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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!
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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56' Substitution for South Africa
The home side struggling in defence while showing real intent in attack.
Thoughts of the first-half?
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.
Madisha needs to improve his passing. I have been saying this week in week out. He is too casual and he is a defender.— The Sky is the Limit (@patrick1139) November 20, 2018
Madisha needs to improve his passing. I have been saying this week in week out. He is too casual and he is a defender.
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.
What made the Bafana of the yesteryears better was their understanding, that in a team the're ball players (amachule) & workhorses. Not this of everyone wants to be a creator even when they have to clear the ball. I'm lost with this kind of play!— ??AmbroGino Tswina?? (@Workersday) November 20, 2018
What made the Bafana of the yesteryears better was their understanding, that in a team the're ball players (amachule) & workhorses. Not this of everyone wants to be a creator even when they have to clear the ball. I'm lost with this kind of play!
The attendance at Bafana matches is just embarrassing!! @SAFA_net needs to do something. Ask for help from PSL clubs. I'm sure it can improve if they engage the club branches.. Let's all take ownership.— African Football Guy (@afrifootballguy) November 20, 2018
The attendance at Bafana matches is just embarrassing!! @SAFA_net needs to do something. Ask for help from PSL clubs. I'm sure it can improve if they engage the club branches.. Let's all take ownership.
Isn’t it like the 100th time that bafana plays Paraguay in a friendly ??? why doesn’t Safa try other countries .— AJ. (@A_mza96) November 20, 2018
Isn’t it like the 100th time that bafana plays Paraguay in a friendly ??? why doesn’t Safa try other countries .
Bafana doesn't fill stadiums. They should be paid like Banyana. It's not like they're bringing in more money mos. pic.twitter.com/c3Hn6EjlOK— #Azania (@KaraboRiley) November 20, 2018
Bafana doesn't fill stadiums. They should be paid like Banyana. It's not like they're bringing in more money mos. pic.twitter.com/c3Hn6EjlOK
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.
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.
Another yellow card goes the way of the Paraguayan's as Villalba is booked for a late challenge in midfield.
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.
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.
Yellow card as Almiron goes into the book for a very poor challenge from behind in midfield.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We're back underway for the second half!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bafana XI: Keet, Madisha, Hlatshwayo, Maela, Mphahlele, Maboe, Mabunda, Mokoena, Pule, Mothiba, Tau.
Subs: Williams, Mkhwanazi, Makaringe, Hlanti, Zwane, Serero, Ndlovu, Lorch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Were underway at the Moses Mabhida Stadium!
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.
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.
Paraguay XI: Silva, Valdez, Balbuena, Alderete, Alonso, Ortiz, Rojas, Gonzalez, Dominiquez, Almiron, Santander.
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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