Absa Premiership

Chiefs down Maritzburg after extra-time

2015-08-05 22:10
Chiefs v Maritzburg (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs came from two goals down to beat Maritzburg 5-3 after extra-time in their MTN8 quarter-final clash at FNB Stadium on Wednesday night.

As it happened: Kaizer Chiefs v Maritzburg United

The visitors silenced the Amakhosi support only eight minutes into the game as Kurt Lentjies found the back of the net after brilliant build-up play from Mohammed Anas.

Chiefs were dumbstruck in the 45th minute as the Team of Choice doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time. Teyise was the man of the moment, scoring on his debut.

However, the team talk at the break seemed to do wonders for the hosts, who hit their stride in the second half.

Shortly after the restart, George Lebese pulled one back for Chiefs with a headed finish after Siboniso Gaxa provided the ball into the danger area.

Six minutes later the scores were level once more as Bernard Parker found the equaliser with a top effort from outside the Maritzburg box.

Lebese popped up just after the hour mark to complete his brace and give Chiefs the lead for the first time. The hosts netted three goals in 17 minutes to turn the game on its head.

After doing so well to get themselves in front, disaster struck for Chiefs in the 83rd minute when confusion between Ryan De Jongh and Reyaad Pieterse resulted in an own goal from Siyanda Xulu.

The game went into extra time and it was Chiefs who produced the dramatic winner as Xulu pulled off an acrobatic finish to hand his side a spot in the semi-finals before Hendrick Ekstein added a fifth goal for good measure.

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