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
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
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.