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Chippa United beat Pretoria Callies 1-0 yesterday to book their semi-final spot. The winner of this fixture will face the Chilli Boys.
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An interesting talking point from the team sheets is that Tokelo Rantie is starting against his former club. He never played a competitive match for Sundowns though, as he left under a cloud amid reports of indiscipline.
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TTM: Arubi, Lukhubeni, Ndengane, Thopola, Nonyane, Theron, Manaka, Mnyamane, Ngema, Rantie, Ndlondlo. Subs: Mamudzidi, Molongoane, Madhanaga, Bereng, Nevhulamba, Thangwane, Mphambaniso, Timm, Ngele
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Sundowns: Goss, Morena, Modiba, de Reuck, Nascimento, Kapinga, Sirino, Coetzee, Mkhulise, Zwane, Shalulile. Subs: Mweene, Mvala, Onyango, Vilakazi, Maluleka, Mkhuma, Kekana, Motupa, Lakay
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Nedbank Cup semi-final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at Loftus Versfeld.
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TTM get the match underway at Loftus Versfeld against the defending champions.
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Sundowns have had plenty of the early possession as expected. Nascimento picks out Sirino with a long diagonal ball, but the Uruguayan is unable to keep it in play.
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Sundowns look for the ball over the top to Sirino, but Nonyane intervenes and wins a free-kick off Sirino.
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Kapinga has a crack at goal at the end of a sustained Mamelodi Sundowns build-up, but Arubi is equal to it and holds on.
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Zwane plays the ball to Shalulile, who lays off to Kapinga in the box. Instead of going for goal, he looks to tee up a team-mate, but there's nobody making the run he anticipated. He probably should have shot himself.
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Zwane is clipped by Ngema and kicks back himself, but it appears that was missed by referee Jelly Chavani.
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Sundowns are totally dominating, but they're perhaps being a little too intricate in their passing and not quite incisive enough.
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Manaka goes in hard on Sirino and picks up a yellow card.
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Arubi spills a cross from Modiba with Nascimento lurking at the far post, but his teammates shield him and he gathers at the second attempt.
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Lukhubeni puts a strong challenge in on Shalulile, letting him know he is there. Lukhubeni is, of course, at TTM on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns.
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Ndengane tussles with Sirino and wins a foul off Sundowns just inside his own half. TTM continue to frustrate Sundowns.
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Zwane looks to play Kapinga in behind and the latter wins another corner.
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Sundowns go short from the corner and play it backwards, looking to stretch TTM. When the ball does come in from deep, Ndengane heads it away.
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Goss miskicks, putting the ball straight into touch and apologising to his team-mates.
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Thopola's chip in goes just too high and behind for a goal-kick. It's not entirely clear whether that was intended as a cross or a shot.
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TTM have grown into this game as the half has progressed, having been bombarded by Sundowns in the early minutes.
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Rantie looks to break free inside the box, getting around Nascimento, but de Reuck goes to ground with a good challenge and the ball goes out of play.
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HALF-TIME: MAMELODI SUNDOWNS 0-0 TTM FC. Into the break we go with the two teams all square at the break. Sundowns had the better of the first half, but weren't clinical enough. TTM defended well and are growing into the game.
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Into only one minute of stoppage time we go at the end of the first half.
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CHANCE! Mkhulise is played in behind by Morena and beats Arubi, but Ndengane clears behind just before the ball reaches the goal-line!
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Jelly Chavani blows his whistle and Mamelodi Sundowns kick off the second half of this Nedbank Cup semi-final.
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Shalulile's miskick allows Arubi to restart with a goal-kick.
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Lukhubeni cuts inside from the right and cuts back, but Sundowns come away with possession.
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CHANCE! Sirino's cross is pushed away by Arubi, only as far as Zwane, who fires over the bar from point-blank range! Meanwhile, Lakay has come on for Kapinga.
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Sundowns get the ball into the danger area from their left-hand side, but Arubi holds on.
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Molongoane and Nevhulamba are on for TTM in place of Lukhubeni and Rantie.
