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90 - Pirates 1-3 Sundowns
It's a beauty of a strike, Anthony Laffor seals the deal for Sundowns as he beats Sandilands.
90' Manyisa with a crucial clearance on the edge of the box, blasts the ball clear. #Sundowns #DownsLive #AbsaPrem— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) November 1, 2017
90' Manyisa with a crucial clearance on the edge of the box, blasts the ball clear. #Sundowns #DownsLive #AbsaPrem
Qalinge??????— Geoffrey Toyana (@geoffreytoyana) November 1, 2017
Gabuza is furious with Qalinge who doesn’t spot him at the far post. The pass was on & the striker was unmarked.— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) November 1, 2017
Gabuza is furious with Qalinge who doesn’t spot him at the far post. The pass was on & the striker was unmarked.
55' Score Update | (37' Van Heerden) Orlando Pirates 1 : 2 Mamelodi Sundowns (2' 13' Kekana) #Sundowns #DownsLive #AbsaPrem— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) November 1, 2017
55' Score Update | (37' Van Heerden) Orlando Pirates 1 : 2 Mamelodi Sundowns (2' 13' Kekana) #Sundowns #DownsLive #AbsaPrem
Downs trying to slow things down now but the sun total of that is a yellow card for time-wasting. And just like that, it’s a Bucs corner.— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) November 1, 2017
Downs trying to slow things down now but the sun total of that is a yellow card for time-wasting. And just like that, it’s a Bucs corner.
HALF - TIME!
An exciting first-half as Mamelodi Sundowns head down the tunnel with 2-1 lead over the Soweto giants at a buzzing Orlando Stadium.
45' 3min additional time will be played to close out the Half. #Sundowns #DownsLive #AbsaPrem— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) November 1, 2017
45' 3min additional time will be played to close out the Half. #Sundowns #DownsLive #AbsaPrem
GAME ON!38’ Marc Van Heerden pulls one back for the Buccaneers to the delight of the Bucs Faithful.Orlando Pirates 1-2 Sundowns#AbsaPrem pic.twitter.com/EKI0lbv2xt— thandi merafe (@thandi_399) November 1, 2017
GAME ON!38’ Marc Van Heerden pulls one back for the Buccaneers to the delight of the Bucs Faithful.Orlando Pirates 1-2 Sundowns#AbsaPrem pic.twitter.com/EKI0lbv2xt
PIRATES PULL ONE BACK!
Van Heerden with a free kick that wrong foots Onyango.
Pirates 1-2 Sundowns
Van Heerden with a very important clearance to protect Pirates' goal box.— Orlando Pirates FC (@orlandopirates) November 1, 2017
Van Heerden with a very important clearance to protect Pirates' goal box.
30' Score Update | Orlando Pirates 0 : 2 Mamelodi Sundowns (2' 13' Kekana) #Sundowns #DownsLive #AbsaPrem— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) November 1, 2017
30' Score Update | Orlando Pirates 0 : 2 Mamelodi Sundowns (2' 13' Kekana) #Sundowns #DownsLive #AbsaPrem
23' - Gabuza is brought on while Kutumela has been taken off.
Tactical change by Michu.
Pure brilliance by Hlompho Kekana!
From the half-way line, the Sundowns captain launches a strike that catches Sandilands off guard. The 'keeper could not punch the ball away as it parries inside the net!
8' - Pirates now eagerly looking to find their way back into this encounter.
1' - What a start for Sundowns!
Mobara looks to clear from the back but his clearance is blocked by Kekana and the ball flies off his foot into the left-hand corner beating the unfortunate Sandilands.
Pirates 0 Sundowns 1
FULL-TIME: PIRATES 1-3 SUNDOWNS. A brace from Kekana has inspired a win for Sundowns. Van Heerden pulled one back, but Laffor put the cherry on top.
GOAL, SUNDOWNS! Laffor wraps the game up with a stunning strike from outside the box! 1-3.
Onyango picks up a yellow for time-wasting despite his protestations.
Were into four minutes of stoppage time. Laffor looks as if he is away, but he is brought back for his foul on Nyatama.
Qalinge picks up a yellow card for a foul on Madisha.
At the other end, Makola fires over the top from outside the box.
Sundowns attack at the other end and Laffor goes for goal, but he fires wide.
Pirates continue to attack, but theyre lacking quality in the final third. Qalinge looks a shadow of the player who tore Arrows to shreds.
WHAT A MISS! The ball falls into Qalinges path and he is put through on goal. Somehow, he misses the target from right in front!
Laffor comes on for Vilakazi as Sundowns make their final change.
Kekana is replaced by Zwane. He takes his time coming off.
Morrison comes on for Lorch as Pirates make their final substitution.
Qalinge goes for goal, but his shot takes a deflection and misses the target.
Billiat comes on for Tau.
Another chance goes to waste! Qalinge gets the ball around Onyango, but he cant find a team-mate in the box to finish!
