Mamelodi Sundowns
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Orlando Pirates
2018/11/10 | 15:30 |  South African PSL | Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria |  Full Time
Absa Premiership

As it happened: Mamelodi Sundowns 0-0 Orlando Pirates

2018-11-10 15:00
Last Updated at 03:06
10 Nov 17:56

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10 Nov 17:54
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10 Nov 17:51

Pitso Mosimane: "Two equally good teams and you can see that Pirates have really improved.

"I think we could have won the game in the first-half with our chances."

"You have to understand what created people to go to Rulani and attack him, you know the story.

"Because of that (Zungu incident), you'll get people who are not rational and act in a different way. But we don't condone violence."

10 Nov 17:50

Milutin Sredojevic: "It was a very tough, competitive game. Always when you play a Pitso team it's a combination of football and chess."

"It has been a game where both teams wanted to win but just missed goals.

"The incident is really unfortunate when Rulani has given part of his life to Sundowns, then one supporter wants to attack him.

"I want to believe it's just one person and not an entire Sundowns institution."

10 Nov 17:36

MAN OF THE MATCH: Thembinkosi Lorch

"It was a tough game, we did well and had a good performance...even though they tried to disrupt us by stopping us from entering the game and in the tunnel.

10 Nov 17:30

FULL-TIME: Sundowns 0-0 Pirates

It ends all square in a feisty encounter at Loftus Versfeld Stadium!

10 Nov 17:26
90' The fourth official signals 4 minutes of added time.
10 Nov 17:25

87' Pirates get a chance to throw bodies forward as Lakay concedes a free-kick.

Sundowns though manage to easily defend the set-piece.

10 Nov 17:22
85' Orlando Pirates make their final change as Shonga is replaced by Onassis Mntambo.
10 Nov 17:20
84' Sundowns make their final change as Zwane replaces Maboe.
10 Nov 17:16
79' Yellow card for Sirino for an off the ball challenge on Qalinge.
10 Nov 17:13
76' Qalinge comes on to replace Pule for Orlando Pirates.
10 Nov 17:11
74' Mulenga again moves inside from the left flank and unleashes a shot that the Sundowns defence does well to get something on.
10 Nov 17:09
72' Mulenga picks up the ball and drives at the goal before unleashing a shot, but straight at Onyango.
10 Nov 17:06
69' CHANCE for Sundowns as Lakay loops in a cross that just evades Mahlambi at the back post.
10 Nov 17:02
65' Pirates make their first change as Kutumela is replaced by Mulenga.
10 Nov 17:00
64' Yellow card for Lebusa as he is totally bamboozled by Kutumela just outside the area who pushed the ball through the defender's legs.
10 Nov 16:57

60' Sundowns make their second change as Mahlambi replaces Brockie.

The striker almost scores with his first touch as he forces a save from Mpontshane.

10 Nov 16:55
58' DANGER for Sundowns as Pule skips into the area and hits in a dangerous cross that has the Sundowns defence panicking at the back as they eventually clear their lines.
10 Nov 16:49
52' Maboe with a bit of trickery as he advances into the Pirates area but skies a left-footed shot.
10 Nov 16:48
52' Some movement on the Sundowns bench as Pitso looks to make a double change.
10 Nov 16:47
51' Sirino cuts inside onto his right and tries to bend an effort inside the far post but fails to get enough curve on it as the ball goes just wide of the post.
10 Nov 16:46
49' Lorch makes his way to the edge of the area and drags a shot wide of the Sundowns upright.
10 Nov 16:43

46' Sundowns 0-0 Pirates

We're back underway in the second-half.

10 Nov 16:42

46' Sundown 0-0 Pirates

We're back underway in the second-half.

10 Nov 16:37


10 Nov 16:26

HALF-TIME: Sundown 0-0 Pirates

A feisty first-half as a Sundowns supporter confronted Rulani Mokwena in the Buccaneers dugout!

