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Resilient Amajimbos Crash Out Of U17WC

FIFA U17 World Cup - Group E
Result: Russia 2-0 South Africa
Date: 25 October 2015
Venue: Estadio Municipal Ester Roa
Amajimbos crashed out of the FIFA U17 World Cup, after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Russia in their final Group E clash. 
The Russians went ahead after just five minutes, after they were awarded a penalty, which Georgy Makhatadze stepped up to convert.
Mondli Mpoto came to Amajimbos' rescue in the 18th minute, as the shot-stopper pulled off a double save to deny Russia a second goal.
The South Africans registered their first effort on target in the 30th minute when Sibongakonke Mbatha forced Maksimenko into a routine save with a volley from distance.
Molefi Ntseki's side enjoyed a good spell of possession in the first half but failed to create clear-cut openings, as they trailed Russia at the halftime break.
Mbatha nearly leveled matters for Amajimbos in the 52nd minute but the midfielder's long range effort forced Maksimenko into a fine finger-tip save.
Mpoto came to the South Africans' rescue once again in the 57th minute, as the goalkeeper did well to keep out Daniil Chalov's effort from close range.
Amajimbos continued to pile on the pressure and went agonisingly close in the 62nd minute when Mayo's glancing header sailed inches wide of the upright.
Ntseki's charges went even closer in the 68th minute, as Mbatha's effort from the edge of the area crashed against the upright with Maksimenko well beaten.
Nelson Maluleka then went close after 70 minutes with a curling free-kick, which was tipped over the crossbar by Maksimenko, as the South Africans piled on the pressure.
However, despite Amajimbos' dominance in the second half, Russia sealed the win in the 88th minute when Makhatadze lobbed Mpoto from 40-yards out for his second of the game.
Here's how they lined up:
South Africa: Mpoto; Frosler; Ismali; Mukumela; Ngcobo; Dlala; Maluleke; Mbatha; Mantjie; Mkhatshana; Mayo
Russia: Maksimenko, Krugovoi, Tataev, Matviichuk, Zakharov, Galanin, Makhatadze, Prudnikov, Tsygankov, Lomovitskiy, Chalov


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