2 - 1
(1 - 0)
Loftus Versveld Stadium
04/10/2014 17:30
Referee: Robert Smith

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Mamelodi Sundowns vs University of Pretoria Telkom Knockout

Posted: 4 October 2014 Time: 17:20

Elias Pelembe scored a stunning winner as Mamelodi Sundowns beat University of Pretoria 2-1 at Loftus Stadium to progress to the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals.

The Brazilians took the lead on 35 minutes through Themba Zwane, who deflected Tebogo Langerman's long-range effort past Washington Arubi.

AmaTuks were level on 72 minutes when a lapse in defence allowed Geoffrey Massa to fire a volley past Kennedy Mweene.

But just before halftime in extra-time, Pelembe produced some magic in the area, controlling Cuthbert Malajila's flick-on before beating one defender and firing a stunner past the goalie.

Tuks were quickly on the back foot as Sundowns applied heaps of pressure on their cross-town rivals. 

Arubi proved to be the only man able to thwart the home side. He was often the last line of defence against a Downs team looking threatening with every touch of the ball.

Cuthbert Malajila had a fierce volley saved, while Teko Modise’s shot from a tight angle was also parried.

But Sundowns would not be kept out for long; Langerman sending the home side ahead after 36 minutes with a seemingly wayward shot from distance.

The effort, however, took a nasty touch off Zwane, which caught the Zimbabwean goalkeeper off-guard and allowed the ball to trickle into the back of the net.

Tuks had a much more positive start to the second half and managed to keep Sundowns on the back-foot.

Substitute Massa looked lively from the moment he got onto the field and eventually silenced the home crowd on 72 minutes when poor defending on the edge of the area allowed the striker to put his foot through the ball and thunder home past Kennedy Mweene, who hardly had a save to make up to that point.

The game settled down as the clock wound down and soon referee Robert Smith signalled the end of 90 minutes, meaning extra-time.

Tuks were hoping to keep Sundowns at bay for as long as possible, but eight minutes into extra-time, Pelembe grabbed the winner with a superb touch and turn to send Pitso Mosimane’s men into the quarters.

HOME: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

AWAY: University of Pretoria

Coach: Steve Barker
Formation: four four two

Livefyre comments on this story...

VanPercy Khosination
posted: 2014-10-04 16:25:39

Nc nc nc nc the standard of football emzansi???? Nowonder we only export to Belgium n Sweeden, non of our current PSL players can even make the bench in the BPL

#smh

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-10-04 16:27:45

Yima ngobufazi nto yakuth sunxiba unondilokhwe uyindoda, you can do better than this dont be a gossip.

Stop reading SL it is going to mess with your brain functions.

chaps
posted: 2014-10-04 16:33:12

Ngqondo yengqondo yengqondo yengqondo umh

Lera
posted: 2014-10-04 16:36:22

Last 8:

Downs

Ssport

BUCS

Maritzburg United

Wits

Celtics

Pstars

Ajax

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-10-04 16:37:30

Hahahahaha.... Ndithi mandilungise le ndoda ingazosihlaza ekuhambeni.

bucs4PG
posted: 2014-10-04 16:47:09

Nd d last 4? What abt d last 2?

All I knw is dt bucs wl b 1 of d last two

bucs4PG
posted: 2014-10-04 16:48:22

Dt sundunu 4 u I mean dt boy is a bafana material mxm

Andres 84
posted: 2014-10-04 16:49:01

@Khurah7....eat k@k wena. Lo Zungu wenu udakwa wutshwala nalezingane zase UP. Thula uma ungazi ukuthi uzothini.

Khosi Supreme
posted: 2014-10-04 16:49:49

Mxm cruise game for cow-bo-yellow. Not even watching.

bucs4PG
posted: 2014-10-04 16:53:46

Bench frastration kfanel

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-04 17:23:29

Telkom Knockout Last 16: Kaizer Chiefs vs. Maritzburg United

Starting line-up: Pieterse, Moleko, Mashamaite (Capt.), Gould, Masilela, Katsande, Parker, Nkosi, Masango, Tshabalala, Nkhatha

Subs: Khuzwayo, Dladla, Mthembu, Lebese, Maluleka, Letsholonyane, Mathoho...
Head Coach: Stuart Baxter


#Gold/Black/RoyalBlue

Khosi Supreme
posted: 2014-10-04 17:25:19

:v :v :v Never mind. Now watching! Into extra-time we go. Good luck tuks

Jezzza
posted: 2014-10-04 17:38:09

NantsiNGOZI nkosi is lazy otherwise its a good team

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-04 17:39:16

Jeza2014 NantsiNGOZI likewise,, I would have started with dladla,, he has been competing in the multi-choice,, he's more sharper

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-10-04 17:40:22

Wow! what a skillful flick on by Malatjila and stunning finish by king Pelembe, wow wow!. Ka Bo Yellow cruising all the way to the next round.

khurah7
posted: 2014-10-04 17:42:20

Editor yeka ukuba yihlathi. Yo topic sayz "90 mins. Sundowns 1 - 0 Tuks" ar u sleepng? Uyihlath ufana noPiso d coach who defends 1-0 az early az the 65th minute. Truth needs 2 b told, uPitso akalaz ibhola. Nx yangnyanyisa

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-10-04 18:05:20

Congratulations boys. Job well done.

Weezy*F*
posted: 2014-10-04 18:12:40

When we grind results we never stop...!

When it pours, it reigns...!

YellowMachine has started mowing, cutting, grinding and crushing every train, helicopter, blackpearl, crocodile, zebra that seems to try to block the way.

I'm just sad cause the starting lineup of chimps is weak and will lose, I wanted to mow them en route to final

Malabulabu
posted: 2014-10-04 18:14:07

Weezy*F* Very week team, no wonder Pirates gave you three.


Ngwende
posted: 2014-10-04 18:14:40

AmaTuks were simply Pelembetricuted: Did you see that vula vala? this is what I call sheer brilliance, Sundowns proudly owns style, flair & quality in ita abundance. I love Downs.

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