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Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates MTN8 semifinal first leg

Posted: 24 August 2013 Time: 14:10

Orlando Pirates have the advantage after the first leg of the MTN8 semifinals after a 1-0 defeat of Kaizer Chiefs at Soccer City on Saturday afternoon.

Daine Klate scored the only goal of the match in the first half, but Amakhosi had a number of chances late on to at least salvage a draw going into the return leg on September 24.

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Pirates’ last competitive game was the 4-1 thumping of Egyptian giants Zamalek, and the confidence was clearly still with them as they completely dominated the early exchanges.

Chiefs, by contrast, were playing their first match in 14 days, and it showed as they were all over the place for the first 40 minutes.

Even the usually brilliant Itumeleng Khune showed signs of nerves as he flapped at an early Tlou Segolela cross which was eventually cleared to safety.

Shortly afterwards Tsepo Masilela showed all his experience with a timely block from Lennox Bacela’s shot, but there was nothing anyone could do for the opener on 12 minutes.

Mulomowandau Mathoho had given away a cheap foul on the edge of the area, and Klate stepped up to bend a pin-point curling free-kick just inside the left-hand upright.

Chiefs were nowhere at this point, losing the ball all too regularly and allowing Pirates to attack down the flanks. Even the in-form Siphiwe Tshabalala spent more time tracking back to defend rather than getting his team on the front foot.

In fact, it took 36 minutes for the home side to get their first shot on target, and even then it was a weak headed attempt by Mathoho.

But slowly but surely Chiefs found their way back into the game, and Siboniso Gaxa came close on two occasions just before the half-time whistle … a sign of things to come.

Stuart Baxter brought Knowledge Musona on at the start of the second half and the Zimbabwean made an instant impact as he twice fired shots at target.

Chiefs came even closer on 68 minutes when Bernard Parker showed some great skill to lob the ball over Lucky Lekgwathi before firing in a shot which beat Senzo Meyiwa, but the effort came back off the up-right.

‘Shabba’ was also getting forward a lot more and three minutes later he powered in a shot which came back off Meyiwa’s chest, while his follow-up effort was blocked.

It took Pirates a while to get back into the second half, but they did have two decent chances towards the end.

First substitute Kermit Erasmus had his header deflected wide, before debutant Thamsanqa Gabuza headed over when perhaps he should have done better.

Still Chiefs had late chances to get level, but Tshabalala, Musona and Kingston Nkhatha flashed shots just wide of the right-hand up-right, while Musona also hit his effort straight at Meyiwa after fashioning some space for himself in time added on.

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Previous comments on this story...

posted: 03:22 pm
Is it sreal khosi 2 bucs 0?? Lol
Smbody plz tel m,wher d he'll is yeye nd shabba(d man of d match)?
Swona Champ!
posted: 03:24 pm
think its now 0-1
posted: 03:37 pm
CHIVS must players on monday the is no team here they are totaly weak
posted: 03:51 pm
kgaona mohlolo moo - dilo tsa mafiyelo kgadiyo today, what happened to Klaite's scoring an own goal, i mean what is it so hard to score a guy who cant even see a back heel pass
posted: 03:54 pm
Tlou should have passed the ball to Bacela why vele, anyways We Conquer No Surrenderrrrrrrrr
posted: 03:55 pm
Tlou is greedy.
Supa bucca
posted: 03:56 pm
we beat mazembe
posted: 03:56 pm
He he we are not Zamalek.

He he their league is inactive.

He he Klate is a diver

Pirates is clearly on top.

Roger De Sa.Gud tactics so far now lets go for the end game
posted: 03:56 pm
Kaizer Chips shame! Nc nc nc cn hw much more at Orlando? Bazonya
Juda de damn killer
posted: 03:58 pm
Yeye must be the first one to step out. he is walking like he is a foreman intrustracting the likes of lebese,masilela and majoro to do the duties nxn!!! The style dat tshabalala and parker uses when kicking free kicks is pathetic the must change it!!
The Valley of Dry Bones
posted: 03:59 pm
Tlou we want cela nika cela nika cela nika football
posted: 03:59 pm
Tiki taka tiki taka tiki tka . .
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 04:00 pm
Kaizer Chiefs has Played Amasimba in the first Half.
Tlou Segolela is Gready and a Cow and Orlando Pirates must have 2 Goals to Nil.
Love & Peace.
The Valley of Dry Bones
posted: 04:01 pm
Cowtsande why mara????. ds i football. mxm
Juda de damn killer
posted: 04:02 pm
posted: 04:03 pm
Its only half time. This is football. We wer no where in the 1st half, so things cn only get better frm here on out. We hv to win this game no doubt.
Juda de damn killer
posted: 04:05 pm
These deer mouse must stop running naked on this blog thinking that they have won this game
Bruno Marley aka Barly Robino
posted: 04:09 pm
Rats players are shivering now allowing the zebras to attack.
posted: 04:10 pm
Guys, this baboons are too weak for us. As I'm in the stadia with my naked eyes we're dominating in terms of supporters. My fellow Buccaneers are smoking dagga but I'm cool about it cause we're in the same spirit. Nonetheless, Buccaneer for life till I become P.R.O
Bruno Marley aka Barly Robino
posted: 04:27 pm
I see a 1-1 draw here. a game begins to bore me.
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