Golden Arrows head coach Lehlohonolo Seema came away happy after his side's display against Mamelodi Sundowns despite conceding a late equaliser.
Nqobeka Dlamini gave Arrows the lead but Pavol Safranko popped up with the away goal for Sundowns on 85 minutes in the first leg of their MTN8 semi-final.
The Arrows head coach had nothing but praise for his charges and felt there were moments where they could snatch a win.
"What can I say? These guys they left everything on the field of play today," Seema told SuperSport after the game.
"We came up against a very good team. Well-structured team. Today they opted for something else. We tried to deny them space in the middle. They couldn't cope. They tried to press us high. We managed to come out and resist the pressing.
"After they conceded the goal, they decided to go out wide. We were under siege for the whole of the second half. I can tell you that first half we had one good chance to make it 2-0. Had we gone 2-0 up it was going to be a different story.
"But once again credit must go to the boys. And the way we finished - we could have snatched it as much as we were under pressure. Like I said now that we are getting there - there are those moments that under normal circumstances and maybe the conditioning also - it was for both teams I know.
"If the conditions were better, there are some chances we could have used better. But I'm happy with the performance today."
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