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Mokoena scores absolute screamer as 10-man Sundowns secure CAF Champions League top spot

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19 March 16:53

FULL-TIME: Mamelodi Sundowns 4-2 Al-Hilal

19 March 16:53

Hilal scores a second goal through El Tayeb after Pieterse saved the initial penalty but afterwards could not palm away the rebound.

19 March 16:52

92' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

19 March 16:49

Teboho Mokoena gets his second goal of the day. Lovely goal and standout performance by the midfielder today. 

19 March 16:48

89' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

19 March 16:42

83' What a chance for a second goal as Abdelrehman misses from close range. 

19 March 16:38

78' It has relatively been too easy for Sundowns in this fixture. Al-Hilal has played the entire match with no real game plan, with blue shirts just scampering over the pitch. 

19 March 16:34

75' The victory is in sight now for Sundowns that will ensure they finish top spot in Group A.

19 March 16:32

72' More fresh legs for Sundowns as Jali comes off for Ralani, while Shalulile gets some rest now with Vilakazi getting minutes.

19 March 16:28

64' Al-Hilal change: Mustapha off, Uromi on.

19 March 16:26

Sundowns make a double change ...

OFF - Kapinga, Domingo

ON - Maema, Maboe

19 March 16:24

Thapelo Morena extends Sundowns lead to 3-1 with a two-goal cushion back in place. Minutes after the home side scored their first goal of the day. The perfect reaction from Masandawana. 

19 March 16:23

60' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! 

19 March 16:23

El Tayeb pulls one back for Al-Hilal. This could spark some life into the home side and go in for the equaliser. 

19 March 16:22

56' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

19 March 16:04

45' The second-half whistle has sounded.

19 March 15:50

HALF-TIME!

10-man Mamelodi Sundowns - Brian Onyango ('11 red card) - have a two-goal lead against Al-Hilal, courtesy of goals from Peter Shalulile and Teboho Mokoena.

19 March 15:32

Domingo was fouled from nearly 30 yards out - up steps Teboho Mokoena and he surely knows how to strike a ball.

His freekick floats over the wall and dips perfectly into the back of the net!

Sundowns double their lead!

19 March 15:30

30' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

19 March 15:30

29' Change for Hilal as Yasir, a striker, comes on for Safour. Quite a positive change, with the Hilal coaching staff realising that they need to go for the kill on home ground soil.

19 March 15:28

25' Al-Hilal are showing some promise but their composure in the final third are failing them, whereas, for Sundowns, their defence has continuously come to the rescue, particularly, De Reuck and Jali doing the dirty work.

19 March 15:25

20' Surprisingly enough, Sundowns have not been pressured too much since Onyango's red card. They are doing fairly well, and could easily have extended their lead. 

19 March 15:16

11' RED CARD!

Oh dear, Brian Onyango tackles the last man and receives his marching orders immediately. The football Gods are shining on Al-Hilal this afternoon. 

Sundowns down to 10-men with more than 80 percent of the game still remaining, luckily they do have a 1-0 lead and on top of that, have already qualified for the knockout rounds. 

19 March 15:08

8' Sundowns spreading out their yellow shirts in numbers now and doing superb in their game management. 

19 March 15:07

With Al Ahly winning Al Merrikh last night - 3-1 - Al-Hilal should certainly want to get an equaliser as soon as they can if they want to advance to the next round.

19 March 15:04

An exquisite finish from Peter Shalulile as he opted for the goalkeeper's near post and buried his effort with ease to give the away side an early lead.

Big score on the cards?? I wonder.

19 March 15:02

2' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

19 March 15:02

A refurbished Al-Hilal stadium that looks immaculate, apart from the pitch that sure needs some work in the weeks and months to come. However, the pitch is playable with the right grass length for such a mammoth clash.

19 March 15:00

1' The first half is now underway ...

19 March 14:39

Al-Hilal XI: A. Saeed, F. Abdalla, A. Ajagun, H.M. Hassan, Yagoub, Mugadam, Ouattara, Mustapha, W.K, A. Elnour, M. S. Mohamed.

Substitutions: Eshrein, A.O. Yagoub, A.A.A. Abdalla, El Tayeb, Hamid, Faroug, El Shigail, Uromi, Eltayib.

19 March 14:33

Mamelodi Sundowns XI: Pieterse, Lakay, B.Onyango, De Reuck, Morena, Jali, Mokoena, Domingo, Kapinga, Zwane, Shalulile.

Substitutions: Mweene, Kutumela, Kekana, Modiba, Maema, Ralani, Erasmus, Maboe, Vilakazi

18 March 22:45

The Brazilians are unbeaten in the group, beating Al-Hilal in the reverse fixture 1-0, drawing 0-0 with Al-Merrikh and defeating Al Ahly twice - both with a 1-0 scoreline.

18 March 22:45

Al-Hilal is in third place (four points) with Merrikh anchored at the bottom with four points as well. 

18 March 22:44

Sundowns are top of Group A with ten points after four games, while Al-Ahly is in the second position after winning Al-Merrikh 3-1 on Friday evening.

18 March 22:42

Mamelodi Sundowns have already qualified for the knockout stages of the CAF Champions League as they head into their tie against Sudanese giants Al-Hilal on Saturday.


18 March 22:38

WELCOME!

LIVE scoring and interactive commentary from the CAF Champions League Group A - matchday 5 - encounter between Al-Hilal and Mamelodi Sundowns.

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