Now Mabunda goes for goal and Sandilands is forced to palm the ball away.
Kekana goes for yet another long-range shot, but fires well over this time.
Tau drives for goal and Sandilands makes a good save. Pirates counter, but Qalinge misses the target by a long way. Hes not had his best game tonight.
Kekana goes for goal again from a free-kick and strikes the post! Chabalala was booked for the foul leading up to it.
Qalinge wins the ball and bursts into the box. However, his final pass is a poor one and Sandilands gathers it.
Van Heerden curls the ball in and Onyango punches it away.
Vilakazi looks to get past Chabalala and shoot, but the Pirates man slides in and dispossesses him. Langerman is booked for time-wasting.
Tau cuts inside and shoots, but Chabalala gets the block in.
Pirates go on the attack straightaway, but Sarr fails to get a shot away or find a team-mate with his cross
Pirates starting XI: Sandilands, Mobara, Chabalala, Maela, van Heerden, Matlaba (c), Sarr, Qalinge, Lorch, Makola, Kutumela.
Pirates kick the second half off.
HALF-TIME: PIRATES 1-2 SUNDOWNS. Its been a thrilling half at Orlando Stadium. The Brazilians take a lead into the break thanks to two strikes from Kekana the second of which game from inside his own half. Van Heerden then pulled one back for Pirates.
Gabuza puts an early ball into the box, but its poorly-executed and ends up in the keepers arms.
Were into three minutes of stoppage time at the end of the half. Lorch gets into a good position again, but puts the ball over the top of the net.
Langerman cuts out a cross from the left intended for Gabuza. Pirates continue to show attacking intent, but that alone is not enough.
Now van Heerden overhits a cross and fails to find a team-mate.
At the other end, Vilakazis shot is blocked. Good last-ditch defending.
GOAL, PIRATES! Van Heerden finds the back of the net with a perfectly-placed free-kick! 1-2.
Mosimane clearly wants a card to be brandished for a foul from Gabuza. However, none is given to the substitute.
Nyatama comes on to replace Maela in an injury-enforced substitution.
Tau chips the ball across the face of goal from the left, but it evades everyone and goes out for a goal-kick.
Meanwhile, Kekana goes for goal again from range but fires just wide this time!
Maela hobbles off the pitch to receive treatment.
A dangerous free-kick delivery is whipped into the area, but Gabuza is flagged for offside.
Morena picks up the first yellow card of the game for a foul on Maela.
Matlaba finds Gabuza with a cross towards the far post, but he cant quite control his header aimed towards a team-mate.
Gabuza comes on and Kutumela is the man to make way. He handles the situation with grace, shaking Sredojevics hand as he comes off.
Pirates attack down the right and Matlaba looks to get a cross in, but Soumahoro cuts it out.
Sandilands clears and the crowd cheers. Perhaps theres some sarcasm in that.
Gabuza looks set to come on already for Pirates. Micho clearly isnt happy.
Matlaba looks to emulate Kekana with a long-range shot, but he misses the target by some distance.
Kekana goes for what is either a cross or another attempt on goal. Either way, Sandilands catches this time.
Kekana looks ok and play continues.
Kekana is down and receiving treatment. This is worrying for Sundowns.
Sandilands is nearly caught out again, but he denies Vilakazi a goal.
GOAL, SUNDOWNS! Kekana catches Sandilands off his line and beats him again this time from just inside his own half! A trademark strike. 0-2.
Tau looks to set Morena up to shoot with a through ball, but its intercepted. At the other end, Lorch is picked out by Matlaba, but he fails to get his shot on target.
Pirates are starting to look more promising. There havent been any clear chances since the opening goal, but both sides are getting forward.
GOAL, SUNDOWNS! Kekana gets his foot in the way of a clearance from Mobara and the ball goes past Sandilands into the net! 0-1.
Makola looks to find Lorch with an early cross, but he puts too much on it and it evades his target.
Kekana looks to find Vilakazi with a long ball. However, its cut out. Sundowns have started brightly nevertheless.
Were underway. Sundowns kick the game off at Orlando Stadium.
Victor Hlungwani is tonight's referee. It's nearly time for him to get the game underway.
Pirates are looking to build on a victory over Golden Arrows in the Telkom Knockout over the weekend, while Sundowns seek to recover from a loss to Chippa United.
For Oupa Manyisa, this is going to be a memorable evening. He makes his return to the club he captained before a shock transfer to the Brazilians this year.
Sundowns subs: Brimah, Laffor, Arendse, Billiat, Zwane, Hachi, Lebese.
Sundowns starting XI: Onyango, Langerman, Soumahoro, Morena, Madisha, Ngcongca, Kekana (c), Mabunda, Vilakazi, Manyisa, Tau.
Pirates subs: Mabokgwane, Jele, Nyatama, Morrison, Rakhale, Shonga, Gabuza.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this ABSA Premiership clash between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium. The hosts are looking to gain revenge on a side that beat them 6-0 and 2-0 last season.
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