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Telkom Knockout: Sundowns vs AmaZulu

Posted: 25 October 2014 Time: 18:18

Mamelodi Sundowns needed extra-time to get past AmaZulu in their Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash at Loftus Stadium on Saturday evening.

Cuthbert Malajila opened the scoring in the 15th minute, burying a header from Khama Billiat's cross following a short corner from Surprise Moriri.

The Brazilians controlled the majority of possession in a rather slow-tempo cup clash in Pretoria, with AmaZulu not looking very threatening going forward.

Moriri had the clearest opening after the goal, receiving the ball from the lively Billiat inside the area before dragging it back onto his right foot and firing a tame shot at Aubrey Mathibe.

Pitso Mosimane's side went into the tunnel at half-time in control after a half of not much action and very few chances.

There was some bad news for Sundowns in the second half as Billiat, who had just returned from a lengthy injury absence, went off injured again and was replaced by Ejike Uzoenyi.

Uzoenyi nearly made an immediate impact after Moriri cleverly teed him up on the edge of the box, but his left-footed curler went just wide of the left upright.

Hlompho Kekana had the next best chance, thundering an effort just over the crossbar in the type of shot we have come to expect from the long-range specialist.

Usuthu kept the ball better in patches but ultimately had nowhere near enough to trouble the Sundowns defence in a disappointing performance.

But Sundowns were punished for not putting the game to bed as substitute Bongani Ndulula pounced on a long-ball out of nowhere to stab home an equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game.

To extra-time it went.

After a first half of extra-time with a couple of half-chances, Kekana took the next chance he had to secure the result for Pitso Mosimane's side.

After some neat interplay, two clever touches in the penalty area from Malajila and Themba Zwane laid the ball into the path of Kekana on the edge of the area. The midfielder made no mistake, thumping the ball into the bottom-left corner to give Mathibe no chance.

Masandawana were singing again towards the second full-time whistle as the rain started pouring down as Loftus, but this time Sundowns held on to progress to the Telkom Knockout semi-finals.

HOME: Mamelodi Sundowns

Coach: Pitso Mosimane
Formation: four two three one

Livefyre comments on this story...

mthimbane 067
posted: 2014-10-25 17:40:11

Signdom fc

mosco walikhosi
posted: 2014-10-25 17:40:22

My team is also abusing d overrated barca

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-25 17:40:28

When messi goes on holiday... the entire team follows.... Pepe won the battle of the naughty boys




#Gold/Black/RoyalBlue

Mthimkhulu
posted: 2014-10-25 17:40:47

Aow,signclown are struggling against Amazulu.overated average teams

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-25 17:41:55

sam_sundawana are you through dawana i'm watching el clasico here. We are in cruise control Barcelona is no challenge for us, weak team. Once and always Madrista. 

sam_sundawana
posted: 2014-10-25 17:46:45

Am really pissed off my chief. Such pathetic and average play. Carara kicks can do better

Professor_
posted: 2014-10-25 17:47:02

barca is dead bucaneer..ayikho lento

Professor_
posted: 2014-10-25 17:47:54

messi was never on holiday..he was on Kroos' pocket khosi

MloizaFaku
posted: 2014-10-25 17:47:55

Banyana could do better than sundowns neh lol

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-25 17:48:20

messi must just follow pep guardiola to Bayern Munich cause real just embarrassed him 3-1 thumping, it's over. Once and always Madrista. 

Yellow-Mentis
posted: 2014-10-25 17:51:51

Pls update the score line Mr editor.

BlackColoured <>Gheorghe Hagi
posted: 2014-10-25 17:53:12

Betting world


Arsenal w

crystal palace draw

liverpool draw

real mardid win/win

southhampton win

westham win

swansea win

valencia win

sundowns win /draw


waiting for Valencia and Swansea , then i will be R15000 richer tonyt

Gxabhashe®_#NantsiNGOZI
posted: 2014-10-25 17:53:23

Professor_  lol that's exactly what im saying,,, he went on holiday in a kroos international,, Messi akasafani,,, Most players easily put him in their pockets,,, the same happened in the world cup in the knockout stages,, he hasn't been himself since he returned from injury

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-25 17:53:57

sam_sundawana my bucs is no different i rather chose to watch el clasico at home then going to a stadium to spoil my weekend, i'm not confident about my team's chances in tonight's game, we'll need to be really committed if we are to win against the urban warriors. But yah i told you guys bucs and downs are too much in a experimental phase, we don't know who's our starting 11. Once and always bucs. 

Oooozil
posted: 2014-10-25 17:56:06

Yellow-Mentis Refresh

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-25 17:57:37

but downs are up 2-1 so why the negative stuff madoda? I thought you guys said they are struggling, hawu! Once and always bucs. 

Backpage
posted: 2014-10-25 17:57:46

You will give that Captonia boys a whip

Yellow-Mentis
posted: 2014-10-25 17:59:30

Oooozil Yellow-Mentis You take too much coke!!

Solkezner
posted: 2014-10-25 17:59:37

BlackColoured  I should start checking out BettingWorld, am going nowhere with Soccer6....Goodluck Man.

Professor_
posted: 2014-10-25 18:00:05

LOL

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