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Thank you for choosing Sport24 to catch this Absa Premiership clash between Bloemfontein Celtic and Mamelodi Sundowns.
FULL-TIME:@orlandopirates 0-0 @goldenarrowsfc1@lidodaduvha 1-0 @Baroka_FC@ChippaUnitedFC 1-0 @FreeStateStars@Bloem_Celtic 0-0 @Masandawana#AbsaPrem— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) October 3, 2018
FULL-TIME:@orlandopirates 0-0 @goldenarrowsfc1@lidodaduvha 1-0 @Baroka_FC@ChippaUnitedFC 1-0 @FreeStateStars@Bloem_Celtic 0-0 @Masandawana#AbsaPrem
Despite chances from both sides it ends goalless at Dr Molemela Stadium ...
80' Zwane comes on for Jali ...
Pitso using all his substitutes at his disposal
50' Sundowns really threatening Celtic here as they build patiently and make their way to the penalty area, but Jali hesitates and takes too long to offload to Langerman.
They will rue that ...
47' CHANCE! Woah ... Mahlambi darts pass a few green shirts before his shot ricochets off a defender and nearly lands in the back of the net.
Celtic clearly sleeping, hopefully they are awake after that scare ... Sundowns are up for it!
Second half underway.#AbsaPrem#SiweleleSaMasele pic.twitter.com/8cpbpXZjeH— Bloemfontein Celtic (@Bloem_Celtic) October 3, 2018
Second half underway.#AbsaPrem#SiweleleSaMasele pic.twitter.com/8cpbpXZjeH
45' HALF-TIME!!Goalless first-half as Celtic and Sundowns head towards the tunnel ...Thoughts on the match so far?#AbsaPremiershipLIVE > https://t.co/0eCmi8ERnK— Sport24News (@Sport24news) October 3, 2018
45' HALF-TIME!!Goalless first-half as Celtic and Sundowns head towards the tunnel ...Thoughts on the match so far?#AbsaPremiershipLIVE > https://t.co/0eCmi8ERnK
UPDATE:? Orlando Pirates 0-0 Golden Arrows? Bloem Celtic 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns? Chippa Utd 0-0 Free State Stars? Black Leopards 0-0 Baroka FC.— AbsaPrem (@PSL_TV) October 3, 2018
UPDATE:? Orlando Pirates 0-0 Golden Arrows? Bloem Celtic 0-0 Mamelodi Sundowns? Chippa Utd 0-0 Free State Stars? Black Leopards 0-0 Baroka FC.
32' Sundowns attack and Jali finds Langerman with a superb long-pass, but Langerman fails to get it past the keeper.
It's good to have Jali back. A fit Jali can be dangerous.
the link up play between Mahlambi & Silva looks promising, hope to see them combining more #Sundowns #DownsLive— basquiat (@AzolaTM) October 3, 2018
the link up play between Mahlambi & Silva looks promising, hope to see them combining more #Sundowns #DownsLive
24' SAVE! Celtic have a chance to take the lead against the run of play, but Mabena goes for glory and it is saved.
Mabena could have easily passed. Plenty of green shirts available ...
11' CHANCE! Sundowns come close after a mistake by De Jongh, but Silva hits the woodwork with his shot.
Fantastic effort ...
8' As expected Sundowns controlling things in midfield with Kekana and Jali dictating things.
Mahlambi and Silva teaming well upfront too ...
Sundowns XI: Onyango, Morena, Madisha, Nascimento, Langerman, Jali, Kekana, Maboe, Vilakazi, Silva, Mahlambi.
Substitutes: Pieterse, Mabunda, Lebusa, Lakay, Zwane, Sirino, Meza.
Celtic XI: Tignyemb, Sam, Pfumbidzai, De Jongh, Mabena, Mashikinya, Masuku, Gordinho, Dlamini, Phalane, Mabasa.
Substitutes: Dambe, Baloyi, Lingwati, Potsane, Motshegwa, Nyundu, Letsoalo.
Mamelodi Sundowns (7th)
Played - 5
Won - 2
Lost - 0
Draw - 3
Points - 9
FULL-TIME: BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC 0-0 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. The spoils are shared here and Celtic will be the happier of the two teams with this result. Thank you for joining us.
YELLOW! The Celtic keeper Tignyemb, is booked for time wasting.
We will have three minutes of time added on for stoppages.
The set-piece ends up being a real mess. What a waste and Celtic should have made more of that.
