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The teams are out and we’re moments away from kick-off!
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Chiefs XI: Akpeyi, Moleko, Frosler, Mathoho, Cardoso, Katsande, Maluleka, Baccus, Castro, Manyama, Nurkovic. Subs: Khune, Sasman, Ntiya-Ntiya, Akumu, Zuma, Parker, Billiat,
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Pirates XI: Sandilands, Dube, Maela, Jele, Nyauza, Motshwari, Lorch, Makaringe, Mhango, Memela, Pule. Subs: Delle, Ndengane, Mabaso, Mako, Ndlovu, Dlamini, Mulenga.
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In their last game Pirates defeated Black Leopards 1-0 at the Thohoyandou Stadium, while Chiefs unexpectantly went down 2-1 against Maritzburg United.
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In this all important encounter six points separate the table-topping Chiefs and the third placed Pirates.
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Welcome to the FNB Stadium for our live coverage of this Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.
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Kick-off! We're underway at the FNB Stadium!
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Chiefs win a corner! Great work by Castro in the build-up play. The corner is played into the area by Manyama but Pirates are able to clear!
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Chance! It's wide of the target from Mhango who fires a left-footed drive wide of the Chiefs goal!
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Memela swings in an out-swinging corner into the Chiefs area from the left side, but his teammates can't make the most of the chance.
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Shot! Manyama shoots at goal for Chiefs but it goes wide of the target!
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There's a break in play as Pule is down after blocking a powerful effort from Baccus. Chiefs then win a throw-in which is taken short into the box but cleared from danger.
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Frosler crosses into the Pirates area from the wing, but he can't pick out a teammate and the chance is lost.
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Baccus crosses into the Pirates area from the left, but Nurkovic is called offside and Pirates will build up from the back.
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Chance for Pirates! Maela plays a good ball to Lorch on the wing. The Pirates man cuts inside & plays a cross to the far post where Memela heads down towards Mhango, but he doesn't connect well and the keeper holds!
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Free-kick for Pirates! Memela stands over the ball and fires towards the goal, but it smashes off the wall and is cleared.
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Shot! Maluleka's attempted effort for Chiefs goes over the crossbar!
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Mhango wins the ball well for Pirates and looks to find Memela who makes an attacking run into the area, but Chiefs a well positions to intercept and clear the danger.
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Nurkovic looks to curl an angled effort towards the goal which is blocked. Pirates then break on a counter with Mhango down the left-wing. Mathoho defends well for Chiefs as the Mhango was looking to cut inside to open up a path.
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There's a break in play as Maluleka receives treatment on the pitch for Chiefs.
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Save! Memela crosses into the box for Pirates and finds Lorch in space. The winger controls and then shoots at goal, but Akpeyi is well-positioned to make the save!
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Chance for Chiefs! A freekick for Chiefs is taken quickly and played to Makuleka, but he can't take advantage of the chance as he fires the effort wide.
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GOAL! Chiefs go ahead through Manyama! The Chiefs man carves his way through the Pirates defence and shoots hard and low into the bottom corner and past Sandilands! Orlando Pirates 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs!
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There are some breaks in play now with a number of consecutive fouls and players picking some mild fights. Mhango and Cardoso come together as they challenge for the high ball which sets some players off again.
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Pirates are looking to calm things down as they keep possession and think through each attack carefully. They win a corner as Mhango drives the attack.
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Shot! Manyama fires the free-kick towards goal but it goes over the crossbar.
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Chiefs win another freekick outside the area after Jele brings Castro down with a late challenge.
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Pirates continue to attack as Lorch finds Mhango in the area who glances a header wide of the target!
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There will be a minimum of 2 minutes added time.
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Chiefs attack early in the second half as Castro and Manyama combine well for the cross. Sandilands comes out to collect but doesn’t gather it cleanly and his defence clears their lines.
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We're back underway for the second half!
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Half time! The referee brings an end to the half with the score at the break: Orlando Pirates 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs.
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Lorch is picked out after a well-weighted pass before attempting his pass into the area. Cardoso gets his head in the way before Pule fires the rebound over the crossbar!
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Pule chases down a pass into the Chiefs box but his touch lets him down as the ball bounces away from danger.
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Lorch drives past Mathoho as he chases a loose ball, but Akpeyi rushes off his line quickly to smother at his feet!
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Chiefs break on the attack through Manyama who spots Castro’s run into the box. He gets his foot onto the ball but the flag goes up for offside.
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Lorch crosses into the area towards Pule who heads it into the path of the Pule, but his shot on the turn is off-target!
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Manyama crosses into the area to find Billiat whose effort goes over the bar!
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The pace of the game has slowed down as Chiefs remain content with holding their lead. It’s Pirates who need to chase the game but Chiefs are defending well.
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Nyauza is down hurt after a hard challenge from Katsande. The Chiefs captain was late as Nyauza cleared the ball for a corner.
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Triple save by Akpeyi! The Chiefs keeper denies both Lorch & Memela from close range before making a third save from distance!
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Pirates play a corner into the area which is knocked down by Jele and picked up by Pule who fires his shot wide of the far post!
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Pirates make a sub as Mako comes on for Dube.
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There's a freekick for Pirates as Cardoso fouls Memela from behind. Pule stands over it...
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Pule hits the free-kick over the crossbar!
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Pirates attacking again and again down the left, but the Chiefs defence head the crosses clear. Mathoho with the latest piece of good defending off Maela’s cross.
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Pirates attacking again and again down the left, but the Chiefs defence head the crosses clear. Mathoho with the latest piece of good defending off Maela’s cross.
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Akpeyi makes another save from close range! Lorch’s corner finds Pule who turns his man before playing a pass back into the danger area. It bobbles to Nyauza who side-foots towards goal, only for Akpeyi to touch it over for a corner!
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There's a double sub for Pirates: Mabasa and Dlamini come on for Mamela and Makaringe.
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There will be a minimum of 6 minutes added time!
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Yellow! Mhango is booked for a late challenge.
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Full time! The referee brings an end to the match which sees Kaizer Chiefs claim all three points! The final score at the FNB Stadium: Orlando Pirates 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs!
Orlando Pirates
Kaizer Chiefs
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Goal Scorers
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30' Lebogang M...
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Yellow Cards
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25' Mthokozisi...
93' Happy Jele
93' Hellings M...
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Thembinkosi...
Happy Jele
Ntsikelelo ...
Ben Motshwari
Hellings Mh...
Luvuyo Memela
Fortune Mak...
Innocent Maela
Mthokozisi ...
Wayne Sandi...
Maliele Pule
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11
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23
28
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45
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Eric Mathoho
Daniel Cardoso
Kearyn Baccus
Leonardo Ca...
Samir Nurkovic
George Malu...
Kgotso Moleko
Lebogang Ma...
Willard Kat...
Reeve Frosler
Daniel Akpeyi
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Reserves
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Joris Delle
Siphesihle ...
Tshegofatso...
Augustine M...
Kabelo Dlamini
Bulelani Nd...
Paseka Mako
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8
16
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27
29
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11
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28
32
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Anthony Akumu
Khama Billiat
Yagan Sasman
Bernard Parker
Dumisani Zuma
Itumeleng K...
Siphosakhe ...