Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic believes his side deserved their victory over Mamelodi Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup.
Goals from Oupa Manyisa and Daine Klate sealed the victory for the Buccaneers as they qualified for the last four and Vermezovic believes his side were full value for their win.
"Both teams played very well, the result could be different but thanks to our goalkeeper and our defence," said Vermezovic.
"We couldn't find difference in long balls because they are very good with aerial balls.
"But at the end of the day, our guys they were fighting, they suffered and they deserve this win.
"Our plan was to put pressure on their defence and after that we had our plan B to play with our usual system 4-3-2-1, thanks to they guys."