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Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates MTN8 semifinal first leg

Posted: 24 August 2013 Time: 14:10

Orlando Pirates have the advantage after the first leg of the MTN8 semifinals after a 1-0 defeat of Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City on Saturday afternoon.

Daine Klate scored the only goal of the match in the first half, but Amakhosi had a number of chances late on to at least salvage a draw going into the return leg on September 24.

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Pirates’ last competitive game was the 4-1 thumping of Egyptian giants Zamalek, and the confidence was clearly still with them as they completely dominated the early exchanges.

Chiefs, by contrast, were playing their first match in 14 days, and it showed as they were all over the place for the first 40 minutes.

Even the usually brilliant Itumeleng Khune showed signs of nerves as he flapped at an early Tlou Segolela cross which was eventually cleared to safety.

Shortly afterwards Tsepo Masilela showed all his experience with a timely block from Lennox Bacela’s shot, but there was nothing anyone could do for the opener on 12 minutes.

Mulomowandau Mathoho had given away a cheap foul on the edge of the area, and Klate stepped up to bend a pin-point curling free-kick just inside the left-hand upright.

Chiefs were nowhere at this point, losing the ball all too regularly and allowing Pirates to attack down the flanks. Even the in-form Siphiwe Tshabalala spent more time tracking back to defend rather than getting his team on the front foot.

In fact, it took 36 minutes for the home side to get their first shot on target, and even then it was a weak headed attempt by Mathoho.

But slowly but surely Chiefs found their way back into the game, and Siboniso Gaxa came close on two occasions just before the half-time whistle … a sign of things to come.

Stuart Baxter brought Knowledge Musona on at the start of the second half and the Zimbabwean made an instant impact as he twice fired shots at target.

Chiefs came even closer on 68 minutes when Bernard Parker showed some great skill to lob the ball over Lucky Lekgwathi before firing in a shot which beat Senzo Meyiwa, but the effort came back off the up-right.

‘Shabba’ was also getting forward a lot more and three minutes later he powered in a shot which came back off Meyiwa’s chest, while his follow-up effort was blocked.

It took Pirates a while to get back into the second half, but they did have two decent chances towards the end.

First substitute Kermit Erasmus had his header deflected wide, before debutant Thamsanqa Gabuza headed over when perhaps he should have done better.

Still Chiefs had late chances to get level, but Tshabalala, Musona and Kingston Nkhatha flashed shots just wide of the right-hand up-right, while Musona also hit his effort straight at Meyiwa after fashioning some space for himself in time added on.

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Previous comments on this story...

Cooljay
posted: 02:14 pm
Easy win 4 Chiefs, Shabba n Majoro will score
Takesure RDS
posted: 02:19 pm
Orlando Pirates is like Barcelona.
We play carpet football tiki taka kamina kawena.
We field our best n strongest 11 players from SA only.
We dont rely on the past glory.
We break n set records that are hard to b broken.
We turn young players into superstars.
We are not the family business team.
We have Orlando Stadium they have Camp Nou.
Back into the game, earlier this week i wrote my starting line up n i got it right.
mehlareng
posted: 02:20 pm
Yellow I remain. Supporting soccer today. Let the best team win.
Takesure RDS
posted: 02:22 pm
Bacela 'let them talk' will score.
Knowledge 'Smelling Assasin' Musona will only get a yellow card.
Bucaneer 2.0
posted: 02:24 pm
Game on!!!!
psekano
posted: 02:25 pm
Ba bangwe ba jewa Fa.How can you leave Musona out? Not now my Man.
Your tactics will kill you Baxt.

Bucs 2 - Chiefs 1
MOSIUOA64
posted: 02:25 pm
Time to sit back and watch the double treble champs teach the school boys how to play the pig skin game. Keep them cold baby and remove the remote, it won't be needed today.
psekano
posted: 02:27 pm
Willard Katsande - RED CARD today
maekonl@gmail.com
posted: 02:28 pm
Cross bones I remain. Make us proud boys. God bless our zebra b4 we eat amen.
bhakasoweto
posted: 02:29 pm
HAWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENG BANA.second half erasmus ,mbuyane nd twala in
Harambe
posted: 02:30 pm
Second half we will see Kermint the Rain Maker in mint condition mesmarizing them, UP the Bucs We Shall Conquer, No Surrender
I support Orlando Pirates and I won't change
posted: 02:31 pm
Takesure RDS wrote "Orlando Pirates is like Barcelona.
We play carpet football tiki taka kamina kawena.
We field our best n strongest 11 players from SA only.
We dont rely on the past glory.
We break n set records that are hard to b broken.
We turn young players into superstars.
We are not the family business team.
We have Orlando Stadium they have Camp Nou.
Back into the game, earlier this week i wrote my starting line up n i got it right.
U have said it beta Buccaneer...
B.I.B
Champjuju2
posted: 02:31 pm
Good, its the very same line-up that took zamalek to the cleaners. Just jele must pick up his sox cause he was the weakest link, last time. but it still gonna be one hell of a job for the chips to defend for 90 minutes aka parking the double decker bus. I Just hope that we have the same attitude like in acl ,starting today. WHITE RED AND BLACK, TILL CHIPS RECOVERS FROM THE 5-0 THUMPING THEY ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE.
Champjuju2
posted: 02:32 pm
Good, its the very same line-up that took zamalek to the cleaners. Just jele must pull up his sox cause he was the weakest link, last time. but it still gonna be one hell of a job for the chips to defend for 90 minutes aka parking the double decker bus. I Just hope that we have the same attitude like in acl ,starting today. WHITE RED AND BLACK, TILL CHIPS RECOVERS FROM THE 5-0 THUMPING THEY ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE.
Harambe
posted: 02:33 pm
We are not afriad, bring them on
Gold
posted: 02:34 pm
No way out for Pierats, we score 2 goals to nil inside 40mins then we introduce Gould to shut the back door! 2 nil for Us!

Gold, Bold, Glomour........... Above all this, Gold is the only high standard!
Juda de damn killer
posted: 02:35 pm
'Owu nkosi yam ufunani lomfana ugqoka nombolo #17' Jele afta seeing Lebese
Champjuju2
posted: 02:37 pm
I just saw once again, another referee win that zebras got against flops in a rothmans cup game. Yerrrr ! Just how many games, if any has this zoo won cleanly? Nc nc nc , all those 30 wins against us was controversial and therefore irrelevant. Mxm .. WHITE RED AND BLACK, TILL THE OFFICIALS ADMITS TO HANDING CHIPS GAMES.
anti-zebras
posted: 02:37 pm
I am very very concern with our defensive midfield and I just hope n wish that manyisa can defend less than attacking, and this maselela guy must just get that ball n pass it foward n remain into that centre, offenseveli we are very dangouse n m sure will score b4 half tym. Wil score 2+ goals but at the same time we will concede but m not sure how many goal/s.
Ricky
posted: 02:38 pm
Khosi 4lyf
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