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An emotional Brighton Mhlongo is inconsolable on the pitch, having saved 2 penalties & narrowly missed a 3rd— Orlando Pirates FC (@Orlando_Pirates) August 1, 2015
An emotional Brighton Mhlongo is inconsolable on the pitch, having saved 2 penalties & narrowly missed a 3rd
ORLANDO PIRATES HAVE WON THE CARLING CUP!
The game ended 1-1 after full time but Pirates have held their nerve to win 4-3 on penalties!
Penalty converted by Ndoro!
Chiefs 3 Pirates 4
Parker converts the penalty!
Chiefs 3 Pirates 3
Penalty converted by Masuku
Chiefs 2 Pirates 3
Penalty converted by Katsande
Chiefs 2 Pirates 2
Phungwayo blasts wide!
Chiefs 1 Pirates 2
Mhlongo saves from Ritchie
Penalty converted by Jele
Mhlongo saves from Letsholonyane
Chiefs 1 Pirates 1
Penalty converted by Manyisa
Penalty converted by Tshabalala
Chiefs 1 Pirates 0
The full-time whistle goes, this will now be decided by penalties!
After 90 minutes the scores are level.
Kaizer Chiefs 1 Orlando Pirates 1
It looks like we're heading for penalties here at FNB— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) August 1, 2015
It looks like we're heading for penalties here at FNB
89' - Chiefs substitution
Lebese is replaced by Matovo.
81' - Kaizer Chiefs substitution
Masilela is replaced by Ritchie.
76' - Orlando Pirates substitution
Sarr is replaced by Gyimah.
69' - Orlando Pirates substitution
Myeni is replaced by Memela
65' - An excellent goal by Chiefs as Letsholonyane is put into space by an excellent back-heel by Mthembu who has just come on the field! Letsholonyane makes no mistake as he slot past Mhlongo.
64' - Chiefs Substitution
Zulu is replaced by Mthembu.
55' - YELLOW CARD to Phungwayo
That was for a very strong challenge. The referee had no option to book him there.
54' - Pirates substitution
Masuku replaces Majoro.
53' - Chiefs substitution
Katsande replaces Maluleka.
And that's it! Orlando Pirates are the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup champions, winning the title for the fourth time, with all those successes coming after penalty shootouts!
Tendai Ndoro scores! Orlando Pirates win 4-3 on penalties!
Bernard Parker scores! Chiefs 3-3 Pirates!
Menzi Masuku scores! Chiefs 2-3 Pirates!
Willard Katsande scores! Chiefs 2-2 Pirates!
Patrick Phungwayo misses! Chiefs 1-2 Pirates!
Keegan Ritchie's penalty is saved! Chiefs 1-2 Pirates!
Happy Jele scores! Chiefs 1-2 Pirates!
Reneilwe Letsholonyane's penalty is saved! Chiefs 1-1 Pirates!
Oupa Manyisa scores! Chiefs 1-1 Pirates!
Siphiwe Tshabalala scores! Chiefs 1-0 Pirates!
Kaizer Chiefs win the toss and will get this penalty shootout up and running!
FULL-TIME! And that's it! The teams cannot be separated and once again the Black Label Cup will be decided by a penalty shootout!
Tendai Ndoro has looked very lively for Pirates this afternoon, but his finishing has let him down as he lashes another wild shot miles over the crossbar.
Both sets of players have given everything out there, and there seems to be more than a few tired legs as we head into the final moments of this year's Black Label Cup.
The fourth official shows there will be six minutes added time for either side to find a winner, otherwise it's down to the lottery of penalties.
SUBSTITUTION: George Lebese comes off for Kaizer Chiefs, replaced by Sulu Matova.
That should have been the winner right there as Ndoro outmuscles his man before breaking to the by-line and squaring the ball to Menzi Masuku, but he gets his first touch all wrong and the chance goes begging.
So close to a winner for Chiefs now as they break four-on-four, with the ball eventually being slipped through for Siphelele Mthembu, but he can't find the necessary accuracy as he lashes his shot into the side netting.
Tendai Ndoro digs out a shot out of nowhere, which almost catches Pieterse napping, but the goalkeeper eventually manages to get a strong glove to the ball and the defence mop up the danger.
SUBSTITUTION: Chiefs shake things up again, with Keegan Ritchie coming on from Tshepo Masilela.
We're into the final 10 minutes of the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup, and as it stands we'll have a fourth penalty shootout in five years.
Chances at both ends now as the game heats up, with Letsholonyane just being robbed of the ball in the Pirates area, before Ndoro looks to round off a slick counter-attack but can only fire a tame shot straight at Pieterse.
