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Classy Barca Sink Downs At FNB

Club Friendly Report: Mamelodi Sundowns v FC Barcelona 16 May 2018

By Soccer Laduma - May 16, 2018 08:15 PM

Club Friendly

Result: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-3 FC Barcelona

Date: 16 May 2018

Venue: FNB Stadium

A star-studded FC Barcelona put on a show at the FNB Stadium as they defeated Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 on Wednesday evening.

Click through the gallery to see the highlights of the game.

Dembele grabbed the lead for Barça in the third minute, cutting onto his left foot before curling the ball into the top corner after Bangaly Soumahoro made a sloppy clearance.

Percy Tau had a chance to equalise for the Brazilians in the 11th minute after going through on goal but he fired straight at Blaugrana goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Seven minutes later, Luis Suarez made it 2-0 for Ernesto Valverde’s charges with a low drive under Denis Onyango after being played in by Denis Suarez.

Suarez had another opportunity for the Spanish giants in the 25th minute after he was sent through one-on-one with Onyango, but the Masandawana shot-stopper came out quickly to collect at full-stretch.

Hlompho Kekana almost reduced the deficit for the hosts in the 33rd minute with a thunderous long-range strike that was brilliantly tipped over the crossbar by Ter Stegen.

Denis Suarez should have got the third goal for Barça seven minutes before the break with a header at the back post, but he could only steer his effort onto the upright before the break.

Kekana had a chance to pull one goal back for the Brazilians shortly after the restart with a low strike eight minutes into the second stanza, but Barça goalkeeper Jasper Cilessen smothered the strike after replacing Ter Stegen.

Andre Gomes made it 3-0 for the Blaugrana in the 67th minute with a clinical strike after an atrocious blind back-pass from Kekana that was intercepted before being teed up for the forward to curl home.

Sibusiso Vilakazi pulled one goal back for Pitso Mosimane’s troops 15 minutes before time picking a bottom corner with a right-footed strike after beating the offside trap to receive Tau's well-executed pump-fake.

Tebogo Langerman should have got the second goal for Masandawana four minutes later after he was sent through by Gaston Sirino on the left side of the box but instead of taking a shot, he opted for a pass across the box and the ball was intercepted ahead of the waiting Tau.

Lionel Messi eventually came off the bench for a late cameo and almost got the fourth goal for Barça five minutes before time with a shot that almost sneaked past goalkeeper Kennedy Mwene, who gathered at the second attempt.

There were still chances for both sides in the closing minutes, but the score ended 3-1 to Barça in an entertaining clash.

Here's how they lined up:

Sundowns: Onyango, Langerman, Arendse, Soumahoro, Ngcongca, Mabunda, Kekana, Vilakazi, Billiat, Zwane, Tau.

Subs: Mweene, Manyisa, Sirino, Madisha, Zulu, Sekotlong, Brockie, Lebese, Morena, Ngoma, Nascimento.

Barca: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Digne, Mina, Rakitic, Busquets, D.Suarez, Alena, Iniesta, L.Suarez, Dembele.

Subs: Cillessen, Piqué, Messi, Coutinho, Paulinho, Paco Alcácer, Jordi Alba, S.Roberto, André Gomes, Aleix Vidal, Galarreta, J.Cuenca.

 


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Ngwende Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Ngwende May 19, 2018 04:34 PM
@scoreman99 : This is what we call UBUNTU - We were greeting our visitors with UBUNTU because it is us who invited them. Listen here son - STOP disrespecting elders OK!
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Because May 17, 2018 09:52 PM
Sundowns coach fielded the same team almost the entire game, the coach is a such a cow-Ard.
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Khosination10 May 17, 2018 09:09 PM
@Pirates_999 I agree with you
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Khosination10 May 17, 2018 09:08 PM
@Daddy1 what did you achieve then
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FIFA behind chiefs May 17, 2018 08:05 PM
lyk I said before pitso is not a good coach he is lucky because dunu have a good players
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euphoria1 May 17, 2018 07:37 PM
Pits has proved 1ns more that he's a cow coach,he just lucky downs have great players,.sundowns can beat Barcelona it's just that their coach let them down by just admiring the opposition,. The second half before the game end was better than the team he played almost fulltime,.. How can U live muren and asavela mbekile 4 the slow asomohoro,..he's got great players but he's fear cost the team,.pitso did the same thing against pirates,.. Beefing if the middle with slow players,..how can U paly,. Mabunda,kekana,ace,.and Vila,..he doesn't change his tektites for different teams,. He doesn't coach he just put his starting 11 ,.just like Mashaba,..and think they will play for themselves,..
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So-Mathabo-KBY May 17, 2018 07:24 PM
@Daddy1 some even forgot about their problems i.e being trophy less and coach less
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Daddy1 May 17, 2018 07:08 PM
The whole of msansi/Africa got up their feet on Wednesday & everyone can't stop talking.
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kdowns May 17, 2018 12:31 PM
@Buccaneer 4 lyf I'm good my donkey, sorry for replying late. Waitsii these days I'm too busy, so I can't be here the whole day like you.
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JackKhosi May 17, 2018 10:51 AM
Soumahhoro was Dembeles N1, Dunu should get rid of that cow. He always cost them, that nice own-goal he scored against chiefs being pressured by toothless Paez was a stunner. Yesterday he passed Dembele, Dembele asked for his number and hit Onyango with a stunner. ONyango is another cow, ayii
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setlaboswana May 17, 2018 10:20 AM
@Pirates_999, you are not making good sense. PSL Players might be professional footballers, but they are also football supporters. Like you, they have their own players.
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setlaboswana May 17, 2018 09:59 AM
@Gustin Sirino, that is the thing.
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Boris Becker May 17, 2018 09:52 AM
@Pirates_999 kikkikikikikikkikiikiikki. True that Juju
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katzarobbafana May 17, 2018 09:50 AM
Not bad atleast we pulled oneback thanks mosepe good run 4 the boys.
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:47 AM
@Pirates_999 P[irates are on Instagram not even with Messi on the field
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:44 AM
Thank you Motsepe, Thank Barca, Thank Sundowns the country was a standsteal
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Daddy1 May 17, 2018 09:43 AM
We played the world best team, not the chibuku game between two loosers
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Gustin Sirino May 17, 2018 09:42 AM
@@azzaniawest Your problem is poverty, your comments are from a hungry stomach . that is y you are worried about a 100m that is not yours
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Daddy1 May 17, 2018 09:42 AM
Tltltltlt tltltltlt Soweto demons are hurting for Downs playing the world best team
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Daddy1 May 17, 2018 09:40 AM
Evil spirits from Soweto are hurting to watch us play the world best team kkkkkk tltltltlt

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