Legends give fans a goal-fest in Durban

2013-11-18 00:00

KAIZER Chiefs Legends beat their Liverpool counterparts 4-2 on penalties after an entertaining 5-5 draw at a packed Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Boasting some of the greatest names of the respective clubs’ history, it was the Reds who made the stronger start, with Patrick Berger scoring twice in quick succession to give the visitors the lead. Stanton Fredericks halved the deficit on 23 minutes, but shortly afterwards Berger completed his hat-trick to restore the two-goal cushion.

Frank Makua then got his name on the scoresheet before Liverpool scored again through John Makholwana, the winner of the SABC competition who got the opportunity to play for the visitors.

Arthur Zwane scored on the stroke of halftime to get Amakhosi back into it — 4-3 at the break.

Fredericks brought it back to 4-4 on 53 minutes before Berger got his fourth — and Liverpool’s fifth 13 minutes later.

There was still time for Doctor Khumalo to work his magic, leaving Mark Wright for dead before firing past Bruce Grobbelaar to make it 5-5.

Liverpool scored a perfectly good winner with four minutes remaining through Steve McManaman, though the assistant referee — who had got a number of offside calls wrong — again raised his flag, despite the player being two metres behind the last man.

Chiefs then had the better of the penalties, but ultimately a draw was a fair result as fans got to see the players of yesteryear turn on the skill and magic again.

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