Tendai Ndoro looks like he's destined to score after breaking through on goal, but he choose the wrong option and looks to roll the ball across the face of goal, but there's no team-mate in sight and Chiefs eventually get a goal-kick.
SUBSTITUTION: Here comes yet another change, Pirates taking off Issa Sarr for newly signed Ghana international Edwin Gyimah.
Menzi Masuku gets a decent sight of goal from the edge of the area, but the forward probably should have done better after rifling his shot wide of Pieterse's upright.
Yet another break in play for an injury as Tsepo Masilela needs some treatment on the touchline.
SUBSTITUTION: Another change for Pirates now as Sifiso Myeni's comes off for Amigo Memela.
Bernard Parker takes kicking duties this time, and although he gets plenty of power, he's lacking in accuracy and doesn't trouble the goalkeeper.
YELLOW CARD: Chiefs turning on the pressure now and they've won a free-kick right on the edge of the area, with Oupa Manyisa picking up a booking for his part in the foul...
Stunning goal from Chiefs, and it's all level! The ball is pinged around the Pirates area before Bernard Parker's deft touch plays Reneilwe Letsholonyane in behind, with the midfielder showing plenty of composure to roll the ball into the far corner.
GOAL! Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Orlando Pirates! Reneilwe Letsholonyane!
SUBSTITUTION: Another change for Chiefs now, with David Zulu making way for Siphelele Mthembu.
Injuries have played a big part here this afternoon and Brighton Mhlongo is the latest to fall victim, with the goalkeeper needing some treatment in his own area, but he's eventually back on his feet and play is restarted.
Chiefs get another chance to threaten from the resulting corner, but David Zulu is unable to direct his header and sends the ball flying behind for a goal-kick.
Siphiwe Tshabalala lines it up and it's a blistering effort from the captain, who draws an equally impressive save from Brighton Mhlongo.
Handball from Issa Sarr now gives Chiefs a decent chance from a free-kick some 20 yards out from goal, although the angle may make a direct effort a bit challenging...
Tendai Ndoro makes his first real contribution of the game as he wins a 50-50 before outpacing his marker, but he could only fire his shot straight at Reyaad Pieterse, who makes a decent save.
Reneilwe Letsholonyane seems to have forgotten his shooting boots in the changing room, with the midfielder again letting a wild shot fly well wide of the mark.
YELLOW CARD: The first caution of the game goes to Orlando Pirates' Patrick Phungwayo for a reckless challenge on Bernard Parker.
SUBSTITUTION: First change of the afternoon for Kaizer Chiefs, with midfield maestro Willard Katsande coming on for George Maluleka, while Orlando Pirates make their second change, Menzi Masuku getting his chance, with Lehlohonolo Majoro being replaced.
A mistake from the Pirates defence allows Siphiwe Tshabalala a sight of goal, with the midfielder hitting a decent shot from a tight angle which forces the save from Mhlongo, who then gathers at the second attempt with David Zulu sniffing on the rebound.
What a chance for Kaizer Chiefs as Bernard Parker delivers a peach of a ball to pick out Siphiwe Tshabalala at the far-post, but the captain, who is completely unmarked, somehow fails to find target as he heads wide of the mark.
And we're back under way for the second-half here at the FNB Stadium, with no changes from either side, meaning Happy Jele managed to shake off whatever injury he had been struggling with before the break.
HALF-TIME! The referee brings the first 45 minutes to a close, with Pirates leading 1-0 thanks to Sifiso Myeni's free-kick. Join us after the break for the second half!
A chance for Chiefs to maybe test Brighton Mhlongo before the break as they win a free-kick, although it might be a touch too far out to trouble the keeper and they opt to float the ball in, although the Pirates defenders easily deal with that.
This looks bad for Happy Jele, who is again down injured and he might not be able to walk this one off...
The fourth official's board goes up and shows there will be three minutes of time added on before the half-time whistle.
Parker is stretchered off, but only to received some attention from the Chiefs medical staff, and he looks eager to get back into the action.
We've got another player down now, this time for Kaizer Chiefs as Bernard Parker appeared to take a blow to the face, although it shouldn't be enough to force him off the field.
Great chance for an equaliser for Chiefs now as George Lebese digs out a delivery from wide to find David Zulu in the area, but after a decent first touch to set the chance, the forward could only lash his shot wide of the mark.
The match has turned a bit scrappy in the last few minutes, with the ball being bogged down in midfielder, largely due to Pirates' firm defensive stance.
Nice build-up play from Chiefs, who put together some slick passing around the Pirates area, and they've won a corner. The delivery is decent and Pirates make a mess of clearing, but the ball is just snatched off the toe of Lebese as he was ready to shoot
A snap shot from the edge of the area from Reneilwe Letsholonyane has the Kaizer Chiefs supporters on their feet, but the midfielder's effort was always rising and eventually sails over Brighton Mhlongo's crossbar.
