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CAF Champions League match report: Zamalek 2 Orlando Pirates 1

Posted: 1 September 2013 Time: 17:50

Orlando Pirates lost 2-1 to Zamalek in the CAF Champions League in El Gouna on Sunday.

A win would have sent Pirates through to the semi-finals, but now they will have to wait until the next round of fixtures to be sure of qualification.

Zamalek came out all guns blazing, and put Pirates under pressure from the first minute of the match.

The Egyptians went 1-0 up on six minutes, when Lucky Lekgwathi had fouled Shikabala in the penalty area and the referee pointed to the spot.

Eid Abdel Malek stepped up to take the spot-kick and sent Senzo Meyiwa the wrong way to put the hosts ahead.

Bacela grabbed the equaliser just after the half-hour mark, after surging up the left wing, turning his defender and beating goalkeeper Abdul-Wahed Al-Sayed with a low shot.

Four minutes from half-time Bacela should have made it 2-1 to Bucs, but his shot was saved by Al-Sayed.

Early in the second half Meyiwa did well to punch a cross away and keep the score at 1-1, but a few minutes later he misread a corner-kick, and the ball reached an unmarked Salah Soliman at the far post, who headed home to give the hosts the lead again.

Meyiwa did well again on the hour mark, denying Ahmed Gaafar in a one-on-one situation, and a few minutes later he deflected a shot from Ahmed Gaafar.

Andile Jali was cautioned in the 65 minute, and will miss Bucs’ next CAF match.

12 minutes from time Zamalek had a penalty shout denied, after the ball hit Rooi Mahamutsa on the arm in the box.

Ndumiso Mabena, who was brought on for Bacela with 10 minutes to go, could have levelled the scores three minutes before full time, but Hamada Tolba got himself in the way of his shot.

The win is Zamalek’s first in the Champions League group stages.

Pirates remain top of Group B, equal on seven points with Al-Ahly, but ahead on a goal difference of +5 to Ahly’s -1.

AC Leopards and Zamalek are third and fourth, respectively, with four points each.

Orlando Pirates next travel to AC Leopards on September 15, while Al-Ahly will host Zamalek on September 22.

 

Previous comments on this story...

donybucs
posted: 08:20 am
I think Chibuku FC will bounce back, they have quality to qualify for semis. Al Ahly will be easy to beat at home, my worry is Leopards. We (South Africa) need to stake a claim back in African Champoinships, tired of playing second fiddle to our North & West teams. Wish u all the best in your next game.Khosi 4 Life.
Happy Person
posted: 08:23 am
We are through to the semis already, nothing's gonna stop us
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 08:24 am
The Game\" posted: 08:06 am | Report

Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)

posted: 07:51 am | Report

I'm not pschic but my brother: your team will go to the Finals: you can quote me on this one: We (at Downs) support you cos we know that we are (whether we love it or hate it) are represented by Orlando Pirates....I wish amaBhakabhaka the best and I know history will be written again: We do need a recognition as a country (country with resources) and such teams who put our name on this map should be acknowledged: I know Chiefs fans have different sentiments on this one-but ke what can you expect from them, clueless, greedy, envious bunch of useless human beings...you must just take them out of the MTN 8 and secure a place in the Caf competition then they can look in the mirror and realize that worrying about other people's business will eventually hurt them....these monkeys, were all over Down's performance against Arrows...a couple of hours their mouths were glued as Supersports whipped them...now they are all over Pirates who will again whip them...feel Sorry for them...
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Thanks Game,,, I have to say you are showing yourself to be a true senior blogger in this forum. I've been enjoying your comments for some years now. I hope Sundowns win the league or Supersport this season if Pirates can't..!!!
lisakhanya
posted: 08:27 am
we lost away to zamalek by only 2-1 which 1 of them wasa penalty, they lost to supersport united 3-1 and they scored onlya penalty we are still topping the group on 4 goal advantage, zamalek will play a draw with Al Ahly and we will play a drwa with AC leaopards and then we will come home and finish off Al Ahly in Orlando then we are Through to the semis
lisakhanya
posted: 08:33 am
I WOULD LOVE TO SEDE THE ZAMAZEBRA, THE STATISTICS FC COUNTING FOR US AGAIN GOALWISE, SO LETS GO
BACELA=5 & MUSONA=0 WHO IS THE BEST SIGNING?THE SMELLING ASSASIN FAILED TO SCORE AGAINST SUPERSPORT AND YOU EXPECT HIM TO SCORE IN BUNDASLIGA NO WAYS
FrankT
posted: 08:33 am
Blessing in disguise for Pirates , they needed this more than anything to make them aware that a progress to the semis will not be a walk in the park , on the 14th away to Leopards , the Mighty Bucs will do the business and qualify for the semis irrespective of what happens between two Egyptians teams , Pirates will top this group come hell or high water
phiwekhoza@icloud.com
posted: 08:36 am
AC BURCEMUNICHposted: 06:08 am  |  Report
So what if we lost??? Are you'll still "licking" wounds????? #zebras!!!! Get out of here and call hollard on your way cause come 24th of this month you'll be asking yourselves is this true? Like on saturday some were wishing it another day!!!! Lol!!!!!! As for us loosing it ok we just have to regroup and focus on our next game and you'll still licking those wounds good neh!!!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pierats supporters never stop surprising since when is losing ok?
FrankT
posted: 08:43 am
The Game\"

