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Stat: Orlando Pirates have failed to score in four of their last six away matches in all competitions.
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Stat: Orlando Pirates are winless in their last six away matches in all competitions (3 draws, 3 losses).
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Stat: Stellenbosch have failed to score in four of their last five PSL matches.
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Stat: Stellenbosch are winless in nine home PSL matches (3 draws, 6 losses).
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Orlando Pirates subs: Sithole, Nyauza, Monyane, Motshwari, Mntambo, Makaringe, Makgaka, Pule, Muwowo.
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Orlando Pirates starting XI: Sandilands, Jooste, Hlatshwayo, Maela, Mako, Mabaso, Zungu, Ndlovu, Dlamini, Hotto, Mhango.
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Stellenbosch subs: Stephens, Robertson, De Goede, Mbekile, Msengi, Bergman, Brenner, Jabaar, Skelem.
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Stellenbosch starting XI: Langeveldt, Van Rooyen, Macheke, Mthethwa, Van Heerden, Sinkala, Scott, Mendieta, Adams, Dimgba, Du Preez.
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Hello and welcome to live coverage of the DSTV Premiership as Stellenbosch host Orlando Pirates. Kickoff is at 3pm at Danie Craven Stadium.
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We are underway!
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Foul! Mendieta is brought down by Mabaso on the edge of the Pirates box. This is good position for Stellenbosch to strike at goal.
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CHANCE! Adams takes the freekick and draws a save out of Sandilands. Sinkala strikes the post from the rebound and Du Preez puts the loose ball over the bar from three yards out. That's a sitter for Stellenbosch and they should be 1-0 up here.
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Mhango is having some treatment for Pirates having had a clash of heads with Scott in an aerial challenge. The Malawian striker is fine to continue for the visitors though.
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Danger! Van Heerden whips in a corner from the right for Stellenbosch and it causes havoc in the Pirates box but they eventually get the ball clear. Very strong start here by the home side.
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Mabaso gives away another foul in midfield for Pirates and must be close to a yellow card.
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Adams wins the ball in midfield for Stellenbosch and hits an early pass looking for the lightning fast Du Preez but Sandilands comes racing out of his goal and clears expertly.
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Pirates threaten for the first time now as a long diagonal finds Mako on the back post. He finds Mhango in the box but the ball gets stuck under the feet of the striker and Macheke can clear.
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Pirates are now stepping up the pressure with Jooste causing problems as he gets forward from right back. But they have not managed to convert their territory into real chances or even shots yet.
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Jooste whips in a dangerous cross for Pirates towards Mhango but Van Rooyen defends strongly in the air and is fouled by the Pirates man.
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Danger! Stellenbosch nearly concede as Langeveldt plays a terribly under-hit pass to Macheke but his defender bails him out by winning the 50-50 with Mhango.
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Pirates win a freekick and Mhango strikes with power from a good 40 yards but his effort is high and wide of goal. What a waste -- you're going to score from that distance maybe once in a career. Mhango could instead have moved the ball wide for a cross.
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Sandilands comes to the rescue of Pirates again. A very loose pass by Ndlovu at the back is nearly intercepted by Du Preez but Sandilands sprints out of his goal and clears before the striker can reach it.
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Stellenbosch have had four shots to just one for Pirates so far despite the away side having 64% possession and having made 207 passes to 98 for the hosts.
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CHANCE! Du Preez has another clear opportunity as he runs onto Scott's long ball and just has to finish past Sandilands but Mabaso makes a key intervention. The replay shows the defender may have fouled Du Preez and that should be a penalty.
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Mendieta is booked for Stellenbosch for fouling Mhango to stop a counter attack.
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SAVE! Van Heerden delivers a corner and it reaches Adams at the back post and he fires off an excellent effort which Sandilands does brilliantly to push wide.
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CHANCE! Du Preez makes it a hattrick of terrible misses. Dimgba bursts into space and squares for Du Preez to tap into an open goal but he instead puts his shot wide of the post. An absolute sitter missed yet again. How are Stellenbosch not two or three goals ahead?
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Dimgba again causes havoc for Stellies as he ghosts past Mako on the right. This time he ignores the wide open Du Preez and sets up Scott instead to fire high over the bar.
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Du Preez is down getting treatment after he is caught in the face by Hlatshwayo. The forward is okay to continue and the Pirates captain avoids a card. Very lucky for Hlatshwayo.
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Sinkala steps forward to strike the subsequent freekick and it deflects off the wall and out for a corner.
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Mendieta delivers an inswinging corner from the left and again it causes chaos in the box. Sinkala's bicycle kick is blocked and then Sandilands dives at the feet of Adams to block his effort. One way traffic here so far.
