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Downs, Chiefs in thrilling draw

Posted: 17 October 2009 Time: 17:28

Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs have played to an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Absa Premiership at the Super Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

However it was Chiefs goalkeeper Arthur Bartman who was the real hero of the match, making several blinding saves to help his side earn a point in a game in which they really should have come away with nothing.

The Amakhosi started brightly, but it was Sundowns who gradually took control of the game before breaking the deadlock on the half hour mark thanks to Mphela. The Bafana Bafana striker earned a penalty after being brought down by Rooi and duly converted the spot kick to make it 1-0.

The opening phase of the second half saw ‘Downs looking to kill off the Soweto side with a second goal and it was only the brilliance of Bartman that held them at bay.

However, Chiefs turned the game in their favour in stunning style, scoring two goals in quick succession to go into a 2-1 lead.

First, in the 57th minute, Musona showed great speed and strength to get in behind the Sundowns defence and his cool finish past Brian Baloyi brought the visitors level very much against the run of play.

Tshabalala, who had only been on the field about five minutes after coming on as a substitute, put Chiefs into a lead when he scored a stunner in the 63rd minute, curling a 30-metre free kick into the top corner of the net. Baloyi could only stand and admire the midfielder’s fabulous strike.

However, with just under 20 minutes to play, Sundowns restored parity when Mphela cleverly worked some space in the penalty area before unleashing a low shot that beat Bartman’s right hand and nestled in the bottom corner.

The home team looked the likelier scorers as full time neared, though it was Chiefs who got the ball into the back of the net via substitute Jose Torrealba, only to see the effort disallowed.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 06:41 pm
Thousand apologies 2 Meshack,i was referin 2 Mavusana
Anonymous
posted: 07:04 pm
whts wrong with sundowns supporters praising their team? i mean downs were amazing and the fans r happy bcoz the performance has done a world of good to the morale of the players.....khosi supporters acknowledge tht yr team ws let off and sundowns supporters praise yr team 4 its best performance this season...makhosi stop hating...
Anonymous
posted: 07:08 pm
At least the free-agents fc is on course to defend its draw specialist record this season.
Anonymous
posted: 07:09 pm
Jeeeezz!mphela is selfish.Mr stochkov,i personaly apologise 2 u,i waz 1 of dose wo thot u r not good 4 ma team(sundowns).But afta de past 2 games i take ma words back.Sundowns playd entatening futbal 2day only goalz deluted us,kip up da gud work coach.But pu-lease control ur temper...2 Bertman,i'm jeluz of u,u dserve da man of da match's.awardz.U stood b2win sundowns n win,kip it up...2 pattison i stil tink u r not gud 2 stat a game ahead of vilakazi...Sundowns until da end of tym
Nyambane
posted: 07:12 pm
All credit to my keeper, Bartman had a superb game! if he continues like dis Khune's place is at risk both at national and club level.

KHOSI 4 LIFE!!!!
Anonymous
posted: 07:50 pm
I had no idea that this forum has so many Sundowns supporters. Mphela is useless. Bartman and Nhleko should be called for Bafana.

Khosi 4 Life.
Anonymous
posted: 08:00 pm
Breaking News:
Currie Cup Semi finals Sharks 21-23 Cheetahs, Western Province 19-21 Blue Blulls. Finals 31 October Blue Bulls vs Cheetahs at LOFTUS VERSVELD.
Somebody relay this message to Ace Ngcobo, he must change (again) the venue for big derby of the have-beens.
Anonymous
posted: 08:22 pm
Kwest: you say mphela is useless? Surely you cant think properly, you really need help.
Anonymous
posted: 08:46 pm
Can somebody on God's green earth please explain to me. . .why the hell does tshabalala start on the bench!?
nx!
Anonymous
posted: 08:46 pm
Bartman was xcellent.Knwoledge was briliant.Mphela is a cow.As Brian u r lazy,Tshabalala wil moer u.LESIBA
Anonymous
posted: 08:46 pm
Kwest i'm sure ur skull is empty. Who's useless. Come on dude. The guy is good though he missed quiet some chamber. As nhleko DREAM ON
Anonymous
posted: 08:49 pm
Chiefs were flippin lucky to get away with a draw. Just surprised kc fans think they did well. if it wasn't for the keeper u could have been walloped
Anonymous
posted: 09:01 pm
Sometimes in football u need luck."lucky team fc"i mean chipps ba zindile.mphela oa rocka mfana,celtic is in trouble.mr coach dont change da team on wednesday.as 4 chipps n draw specialists pie-rats.downs e fihlile jwale.da sky is downs!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:01 pm
Sometimes in football u need luck."lucky team fc"i mean chipps ba zindile.mphela oa rocka mfana,celtic is in trouble.mr coach dont change da team on wednesday.as 4 chipps n draw specialists pie-rats.downs e fihlile jwale.da sky is downs!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:02 pm
Sometimes in football u need luck."lucky team fc"i mean chipps ba zindile.mphela oa rocka mfana,celtic is in trouble.mr coach dont change da team on wednesday.as 4 chipps n draw specialists pie-rats.downs e fihlile jwale.da sky is downs!!
Anonymous
posted: 09:21 pm
A natinal team striker misses like mphela is pathetic, so lets not blame Santana 4 Bana's failure even khenyeza is bad as well they are just overated
Anonymous
posted: 09:56 pm
We shod penalize our strikers for obvious misses, as for Mokoena...he deserves to be shipped back to Pirates. This fools don't watch Finishing 101 from La Liga and EPL!!!

They have now made a hero out of Bartman....the day we find a super jujuman for goals,teams di tlo lla.
Anonymous
posted: 09:56 pm
We shod penalize our strikers for obvious misses, as for Mokoena...he deserves to be shipped back to Pirates. This fools don't watch Finishing 101 from La Liga and EPL!!!

They have now made a hero out of Bartman....the day we find a super jujuman for goals,teams di tlo lla.
zimbo1
posted: 11:09 pm
mr santana Musona must be slotted in fo world cup he is my Eto fast intelligent and handsome young men ignore the glamour girls from soweto and focus on o soccer hola chips hola
Anonymous
posted: 11:16 pm
the real question is in any case will they be able to catch the bucs...?
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