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90' + 3'
T. Mabokgwane
Yellow Card
88'
L. Foster
T. Kutumela
86'
T. Sekotlong
H. Kekana
83'
T. Lorch
Assist
83'
A. Memela
Goal
81'
M. Makgalwa
S. Zwane
79'
M. Munetsi
M. Makola
64'
N. Nyauza
Yellow Card
60'
A. Laffor
S. Vilakazi
55'
T. Lorch
J. Shonga
38'
T. Zwane
Assist
38'
P. Tau
Goal
17'
J. Shonga
Assist
17'
M. Makola
Goal
2'
M. Makola
Assist
2'
N. Nyauza
Goal
3
0
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
0
0
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 3
Total Passes 1 3

Commentary

That's all from the Loftus Versfeld Stadium where we witnessed Pirates recording their second consecutive victory. Please join us again next time. Cheers! 
The victory takes Pirates to third spot on the league standings, while Sundowns remain at the top of the table.
FULL-TIME: Sundowns 1-3 Pirates. 
T. Mabokgwane
Yellow Card
Orlando Pirates
90' + 3' Yellow card Thapelo Jackson Mabokgwane
90' + 3' Mabokgwane is booked for time wasting as the visitors look to contain Sundowns in stoppage time.
90' + 1' Makgalwa beats his marker and he whips a dangerous cross into the Pirates box, but Laffor fails to make contact with the ball in the blind spot.
90' The fourth official has added four minutes. 
L. Foster
T. Kutumela
Orlando Pirates
88' Substitution Thabiso Simon Kutumela Lyle Foster
88' Pirates are happy to sit back and launch quick counter attacks against Sundowns, who are forced to push forward in numbers in search for at least two late goals.
T. Sekotlong
H. Kekana
Mamelodi Sundowns
86' Substitution Hlompho Alpheus Kekana Thokozani Putu Sekotlong
86' Mobara and Nyatama have worked tiredlessly in the middle of the park for the visitors against Sundowns' three-man central midfielders Manyisa, Kekana and Mabunda this afternoon.
T. Lorch
Assist
Orlando Pirates
83' Assist Thembinkosi Lorch
A. Memela
Goal
Orlando Pirates
83' Goal Amigo Luvuyo Memela
83' Memela beats his marker inside the Sundowns box and he hits the back of the net with a powerful shot.
82' GOOOOAAAALLL! Memela fires home with a well-taken effort. Sundowns 1-3 Pirates.
82' Mosimane makes a tactical change as he pulls out Siyanda Zwane and he introduces Makgalwa, a promising forward. 
M. Makgalwa
S. Zwane
Mamelodi Sundowns
81' Substitution Siyanda Zwane Matlala Keletso Makgalwa
80' Ten minutes left on the clock for Sundowns to snatch a late equalizing goal.
M. Munetsi
M. Makola
Orlando Pirates
79' Substitution Terence Mpho Makola Marshall Nyasha Munetsi
79' Defensive-minded Munetsi, who impressed on his Pirates debut against Baroka FC last weekend, is about to be introduced by Sredojevic.
77' GOOD SAVE! Pirates' free-kick specialist Makola finds some space outside the Sundowns box and he forces Onyango into a good save.
75' The momentum is with Sundowns, but Pirates are looking dangerous on the counter attack as we enter the final 15 minutes of the game.
73' Pirates launch a quick counter attack with Kutumela combining nicely with Memela, but the latter is ruled offside.
71' Former Sundowns shot-stopper Mabokgwane, who is having a great game, goes down injured and play is stopped. 
70' Mabokgwane makes two good saves to deny Laffor and Kekana as the hosts continue to search for the equalizing goal.
68' Both sides head to their technical area for a quick water break.
66' CHANCE! Glorious opportunity for Laffor. The ball falls kindly for the Sundowns forward inside the Pirates box and he fires over the crossbar.
N. Nyauza
Yellow Card
Orlando Pirates
64' Yellow card Ntsikelelo Nyauza
64' The Brazilians are awarded a free-kick in a promising area after Tau was fouled by Nyauza. The resultant free-kick is fired over the crossbar Tau without troubling Mabokgwane.
62' Sundowns are looking to up the tempo following the introduction of Laffor, who scored during the hosts' 3-1 win over Pirates in the first round league encounter at the Orlando Stadium.
