chase the game in the closing stages. The hosts are pushing hard for an equaliser, but it could result in them leaving themselves vulnerable at the back.

  • 79'

    SHOT! South Africa attack down the centre of the pitch. The ball is moved to Pule and he attempts to strike from the edge of the box, but it goes straight into the hands of goalkeeper.

  • 75'

    CHANCE! Mokoena and Tau work the ball well between them on the left side of the Paraguay box before Tau looks to deliver across the face of goal for Makaringe, but he's denied by a brilliant tackle from the Paraguay defender.

  • 73'

    CHANCE! Paraguay break forward from their own half and it sees Villalba being played into acres of space down the left. He strides towards the box before looking to curl a shot into the bottom corner, but Williams makes a smart save.

  • 70'

    CHANCE! Paraguay have another corner which is beautifully delivered into the box by Almiron and he finds Ortiz, but he can't keep the header down and it goes over the bar.

  • 66'

    CHANCE! Paraguay win a corner which is delivered towards the far post. Alonso rises highest to meet it for the South Americans, but his header goes wide of the target.

  • 62'

    South Africa win a free kick on the left edge of the Paraguay box. Tau looks to deliver the ball into the box, but the danger is easily cleared by the visitors as Valbuena heads away at the near post.

  • 58'

    CHANCE! Almiron drifts towards the far post and is found with a long ball into the box from left midfield. He brings it down before looking to strike at goal, but he shoots wide of the near post.

  • 55'

    The referee has the yellow card out for the first time this evening and it goes the way of Ortiz and Paraguay after he clattered into the back of Pule with a late challenge.

  • 52'

    Close for South Africa as Pule collects the loose ball in midfield before looking to play Tau in on goal, but the pass is well read by the Paraguayan defence as they intercept and clear.

  • 49'

    The second half has started much like the first with both sides keen to get forward at every opportunity. The ball has moved from end to end but neither side has been able to find an opening to create a chance.

  • 46'

    We're back underway for the second half!

  • 45'

    Half time at the Moses Mabidha Stadium and Paraguay go into the break with a 1-0 lead after an error from Madisha was punished with a goal by Santander. It's a deserved lead and Bafana Bafana will need to improve in the second half.

  • 45'

    CHANCE! Pule is played in behind by Tau on the stroke of half time and seems to be in on goal, only for him to be denied by a brilliant recovery block when looking to pull the trigger.

  • 44'

    CHANCE! Keet comes out to punch a cross and only finds Dominguez on the edge of the box, but he's brilliantly tackled and can't get a shot away. The ball drops in the midfield for another shot to come in, but it blazes over the crossbar.

  • 42'

    CHANCE! It's another poor error from Madisha as he's dispossessed by Santander in midfield. The forward makes his way into the box before shooting across the face of goal, but his effort goes wide of the far post.

  • 40'

    WOODWORK! Paraguay win the ball in midfield and they break through Dominguez on the left. He makes his way into the Bafana box before striking towards the near post, but his efforts crashes into the upright and Bafana clear.

  • 36'

    CHANCE! Pule is found with a brilliant pass into the left side of the box and he takes the ball into his stride before shooting towards the far corner, but Silva gets across the make a good save.

  • 32'

    GOAL! Madisha makes a terrible error as he gives the ball away at the back and Paraguay punish the hosts as Dominguez sees a shot saved from the left side of the box only for Santander to tap in the rebound. 0-1.

  • 30'

    SHOT! Pule receives the ball on the right side of midfield before shifting the ball onto his left foot and looking to strike at goal from around 25 metres, but his effort goes just wide of the target.

  • 27'

    CHANCE! South Africa are nearly in on goal through Mothiba, who dribbles into the right side of the box before being tackled by Valdez when looking to shoot. The loose ball drops to Tau, but he just can't get a shot away.

  • 0'

    Bafana XI: Keet, Madisha, Hlatshwayo, Maela, Mphahlele, Maboe, Mabunda, Mokoena, Pule, Mothiba, Tau. Subs: Williams, Mkhwanazi, Makaringe, Hlanti, Zwane, Serero, Ndlovu, Lorch.

  • 24'

    SHOT! Tau is played into the right side channel before dribbling towards the edge of the box and looking to place a shot into the bottom corner, but Silva is able to get across to make the save.

  • 22'

    It remains goalless after the opening quarter of the game. Paraguay have looked dangerous in the opening exchanges but South Africa have grown into the game well and it's resulted in a very open encounter.

  • 18'

    SHOT! Paraguay look to build up patiently once more before Almiron attempts to have a shot at goal from just outside of the box. He looks to place it into the corner, but it lacks the power required to trouble Keet as he saves easily.

  • 15'

    WOODWORK! Santander does well to beat the offside trap and is played clean through on goal. He rolls a shot past Keet and the ball looks like it's heading for the far corner, only for it to strike the upright and South Africa clear.

  • 11'

    South Africa have started to pose a threat on attack, particularly when Tau finds himself on the ball. The forward produces a run down the line before being brought down for a foul, but the resulting delivery into the box is cleared by Paraguay.

  • 7'

    SHOT! The visitors continue to move the ball well in midfield before looking to strike from range. It's a powerful effort, but it is straight at Keet and he makes a routine stop.

  • 4'

    Paraguay have started the game well with sustained pressure in the South African half. They manage to win a corner which is whipped into the Bafana box, but the hosts to well to get a head on it to clear the danger.

  • 1'

    Were underway at the Moses Mabhida Stadium!

  • 0'

    Paraguay on the other hand are playing their first game since June and will be keen to utilise the opportunity to look at how their squad fares this evening.

  • 0'

    Bafana Bafana will be hoping to cap off the international break with a win after only managing a 1-1 draw against Nigeria on the weekend in their Afcon qualifier.

  • 0'

    Paraguay XI: Silva, Valdez, Balbuena, Alderete, Alonso, Ortiz, Rojas, Gonzalez, Dominiquez, Almiron, Santander. Subs: TBC

  • 0'

    Good evening and welcome to our coverage of the International Friendly between hosts South Africa and their South American opponents, Paraguay, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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South Africa Paraguay
  • 1 Goals 1
    • 90' Percy Tau
    • 32' Federico Santander
  • 0 Yellow Cards 2
    • 55' Richard Ortiz
    • 85' Miguel Almiron
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Darren Keet
  • Motjeka Madisha
  • Innocent Maela
  • Teboho Mokoena
  • Ramahlwe Mphahlele
  • Lebo Mothiba
  • Lebohang Maboe
  • Samuel Mabunda
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Maliele Pule
  • Percy Tau
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  • Antony Silva
  • Fabian Balbuena
  • Bruno Valdez
  • Rodrigo Rojas
  • Federico Santander
  • Derlis Gonzalez
  • Junior Alonso
  • Omar Alderete
  • Celso Ortiz
  • Cecilio Dominguez
  • Miguel Almiron
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Dino Ndlovu
  • Thulani Serero
  • Themba Zwane
  • Sfiso Hlanti
  • Thamsanqa Mkhize
  • Fortune Makaringe
  • Ronwen Williams
  • Buhle Mkhwanazi
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  • Juan Patino
  • Juan Escobar
  • Richard Ortiz
  • Antonio Sanabria
  • Angel Romero
  • Alfredo Aguilar
  • Cristhian Paredes
  • Lorenzo Melgarejo
  • Alejandro Romero Gamarra
  • Hector Villalba
  • Santiago Arzamendia
  • Santiago Rojas
  • Blas Caceres

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