SUBSTITUTION: Pirates not taking any chances with Thamsanqa Gabuza, who limps off the park to be replaced by Tendai Ndoro, who makes his debut for the Buccaneers after joining from Black Aces last month.
Another Pirates player on the floor now as Thamsanqa Gabuza goes down unchallenged, which has the Buccaneers bench on its feet as they sweat over a potential earlier substitution.
There's a break in play now as Happy Jele goes down in a heap after a clash of heads with Siphiwe Tshabalala, but the Pirates defender looks like he'll be ok to carry on.
Chiefs go in search of a response and create a decent chance after George Lebese is played in behind, but the midfielder looks to go for a shot instead of picking out David Zulu, and his effort came nowhere near close to threatening Pirates' goal.
The referee had pulled play back for a free-kick after Pieterse's initial save from Rakhale, but the keeper could do nothing to stop Sifiso Myeni's curler from finding the back of the net.
GOAL! Kaizer Chiefs 0-1 Orlando Pirates! Sifiso Myeni!
Brilliant instinct save from Pieterse, who shows every ounce of his athleticism to just get a fingertip on Thabo Rakhale's curling effort, which looked destined for the top corner.
First proper chance and save of the match, and its Chiefs who have Reyaad Pieterse to thank for keeping the scores level after Thamsanqa Gabuza was again played in behind, but his shot was lacking any real conviction.
Thamsanqa Gabuza is played clean through one-on-one with the goalkeeper and opens his body for the shot, but the excitement amongst the Pirates fans is quickly doused as the linesman's flag is raised for off-side.
Pirates are enjoying the much better chances and again forge a decent opportunity, with Thabo Rakhale being played in behind before cutting in and firing the ball low across the area, but Sibusiso Gaxa is alert and can make the interception.
A chance at the other end now but David Zulu just loses his footing at the vital moment, allowing the Pirates defenders to swoop in and mop up any potential danger.
So close to the opener for Pirates now as Sifiso Myeni breaks down the wing before sliding the ball across the face of goal for Thamsanqa Gabuza, but Siyanda Zulu just manages to get a vital toe to the ball to deny the Bucs striker a tap in.
Oupa Manyisa looks to spring something for Pirates but just over-hits his through-ball, which eventually makes its way into the hands of Reyaad Pieterse.
Both sides look happy to just get a few touches on the ball to help settle nerves, although there's no real flow to the game just yet, with a couple of hoofed balls finding their way over the defence and into the keepers' grasps.
Referee Daniel Bennett blows his whistle for the first time and we're officially up and running in the 2015 Carling Black Label Cup!
Ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the South African national anthem...
The pre-match formalities are under way, including the handshakes and introductions to the invited dignitaries, meaning we're just moments away from the start!
And here come the players, greeted by rapturous applause from an expectant and sell-out FNB Stadium crowd! The atmosphere is simply palpable!
We're just over 10 minutes away from the kick-off now and the noise level inside the stadium is close to deafening. One can only imagine the roar when the players finally take to the field...
I can tell you that the FNB Stadium is simply rocking, with over 94,000 football-mad supporters having made their way out to watch today's action, while some six million fans are expected to tune in on television and the internet.
We're still around 30 minutes away from the kick-off, with both sets of players going through their warm-up routines while Sidney Molepo and Tumo Katane, the Champion Coaches for Chiefs and Pirates respectively, watch on in bated breath.
Orlando Pirates: Mhlongo, Jele, Gumede, Sangweni, Phungwayo, Myeni, Sarr, Manyisa (c), Rakhale, Gabuza, Majoro
Kaizer Chiefs: Pieterse, Moleko, Gaxa, Xulu, Masilela, Tshabalala (c), Letsholonyane, Maluleka, Lebese, Zulu, Parker
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of the 2015 Black Label Cup. I'm Ryan Gordon and I'll be taking you through this afternoon's clash, which promises to be an enthralling tie between South Africa's two biggest clubs.
Chiefs head into the match as arguably the favourites, given their Premiership and MTN8 double success last term, but history is very much with Pirates, who have won three of the four previous Black Label Cup spectaculars.
Your full starting XIs are as follows:
Thamsanqa Gabuza has since been drafted in to replace Erasmus for Pirates, while Reyaad Pieterse takes over between the sticks for Amakhosi.
Both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates were dealt big blows on the eve of the encounter, with the Buccaneers losing striker Kermit Erasmus to a thigh injury while AmaKhosi goalkeeper Brilliant Khuzwayo fractured his finger in training.
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