Absa Premiership

Chiefs beat Pirates in Soweto derby thriller

2019-11-09 17:30

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs beat Orlando Pirates 3-2 in a thrilling Soweto derby at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Pirates had fought their way back from a two-goal deficit but a late penalty saw Amakhosi claim the derby bragging rights.

Chiefs were on the scoreboard inside the first minute courtesy of an own goal by Ntsikelelo Nyauza.

The Glamour Boys went 2-0 up when Leonardo Castro scored in the 28th minute.

 

But Pirates pulled a goal back via Maliele Pule in the 39th minute and the Buccaneers drew level when Gabadinho Mhango scored a stunner in the 60th minute.

Chiefs then won a penalty in the final 10 minutes when Bernard Parker was brought down in the box. Man-of-the-match Daniel Cardoso promptly stepped up to fire home the winner in the 84th minute.

Chiefs went down to 10 men in stoppage time when Eric Mathoho was given a red card for his role in a bust-up with a few players.

But Amakhosi held on to claim a vital win and are 10 points clear at the top of the Absa Premiership standings.

It was Chiefs' first win over Pirates in five years.

 

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Fixtures
Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Wits, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Stellenbosch v Kaizer Chiefs, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Cape Town City, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Black Leopards, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Baroka FC v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Polokwane City v Bloemfontein Celtic, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Cape Town City v Highlands Park, Cape Town Stadium 18:00
Black Leopards v Golden Arrows, Thohoyandou Stadium 18:00
SuperSport United v Stellenbosch, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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