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18
11
1
6
14
34
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18
9
3
6
3
30
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18
7
8
3
6
29
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8
4
6
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28
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7
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5
11
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Absa Premiership Report: Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates 13 January 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 13, 2018 05:27 PM

Absa Premiership

Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-3 Orlando Pirates

Date: 13 January 2018

Venue: Loftus Versfeld

Orlando Pirates put in an impressive display as they defeated Absa Premiership leaders Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 at Loftus Versfeld.
 
 
Ntsikelelo Nyauza fired the Buccaneers ahead in the second minute, with a powerful left-footed strike inside the box that found the roof of the net, 0-1.
 
Themba Zwane should have equalised in the seventh minute, after pouncing on a loose ball inside the six-yard box, but Jackson Mabokgwane made a brilliant save with his trailing leg on the line.
 
Percy Tau had an opportunity to bring Masandawana level in the 11th minute, but his gliding header from close range was tipped away by Mabokgwane.
 
Mpho Makola punished the Brazilians in the 18th minute after with a fine low strike into the bottom right corner, 2-0.
 
Luvuyo Memela missed a glorious chance in the 32nd minute, after going one-on-one with the goalkeeper Denis Onyango, but his attempted lob sailed over the bar with the net gaping.
 
Even minutes before the break, Tau reduced the deficit with a clinical left-footed strike from the left side of the box after Inter-changing passes with Zwane.
 
Memela was unlucky to see his right-footed strike hit the upright moments later, as Pirates went into the break leading by the one goal.
 
Three minutes into the second half, Tau was unfortunate after he found the back of the net with a composed finish inside the six-yard box but was flagged for offside.
 
Milutin Sredojevic made his first alteration 10 minutes into the second stanza by bringing on Thembinkosi Lorch in place of Shonga while Pitso Mosimane threw on Anthony Laffor in place of Sibusiso Vilakazi a few minutes later.
 
Laffor should have equalised in the 65th minute after going clear on the left side of the box but he could not find the target with only Mabokgwane to beat.
 
The match was still open with 15 minutes left to play as both sides had chances on either side of the pitch but were not as clinical as in the first half.
 
However, Memela made it 3-1 to the Buccaneers eight minutes before time with a powerful left-footed strike inside the box that left Onyango with no chance
 
The goal was a killer-blow for the Brazilians as the visitors ran out 3-1 winners on the day.
 
 
Here's how they lined up:
 
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 32. Madisha, 16. Nascimento, 21. S.Zwane (Makgalwa 82') , 7. Manyisa, 8. Kekana (Sekotlong 87'), 13. Mabunda, 11. Vilakazi (Laffor 59'), 18. T.Zwane, 22. Tau.
 
Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 6. Shitolo, 34. Nyauza, 23. Dube, 23. Maela, 45. Mobara, 14. Nyatama, 5. Makola (Munetsi 79'), 11. Memela, 24. Kutumela (Foster 88'), 27. Shonga (Lorch 55').
 


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38’ Percy Tau

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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jan 16, 2018 10:57 AM
Jackson was was also trying to prove a point he is a former dawana .
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Matayitayi Jan 16, 2018 10:56 AM
Downs will come back as usual
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machithazonke Jan 16, 2018 08:22 AM
They're throwing away important points, mars these people
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Monareng674@gmail.com Jan 15, 2018 08:23 PM
Pirates they must not fooling themselves think that they well organised No is just they took their chances they are open at the back
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Monareng674@gmail.com Jan 15, 2018 08:19 PM
When sundowns beat pirates 6-0 there was no too talk destroyand outplayed now we beat them 3-1 1st round no too much talk Saturday they won 3-1 hahahaha yooo as if they won the league
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Monareng674@gmail.com Jan 15, 2018 08:19 PM
When sundowns beat pirates 6-0 there was no too talk destroyand outplayed now we beat them 3-1 1st round no too much talk Saturday they won 3-1 hahahaha yooo as if they won the league
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chiefs is useless Jan 15, 2018 07:53 PM
Dunus were beaten by their daily bread kikikikikiki
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Bragibbz Jan 15, 2018 04:29 PM
Sundows lost that is clear and you people need to accept that!kikikikiki
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old dog Jan 15, 2018 03:09 PM
@ms@rich you're contradicting yourself now, you're saying "any team that beat downs celebrate like they won the championship" n then you go on to say "no team can match their standard". If someone can beat you doesn't that mean he can match your standard in simple terms?
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ms@rich Jan 15, 2018 11:58 AM
Yah Neh! Every Team in the psl..That beat mighty downs..They celebrate like they won the Championship..This Prove that sundowns is South Africa's ever best team ..No team ca match their Standard....
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Msholozi ll Jan 15, 2018 11:27 AM
Kikikikikikikiki another loose in the bag kikikiki rolling on the floor
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Msholozi ll Jan 15, 2018 11:27 AM
Kikikikikikikiki another loose in the bag kikikiki rolling on the floor
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llumadi Jan 15, 2018 11:25 AM
@mabena-zn im really impressed with your comment u know soccer u need to accept Sundowns was not a bed team for the day even they lost but is just that if is not u day really is not well-done Bucks
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mabena-zn Jan 15, 2018 11:10 AM
That was a great game no matter which team you support and I agree with Pisto although we last the boys played their hearts out ..... well done to OP game well won ....... I remain Yellow KBY
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EagleEye Jan 15, 2018 09:37 AM
Sundowns was outplayed,destroyed, exposed and Pitso did not know what hit him. He complained about the man of the match? It is not for him to decide and most importantly his comment was irrelevant, he must accept that he lost to a well oiled Pirate machine. And very important he got the hiding right inside his own back yard.
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45calibre Jan 15, 2018 09:35 AM
bouncing-back fc jerrrrr
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magents02 Jan 15, 2018 08:38 AM
WE WILL BOUNCE BACK AND WE ARE STILL ON TOP OF ALL SO CALLED BIG SOWETO TEAMS. CATCH US IF YOU CAN
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Snemelo Jan 15, 2018 08:34 AM
If the Absa can go to either Bucs or Ikhosi then all will be set. It has been long looking the other small teams rolling down upoloni. It's us (Pirates or iyntwana zethu Ikhosi)'s turn now. Inkosi ivumile...
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Flash Mabuza Jan 15, 2018 08:26 AM
Shayani bafana shayani....Good performance , but that nuisance percy tau...hmmmm , that boy was good, but guess what , we were better ....shapa bhakaniya shapa! who's next ?
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ms@rich Jan 15, 2018 08:25 AM
Im sundowns fan..My advice to george lebese is...found another team King George...Pitso is Cruel

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