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Orlando Pirates beat Santos in MTN8

Posted: 6 August 2011 Time: 22:48

Orlando Pirates beat Santos 1-0 in an MTN8 quarterfinal match at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

New signing Siyabonga Sangweni marked his official debut with a goal in the 105th minute, helping the Buccaneers join Ajax Cape Town and Mamelodi Sundowns in the last four of the competition.

Hardly any chances were created in the first half of the regulation 90 minutes, though Pirates’ Bongani Ndulula and Santos’ Vuyisile Wana both had opportunities they could possibly have made more of.

The Soweto side enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, but the visitors from Cape Town were more than happy to sit back and use the pace of their forwards on the counter attack.

Santos youngster Gregory Roelf forced a good save from Josephs on the hour mark with a difficult free kick that needed just a slight tough to deflect it beyond the keeper’s reach.

Pirates substitute Mark Mayambela added a new dimension to the home side’s attack and he almost broke the deadlock in the 78th minute, flicking impishly on target from a corner kick but Thabiso Ntloana was on hand to clear off his goal line.

The midfielder had perhaps the best chance of the game early on in the first half of extra time, but he toe-poked a shot wide of the near post after showing great pace and strength to get away from the attentions of Zairon van Beulen.

Penalties seemed inevitable but Pirates, to their credit, pushed hard to decide the game before spot kicks were called for and they were rewarded on the stroke of half time in the extra 30 minutes.

Defender Siyabonga Sangweni found himself with a sight of the target from a tight angle and got away a low shot that squirmed under the body of goalkeeper Tshepo Motsoeneng before rolling over the goal line.

The last MTN8 quarterfinal on Sunday sees Kaizer Chiefs host Bidvest Wits at the FNB Stadium.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 10:59 pm
Semi final draw.pirates vs ajax .chiefs vs sundowns.final chiefs vs ajax.champions kaizer chiefs.
Anonymous
posted: 11:01 pm
Tsipa tse ntsho tsipa...Kuzokhala abantu.
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
Wel done bucs bt lean,dt squad wsnt effective. credit b to d bckline
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
Anada lucky win by the Rats. I'm sure all the teama in tge semis now wish ti draw this useless team.
Anonymous
posted: 11:02 pm
who eva said krol waz our lucky charm 2day waz proven adarwise.... Speakn of luck thou....
I dnt knw wat da coach waz tryn 2 achieve by pulling ndululd out...!!!
I think 1 striker doesnt work 4 da formulae we are so y dnt we play wth 2???

RISE BUCCA BUCCA ,RISE!!!
ONCE N ALWAYS...!
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
It is always tough against Santos but well done boys u did very good. Am stil worried up front as its lyk we run out of ideas. Top8 belongs 2 da 3ble champs, Up the Bucs!
Anonymous
posted: 11:04 pm
i am dissapointed with this leal how can u play a game without a striker it doesnt matter hw talented ur middle field is. Pirates doesnt deserve to win this game. A gud thing abt 2dy is pirates,chiefs,ajax n sundowns r through. As a buccaneer i wish pirates can avoid ajax then we have a chance of winning it.
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
i thnk da supa rats spent thr mlns on oposition goalies,1st Khune, nw Motsoneng, who's nxt on de bribery list1?
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
Well done boys, and I wish iwisa kaizer zebra force all the bad things for tomorrow. UP THE BUCS
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
From a predicted 5-0 win to a lucky 1-0 win. How I wish Amakhosi can play this team in the semis,
Anonymous
posted: 11:05 pm
mr leal hw cn u release sphelele mthembu and excelent walaza,,ay dis ndulula is just overated,,mtn semifinals draw-ajax vs pirates,,sunkops vs wits ,thank u,shapaa bucselona
Anonymous
posted: 11:09 pm
Is the. Pirates fan out there who thinks this team can conquer Africa ? I don't c this team making it past the semi's.
Anonymous
posted: 11:09 pm
All we do is win win no matter what,all i have to say is

Tsipa tse ntsho Tsipa
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 pm
Well done Bucseloser . U need CHANSA
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 pm
IF we play lyk this we will be knocked out of the Africa Champions league in the first round. Our coach is clueless.
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 pm
good lucky goal from a new striker sangweni.
I didnt c any depth in dt pirate team. Their bench was full defenders. Mbuyane is no longer a striker he is toothles. 4 ndulula he is useless as mabhena.
Anonymous
posted: 11:12 pm
smile bucs smile
Anonymous
posted: 11:13 pm
Winning is now a culture at Pirates a superbrand with a galaxi of stars + Benni in the 18 area. Well done to my team. Next is Sundowns.
Anonymous
posted: 11:18 pm
Krul spirit is stil alive on bucelona
Anonymous
posted: 11:18 pm
Holla!! holla! MaBHAKABHAKA, syabangena
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