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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...

posted: 05:58 pm
im still saying this with out fear and favour bhakabhaka and wits in final
Bruno Marley aka Barly Robino
posted: 05:58 pm
Rats must eliminate these wild donkeys as soon as possible in the semi finals, then Platinum Stars win the cup.
Juda de damn killer
posted: 05:59 pm
mxm supersport defence ws very weak w cnt praise bacela for scoring thoz easy goals h is stil a cow
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 05:59 pm
Enough to save Roger's job for now, but I don't see it lasting long. But Matlaba's performance, I've long been calling for Phungwayo, Roger should give him his chance now. Senzo redeemed himself in the penalties.
posted: 05:59 pm
I wish Amakhosi are drawn against the weakest semi-finalist who won on penalties. Certainly Wits and P Stars will be very difficult to beat.
Takesure RDS
posted: 05:59 pm
For the 1st i had to agree with this claun Phefeni Boy
Al Alhy were not into that game emotional n thats why we played like that.
Bt i want Phefeni Boy to come out n say who is the best between Jali n Yeye, coz it seems like jali is now killing the long passes n crosses, clean marking, going forward.
Up the bucs
Supa bucca
posted: 05:59 pm
Bacela 2-0 Musona DTC
posted: 05:59 pm
i'm not a ssu united dat pie rete struggle to beat, give me them i'll show dem bosso ke mang. de will b no penalties. khosi for life, glory continues. ukhulumile ke ushlalo wezihlalo.
posted: 06:00 pm
Supersport United would have beaten Chiefs but unfortunataley it was Bucs.
posted: 06:00 pm
Matlaba REALLY COST US IN THIS MATCH! Didn't make crosses when he should have! Too overconfident and was somewhat selfish in his overall performance! I AM THRILLED 4 Lenny Lenny!! Up the Bucs!
posted: 06:00 pm
Ssu does not have respect 4any team. Johnson is the man 4 ssu. As 4pie rates, I feel pity for them going forward. My wish will be 4them to meet us (amakhosi)
posted: 06:00 pm
Well done 'Tse ntsho'! They(Chips) can't have it all easy, Up the Bucs in the MTN8! Khoza is the way......njengo Shembe! mh, mh, mh.
Dlala khosi lam!!
posted: 06:00 pm
Makhosi they don't scare me
posted: 06:00 pm
Now that was a cup game. Not this other nonsense we were watching the past days. Well done to Bacela on the brace.Im still not convinced with the chosen one and his tactics,or should I say lack of....
CJB Ramses III
posted: 06:01 pm
Happy to see The Ghost once again doing the Juju dance....

Now I need Tlou back..! This are players that know how to win us games... These are double treble champions...!
posted: 06:01 pm
The most hardly fought contest of the weekend not these 3x3 give away thanks sipuku give roger de star a break
posted: 06:01 pm
Thabo September(Scored) 4-4
Nespray is a movie star look alike coach
posted: 06:01 pm
the only match which produced 4 goals in 90 minutes...11 goals in total.

Matlaba, unlucky my boy. but after that own goal, you seemed demoralised and not playing your ussual game. someone should have motivated you

eish, operation boo Happy Jele must start now...he plays rub.bish dis dayz.

what a game by Andile malume starring Jali. Edwin Gyima was left to huff and puff...i mean in de history of soccer, which team manages 80% ball possesion against its oponents, its none other than Pirates.

eish, wat can i say? ACEEEEEEEE, inja ye diski
zebra rider
posted: 06:01 pm
When we bought Bacela they loaned Musona and they called Lennox Knorrox but its Lennox 2 Musona 0
Reclaiming the Star
posted: 06:01 pm
Kill them Bacela!
Juju welcome back!
King Jali is simple the best.

I like the way we control the game
Up the Bucs!
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