Absa Premiership

WATCH: Arendse rushes to swap shirts with Messi

2018-05-17 12:55

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse did not waste any time in swapping shirts with Barcelona maestro Lionel Messi.

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The Spanish giants kept their end of the deal in fielding all their star players as they defeated the Absa Premiership champions in a Mandela Centenary Cup match on Wednesday.

Fans at the sold out FNB Stadium were spoiled with four goals on the evening as the match ended 3-1 in favour of the Catalans.

Barcelona showed their class as they raced into a 3-0 lead through goals from Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes.

The Brazilians managed a consolation strike from Sibusiso Vilakazi in the 76th minute.

After the final whistle sounded, Arendse swapped shirts with Messi, who was only introduced into the match in the 74th minute to loud cheers from the crowd.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW:

Arendse taking home the most prized possession on the night...

Pictures courtesy of Gallo Images.

 

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Fixtures
Saturday, 03 August 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Chippa United v Stellenbosch, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:00
Baroka FC v Cape Town City, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic, Orlando Stadium 18:00
AmaZulu v Wits, King Zwelithini Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 04 August 2019
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 15:00
Golden Arrows v Maritzburg United, Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium 15:00
Black Leopards v Polokwane City, Thohoyandou Stadium 15:00
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Wits v Baroka FC, Bidvest Stadium 19:30
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