Celtic have a free-kick in a dangerous position after a handball by Nascimento.
NO GOAL! Zwane finds the back of the net, but he is adjudged offside.
SUBSTITUTION: Zwane replaces Jali for Sundowns.
YELLOW! Jali is booked for a silly foul and Sundowns now have two bookings.
SUBSTITUTION: Sundowns bring on Meza to replace Toni Silva.
Suddenly Celtic have turned up the tempo of this game.
SUBSTITUTION: Mamelodi Sundowns bring on Gaston Sirino for Phakamani Mahlambi and Celtic brings on Letsoalo to replace Kabelo Dlamini.
SAVE! Onyango saves the night for Sundowns with a brilliant save after the set-piece.
YELLOW! Nascimento takes one for Sundowns and he is forced to foul a Celtic attacker and is booked.
Potsane replaces Mabaso for
Despite all the Sundowns possession things have not really gone their way thus far.
Another rebound from an errant Celtic clearance flies across the face of their goal. Again Celtic get away with it.
Celtic win a free-kick after a foul on Mabasa. It amounts to nothing.
We are still goalless after the first hour.
Kekana has a shot at goal after the corner, but it is closer to the floodlights than the back of the net.
Jali and Silva combine well for Sundowns and they secure another corner.
Sundowns have secured seven corners compared to the one of Celtic.
Celtic continue to drop the pace of the game whenever they have possession, where Sundowns are always looking to speed things up.
Sundowns build patiently and make their way to the Celtic penalty area, where Jali takes too long to offload to Langerman. What a waste.
We do not have changes to either side at the break.
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
HALF-TIME: BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC 0-0 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Celtic will be happy going into the break goalless. They have been under pressure for most of the half.
We will have one minute of time added on for stoppages.
We have a stoppage in play due to an injury to Bongani Sam.
Celtic are now getting more of the ball in the latter stages of the first half.
Mahlambi tries to curl the set-piece in and it flies over the cross-bar!
Silva is fouled on the edge of the Celtic penalty area for a dangerous free-kick to Sundowns.
Sundowns secure a corner following a deflection off Dlamini. The set-piece is wasted.
Sundowns attack and Jali finds Langerman with a superb long-pass, but Langerman fails to get it past the keeper.
We are still goalless after the first half an hour of play.
SAVE! Celtic have a chance to take the lead against the run of play, but Mabena goes for glory and it is saved. He should have passed!
Vilakazi does well on the right and fight his way to a Sundowns corner.
Celtic secure a corner and it is easily cleared by Sundowns.
When Celtic do get their hands on the ball they try and slow the tempo down.
SAVE! Another Sundowns corner finds Kekana, who fires home a long-range shot on target, but the keeper pushes it away.
CROSS-BAR! Sundowns come close after a mistake by De Jongh, but Silva hits the woodwork with his effort.
Sundowns are enjoying the majority of the early possession.
The first corner go Sundowns' way and it is easily cleared by Celtic.
Sundowns produce the first attack and come close before Silva is adjudged offside.
Kick-off! We are underway here in the City of Roses. It is freezing out there and it is only 12 degrees.
Team Mamelodi Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 27. Morena, 32. Madisha, Nascimento, 4. Langerman, 5. Jali, 8. Kekana, 15. Maboe, 11. Vilakazi, 24. Silva, Mahlambi. Subs: 31. Pieterse,13. Mabunda, 2. Lebusa, 23. Lakay, 18. Zwane, 26. Sirino, 7. Meza.
Team Bloemfontein Celtic: 30. Tignyemb, 19. Sam, 3. Pfumbidzai, 20. De Jongh, 10. Mabena, 18. Mashikinya, 50. Masuku, 25. Gordinho, 4. Dlamini, 8. Phalane, 17. Mabasa.
Subs: 34. Dambe, 35. Baloyi, Lingwati, 11. Potsane, Motshegwa, Nyundu, 13. Letsoalo.
Sundowns will be desperate to get the three points on offer this evening. It will not be an easy task here in Bloemfontein and Celtic will hope to bounce back after their defeat against Maritzburg United.
Sundowns are currently in seventh position on the table, while Celtic are higher up in fourth place. Sundowns do however have a game in hand.
In their last outing Bloemfontein Celtic went down 1-0 to Maritzburg United at home, while Sundowns defeated Golden Arrows by the same margin away from home.
Welcome to the Dr Molemela Stadium stadium for this ABSA Premiership clash between Bloemfontein Celtic and Mamelodi Sundowns.
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