10 Nov 16:22
51' Maboe with a chance to shoot but is leaning back and skies his effort high over the crossbar.
10 Nov 16:21
50' Pirates win a corner but Sundowns clear with the help of striker Jeremy Brockie.
10 Nov 16:19
45' The fourth official signals 9 minutes of added time.
10 Nov 16:12
35' Xola Mlambo is booked for the challenge.
10 Nov 16:11
33' Both benches almost coming to blows after a nasty challenge!
10 Nov 16:04
32' A scramble inside the Pirates box as Sundowns go close to taking the lead but are denied by some last-ditch defending!
10 Nov 16:02


Sundowns 45% - 55% Pirates

10 Nov 16:01
30' The ball falls invitingly to Mlambo for Pirates just outside the box but the midfielder fails to hit the target.
10 Nov 15:59
28' A sustained period of pressure by Sundowns breaks down as Langerman badly over-hits an attempted cross.
10 Nov 15:57
26' Motshwari is the first player to go into the referee's book for a pull-back on Mabunda.
10 Nov 15:56
25' CHANCE for Pirates as the Sundowns defence does well to clear a low cross at the back-post with Kutumela waiting to pounce!
  • 905'

    FULL-TIME: MAMELODI SUNDOWNS 0-0 ORLANDO PIRATES. In the end, most of the drama arguably happened off the pitch in the big match of the day. The two sides were perhaps both scared of losing. The spoils are shared in Pretoria.

  • 903'

    Sundowns win a free-kick on the left following first a handball from Munetsi and then a clumsy challenge on Mahlambi from Mbekile. Mahlambi delivers into the area, but Munetsi heads clear.

  • 901'

    Indeed, we're into four minutes of added time. A match which has seen plenty of drama -- but not many clear chances for a winner -- draws into its dusk.

  • 90'

    We're into the final minute of the 90, but word is there will be four minutes of stoppage time added on.

  • 86'

    Milutin Sredojevic responds with a substitution of his own: Mntambo comes on in place of Shonga.

  • 85'

    Zwane comes on for Sundowns in place of Maboe. Pitso Mosimane's substitutions suggest he is still chasing all three points. Sundowns are the home team, so perhaps that's unsurprising, but Pirates are dangerous.

  • 84'

    The clock continues to tick down at Loftus Versfeld. Pirates have a free-kick on their right and a chance to get the ball into the box... Shonga delivers, but it's headed away.

  • 80'

    Sirino picks up a yellow card for taking Qalinge out off the ball. This booking has been a long time coming.

  • 79'

    Chance for Sundowns as Mpontshane comes way off his line, gifting Morena a chance. However, he fails to pull the trigger in time and the keeper gets the ball off him!

  • 78'

    Qalinge has come on for the Buccaneers in place of Pule.

  • 77'

    Daniel Bennett overrules a Sundowns corner which he initially awarded. He instead gives Pirates a goal-kick. It should, in fact, have been a Sundowns throw-in! Nevertheless, Masandawana attack again, but Maboe fires wide of goal.

  • 73'

    Mulenga goes for goal from long range now, but fires down Onyango's throat. He was so effective against Kaizer Chiefs, was Mulenga. Can he influence another big game?

  • 71'

    Mahlambi is looking lively early on. It's proving difficult for Pirates to get the ball off him when he's on it. Lakay looks for him now with a cross from the left now, but Maela prevents him from getting on the end of it.

  • 67'

    Mulenga comes on in place of Kutumela for Pirates. From their free-kick, they chip towards the far post, but Onyango plucks the ball out of the air.

  • 64'

    Kutumela nutmegs Lebusa right outside the penalty area on Pirates' right and then goes down, earning a free-kick. That was mightily close to a spot-kick for the Buccaneers. Yellow card for the Masandawana defender.

  • 62'

    CLOSE! Mahlambi surges past a number of Pirates defenders immediately and goes for goal, forcing Mpontshane to get down and turn the ball behind the near post. Good save.

  • 61'

    Mahlambi comes on in place of Brockie for Sundowns as they look to add some attacking firepower.

  • 58'

    Brockie picks up a warning from Bennett after clattering into Munetsi with his shoulder. That was a late challenge.

  • 56'

    Kutumela sees his shot blocked now. Sundowns are defending in numbers, and when they do get the ball clear, only Brockie is forward and they're unable to properly launch a counter.

  • 53'

    Maboe cuts inside and goes for goal now, but his shot misses by some distance. I wonder if the pressure of the occasion is perhaps getting to these teams when the time comes to pull the trigger.