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Modiba's cross from the left finds Sirino, but Arubi is equal to the Uruguayan's header and parries away!
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Sirino goes down in the area claiming to have been fouled. It's a big shout, but Jelly Chavani is unmoved!
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Nevhulamba turns and shoots inside the box, but he is sent wide by de Reuck and misses the target. Meanwhile, Vilakazi recently came on for Sirino.
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Sundowns are piling on the pressure, but they continue to struggle to penetrate the dogged TTM defence.
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Nevhulamba is played in behind by a through ball from Thopola, but slides the ball just wide of goal. The flag is up for a marginal offside call anyway.
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Nevhulamba has another chance and goes for goal with his left foot, firing wide of goal.
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Lovely build-up from Sundowns with Shalulile involved. Vilakazi shoots from close range, but Arubi makes the save!
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FULL-TIME: MAMELODI SUNDOWNS 0-0 TTM FC. Into extra time we go with a brave TTM having held Sundowns up thus far.
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Vilakazi is handed another opportunity by Coetzee's pass, but misses the target as extra time draws nearer.
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Into four minutes of stoppage time we go. Lakay's free-kick is attacked by de Reuck, but headed wide of goal.
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Into the first half of extra time we go. This well-travelled Sundowns team could be forgiven for being a little fatigued. TTM will look to capitalise.
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Timm and Bereng are on in place of Ndlondlo and Ngema.
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Vilakazi draws a foul from Bereng right outside the penalty area and this is an opportunity from the free-kick.
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Lakay's free-kick is parried away by Arubi, who continues his fantastic form today!
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Lakay goes for goal from long range again, but Arubi makes a comfortable save.
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Kekana and Brian Onyango are on for Sundowns. Kekana and de Reuck make way.
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HALF TIME (ET): SUNDOWNS 0-0 TTM FC. Into the break we go with the teams still as we started. Sundowns continue to do the majority of the attacking.
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Off we go for the start of the second half of extra time. If we can't find a winner in the next 15 minutes, we will go to penalties.
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Ngele is on for TTM in place of Mnyamane, while Manaka is replaced by Madhanaga.
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The match is understandably not been played at lightning fast pace, with Sundowns still probing for an opportunity to pounce.
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GOAL DISALLOWED! Arubi saves Shalulile's close-range shot after he meets a ball into the area. Onyango steers in the rebound, but the flag is up for offside!
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END OF EXTRA TIME: MAMELODI SUNDOWNS 0-0 TTM FC. Arubi's heroics have kept TTM in this, but now he will be put to the test in a penalty shootout, as will opposition goalkeeper Ricardo Goss.
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FULL-TIME: MAMELODI SUNDOWNS 0-0 TTM FC (5-6 penalties). Nevhulamba slots into the bottom corner and sends Goss the wrong way. TTM are through to the final, where they will take on Chippa United!
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Kekana steps up, but Arubi sticks out a strong arm to keep his penalty out of the top corner! TTM are one kick away from the Nedbank Cup final! 5-5
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Goss is sent the wrong way again and Ngele sends us to sudden death. 5-5
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Zwane sends Arubi the wrong way and finds the top corner, sharing a laugh with Arubi afterwards. 5-4
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Madhanaga goes down the middle. Goss is sent sprawling once again and the scores are level. 4-4
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Morena sends Arubi the wrong way and Sundowns are back in front. 4-3
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Molongoane goes to Goss' left and sends him the wrong way, levelling up once again. 3-3
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Arubi does his best to put Nascimento off, but the Brazilian centre-back places his penalty in the top corner and puts Sundowns in front for the moment. 3-2
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Goss gets a hand on Ndengane's penalty, but can't keep it out of the net. 2-2
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Vilakazi rolls the ball down the middle and outfoxes Arubi. 2-1
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Nonyane sends Goss the wrong way and levels the scores! 1-1
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Lakay steps up to take the first penalty. Arubi goes the right way, but can't keep a well-struck spot-kick out of the bottom corner! 1-0
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