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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...

Queen 2the Chiefs
posted: 06:01 pm
I said i fancy me a Soweto Derby,please grant me one

Yhoh talk about firing from all cylinders
amakhosi r crooks
posted: 06:01 pm
I just hope pirates are back.i hope da draw throws chiefs vs pirates.thoz mfenes owe us big time.im stl having nightmares wt dat offside ye black label.bring crooks plz..up the bucs.
Juda de damn killer
posted: 06:01 pm
It cn b very embarrasing to c de classy Joel Merrick celebrating bcos his teams has won on penalties so lt de fools celebrate
Meko
posted: 06:02 pm
This was a toughest match in the quarters.. To be honest! A deserved win for Pirates! I dnt care who says what!
Malema in 3d
posted: 06:02 pm
bacela 2 - 0 musona lol only a person who is suffering from de mind of a rat can compare de two musona is class bab n bacela is just a better side of mabena
Malema in 3d
posted: 06:02 pm
bacela 2 - 0 musona lol only a person who is suffering from de mind of a rat can compare de two musona is class bab n bacela is just a better side of mabena
Bbr-king7
posted: 06:02 pm
Truth is rats scored all 4 goals,,, pitty dey only got 2, he he he he I'm stil waitng 4 doz who cald parker by mohamed,

Didnt matlaba n likgwathi scored against meyiwa?

I'LL LISTEN TO BBR FM,,,
KHOSI TIL I DIE
Phrank Lukas
posted: 06:02 pm
Erasmus what football brain, what vision, the goals will come for him in due time,,,so Mr Johnson was right after all Pirates do play like Barcelona at times and never compromise their style for a quick goal,,,who's next?
Dark Patch
posted: 06:02 pm
Up the Bucs, this team rocks bafwethu

well done Bacela, don't think you are there now, you don't win a ghost's heart that easily.
Mosiixty
posted: 06:02 pm
Everybody saw the whole circumference of the ball has crossed the line , no doubt about that..............when they benefit from referees, they keep quite,,,,
CJB Ramses III
posted: 06:02 pm
One player that appreciates being employed by Pirates is Oupa Acccccceeee Manyisa....!
Ndoda Emnyama
posted: 06:03 pm
After winning this game i can tell you Pirates will win the MTN WAFA WAFA, Mark my word. Good fight from the boys in black
El Kampion
posted: 06:03 pm
Am just worried about Nespray's money
Pep Guardiola - Bucselona Strategist
posted: 06:03 pm
Juju showed that true quality lasts forever. Big ups to that guy
Jujumania
posted: 06:04 pm
Quality football it was,as always we are being questioned and harassed by chimps with our hard fought victory.
Juda de damn killer
posted: 06:04 pm
i wish we could be drawn with pirates and finish them early
Sukoluhle
posted: 06:04 pm
Cavin i salute u where sport on whn u said pirates is barcelona they played tolal futbal we should hv won on regulation tym thulasizwe mbuyane is far better thn mbesuma i wish a slowly recovery 4 him
Neymar10
posted: 06:04 pm
Facing Supersport is not like playing against Tuks.A huge difference between three time league champions & the psl rookies.
amakhosi r crooks
posted: 06:05 pm
Check wich team is ever present in the super 8,since 2009?
Bucaneer 2.0
posted: 06:05 pm
Matlaba is starting to annoy me.
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