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Orlando Pirates beat Bloemfontein Celtic 1-0 in an MTN8 quarter-final clash

Posted: 3 August 2012 Time: 22:02

Bloemfontein Celtic were unlucky to be booted out of the MTN8 after a harshly awarded penalty, eight minutes from time, handed them a 1-0 loss to Orlando Pirates on Friday night.

Phunya Sele Sele traded blow for blow with the defending champions in the quarter-final, and many would argue they had the better of the scoring opportunities.

But it was not to be as Andile Jali converted the penalty that sealed Celtic's fate.

The first chance of the game came in the 10th minute when Celtic were awarded an indirect free-kick 12 yards out, after Moeneeb Josephs handled a back-pass from Oupa Manyisa.

Kurt Lentjies touched the ball on for Ruzaigh Gamildien to shoot, but his low drive was cleared off the goalline by the Pirates defence.

Pirates first chance came three minutes later when Benni McCarthy got onto the end of low cross from Ndumiso Mabena, but he fired wide from 12 yards out.

The best chance of the first half came in the final minute, and it took the brilliant acrobatics of Patrick Tignyemb to keep the scores level going into the break.

A Buccaneers counter-attack ended with Mabena volleying the ball goalwards from 22 yards out, but the Celtic keeper produced a great one-handed save to deny him.

The away team started the second half stronger, and came within inches of taking the lead in the 54th minute, when Joel Mogorosi shot narrowly wide from just inside the box.

Four minutes later substitute Lerato Manzini should have scored for Celtic, when he did well to get on the end of a cross, but he squandered his chance and headed the ball straight at Josephs, who made a good save.

The game died out a bit after that, but sprang back into life in the 80th minute when the referee harshly awarded a penalty after Lentjies slipped inside the Celtic box and handled the ball.

Jali made no mistake from the spot to give Pirates the lead and send them into the semi-finals.

Orlando: Josephs; Lekgwathi, Sangweni, Mahamutsa (Phungwayo 87), Gcaba, Myeni, Jali, Manyisa (Moholo 70), Klate, Mabena (Mbuyane 67), McCarthy

Celtic: Tignyemb; Leonard, Isaacs, Mothlaping, Mahoa, Mogorosi, Motshegwa (Manzini 58), Nthethe, Gamildien (Nontshinga 84), Bacela (Lakay 69), Lentjies

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Previous comments on this story...

Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 10:35 pm
It was expected in anyway....

Hail to the DTC...!!!
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 10:37 pm
It painful to see a hard working team to loose like this, our soccer real does have faith at all.

Other teams official must take a stand on this nonsense.

They called Champions themselves for this rubbish.

Sis kuyanuka!!!!!!!
Papa D
posted: 10:37 pm
Khosiologyst, khosilam, it is known that OP is a fake team, let us wait and c if this season is going to be either a 6 min added on or penalties to win a fake trible.
That is the reason why in Champions they are kicked hard 4rom the ASS, coz Khcowza is not a Chairperson of CAF.
posted: 10:38 pm
Up the Bucs until Jessica stop praying at stadium. Shapa Bhakaniya Shapa
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 10:41 pm
khamba uyolala sbotjhwa, maybe u will wake up feeling better coz now u just showing us(the DTC) how stupid u are and we are not even interested coz we are celebrating the win as usual ....!!!!!
posted: 10:44 pm
Bribery or not akusalayo we are on da Semis are u? Hehehe Bucs until Kaizer becames a ppl team nt a Family business.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:46 pm
Lol..., let them cry, compalain or sh*t. we ar marching on. Aint nothing wil stop us.
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 10:48 pm
They can say what eva they like to say to defend themselves, but they won't go anyway with this murder on their hands.

The people real shows they know nothing about sport let alone about soccer. They admit if there is a mistake in field of play.

That why I say Khoza and his crew, they have lot of brown envelop to spend in order to make sure they don't fall on the same trap of seven years without any cup.

posted: 10:50 pm
We have said it before and its still happening and happening again. Pirates won double treble with referees and they will do it again if we don't do something about it
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 10:54 pm
Why are kaizer gorillas crying? Thats a penalty!!! It did hit thr hand, whether ist hand to ball or ball to hand its imeterial. The gcaba one, everyone needed a reply to see it. Look at the referee position and u wil understand why it was given. By the way it was also nt intentional hands ball. sour kaizet grapes!!!
posted: 10:55 pm
Celtics was cheated two penalties and Orphans got a free gift from the Ref, what do you call that orphans? I feel sorry for Celtics. Toothless is using the money for brown envelopes and to buy prostitutes than buying quality players.
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 10:57 pm
In deed Amankankaniya are in the semis but with 14 men against 11 in field.

That's why clever boys say once a Nkankaniya always a kak.
posted: 11:00 pm
Rats if U really understand soccer, please talk to Khoza to stop his nonsense. It is not fair to be lulled in a false sense of believe that u r champions where's in reality we all know that real treble champions r refereers hence u r exposed when playing outside the country. If u r a real soccer lover , don't be proud of tonight's serults
posted: 11:03 pm
This is the worst ever referee in the history of Football. Real champs like Real Madrid win games fair and square, this referee should be investigated and fired. This issue of allowing referees to get away with Brown envelopes should not go unpunished, there should be punishments for poor refereeing and getting away with Brown envelopes.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 11:04 pm
Ngcaba is a center back, struggled at leftback. Phungwayo & Matlaba ar natural leftback. good few minutes by Phungwayo. Impressed by Manti and Jali. Myeni needs to gain fitness and confidence otherwise average game. Mabena and Mbuyane ar ineffective as strikers. we miss Rantie. I hope takesure is a sure deal to help us upfront. Benni, captain and Sangweni are class.
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 11:07 pm
I wonder who will be the next victim to the DTC in the semis...we cruizing all the way.
zinja zakaBobby keep on barking thina we will keep on winning the treble.

I can see even the editor is heart broken and he cant even try to hide his hatred for this darling of SA soccer..

Bacanner until Jess stop rotating her punani to young boys...!!!
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 11:08 pm
Let me remind the crying gorillas flooding this forum. Celtic did nt score or trouble the champs. u got to score goals to beat champs.
Treble brace Champ \"Superbrand\"
posted: 11:12 pm
Who cn forget the penalty awarded to kaizer gorillas against arrows. they ar many like that one which were awarded to these gorillas but this one stand out bcause Tau lost his captancy and a commitee of captains took over to this day.
The Dream
posted: 11:13 pm
Gone are the days where Chiefs use to win trophies via penalties or referees claiming to be blind not seeing Arthur Zwane's hand of goal, never they complained as it favored them but now they live to hate on Bucs success kwaaaaaaaaaa Zebra die of hate
Mhlonitjhwa: Treble Champ kwesibili
posted: 11:15 pm
I ddnt see this game but i knew that we are going to cause more enemies as than friends as you can see the comments from the Dogs of Naturana...keep on questioning the middle man haters thina sizohleka njalo nje....!!
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