  • 46'

    KICK-OFF! Mamelodi Sundowns get the second half underway. The first 45 minutes were as heated as any in this season's Absa Premiership. Let's see if the second stanza has as much spice in store for us.

  • 51'

    At the other end, Sirino cuts inside from Sundowns' left and goes for goal from just outside the box. However, his effort sails over the target.

  • 50'

    Lorch goes for goal now, but his effort goes comfortably wide. Pirates need to improve their finishing if they are to win this match.

  • 48'

    Pirates remain on the front foot in this game. Pule has a shot at goal, but it's not the strongest effort and goes straight down the throat of Onyango.

  • 47'

    Lorch flashes a dangerous cross in from the right, but it evades everyone in the danger area as it flies across the face of goal.

  • 4510'

    HALF-TIME: MAMELODI SUNDOWNS 0-0 ORLANDO PIRATES. There hasn't been too much for either goalkeeper to do at Loftus Versfeld. It's not been the best half for the hosts, but they had their bright moments. Pirates look a dangerous outfit.

  • 459'

    After an excellent first touch to control the ball inside the box, Shonga wastes an opportunity by going for goal himself instead of looking to tee up Pule. His effort goes off target.

  • 457'

    Kekana picks out Maboe at the other end and he lets fly, but fires off target. The tempo of the game is picking up somewhat after a bit of a lull.

  • 456'

    Onyango gets a vital touch on the ball to take it away from Munetsi as he looks to get his head on the end of a Shonga delivery.

  • 455'

    Mpontshane spills the ball inside his box after Jele leaves a Sirino cross for him to deal with. A bit of a nervy moment, but no harm done.

  • 451'

    We're into nine minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half due largely to that earlier bench bust-up.

  • 44'

    At the other end, Shonga goes directly for goal from a free-kick on the left. Good effort, but it curls wide of the target.

  • 42'

    Sundowns were awarded the free-kick for that challenge, strangely enough. No harm came of it, but perhaps that was the source of some Pirates anger.

  • 41'

    Sirino catches Mlambo with an outstretched boot, prompting more outrage from the Orlando Pirates bench.

  • 40'

    At last, following a lengthy delay, the game gets back underway, although Orlando Pirates goalkeeper coach Andrew Sparkes is still in conversation with fourth official Thando Ndzandzeka.

  • 38'

    Part of the tension between the two sides is due to a pitch invader, who went all the way to the Pirates bench. Rhulani Mokwena can be heard telling referee Daniel Bennett: "I'm not safe on my bench."

  • 36'

    There's some tension between the two teams and the two benches following an unsavoury challenge from Sirino on Mlambo. Mlambo picked up a booking, possibly for something he said. Tensions are spilling over on the touchline.

  • 34'

    And now there's a scramble inside the box at the other end following a corner. Lebusa's header is blocked, and after some ping-pong in the box, Sirino gets a crack at goal. That's also blocked though.

  • 31'

    After a scramble on the edge of the Mamelodi Sundowns box, Mlambo has a shot at goal from just outside. However, he miscues his effort and fires some distance off target.

  • 29'

    Lakay has a long-range shot at goal, but he doesn't catch the ball cleanly and his low effort is blocked. Sundowns have yet to really test Mpontshane.

  • 27'

    Motshwari picks up the first yellow card of the game for a foul from behind on Maboe.

  • 27'

    At the other end, Sirino has a crack at goal, but fires straight down the throat of Mpontshane.

  • 26'

    Kutumela plays Lorch through on the right. He looks to square the ball for a teammate to finish, but can only pick out Morena, who clears.

  • 23'

    Midway through the first half, it's time for a water break at Loftus Versfeld. It's a hot day in Pretoria.

  • 22'

    From the corner, Mabunda is teed up for a long-range shot, but his effort at goal is blocked. Pirates counter and Lorch has a crack after getting on the end of a fantastic long ball, but Onyango saves.

  • 21'

    A mix-up between Mlambo and Munetsi gifts Sundowns a corner.

  • 19'

    Mbekile fouls Lakay, preventing a Sundowns break, and is warned by referee Daniel Bennett -- but once again, no card is brandished.

