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Santos beat Orlando Pirates 3-0

Posted: 14 March 2012 Time: 21:33

Santos gave Orlando Pirates a 3-0 footballing lesson on Wednesday night.

Erwin Isaacs opened the scoring, before Eleazar Rodgers got a brace.

Santos came out of the blocks like lightning, attacking from the first minute.

Two minutes in, a long ball from the back found Erwin Isaacs, who beat the offside trap and whipped round Moeneeb Josephs and tapped into an empty net.

Pirates were put on the back foot and resorted to tentative long-range efforts, while Santos were bouyed by their lead and dominated the midfield.

Isaac Chansa sent a rocket into the crowd, which didn't really trouble Pa Dembo Touray.

The Santos goalkeeper had a solid game and made comfortable stops from Benni McCarthy and Dikgang Mabalane towards the end of the half.

The match reached half-time at 1-0, but Bucs came out of the dressing-rooms with more confidence and intent.

Nonetheless, Santos managed to double their lead on the half-hour mark, when a great free-kick from Matthew Pattison found the head of Eleazar Rodgers.

The lanky striker made no mistake, and the Capetonians were up 2-0.

Pirates looked out of chances, and in the 73rd minute Santos made sure of the win.

Pattison was at it again, and sent the ball through to Rodgers, who hit home past Josephs to secure the People's Team all three points.

Ricardo Skippers and then Vuyisile Wana were unable to make it four for Santos, who had to play out seven minutes of extra time, but held on for the win.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 11:12 pm
Pdople please you must understand that even Real Madrid can be beaten by a small team.But what is important is how do they respond after,which is what we are going to show on Saturday.
posted: 11:12 pm
Yes bhakaniya, u got thieves on sat. Then for downs u hav to start looking for a coach. Otherwise uzodlala nathi soku-coach uJomo Sono
posted: 11:16 pm
So where are those who said Leal must go now Santos lealed us
posted: 11:19 pm
And u dream of conquering Africa. And as for those who were dreaming of collecting 6 points by saterday evening, can I get ur excuses. Mind u dn't even dream of redeeming urself over the weekend bcos KC is guaranteed another win with 3 goals. By the way, after KC u have sundunusa on tuesday? That means we might have to wait for a further 2 weeks b4 we can here ur noise.
posted: 11:20 pm
Spokesperson Dikgang Mabalane said we goin 2 win I think its fair he comes back en address us wat happened en tell us how dey gonna win on Saty

Zebra will stomp de rats

posted: 11:24 pm
who's dat guy on da pic dancing "poppe sal dans...jou lekker ding" or is it push i passion advert being shot here!
I thnk dey shud suspend Phalishi, &replace him with that Blck Label Cup winning coach, assisted by Gud Enough ..and play somethng for da Zulu or Sotho or what what system...and wash it 4da face or somebody!
posted: 11:24 pm
Le sa ntse letlo jesiwa ke batho ba ba sa itseng sekgowa bo mpya ke lona
posted: 11:28 pm
3 d!cks, one cl!t. Thats how these Rats alwys love it
posted: 11:31 pm
3 d!cks, One cl!t...Thats how these Rats always love it.
posted: 11:34 pm
Jah neh,was listening to Palacious,post match interviews & was baffled after so many years he hasn't improved.

I just wonder if the junior teams are able to pick his accent or he's getting glory from this boys pure determination & support of local coaches?
posted: 11:35 pm
@Shukela....I do agree with you on your good points.BBM must come on as a sub and Rantie.Chansa must be benched.His position tbken by a striker(Ndulula,Bester or Mabhena).In that way we can easily win on Saturday.
posted: 11:38 pm
@Diehard en Shukela kuphi khona. On saty we adding 2 more misery en all u can get is dying from shukela
posted: 11:42 pm
Zebras & Flops must remember that we lost 3 points here nomatter the scoreline.
posted: 12:01 am
all is not lost bucaneer,the next 2 games are crucial
posted: 12:06 am
@!abijan95!You disapoint champ.You cant say that.We expect that question from a Zebra not a champ.Leal is a failiar and he is now history.We are now looking forward to the future.Leal is history and we dont want even to discuss about him.I dont think even desperate Maritzburg can think about him.
posted: 12:06 am
Rudderless ship drifting and sinking.
posted: 12:10 am
lol brazilitto
Yellow Gap hs bin retained by Yellow Matty lol... Still de re strong posibility dt Yellow Ginger will retained our Yellow 6 points as usual lol... Bt Dawane dnt 4get dt Stammerz Toothless FC re on top of de log as we speak... Gud nite Dwawane m visiting Nono 2 comfort her 2 her shack lol... Sobuya ngomso @ singing

posted: 12:17 am
I want to see what was written in that Note book on saturday.....?n I don't know y y'a'l sleeping in CT,Fly up now,phela Zebras have a lot of advantage......lose was on the way but not like this.....Nxi......@ Shukela u talked Sense and More Sense.....don't wanna see Ntshumayelo on Saturday even Tlou z fast becoming Useless.....Domkat please talk to ur defence.....Santos defence was always in their rightful positions......Cloete and Mahamutsa always late.....Nxiiiiiiii
posted: 12:17 am
Yaaaaawn! Hah, Mtho Dawana......I'm also dozing off Chelsea are done, about Rodents.....If this is a dream, do'nt you dare wake me. mh. Yaaaaaawn! *Snoring happpily*.
posted: 12:19 am
Enough about Pirates now.

Dramatic comeback by Chelsea to win 5-4.

Else where Real also took it home 5-2.

Kickoff,please man give credit to other overseas players.Let it not be Messi vs Ronaldo everyweek.Didier Drogba was very instrumental in Chelsea win 2day though I feel this Chelsea team has past its sell by date.
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