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Pirates have a rare shot as Dlamini tries an effort from 20 yards which goes straight at Langeveldt.
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Van Rooyen is shown a yellow card for Stellenbosch for a late challenge on Mako.
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HALF TIME. Stellenbosch 0-0 Pirates despite the hosts having at least three massive chances. Join us in 15 minutes for the second half.
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+1' Mhango wins a corner for Pirates. Hotto delivers an outswinger from the left and Hlatshwayo flicks a header wide at the near post. Not an easy effort that.
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The fourth official indicates one minute of additional time to be played.
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The second half is underway.
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CHANCE! Pirates give the ball away in sloppy fashion and Mendieta slides a perfect pass for Dimgba but he sidefoots a clear opportunity over the crossbar. This match should be over by now with all the chances Stellenbosch have missed.
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BAR! Hotto strikes a superb freekick for Pirates and it rifles off the crossbar and out for a goalkick. That was nearly the sucker punch that Stellenbosch have been fearing.
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Du Preez again threatens but Sandilands comes off his line well for the umpteenth time. There's then a big appeal for a back-pass from the Stellenbosch bench but the referee ignores the calls.
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Van Rooyen takes a long throw and Du Preez does well to run the channel and win a corner off Zungu for the home team. Van Heerden delivers the corner but it's cleared well by Pirates.
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Dimgba and Du Preez again threaten and the latter puts in a nice cross towards Mendieta but he heads wide for Stellenbosch under pressure from Jooste.
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Pirates make a triple change as Pule replaces Dlamini, Motshwari replaces Mabaso and Makaringe comes on for Ndlovu.
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Mhango fires off a dipping, swerving freekick from near the left touchline and it forces Langeveldt into a good punched save. You get the feeling that the first goal here is key.
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Stellenbosch make their first change as Jabaar replaces Dimgba. The Nigerian played well but has perhaps run out of steam.
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Close! Pirates ramp up the pressure as Jooste's cross is deflected to Hotto at the back post. He heads across goal but no teammate is able to turn the ball home. The home side seem to have run out of energy and Pirates are perhaps more likely to win this match in the final 20 minutes here.
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Stellenbosch have two players down after Du Preez and Jabaar took knocks but the referee ignored two pretty clear fouls by Pirates players.
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The home side make a double change as Msengi replaces Scott and Skelem comes on for Adams.
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This match is drifting away somewhat with Pirates much more solid since getting competent midfielders onto the pitch. They have good control of the match now.
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Hotto and Pule lead a counter attack but Macheke gets back well for Stellenbosch and defends excellently. Stellenbosch break up the other end but Du Preez's touch is too heavy and the ball rolls through to Sandilands.
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Sinkala is booked for Stellenbosch for a cynical foul on Motshwari.
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Pule strikes a freekick for Pirates which dips in front of the goalkeeper but Langeveldt holds on well.
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Stellenbosch make another change as Robertson enters the action in place of Mendieta. Surprisingly, centre back Robertson is playing up front.
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Zungu strikes a shot from long range for Pirates but it goes harmlessly wide of goal.
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Langeveldt is booked for Stellenbosch for time wasting.
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Robertson wins a freekick from route one football. Van Heerden delivers for Stellies and Sinkala flicks on but it's easy for Sandilands to claim.
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Jabaar tries a curling left footed effort from the corner of the big box but his shot sails wide of goal. That seemed a bit desperate from Stellenbosch.
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FULL TIME. Stellenbosch 0-0 Orlando Pirates. The hosts had at least four huge chances in the opening 48 minutes but Pirates stabilised and saw out the second half relatively comfortably. Thanks for joining us.
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+2' Van Heerden lumps a long ball into the Pirates box towards Robertson but Sandilands claims it well for Pirates.
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The fourth official indicates five minutes of additional time to the played.
Stellenbosch FC
Orlando Pirates
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Squad
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Langeveldt Lee
Mthethwa Si...
van Heerden...
Sinkala Nathan
Macheke Zitha
Adams Jayden
Du Preez As...
Dimgba Stanley
Mendieta Ju...
Scott Granwald
van Rooyen ...
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Sandilands ...
Mabaso Abel
Maela Innocent
Mako Paseka
Zungu Nkanyiso
Hlatshwayo ...
Mhango Hell...
Ndlovu Siph...
Dlamini Kabelo
Jooste Wayde
Hotto Kaven...
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Reserves
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Mbekile Asa...
Shane Steph...
Robertson Alan
Bergman Kri...
Skelem Leletu
Deen Brenne...
De Goede Mo...
Msengi Ally
I. Jabaar
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Nyauza Ntsi...
Motshwari Ben
Vincent Pul...
Makaringe F...
Mntambo Ona...
Makgaka Col...
Monyane James
Muwowo Austin