  • 17'

    Bennett decides against brandishing a card. Kekana is a lucky man... Now, here he is with a long-range shot, but it's blocked by Motshwari.

  • 16'

    Mlambo is down after a nasty challenge from Kekana, who stepped on his foot. It will be interesting to see whether or not the Sundowns captain is punished for that.

  • 14'

    Jali is stretchered off. He gave it his best shot, but his game has officially come to an end now due to a hamstring injury. Mabunda comes on to replace him.

  • 12'

    It's been end-to-end stuff so far at Loftus Versfeld. Pule sportingly puts the ball out of play to allow treatment to Jali, who is down again.

  • 11'

    At the other end, Brockie gives the ball to Lakay and he lets rip from long range. There's plenty of power on the shot, but it goes over the target. Mpontshane probably had it covered in any case.

  • 7'

    Pirates attack again. Shonga tees Kutumela up for a shot. However, his low effort doesn't quite have enough power on it and Onyango gets down to hold on.

  • 7'

    Lorch puts a low cross in from the right after beating Lakay. Lebusa intercepts and turns it behind for a corner. The ensuing delivery leaves plenty to be desired and Langerman clears.

  • 4'

    Jali is back on his feet and play is back underway. Time will tell weather or not he can run this injury off.

  • 3'

    Bad news for Sundowns: Jali has gone down and stayed down. Tiyani Mabunda is warming up on the sidelines.

  • 1'

    Andile Jali goes on a marauding run and plays the ball to Brockie on the right-hand side of the box. He looks to curl a shot inside the far post, but it goes wide of the target. Exciting start to this game.

  • 1'

    KICK-OFF! Referee Daniel Bennett blows his whistle and Justin Shonga gets proceedings started. Pirates go for an early long-range shot at goal. It sails comfortably off target.

  • 0'

    The teams make their way out of the tunnel and see out the pre-match handshakes. There's a big crowd today, as expected.

  • 0'

    Despite having been a doubtful starter, Gaston Sirino has been included in Pitso Mosimane's XI. That's a major boost for Sundowns, as he heads into this game off the back of two goals against Free State Stars.

  • 0'

    The headline news from those teamsheets: Andile Jali has been handed a starting berth against his former team, Jeremy Brockie starts after breaking his scoring duck, and Siyabonga Mpontshane is in between the sticks for Pirates.

  • 0'

    ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING XI: Mpontshane, Jele (c), Munetsi, Mbekile, Maela, Motshwari, Mlambo, Pule, Lorch, Kutumela, Shonga. SUBS: Mabokgwane, Da Silva, Mabaso, Makola, Mntambo, Qalinge, Mulenga.

  • 0'

    MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING XI: Onyango, Morena, Nascimento, Lebusa, Langerman, Kekana (c), Jali, Maboe, Lakay, Sirino, Brockie. SUBS: Pieterse, Mabunda, Ngcongca, Meza, Madisha, Mahlambi, Zwane.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Absa Premiership clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at Loftus Versfeld. It's arguably the two favourites for the title going head to head.

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  • 2 Yellow Cards 2
    • 65' Mosa Lebusa
    • 80' Gaston Sirino
    • 27' Ben Motshwari
    • 35' Xola Mlambo
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Mosa Lebusa
  • Ricardo Nascimento
  • Tebogo Langerman
  • Andile Jali
  • Hlompho Kekana
  • Denis Onyango
  • Jeremy Brockie
  • Lyle Lakay
  • Gaston Sirino
  • Thapelo Morena
  • Lebohang Maboe
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  • Thembinkosi Lorch
  • Happy Jele
  • Justin Shonga
  • Xola Mlambo
  • Innocent Maela
  • Thabiso Kutumela
  • Ben Motshwari
  • Marshall Munetsi
  • Asavela Mbekile
  • Siyabonga Mpontshane
  • Maliele Pule
  • Jose Draegertt
  • Tiyani Mabunda
  • Anele Ngcongca
  • Themba Zwane
  • Reyaad Pieterse
  • Motjeka Madisha
  • Phakamani Mahlambi
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  • Mpho Makola
  • Thabo Qalinge
  • Jackson Mabokgwane
  • Augustine Mulenga
  • Onassis Mntambo
  • Caio Marcelo
  • Abel Mabaso

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