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21 May 00:50

MATCH REPORT: Berkane sink Pirates on Penalties to win CAF Confed Cup and maintain Moroccan dominance

<p><strong>MATCH REPORT:&nbsp;Berkane sink Pirates on Penalties to win CAF Confed Cup and maintain Moroccan dominance</strong></p>
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21 May 00:06

Six goal worthy strikes at goal for Pirates but only one effort hitting the back of the net in regular time. 

Meanwhile, Berkane, stubborn in their defensive approach had only two shots on target but scored from a penalty.

21 May 00:03

20 May 23:53

RS Berkane win 5-4 on penalties against Orlando Pirates and are CAF Confederation Cup champions!

20 May 23:52

GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

El Bahraoui slots home the winning penalty!

20 May 23:51

Up steps Richard Ofori.

He scores! GOAL!

20 May 23:50

AS IT STANDS: 4-3 to RS Berkane

20 May 23:50

GOAL!

Dayo scores. 

20 May 23:48

GOAL!

Monare Scores. Pirates are still in this. 

20 May 23:48

GOAL! 

Mokadem sends Ofori the wrong way and scores.

20 May 23:46

GOAL!

Mabasa steps up. He scores with ease.

20 May 23:45

AS IT STANDS: 2-1 to Berkane.

20 May 23:45

GOAL!

Zghoudi scores.

20 May 23:44

SAVED!

Lorch sees his penalty saved by Hamiani

20 May 23:44

GOAL!

El Moussaoui scores from the spot. Venomous strike!

20 May 23:42

GOAL!

Happy Jele steps up and slots home from the spot.

20 May 23:36

We're headed for penalties. 

20 May 23:35

FULL-TIME AET: Orlando Pirates 1-1 RS Berkane

20 May 23:31

Orlando Pirates have equalised courtesy of Lorch, which looked like a pass instead of a shot.

20 May 23:29

117' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

20 May 23:24

112' Not much is going Pirates way here. No real urgency with just under ten minutes remaining.

20 May 23:17

105' Second-half of extra-time is now under way!

20 May 23:15

105' HALF-TIME!

20 May 23:14

101' A substitution may help their cause as the Pirates bench bring on Makaringe for Mosele.

20 May 23:09

99' With all those chances in regular time, Pirates are on the back foot here and a goal down. They need some motivation. 

20 May 23:05

96' GOAL! GOAL! GOAL!

El Fahli nets from the penalty spot! 

20 May 23:03

94' PENALTY! After much deliberation with VAR, Berkane has been gifted a penalty. Absolute drama!

20 May 23:01

90' First half of extra-time is now under way ...

The Buccaneers have now made some changes as Motshwari and Shandu comes off for Monare and Ndlovu.

20 May 22:56

The game ends in a draw and now, we're headed for extra-time!

20 May 22:54

FULL-TIME: Orlando Pirates 0-0 RS Berkane

20 May 22:47

90' FIVE minutes of added time. More nervous moments ahead. 

20 May 22:44

83' Must say, I've been quite disappointed with both sides in this fixture. It has not had that "finale feeling" and the football is underwhelming. I must add, nerves could well be the reason for that.

20 May 22:39

80' Double change for Berkane: 

IN - El Bahraoui, Regragui

OUT - El Bahri, Oubila

20 May 22:35

78' After a lengthy medical check Hamiani is back up again. He remains confident that he can continue despite his understudy waring up. 

20 May 22:21

63' Berkane goalkeeper Hamiani down again receiving medical attention. But after a quick spray down on the arm, he is back up. 

He has been Berkane's best player on the field tonight. 

20 May 22:17

60' Change by the Pirates bench as Peprah comes off for Mabasa. 

20 May 22:16

58' Berkane have set up somewhat of a brick wall defensively despite the Buccaneers having at least four legitimate chances at taking the lead. The Moroccans seem content in just holding on and ensuring that the match goes to penalty shootout.

20 May 22:15

54' The level of crowd noise has moderately remained the same throughout this fixture so far. It does smell like a penalty shootout will settle the score here. Unless Berkane or Pirates conjure up something here ...

20 May 22:06

47' CHANCE! Hotto denied yet again by the Berkane goalkeeper. A great save. Made his body big and the former Wits forward could not find the back of the net. 

20 May 22:03

45' The second-half whistle has sounded!

*NB - No extra time if the scores remain goalless or level. Straight to a penalty shootout. 

20 May 21:47

HALF-TIME: Orlando Pirates 0-0 RS Berkane

The Buccaneers will have to feel disappointed with the first stanza as they should have at least been a goal up against the Moroccans. 

The Oranges, meanwhile, will now know that they need to give more or else Pirates can win this match with ease in second-half as it is there for the taking.

All to play for now!

20 May 21:46

44' Two successive chances for Hotto, first from openly play after a through ball was played in nicely only for a Berkane defender to clear the danger. 

Next from a free-kick but could not find the target even. 

Still goalless! 

20 May 21:44

41' Berkane's front three have not bothered the Pirates back four as one would expect but will coach Ibenge will be content if the scores remained goalless. 
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