Sundowns booked their place in this season’s Telkom Knockout Cup quarterfinals with a 4-0 win over holders Bloem Celtic on Sunday afternoon
Despite a cagey start in the opening three minutes of the game, Mamelodi Sundowns took the lead through Dove Wome’s sublime finish in the 4th minute.
This came after the Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tinyemb's poor clearance fell kindly to Wome who fired a low shot to silence the home fans.
Sundowns didn’t waste time and got their second of the match in the 7th minute after Dove Wome’s free-kick deflected off Mzava’s head into his own net to give Sundowns some breathing space.
The home side then tried to calm things down and started knocking the ball around nicely though chances between the two sides were fewer after 20 minutes, but Sundowns would have been pleased with the way things were, as they were 2-0 up.
Khama Billiat got himself in great positions and nearly made it 3-0 to Sundowns with a lob in the 24th minute, but his smartly taken lob narrowly sailed over the bar with Tinyemb certainly beaten.
Khama Billiat made it 3-0 to Sundowns on the half-hour mark having started the move from the midfield before playing the ball to Bryce Moon who sent in a cross into the Celtic box for the Zimbabwean to finish.
It was surely becoming more like a training session for the Brazilians, as Celtic clearly did not have answers in the first 45 minutes.
Sundowns continued to force the Celtic defence into making mistakes in the early stages of the second half, and the Brazilians took full advantage of that when Cuthbert Malajila laid off the ball to Khama Billiat on the edge of the box, and the former Ajax Cape Town curled it past Tinyemb to make it 4-0 to the visitors.
Sundowns were certainly looking for more goals as they pushed their opponents to the limit and didn’t give them time to knock the ball inside their own half.
Joel Mogorosi managed to get a shot on target in the 78th minute, but it was too easy for Kennedy Mweene who made a comfortable save.
The visitors had it easy in the last 10 minutes, as the damage was done in the first 50 minutes of the game, and again Celtic were far from getting four goals to at least force the game into extra time.
This should be a sweet revenge for Sundowns who were beaten by the same Celtic side in the final of the same competition last season.