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Jelly Chavani is the referee for this afternoon's crucial clash.
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Sundowns: D. Onyango, Morena, Lakay, de Reuck, Lebusa, Maboe, Sirino, Coetzee, Mkhulise, Zwane, Shalulile. Subs: Goss, Nascimento, B. Onyango, Vilakazi, Modiba, Mudau, Kapinga, Motupa, Mvala
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AmaZulu: Mothwa, Sikhakhane, Kewuti, Gumede (c), Xoki, Makhaula, Maduna, Sithebe, Mthembu, Mulenga, Qalinge. Subs: Boshoff, Mgwazela, Mzava, Magubane, Mlambo, Memela, Chawapihwa, Ntuli, Majoro
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Mamelodi Sundowns are top of the DStv Premiership with 46 points from 20 games, while AmaZulu are second with 42 from 22 and need a win against their unbeaten visitors in order to keep their title challenge alive.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this crucial top-of-the-table clash between AmaZulu and Mamelodi Sundowns at Kings Park in Durban.
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Underway at Kings Park in a critical match in deciding the course of the season.
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Both teams are going for this one, with each utilising a high press.
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Sundowns attack down the right and Morena is picked out in space. He looks to tee up Sirino for a shot inside the box, but Sithebe has the Uruguayan tightly marked and the chance goes abegging.
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Morena is picked out at the far post. His initial effort to square is blocked by Kewuti and then he goes for goal, hitting the side-netting.
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AmaZulu hit Sundowns on the counter and de Reuck commits a professional foul on Mulenga in midfield to cut it out. Benni McCarthy predictably looks fuming. The flag goes up for offside from the ensuing free-kick.
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AmaZulu have been putting pressure on Sundowns in the last few minutes. Onyango manages to catch an Usuthu corner.
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AmaZulu keep the pressure on as they win another corner.
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Mbongeni Gumede goes for goal from long range, but that's way over the target.
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Shalulile runs in behind, but the pass to him is overhit and rolls behind for a goal-kick.
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Sundowns' defence has been rock solid in the last few minutes, as was AmaZulu's earlier when they were under pressure. Masandawana will want to get back on the front foot.
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If you give Sundowns a sniff, they can be very dangerous even after a spell on the back foot. AmaZulu have just been reminded of this. Shalulile's great run culminates with a shot on the half-volley from the edge of the box, but he's off balance and fires just wide.
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Jelly Chavani heads over to the sidelines and hands Benni McCarthy a yellow card. He has been as animated as ever and shows little sign of letting up.
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Sirino appeals for another foul -- this one right on the edge of the penalty area. He wants a penalty off Kewuti. Jelly Chavani is unmoved.
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Sirino looks to wriggle free on Sundowns' right, but AmaZulu hold firm. He goes down looking for a foul, but doesn't get it.
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AmaZulu are giving this a real go, looking to build from the back. Kewuti gets the ball on the left flank, but gives it away to de Reuck.
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Xoki picks up a yellow card for a challenge from behind on Zwane, acquiring a suspension along with the booking.
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Qalinge goes for goal from the edge of the box, but fires over the target. Sundowns certainly don't look impenetrable.
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HALF-TIME: AMAZULU 0-0 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Into the break we go with the teams still level. It's been an intriguing tactical battle, although largely bereft of goalmouth action. The story of this season suggests that is likely to change in the second half. Stay with us to find out.
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Sundowns get the second half underway at Kings Park.
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AmaZulu go for the ball in from the right, aimed at Mthembu, but Onyango holds on.
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Lovely build-up from AmaZulu and the ball is worked to Qalinge, whose shot is saved from point-blank range. The whistle has gone. It's unclear why Jelly Chavani has blown his whistle, as there is no offside flag, but there might have been a foul.
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POST! Mulenga cuts inside from the left and his shot crashes the woodwork. At the other end, Sundowns have a chance on the counter, but Zwane's shot at the end of a lovely build-up doesn't quite match the quality of the passing. His effort is comfortably saved by Mothwa, who gets down low and holds on.
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Sirino wins a foul in midfield for Sundowns as the game slows down somewhat after a frantic few minutes.
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Makhaula fouls Sirino within shooting range. Masandawana will be looking to test Mothwa from the free-kick.
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Lakay's free-kick hits the wall and his follow-up effort is blocked too. Mthembu is down after taking a shot to the face.
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Mthembu looks as if he is soldiering on. Meanwhile, Sikhakhane has picked up a yellow card.
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Xoki rises and meets a corner with his head, but steers his effort off target.
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This has turned into quite a physical battle, with the sides unafraid to get stuck in. Motupa is receiving a briefing from the Sundowns coaches on the sidelines. He and Modiba may well be about to come on.
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Onyango catches an AmaZulu corner, but Mthembu appears to have caught him and the goalkeeper is in some pain. It doesn't look serious though.
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Majoro comes on for AmaZulu in place of Mthembu. Sundowns, meanwhile, are bringing Motupa and Modiba on in place of Sirino and Zwane.
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CHANCE! Motupa's cross is met at the near post by Modiba, but he is denied by Mothwa from point-blank range and Shalulile is unable to slot the rebound home at the far post!
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UPDATE: This decision has come late, but Jelly Chavani is now handing out a yellow card to Maboe for that challenge in the air.
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Maboe catches Sithebe with his elbow in the air, drawing protests from AmaZulu. Nothing more than a free-kick is handed in favour of Usuthu.
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Lebusa picks up a yellow card for cynically preventing Majoro from taking a quick throw-in. Benni McCarthy is fuming, but Steve Komphela appears to be calming him down.
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Mulenga takes the ball into the box and fires over the target.
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Maduna makes way after an impressive performance and is replaced by Magubane.
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Mgwazela is also on for AmaZulu in place of Mulenga and Memela for Qalinge. We are into at least three minutes of stoppage time.
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Sundowns are making some substitutions themselves. Shalulile has been replaced by Mvala. Mudau replaces Mkhulise.
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Memela flashes across the face of goal, but Majoro is just unable to reach it on the slide at the far post and the ball flashes wide of goal. Memela grimaces!
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FULL-TIME: AMAZULU 0-0 MAMELODI SUNDOWNS. Masandawana have held on for a point which suits them better than AmaZulu. Both teams created chances, but it was a cagey game for the most part.
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Mamelodi Sundowns
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Squad
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Kewuti Zukile
Maduna Sphe...
Mulenga Aug...
Sithebe Siy...
Makhaula Ma...
Mothwa Veli
Nyongo Tapelo
Promise Mth...
Qalinge Thabo
Sikhakhane ...
Gumede Mbon...
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Lakay Lyle
Zwane Themba
Lebusa Mosa
Onyango Denis
Coetzee Riv...
Morena Thapelo
Shalulile P...
Sirino Gaston
Maboe Lebohang
Mkhulise Sp...
De Reuck Ru...
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Reserves
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Mzava Limbi...
Michael Maj...
Memela Amigo
Magubane Si...
Ntuli Bongi
Mlambo Xola
Chawapiwa T...
Boshoff Neil
S. Mgwazela
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Vilakazi Si...
Nascimento ...
Goss Ricardo
Onyango Brian
Maphosa Mod...
Motupa Gift
Mvala Mothobi
Mudau Khuliso
Kapinga Lesedi