Register Login Scores

Mamelodi Sundowns

Unbeaten Downs Silence Leopards At Thohoyandou

Absa Premiership

Result: Black Leopards 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns

Date: 02 October 2019

Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

Mamelodi Sundowns remain the only unbeaten side left in the Absa Premiership after defeating Black Leopards 2-1 at the  Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday.
 
The Brazilians made three changes from their last league outing against Maritzburg United, with Anele Ngcongca, Lyle Lakay and and Andile Jali coming to the fold. Meanwhile, new Leopards coach Luc Eymael made only one change from their win over Bloemfontein Celtic, with defensive Donashano Malama replacing Lifa Hlongwane.
 
Sundowns dominated for the onset, with Jose Ali Meza and Gaston Sirino seeing a lot of the ball, but they had to wait until the 25th minute to break the deadlock, as Themza Zwane opened the scoring with a first-time shot following some good work by Meza.
 
Lidoda Duvha were absorbing the pressure for most of the time before they went behind though, although they failed to offer anything going forward as Mwape Musonda struggled against the Sundowns central defenders.
 
While Sundowns continued to probe for a second goal, Leopards lacked concentration in a critical phase as defender Chris Katjiukua netted an own goal on the stroke of half-time after guiding a Sirino's cross into is own net.
 
 
Sundowns started the second stanza brightly but they missed early chances, which Leopards the incentive to get themselves back into the contest.
 
That's exactly what they did as Leopards eventually pulled a goal back on the hour-mark thanks to Mwape Musonda, who finished with a super first time strike inside the box after he was picked out by Tshwarelo Bereng.
 
The game was heating up after that, going from end to end, with Musonda getting close to equalising for Eymael's troops with another first-time effort that sailed inche wide, while Lebohang Maboe squandered a glorious chance after being left one-on-one with Mendes.
 
Thuso Phala should have restored parity late on but the former Sundowns winger failed to steer his lob on target with the net gaping as Sundowns held on for the victory.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Leopards: 1. Mendes, 6. Mudau, 13. Zulu, 33. Katjiukua, 29. Masia , 25. Mokoena, 9. Andrianarimanana, 14. Phala,  11. Musonda, Malama, 12. Kapinga.
 
Subs: 32. Muleka, 15. Bereng, 5. Abubakar, 3. Ndou, 28. Malajila, 17. Hlongwane

Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 7. Lakay, 16. Ngcongca, 2. Madisha, 5. Lebusa. 15. Jali, 8. Kekana, 27. Morena, 10. Sirino, 18. Zwane, 23. Meza.

Subs: 1. Mweene, 11. Vilakazi, 6. Arendse, 4. Langerman, 33. Maboe, 24. Seabi. 9. Affonso.
 

126 comments

Top 5

Sukazi Reveals Plans For Celtic

28 May 28, 2020 10:09 AM in PSL

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

7 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Six Stars Messi Said His Son 'Really Likes'

4 May 23, 2020 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Six Stars Messi Said His Son 'Really Likes'

4 May 23, 2020 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Reports: Messi Makes Huge Barca Decision

5 May 27, 2020 06:29 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

'I Sold My Club World Cup Medal To Buy Cocaine'

6 May 24, 2020 04:03 PM in FIFA Club World Cup

10 Players Who Won Big Trophies Without Doing Much

3 May 25, 2020 12:29 PM in International

Rashford Shows Off Edgy New Merc G-Wagon

May 25, 2020 06:00 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Talented Defender Heading Back To Bucs

5 May 28, 2020 01:06 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

'Khune Can Make It In Europe'

23 May 28, 2020 09:13 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Micho In Zambia: There Will Be Problems

1 May 28, 2020 10:50 AM in PSL