posted: 08:06 am | Report

Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)

posted: 07:51 am | Report

I'm not pschic but my brother: your team will go to the Finals: you can quote me on this one: We (at Downs) support you cos we know that we are (whether we love it or hate it) are represented by Orlando Pirates....I wish amaBhakabhaka the best and I know history will be written again: We do need a recognition as a country (country with resources) and such teams who put our name on this map should be acknowledged: I know Chiefs fans have different sentiments on this one-but ke what can you expect from them, clueless, greedy, envious bunch of useless human beings...you must just take them out of the MTN 8 and secure a place in the Caf competition then they can look in the mirror and realize that worrying about other people's business will eventually hurt them....these monkeys, were all over Down's performance against Arrows...a couple of hours their mouths were glued as Supersports whipped them...now they are all over Pirates who will again whip them...feel Sorry for them...
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I could not have said it better myself , we appreciate the support , and do not give a zebra's ass about the opinions/celebrations from this jealous , greedy thieves who still thinks that everything revolves around them because of their generaly corrupt relationship with whistle blowers
CJB Ramses III
posted: 08:52 am
I'm really touched by one or two Zebras (moratorium is lifted for y'all) and especially all amaSandawana in general... Sisonke bafwethu KBY waya waya.....! (until Offcourse the JUJUMAN does some damage to y'all)

Masandawana we need your team to be strong this year & going forward... boo your players... when you meet them in social spaces don't just smile & be happy to meet them... tell them with a stern face to do better... Let's revive idiski yetho bafwethu.... Holla there...
anti-gorrilas
posted: 08:54 am
looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolest,once a pierate always a victim. he who laugh fist lough for a while but who
Bhakabhaka4sho
posted: 09:28 am
@Gold - As if your respect matters! That's he's opinion and mine is that Orlando Pierats does not represent SA, its our rivalry and it will stay that way! Their success is not ours! They have a star we don't have one, so how's it that we have to see them as our representative???
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Luke 19:26 to them that have ...more shall be given. To them that have not, evenwhat little they have will be taken away ... ayeye Khosi
zebra_killer
posted: 01:56 pm
UP THE BUCS. ALL THE WAY TO ANOTHER STAR. WE WONT BE FAZED BY OUR JEALOUS NEIGHBOURS.
siya22
posted: 02:10 pm
@Real Champ T'zozo

you are stupid boi!!you the only chiefs fan with a big mouth and it sad.grow up boi boi!! PIRATES WASNT PLAYING AGAINST CHIEFS FOR YOUR INFORMATION.
Dakile
posted: 06:40 pm
Mabhakaniya ningathuki akulutho loku yizinto ezincane lezi kofwa kumele nizitshele.ukuthi lana sizodlala asizanga ukuzobukela ibhola labo kodwa uma nizimisele konke kuzolunga masinyani so masiyeni Mabhakaniya khona phambili siyaya Mabhakaniya ok
Dakile
posted: 06:42 pm
Bhacela sithembe wena singamabhakaniya uma ningawina kulegame elandelayo singajabula kakhulu singamabhakaniya
MphoD
posted: 09:24 pm
#BlackisBack we wil do it in Congo n I rlly lyk Chiefs fans bcuz da mre thy try 2 brng us dwn da mre we strive 2 bcum da bst n we wil achieve wat no club in SA wil neva achve trust u me when I sy kp on tlkng n we wil kp on achvng.
I thnk u Chiefs fans u motivate us 2 do da unthnkable n 2 achve dat 2nd star.
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