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SuperSport Pirates penalties MTN8

Posted: 11 August 2013 Time: 17:48

Orlando Pirates are through to the MTN8 semi-finals, beating SuperSport United on penalties after a 2-2 thriller at Mbombela Stadium on Sunday.

Thabo Matlaba made it 1-0 for SuperSport in the first half, before Lennox Bacela equalised in the second.

Mogogi Gabonamong put Matsatsantsa ahead at the start of extra time, before Bacela snatched his second to bring Bucs equal again and send the match to extra-time.

Both teams hit the ground running, but Roger de Sa’s men were dealt a blow when Collins Mbesuma was stretched off inside 15 minutes with an ankle injury after colliding with Thabo September.

The Zambian international was replaced by Bacela, who proved his critics wrong with two goals.

Bucs kept pressing, and Thandani Ntshumayelo had a long drive go narrowly wide, before Ronwen Williams made a save from Daine Klate’s free-kick. 

Klate looked determined to make the difference, and he had a header hit the woodwork two minutes later.

Thuso Phala had a crack at goal on the half-hour mark but Senzo Meyiwa saved.

A minute later, under bizarre circumstances, SuperSport took the lead when Matlaba flicked a Matsatsantsa throw into his own net to beat Meyiwa, who was off his line.

Bucs had a good opportunity to get back into the game just after half-time, when Sifiso Myeni was brought down at the edge of the box by Edwin Gyimah, and Klate’s free-kick came off Kurt Lentjies’ head for a corner.

The pace of the game slowed in the second half, althouth Rooi Mahamutsa came close from a corner.

De Sa sent Erasmus on to find a goal against his former employers, and a few minutes later the move paid off when he combined well with Bacela, who made no mistake for the goal, his shot blasting the roof of the net.

With 18 minutes to play, Meyiwa pushed away a Sibusiso Khumalo shot, which had looked harmless until it hit a bump in the surface.

Gabonamong brought down Erasmus a few yards outside the box in the final minutes of the match, but Bacela’s free-kick was over the bar.

SuperSport took the lead again three minutes into extra time when Mame Niang challenged Meyiwa in a cross, causing him to drop the ball, which Gabonamong smashed into an empty net.

Eight minutes from time substitute Thulasizwe Mbuyane played a cross into the box and Bacela rose to the occasion and brought Bucs level again.

Sibusiso Khumalo was sent off for a second yellow card, but Matsatsantsa managed to hold on for the shoot-out.

Orlando Pirates join Bidvest Wits, Platinum Stars and Kaizer Chiefs in the last four. The draw will be held tomorrow at noon.

Shoot-out: Wiliams (saved), Jali (saved); Niang (scored), Erasmus (scored); Maluleke (scored), Mahamutsa (scored); September (missed), Bacela (scored); Fransman (scored), Lekgwathi (scored)

Previous comments on this story...

Tico MP
posted: 08:14 am
rats are simply cows
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 08:25 am
The match was between two great African giants,,, remember SSU were just knocked out of Africa recently..!!
posted: 08:28 am
Pirates vs SSU was the the Match of the Weekend that every soccer lover wanted to watch even the the animals from the zoo....other teams keep on boasting about 3 nill wins while playing teams with 20 times less quality than they have...like it or not Zebras, sundays game was the most exciting of all 3 mtn8 matches
posted: 08:32 am
Lennox"Let Them Talk"Bacela or should I say the leading goal scorer in the MTN8...where is Msunu, Cowparker, Major and the rest of the ZOO Morons!!! Mara RDS must gooo....

Happy people till we die!!
Win or Loose - PSL 2012/2013 Chief
posted: 08:34 am
pie#rete were walking on a thin ice
posted: 08:35 am
T'zozoposted: 05:51 pm | Report Some teams win 3-0 while Chibuku relies on the penalty lottery. Sies !
You won many cups via penalties, while other teams were winning by 3-0 and you never complained instead made noise that you are cup specialist. Today you sing a different tune
posted: 08:40 am
Yesterday we watch a beautiful game not that nonsense we watch Saturday night yerrrrrr chips won't beat pirates only referees will help them.
Tico MP
posted: 08:42 am
Pirates through on pens!......

oh wat a headline............is dis how 'galaxies' win games? khosi 4 life until rats matches our overall success
Tico MP
posted: 08:47 am
Pirates through on pens!......

oh wat a headline............is dis how 'galaxies' win games? khosi 4 life until rats matches our overall success
Win or Loose - PSL 2012/2013 Chief
posted: 08:48 am
posted: 08:40 am | Report

Yesterday we watch a beautiful game not that nonsense we watch Saturday night yerrrrrr chips won't beat pirates only referees will help them.
no one force you to watch saturday night game.why didn't you go to pie##rete tavern and drink carling blulekelabel
posted: 09:12 am
Poor performance by the officials again. September penalt was a goal.
posted: 09:28 am
Well done Mabakabaka, 2 wins out of 3 games in 8 days. Congra to AJ15, Bibo, Oupa and Bacela......dey dezev a BELLS
posted: 09:33 am
Tico MPposted: 08:47 am | Report Pirates through on pens!......

oh wat a headline............
1. is dis how 'galaxies' win games?
2. khosi 4 life until rats matches our overall success
1. what games? we played and won a game on penalties, not GAMES. [ You won many cups on penalties, yet boast about having cups including those won on penalties, why hypocrisy?]
2. what overall success? how many champions league medals you have in your overall success? how many caf supercups do you have in your overall success?
posted: 09:37 am
Football that Pirates is playing this season is scary. This guys can pass a ball around. Thank you Roger, Javeline team is next to get football leassons.
posted: 09:42 am
I guess Supersport players were also on ramadan (fasting).
posted: 09:48 am
Did Musona score over the weekened? Ha ha ha ha ha, Bacela scored a brace.
posted: 09:54 am
Any of the 3 teams does not scare us. In fact they all does not want to play us, ask them.
posted: 10:18 am
Treble brace Champ "Superbrand"posted: 09:58 pm | Report oofalotseposted: 09:31 pm | Report
But Thabo September's penalty was a goal. The cheats have started before we go anywhere.

U are a blind fool....I think that's the deases of the chimps and the Zebras....only them see. Goal..September, suppersport....& the rest of the people cn clearly see it did not cross the line
Fellow Juju, You cannot keep up with tortoises, they are very scared and good with excuses. Remember that we were initially told we would get hammered by Al Ahly, and later on the excuse was that Al Ahly players were hungry [fasting / on ramadan], even though the fasting and ramadan were a common knowledge when we were assured that Al Ahly would hammer us.

The issue here isnt whether the ball crossed the line or not, but a hurt tortoise trying to give an excuse to SSU loss
Jurgen \"kloppo\"
posted: 10:20 am
Super showcasing of football by SSU and OP not the Perfect Mediocrity we watched on FRi and SAT
posted: 11:43 am
De sa is a gud coach, he is doing everything right except that players need 2 score
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