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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.

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Livefyre comments on this story...

BlackColoured <>Gheorghe Hagi
posted: 2014-10-25 18:00:19

Solkezner BlackColoured Swansea is leading 2-0

BlackColoured <>Gheorghe Hagi
posted: 2014-10-25 18:00:40

Yellow-Mentis Oooozil hahaha

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-25 18:01:16

packpage let's wait and see but I'm not giving up any hope of this happening, but yah i wish my team good luck, we'll need a lot of it judging from our pathetic display against aces. Once and always bucs. 

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-10-25 18:01:25

Speak for yourself, some of us still believe in him and we have been supporting the team for over 20 years people who started following it a season or so ago want Pitso to go.

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-10-25 18:03:00

It's people who started following soccer in 2010 during the world cup Bhakaniya.

former buc_champ
posted: 2014-10-25 18:04:34

Ngqondo eish... Hahaha hawu! Lol... Downs into the semi finals pot,  great. Once and always bucs. 

khosyforlife
posted: 2014-10-25 18:09:59

congrates sandawana let's see wat the Rats gona do

Yellow-Mentis
posted: 2014-10-25 18:10:22

Oooozil Yellow-Mentis There you go, thanks Mr editor!!

scooco4khosi
posted: 2014-10-25 18:10:28

Gudluck Mzala this 2 is gonna Win font stress, seliphakathi lelothikithi....

Silver Line KBY
posted: 2014-10-25 18:11:18

well done KBY although we made it difficult to go through. small teams such as amazulu should've been walloped in 90 minute without struggling. anyway good luck in the semifinal.

ngiyKhosiphouhlushwa yin
posted: 2014-10-25 18:12:15

Hayi mablogers kdlalwa ngathi la le team ebizwa isunclowns has no quality *amanga wodwa lawa*

BlackColoured <>Gheorghe Hagi
posted: 2014-10-25 18:14:50

scooco4khosi thanks man...swansea is leading 2-0 with only 2 minutes left

Ngqondo_African Champ
posted: 2014-10-25 18:16:31

Well done Sundowns. Nthete needs to wake up.

formubuso
posted: 2014-10-25 18:20:55

good

sam_sundawana
posted: 2014-10-25 18:30:20

I agree chief.

sam_sundawana
posted: 2014-10-25 18:34:44

Such crappy win. I am really disapointed with my team. We hardly troubled amazulu keeper....mxm.

Yellow-Mentis
posted: 2014-10-25 18:35:30

I am waiting for Kennedy to make a brilliant save!! This guy does not rise to the occasion like other goal keepers!! Defenc won't always be 100% that's when goal keepers come in!!! With kennedy any serious attack its a goal. Goal keepers like Brilliant Khuzwayo and Senzo sometimes step in to save their teams but not with Kennedy!!

BlackColoured <>Gheorghe Hagi
posted: 2014-10-25 18:37:54

sam_sundawana the good thing is you won,they will play the football you know next time.

Yellow-Mentis
posted: 2014-10-25 18:41:55

Ngqondo Nthethe and Kennedy, no clean sheet for him these days.

sam_sundawana
posted: 2014-10-25 18:42:45

Struggling amazulu taking me to extra time is unforgiveable. Win or not

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