FT: Chiefs 0 Pirates 0
Posted: 7 March 2015 Time: 02:23 pm
Follow all the live action as Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates square off in the Soweto Derby at FNB Stadium.
FULLTIME: It ends goalless. The second half much better than the first, with both crossbars hit and more excitement in general.
90+2: SUB: Moleko on for Gaxa, who is struggling
90+1: Chance! Nice one-two between Mthembu and Parker results in the latter thundering his shot into the side-netting.
90 - Three minutes to be added on...
89 - SUB: Maluleka on for Masango
85 - SUB: Two strikers for Pirates now as Bacela replaces Makola.
84 - SAVE! Mhlongo comes up with the goods to deny Gaxa after a beautiful bit of build-up play from Chiefs. So close to the opener.
83 - Mahamutsa again!! Mthembu about to pull the trigger, but Crazy Eyes stops him in his tracks.
82 - Parker with a great cross towards Mthembu, but Matlaba with a fantastic touch to clear the danger.
80 - Great run by Shabba, beating three defenders, but Mahamutsa with a brilliant last-ditch tackle.
78 - Corner kick for Chiefs. Mhlongo comes out for the cross, but misses it completely. However, Sangweni there to clear the danger.
76 - Yellow: Mahamutsa booked for a foul on Parker. He doesn't like it and gives the ref the old 'crazy eyes'...
72 - Yellow: Masango booked for another foul on Manyisa.
70 - SUBS: Rakhale comes on for Bibo, while Chiefs replaces Lebese with Mthembu.
66 - Myeni at it again, this time with his right foot, but Khune in nicely behind it.
65 - CROSSBAR! Myeni has a shot from range which deflects of Mathoho and beats Khune, but then comes back off the crossbar.
62 - SUB: Fans get their wish as Erasmus comes on, but it's Majoro who he replaces. Not a popular call.
60 - Pirates win a corner which is swung in to Jele, but he misses his header completely.
57 - CROSSBAR! Shabba picks the ball up on the right of goals and fires a shot from 25 yards out. It takes a deflection and beats Mhlongo, but not the woodwork.
55 - Myeni bursts into the box, but Mashamaite is strong and works him off the ball. 'Twin Towers' standing firm at the back for Chiefs.
51 - Yellow: First booking of the game goes to Majoro - not a great challenge that.
49 - Lebese goes down in the box again, but this time Jele won the ball - just. Soild start by Chiefs this.
47 - Bright start by Chiefs. First Parker looks to burst through but he denied by a last-ditch Matlaba tackle, before Yeye's curling effort is saved by Mhlongo - the first shot on target.
46 - Second half underway ...
Halftime: Goalless at the break, and precious little in the way of chances. Chiefs will point to an early penalty shout that was turned down though.
44 - Yeye's turn for a shot from range now, but it was also going well over. Still no proper save to make for either keeper.
42 - Hopeful 25-yard volley attempt from Bibo, but it's nowehere near the goal.
40 - Some handbags here. Makola bursts into the area and goes down, prompting Katsande to tell him to get up. Makola doesn't take kindly to this and has a go, but Mashamaite defuses the situation.
35 - Some possession and territorial dominance for Chiefs now, but for them too the final ball is lacking.
32 - Chance! Similar to Makola's miss 10 minutes ago, Mathoho gets in front of his defender at a free-kick and heads towards goal from eight yards out, but it also flies over.
28 - Pirates regularly finding pockets of space just in front of Chiefs' defence. Myeni runs into another such one and swings in a cross, but it's over Majoro's head.
24 - Makola has a crack from 20 yards out, but can only scuff his shot. Majoro runs onto it, but is wrongly called offside.
21 - Chance! Lovely build-up play by Pirates results in Myeni swinging in a cross towards Makola. He gets in front of his defender and connects the header very well, but it flies over the bar.
18 - Pirates have found their feet now and are camping in Chiefs' half, but no final ball just yet. Nice flow to the game so far ...
15 - Close! The free-kick is swung in but Khune can't collect. The ball falls to the ground, but Bernard Parker hacks it clear.
14 - Another big call by the referee as Mathoho appears to cleanly win the ball off Manyisa, but he blows up a foul in favour of Bucs. It's in a dangerous postion...
10 - The opening 10 minutes have flown by! No clear-cut chances so far, but that big penalty shout ...
8 - The free-kick from the resultant foul is a waste though - way over the attackers.
7 - Another fould by a Pirates player - this time it's Bibo on Masango. In these early stages Chiefs look just that little bit sharper than Pirates.
4 - Is it a penalty?? Referee says no, but replays suggest Sangweni had clearly fouled George Lebese.
1 - Bright start by Piratesas Myeni makes a powerful run down the right, but his cross is kept out by Mashamaite.
Chiefs coach Stuart Parker has gone for experience by recalling Bernard Parker and Siphiwe Tshabalala for the match. Matthew Rusike and George Maluleka, who played in the 1-0 win against Ajax Cape Town, miss out.
Pirates coach Eric Tinkler has made four changes from the 1-1 draw against Free State Stars, including dropping Kermit Erasmus. His place is taken by Lehlohonolo Majoro.
Also in are Siyabonga Sangweni, Sifiso Myeni and Thandani Ntushumayelo for Ayanda Gcaba, Thabo Rachel and Lennox Bacela.
Chiefs: Khune, Gaxa, Mathoho, Mashamaite, Masilela, Katsande, Letsholonyane, Masango, Lebese, Tshabalala, Parker. Subs: Khuzwayo, Gould, Mthembu, Bukenya, Maluleka, Nkosi, Moleko
Pirates: Mhlongo, Jele, Mahamutsa, Sangweni, Matlaba, Makola, Sarr, Ntshumayelo, Manyisa, Myeni, Majoro. Subs: Mpontshane, Nyauza, Gumede, Masalesa, Rakhale, Bacela, Erasmus
Referee: Zolile Mthetho