Mamelodi Sundowns left Lubumbashi with the sounds of "Mamelodi, Mamelodi, Mamelodi" from adoring TP Mazembe supporters over the weekend after recording a historic victory in the DRC.
Sundowns made it three out of three victories in the CAF Champions League round robin phase, beating the five-time champions 2-1 to all but book their spot in the quarterfinals of the competition. It was the first time Mazembe lost at home in the Champions League since October 2009.
Lyle Lakay scored the winner in the dying minutes of the game, after Peter Shalulile's opener was cancelled out by the iconic Tresor Mputu. Sundowns are on nine points in group C, while Mazembe only have two points. CR Belouizdad and Al Hilal are on three points.
WEEKEND TALKING POINTS
- Can Chiefs progress to the quarterfinals? Kaizer Chiefs were also involved in CAF Champions League action, recording their first ever win in the group stages of the competition. Mulomowandau Mathoho will go down in history as the first player to score a goal for Amakhosi in the Champions League group stages with a thumping header, before the promising Happy Mashiane sealed a memorable much-needed win for a Chiefs side that has been struggling.
- Will Pirates finally end league title drought? While Chiefs and Sundowns were away on CAF duty, Orlando Pirates moved themselves to within one point of the log leaders, Downs.
- What's gone wrong with Swallows? After impressive start to the season, Swallows have now gone seven league matches without a win after they conceded late against Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila to drop three points on home soil.
- SuperSport blowing league title chances? SuperSport United were held to a draw at home by TS Galaxy and they've now gone four matches without a win. Matsatsantsa have drawn seven matches this season. They would be top of the standings right now if it were not for the draws.
- Relegation battle tightens up! Stellenbosch FC gave themselves a shot at survival with a crucial win, ending a seven-match winless run. Black Leopards squandered a 1-0 lead at home to Golden Arrows as they lost 3-1, while Maritzburg United could not get the better of Bloemfontein Celtic in a 1-1 draw.
The big winners of the weekend were the 'Big Three' of South African football. Now Sundowns and Chiefs will be back to focus on domestic football.
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