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57' City have a free-kick in a dangerous position and Links and Patosi step up.
Patosi is the one who strikes the ball past the wall butthe keeper does well to control it in the corner.
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Orlando Pirates making my birthday extra special!!! Thank you fam!!! @orlandopirates ??
Double assault on the CTC goal as Pule gets in on the action with a side-foot volley that goes wide, followed by Mulenga’s forceful entry into a space to pull the trigger. His effort is over the bar.— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) September 19, 2018
Double assault on the CTC goal as Pule gets in on the action with a side-foot volley that goes wide, followed by Mulenga’s forceful entry into a space to pull the trigger. His effort is over the bar.
Innocent Maela heads home from a corner kick. City failing to deal with the clearance and Buccaneers have a cushion lead now.
An incredible long ball sent from Lorch out to a chasing Mulenga, who then brings the ball down magnificently before knocking it beyond Leeuwenburgh's reach.
Sizzling stuff from the Bucs!
FULL-TIME: ORLANDO PIRATES 2-2 CAPE TOWN CITY. Great work by City to get a point out of this game after being completely outplayed in the first half. Somehow Pirates went to sleep after the break to let City back in. Thank you for joining us.
We will have three minutes of time added on for stoppages.
YELLOW! Oh dear! Thabo Nodada of Cape Town City is now also booked for foul play. In the meantime Kateregga has replaced Norodien.
YELLOW! The bookings are mounting now. Both Craig Martin and Riyaad Norodien of City have been booked for silly fouls.
YELLOW! Ben Motshwari of Orlando Pirates is booked for a foul on Martin.
ORLANDO PIRATES 2-2 CAPE TOWN CITY. What a game and the scores are level with 10 minutes to go. What a strike by Patosi!
GOAL, CAPE TOWN CITY, PATOSI! City win a free-kick on the edge of the Pirates box and Patosi curls it in past Mpontshane. He may have been unsighted.
SUBSTITUTION: Orlando Pirates now bring on Onassis Mntambo to replace Thembinkosi Lorch.
Mlambo and Matlaba combine well for Pirates and find some space, but unfortunately the final shot at goal is wide.
GOAL, CAPE TOWN CITY, PATOSI! Ayanda Patosi scores for City with a cracking left-foot volley. They deserved to pull one back after the way they started the second half.
SUBSTITUTION: Cape Town City make another change. Craig Martin replaces Keanu Cupido.
Mlambo does well to find some space and his pressure leads to another Pirates corner.
SUBSTITUTION: Pule has picked up an injury and unfortunately leaves the field and he has been replaced for Orlando Pirates by Memela.
SUBSTITUTION: Cape Town City make a change and Siphelele Mthembu replaces Matthew Rusike.
City have been playing with confidence since the start of the second half and are looking dangerous. They have definitely controlled the second half tempo.
City have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Patosi strikes it past the wall and Mponthsane. does well to control it.
Norodien is definitely more involved now for City and he tries a long-range shot but it is too high and it flies over the cross-bar.
City are slowly but surely getting into this game with some useful attacking and they are applying some pressure in the Pirates area.
WIDE! Pirates continue where they left off. They make their way into the City box with good work from Lorch and Matlaba. The final header is just off target.
Kick-off! We are back underway in the second half.
HALF-TIME: ORLANDO PIRATES 2-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. Pirates go into the break with a well deserved lead, while City will be looking for some answers on how to stop this Pirates machine. Please join us for the second half soon.
We will have two minutes of time added on for stoppages.
City concede another free-kick in a dangerous position. It is thankfully cleared by their defence. Norodien is down injured and we have a stoppage.
Kwanda Mngonyama has now effectively taken charge of the City defence and there has been a little improvement.
Mulenga receives another long lofted ball in the City penalty area and he wins a corner. This time City clear the corner.
UNLUCKY! City are denied a corner after what looks like a clear deflection of Maela.
Pirates are really putting their passes together with great confidence. They continue to apply the pressure on City.
Pirates still have a two goal cushion at the half an hour mark.
City secure a free-kick on the edge of the Pirates area, but the attempt at goal is punched away by Mpontshane.
Pirates continue to enjoy more of the possession. We have a stoppage due to and injury to a City player.
City build nicely through at least 20 passes and then a wayward pass goes into touch. What a waste!
Leeuwenbergh is tested again as the Pirates pressure continues. Again he makes a good save.
ORLANDO PIRATES 2-0 CAPE TOWN CITY. City need to do something here or this game will run away from them. They are two down and we have only had 19 minutes.
GOAL, ORLANDO PIRATES, MAELA! The play continue after Pirates get the ball back and then Pule combines well with Maela, who heads it home into the back of the net.
SAVE! Pirates secure a corner after a deflection off Kouassi and the keeper gets a boot in the way.
CROSS-BAR! City launch an attack after the restart and the keeper is well and truly beaten. Norodien hits the post and then the rebound off Putsche is saved.
GOAL, ORLANDO PIRATES, MULENGA! A good long lofted ball from Lorch into the area finds Mulenga, who slides it past the keeper.
City launch an attack on the right via Putsche, but the cross into the area cannot find it's target.
Pirates win the first free-kick after a challenge on Pule just outside the City penalty area. Pule takes the set-piece and it is wasted.
Kick-off! We are underway here in Soweto. Pirates are playing to a 4-3-3 formation, while City will play 4-4-2.
Pirates will miss Thamsanqa Gabuza, who is currently suspended.
Team Cape Town City: 1 Leeuwenbergh, 15 Cupido, 45 Kwanda, 4 Kouassi, 5 Edmilson, 17 Norodien, 10 Patosi, 19 Putsche, 26 Nodada, 7 Links, 9 Rusike. Subs: 16 Stephens, Seedat, 23 Matsi, Baartman, Kateregga, 30 Martin, 25 Mthembu.
Team Orlando Pirates: 40 Mpontshane, 4 Jele, 2 Nyauza, 23 Maela, 8 Matlaba, 20 Mlambo, 27 Motshwari, 3 Lorch, 45 Pule, 29 Mako, 17 Mulenga. Subs: 16 Mabokgwane, 35 Thopola, Da Silva, 12 Shonga, 32 Mntambo, 42 Maphangule, Memela.
Pirates are currently fourth on the league table, while City are in 12th place.
Pirates will be looking for a third successive victory, while Cape Town City have now gone four games without a win.
Cape Town City on the other hand went down 4-1 against Kaizer Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
Pirates will be in a confident mood after disposing of SuperSport United 3-1 in their last league game.
Welcome to the Orlando Stadium for this ABSA Premiership clash between Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City.
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