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Sundowns Into CAF Champions League Group Stages

CAF Champions League Report: Mamelodi Sundowns v Rayon Sports, 18 March 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 18, 2018 08:46 PM

CAF Champions League

Full Time: Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Rayon Sports (2-0 on aggregate)

Date: 18 March 2018

Venue: Loftus Versfeld Stadium

Mamelodi Sundowns moved into the group stages of the CAF Champions League after beating Rayon Sports 2-0 in a second leg qualifying match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday night.

The win, combined with the 0-0 draw in the first leg, sees the Brazilians win 2-0 on aggregate.

The visitors got off to a flying start and almost scored in the fifth minute when a loose ball fell to Shaban Hussen 16-yards out, but he saw his thunderous drive superbly stopped by Sundowns keeper Denis Onyango.

Sundowns quickly found their rhythm after that and should have taken the lead in the 19th minute when Themba Zwane worked his way into the box from the left and squared for Gaston Sirino, who fired over from just yards out.

A minute later, Percy Tau came within inches of finding the back of the net but his 22-yard curling effort shaved the wrong side of the post.

Sundowns were rewarded for their pressure in the 34th minute when Wayne Arendse volleyed home from six-yards out after meeting a pin-point corner-kick from Tau, 1-0.

In the 39th minute, Tau was afforded the perfect chance to double his side’s lead when he broke behind the Rayon defence, but he was brilliantly denied in a one-on-one with the keeper.

Sundowns took a 1-0 lead into the break.

The Brazilians continued to pile on the pressure after the break and found their second goal 10 minutes into the second half when a long-range shot from Sirino was pushed onto the crossbar by the keeper, but Sibusiso Vilakazi was quickest to react as he headed home the rebound, 2-0.

In the 67th minute, Tau should have put the result beyond doubt when Sirino slipped him through on goal, but again the former was thwarted in a one-on-one with the keeper.

Rayon threw players forward after that as they tried to find their way back into the match, but the Sundowns defence stood firm.

The match ended on a rather sour note for Rayon who saw Caleb Bimenyimana shown a red card in the 92nd minute after a dangerous tackle.

In the end, it was a rather comfortable 2-0 win for Sundowns.

Here is how they line up.

Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 27. Morena, 16. Nascimento, 6. Arendse, 4. Langerman. 13. Mabunda, 8. Kekana, 18. Zwane, 5. Sirino (7. Manyisa 83’), 11. Vilakazi (25. Ngoma 81’), 22. Tau (19. Brockie 89’).

Subs: 30. Brimah, 19. Brockie, 7. Manyisa, 23. Madisha, 28. Laffor, 24. Zulu. 25. Ngoma.

Rayon Sports: 1. Ndayishimiye, 3. Rutanga, 4. Manzi, 5. Mutfinzi, 6. Mukunzi, 9. Mbondi (20. Ismaila 77’), 11. Hussen, 15. Usengimana, 16. Nyandwi (7. Bimenyimana 66’). 23. Kwizera, 25. Mugisha (8. Muhire 62’).

Subs: 29. Ndacyayisenga, 2. Mugabo, 7. Bimenyimana, 8. Muhire, 17. Irambona, 20. Ismaila, 21. Niyonzima.


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Esidimeni dwellers aka Chiefs fans le sharp mara? Keep on praying
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@wash & wear ... jealous will kill u. We are used to your rhetoric acts and we are not shaken by that kind of stupid thinking.
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Sundowns u will make ur heart downs always because of jelousy that why ur team is not there for long time why Answear is u don't congraty someone when is doing well goes around comes around mark ma word m yellow nation bye
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The Lig Chiefs is watching from distance and the Champions lig we are watching frm the stands thanks to uKomphela akere
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I expect Sunflops to make it to the Semis via front door this time arnd
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If Red eyes toothless khoza is still getting high on weed then Amarats must forget abt any trophy coming their Way
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Sunflops is giving them rats Slim-nyana hope at the top....but we all know it's mission impossible for Amarats
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Congrats to Amarats as well
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Congrats to Sunflops akere
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@dellah even this 7 Angels pastor wash&Wear does that he disappear for weeks until zebbies get a fluke win then he resurface
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@dellah zebbies are a bunch of useless idiots .they always run nude here before the game but after the game they hide for weeks I'm still searching for one monkey called @khosivich even today he is still hiding
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@chiefs is useless I noticed that too, I wish zebbies can learn from u. U'll c their comments as soon as they r discharged from Esidimeni, u might think that before they comment they were hit hard with a brick in de forehead
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@dellah lol I'm way too matured my dunu friend .hiding when your team has lost is a sign of stupidity. Many zebra fans do that and they think we don't see it
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@chiefs is useless u r de only brave rat who don't go to Esidimeni when ur team loose, u r always here or visit 7 Angel church. I salute u
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@mabotoane wa Le Downs rats is your nightmare neh? All you think and talk about is rats all day long .don't you have other things to think about ..like your Grade R homework? Since you blog like a grade R kid

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