As it happened: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-3 Barcelona

2018-05-16 16:45

Follow all the action as it happened on the Mandela Centenary Cup clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Barcelona.


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Last Updated at 22:39
16 May 20:19  
16 May 20:17  

Full-Time: Barcelona 3-1 Sundowns

The Spanish giants secure a comfortable win in the Mandela Centenary Cup at the FNB Stadium.

16 May 20:11   90' The fourth official signals a minimum of four additional minutes will be played.
16 May 20:10   90' Quality of the highest order from Barcelona as Roberto, Messi and Coutinho combine on the edge of the area but Sundowns do well to clear the danger for a corner.
16 May 20:06  

85' Langerman forces Cillissen into a good save to his left with a powerful drive that the keeper does well to tip around the post.

Score: Barcelona 3-1 Sundowns

16 May 20:04   83' Excellent defence-splitting pass by Sirino for Zwane who unleashes a shot at goal but is wrongly ruled to be offside.
16 May 20:00   80' Lionel Messi playing at walking pace while putting on a passing exhibition for the crowd.
16 May 19:58  
16 May 19:56  

75' Vilakazi grabs one back for the home side with a cool finish past Cillessen.

Barcelona 3-1 Sundowns

16 May 19:55   75' GOAL SUNDOWNS!!
16 May 19:51  
16 May 19:47   66' Another poor bit of defending as Sundowns are too casual at the back with Kekana giving the ball away to Andre Gomes who punishes the hosts.
16 May 19:46   66' GOAL! BARCELONA
16 May 19:45   66' The crowd goes absolutely bonkers as Messi starts warming up.
16 May 19:44   65' Sundowns make a change as Mweene replace Denis Onyango.
16 May 19:39   59' Barcelona are now turning on the style with Brazilian Paulinho at the heart of another attack but Onyango stifles the attack.
16 May 19:37   57' Sergi Roberto goes on a run past a few defenders but hits his effort wide of goal.
16 May 19:35  

55' Andre Gomes goes for goal but Onyango does well to hold onto his left-footed drive.

Billiat goes up the other end and uses his pace to get the better of Pique but the defender does well to recover.

Score: Barcelona 2-0 Sundowns

16 May 19:32   51' Kekana tests Cillessen with another drive but the goalkeeper does well to hold onto his effort.
16 May 19:29   49' One of the loudest cheers of the night as the camera pans to Messi sat on the Barcelona bench.
16 May 19:28   48' The crowd make their feelings know as they chant Messi, Messi, Messi in the hopes of seeing the Argentinian make an appearance.
16 May 19:27   47' Barcelona on the counter with the ball laid off for youngster Galarreta who flashes his shot wide.
16 May 19:25   46' We're back underway as Barcelona make 10 changes but still no sign of Lionel Messi.
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45' Half-time: Barcelona 2-0 Sundowns

Goals by Dembele and Luis Suarez gives the Catalans a two goal advantage heading into the break.

16 May 19:03   45' The fourth official signals a minimum of two additional minutes will be played.
16 May 19:00  

41' Sundowns go close again as Tau lays it off for Mabunda who hits a powerful shot just wide into the side-netting.

Barcelona 2-0 Sundowns.

16 May 18:58   38' WOW Ivan Rakitic isn't playing with his PSL opponents and he starts a move and nearly finishes it as he hits a point-blank header against the upright.
16 May 18:55   36' Sundowns finally seem to have settled in this encounter having overcome their early nerves and are enjoying bit more of possession.
16 May 18:53  

32' Captain Hlompho Kekane goes close with a signature long-range drive that Ter Stegen does well to tip behind for a corner.

Scores remain Barcelona 2-0 Sundowns.

16 May 18:49   29' Sundowns with a lapse of concentration as Barcelona go up the other end with Dembele lifting the ball over Onyango but his effort is cleared off the line.
16 May 18:48   29' Best passage of play by Masandawana as Billiat gets behind the Barcelona defence but Digne does well to cut out his dangerous cross.
16 May 18:46   26' Themba Zwane gets on the end of another cross but Ter Stegen does well to tip his effort onto the crossbar and clears the danger.
16 May 18:44   25' Unbelievable by Ivan Rakitic who calmly chests a dangerous Langerman cross to a team-mate with neat one-touch interplay getting the visitors out of trouble.
16 May 18:43   24' Luis Suarez goes through on goal but Onyango does well to smother the Uruguayan and collect the ball.
16 May 18:38  

19' Dennis Suarez sets up his namesake Luis Suarez who easily slots his shot an on-rushing Onyango.

The visitors take a comfy 2-0 lead.

16 May 18:36   GOAL BARCELONA!!!!!
16 May 18:36   17' Sundowns win a free-kick on the edge of the Barcelona box but Percy Tau blazes his effort well wide.
16 May 18:32  

12' Luis Suarez almost immediately hits back at the other end as he is played in behind the Sundowns defence but drags his effort wide.

Score remains Barcelona 1-0 Sundowns.

16 May 18:31   12' Percy Tau is through on goal with only the goalkeeper to beat but fluffs his line as he tries to chip Ter Stegen who gathers easily.
16 May 18:30   11' Excellent skill by Iniesta who turns his marker and plays in a team-mate through on goal but the move breaks down as the referee raises his flag for offside.
16 May 18:27   8' Masandawana look a bit nervy in the early stages in this encounter and look a bit in awe of their superstar opponents.
16 May 18:25   6' Barcelona holding onto the ball nicely as they look to assert their early dominance onto the hosts.
16 May 18:22   2' Ousmane Dembele gives Barcelona an early lead as he cuts inside on his left foot and launches an unstoppable shot past Denis Onyango.
16 May 18:21   2' GOAL BARCELONA!!!!!!
16 May 18:18   1' We're underway in this Mandela Centenary Cup clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Barcelona at a packed FNB Stadium.

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