The Sea Robbers and Masandawana produced a classic today as the two sides had fans breathless after an enthralling game.
Regardless of the score, certain aspects of the game were greatly interesting for observers.
PIRATES' FAST START
Pirates blitzed the Brazilians in opening 20 minutes scoring twice and setting up the perfect scenario to play on the counter to inflict more damage on their opponents.
The Pirates shot stopper was in stellar form as he made numerous saves to earn himself the man of the Man award. It was not just his saves that stole the show as his ball distribution was pivotal to Pirates' success playing on the counter.
Today was not a good day for defending as both sides were widely open at the back either through good offensive play or mistakes. Of course Sundowns paid more for their mistakes having to manage with a makeshift defence.
Tau was exciting as ever to watch as the Sundowns ace displayed great ability to instigate play, set up chances and scored Sundowns' only goal.
Finally, Memela was a joy to watch with his ability on the ball, vision and shots on goal causing more than a few problems for the log leaders.