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FULL-TIME: Australia 1-1 Bafana

Posted: 26 May 2014 Time: 11:14

Bafana Bafana played to a 1-1 draw against Australia in an international friendly in Sydney today. This way for all the action as it happened.

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FT: Australia 1 (Cahill 14') South Africa 1 (Patosi 13')

91' - Late scare for Meyiwa as an Australian header goes just wide of his left-hand post. SUB: Nhlapho (ON) for Serero (OFF)

90' - There will be 4 minutes of added time as the game peters out. 

88' - Lone striker Mthembu forced wide every time he has the ball with very little support from his teammates.

82' - BOOKING for Ngcongca, Bafana's first yellow card of the game. Aus 1-1 SA.

81' - Senzo gathers another attempt from range by Australia, a routine stop. Aus 1-1 SA.

76' - A frustrated Serero shoots over the crossbar as Bafana struggle to create clear scoring opportunities.

73' - The game has lost the excitement of the first half following a string of subs, mostly by Australia. Aus 1-1 SA.

69' - Zungu shoots from the edge of the box but it sails wide of the right-hand upright. Aus 1-1 SA.

63' - SUB for Bafana: Zwane (ON) for goalscorer Patosi (OFF). Aus 1-1 SA.

60' - SUB for Bafana: S Mthembu (ON) for Rantie (OFF)

58' - Bafana with quick, short passes around the edge of the area, Rantie eventually firing wide from a tight angle.

57' - Leckie beats Nthethe for pace but drags his shot wide of the left upright. Aus 1-1 SA.

55' - Australia have made a couple of changes already, Bafana have only brought on Zungu so far.

47' - Patosi comes close with a powerful long-range shot that goes just wide of the right-hand upright.

46' - SUB for Bafana: Zungu (ON) for Phala (OFF). The second half is underway.

Bafana bench: Williams, Mkhwanazi, Khumalo, Nhlapho, Zungu, Zwane, S. Mthembu

HT: Australia 1 (Cahill 14') South Africa 1 (Patosi 13')

33' - Hlompho Kekana tries another 'click, click, bang' but misfires way into row Z from 35 yards.

32' - Rantie gets to the edge of the area and lays it to Yeye, who bizarrely opts to cut it back when he should have shot.

28' - Serero shows a neat turn and picks out the onrushing Phala, whose shot is blocked. Serero looking good today.

27' - Australia looking more likely to score next and showing flair in attack as Senzo cuts out a dangerous square-ball.

21' - Senzo with yet another save as Australia continue to rain in the shots on goal. Aus 1-1 SA.

17 - Senzo is being kept busy in goal and produces another save diving to his right, but he was at fault for Australia's goal.

12' - GOAL!! Cahill rises above Meyiwa and powers home a header! Mathoho unable to keep it out on the line. Aus 1-1 SA.

11' - GOAL!! Patosi slots into the bottom-right corner after great work from Rantie! Aus 0-1 SA.

8' - Meyiwa with another save as the Aussies put massive pressure on Bafana's backline!

7' - Double save by Meyiwa! First diving to his left to keep out a delected shot then a point-blank header from a corner!

5' – Frenetic start to the game as Australia boss the play in the opening exchanges. 

1' – The match is underway. South Africa in white and Australia in gold.

Reneilwe Letsholonyane will captain the side as Gordon Igesund prepares for what could be his second-last game in charge.

Thulani Serero says the team is ready to "shock everyone" today.

Australia XI: Ryan, Franjic, McGowan, Wilkinson, Davidson, Holland, Milligan, Troisi, Oar, Cahill (c), Leckie

Bafana XI: Meyiwa, Ngcongca, Nthethe, Mathoho, Mokeke, Phala, Kekana, Yeye (c), Patosi, Serero, Rantie

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Livefyre comments on this story...

papasol
posted: 2014-05-26 10:07:27

who cored for Bafana

Onaza Glorified Sendino
posted: 2014-05-26 10:07:52

TsonoM baxter killed his futball with route1, javeline approach

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-05-26 10:08:10

papasol 

Read, understand, think and then comment.

awe...

LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-26 10:12:07

good   goalkeeping --  Meyiwa

Backpage
posted: 2014-05-26 10:12:14

We should slow down the game a bit we are all in a rush we playing with Aus pace.

Onaza Glorified Sendino
posted: 2014-05-26 10:12:28

Heavy Nasty Merrick Your joke is disingenous, esp about Siya & Phungwayo....

papasol
posted: 2014-05-26 10:12:54

Velibanti pls spare your comment

Sgegede
posted: 2014-05-26 10:14:10

MoraBucsKeikutlwa No baba, the defence is do well to survive, these Ausies are too good and too quck, they boys have done well under the circumstances 

Velibanti (Gone but not Forgotten)
posted: 2014-05-26 10:15:06

papasol 

orientation; use the reply button found on the right side below every comment.

awe...

Qseven
posted: 2014-05-26 10:16:02

Jealous down Australia plays nice football so far, very entertaining.

Backpage
posted: 2014-05-26 10:18:11

I agree with you Qseven they do but I think if we can slow the pace of the game we can contain them and use quick counter

MoraBucsKeikutlwa
posted: 2014-05-26 10:19:09

Bus parking antics...

Sgegede
posted: 2014-05-26 10:19:47

packpage I think this is also a good opportunity for us to use our skills to our advantage

Bunttuu
posted: 2014-05-26 10:20:42

Good luck Bafana.

Backpage
posted: 2014-05-26 10:20:48

Fully agree with you Sgegede

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-26 10:22:42

MoraBucsKeikutlwa lol


LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-26 10:22:53

Qseven 

                      AND  WHO DO u TINK CARES   ? -Playing   good football or  wateva  Bfaana    rules    and   will   win this friendly.

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-26 10:25:37

"17 - Senzo is being kept busy in goal and produces another save diving to his right, but he was at fault for Australia's goal."

Zebrish updates... any other site with updates

 

Phenyoza
posted: 2014-05-26 10:27:12

Senzo saves, another save by Senzo, double save from Senzo... so many saves, he receives credit for letting a goal in and not keeping the team in the game


LOBOLA
posted: 2014-05-26 10:27:29

i  thought the GHANA BLACK  STARS were  playing  with the  aussies  cos of the white  jerseys..Didnt know that  Ghana  have to play  with  he ORANGE  Holland on saurday.

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