Stars too good for Sundowns

2014-08-02 17:45

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Platinum Stars got their defence of the MTN8 title off to a perfect start as they comfortably beat Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Skipper Vuyo Mere netted from the penalty spot just seven minutes in, before Ndumiso Mabena added a second shortly after to leave Sundowns with a mountain to climb by half-time.

Teko Modise's tame free-kick effort deep into the second half pulled one back for the home side but it was not enough as Stars walked away victorious and got their season off to a promising start.

Sundowns, defending Premiership champions, made a return to the top eight competition after missing out last season, while Stars progress into the semifinals and continue to prove their pedigree in the country's premier knockout competition.

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