A. Laffor
S. Vilakazi
Mamelodi Sundowns
60' Substitution Sibusiso Vilakazi Anthony Laffor
60' Maela does well to stop Sundowns full-back Siyanda Zwane, who was looking to play a cross into the Pirates box.
58' Pressure mounting on the Sundowns defence as Onyango is forced to come out and clear the ball away, before Pirates striker Shonga could pounce.
56' CHANCE! Another chance for Memela. Makola plays a cut back pass, but Memela fires over the crossbar from close range with Sundowns defence exposed.
T. Lorch
J. Shonga
Orlando Pirates
55' Substitution Justin Shonga Thembinkosi Lorch
54' Pirates will make the first change of the game as Lorch is about to be introduced.
52' Mabokgwane is called into action and he gathers Tau's curling cross as the hosts continue to press the Buccaneers.
50' Tau, who is causing havoc, hits the back of the net, but the Sundowns forward is ruled off.
48' Sundowns look to press Pirates in the opening stages of the second-half.
46' The second-half is underway.
The next goal in this game will be absolutely crucial as the two sides return to the pitch for the second-half.
Speedy winger Lorch, who is back from injury, is an option on the bench for Milutin Sredojevic. 
With his side trailing at half-time, Pitso Mosimane is likely to look to Sundowns forward Laffor, who has proved to be an effective player from the bench.
HALF-TIME: Sundowns 1-2 Pirates.
45' + 2' Mobara makes a great tackle to stop former Pirates captain Manyisa, who has had a quiet game thus far.
45' The fourth official added three minutes.
44' Langerman pushes forward and he whips a good cross into the Pirates box which is easily gathered by Mabokgwane. End-to-end stuff.
42' CLOSE! Memela hits the upright with the Sundowns defence at sixes and sevens as Pirates continue to apply some pressure on the hosts.
40' Play is stopped as Sundowns forward Themba Zwane is down injured.
T. Zwane
Assist
Mamelodi Sundowns
38' Assist Themba Zwane
P. Tau
Goal
Mamelodi Sundowns
38' Goal Percy Tau
38' GOOAAALLL! Tau hits the back of the net with a curling effort. Sundowns 1-2 Pirates.
36' Mobara whips a good cross into the Sundowns box and Pirates forward Shonga places his header wide of the target as the visitors look to extend their lead.
34' Sundowns are pushing forward in numbers as they look to pull one back, but they are left exposed at the back.
32' CHANCE! Memela is sent through on goal and he finds himself in a one-on-one situation against Onyango, but somehow the Pirates winger fires over the crossbar.
30' CLOSE! Sundowns are caught napping following another Pirates corner-kick and Kutumela places his effort inches wide of the target.
28' Pirates are still leading 2-0 as we approach the half-hour mark here in Tshwane.
26' CHANCE! Langerman bursts into the Pirates box, but the Sundowns full-back places his effort wide of the target.
24' Sundowns came into this match having defeated Ajax Cape Town 2-1 away in their previous league game, while Pirates defeated Baroka FC 3-1 at home.
22' Play is stopped as the two teams take a water break with Pirates leading 2-0.
20' Sundowns defensive midfielder Mabunda does well to stop Pirates forward Shonga, who was looking burst into the hosts' box.
18' Shonga set-up Makola on the edge of the Sundowns box and the latter beat Onyango  with a low shot much to the delight of the away fans.
17' GOOAAAALLL! Makola fires home a low shot to double the visitors' lead. Sundowns 0-2 Pirates.
J. Shonga
Assist
Orlando Pirates
17' Assist Justin Shonga
M. Makola
Goal
Orlando Pirates
17' Goal Terence Mpho Makola
16' Pirates push forward in numbers and Memela tries to play a through ball for Shonga, but Onyango comes out to gather the ball, before the Zambian striker could pounce.
14' CHANCE! Tau beats two defenders, before bursting into the Pirates box, but he places his shot wide of the target.
12' GREAT SAVE! Mabokgwane produces a fine diving save to deny Sundowns forward Tau, who was looking to score with a header.
10' Pirates living dangerously as Mabokgwane makes a good save to deny Zwane as Sundowns look to level matters.
9' GREAT BLOCK! Pirates captain Mobara makes a great defensive block with keeper Mabokgwane well beaten.
7' End-to-end stuff as Pirates launch a quick counter attack and Makola plays a through ball for Memela, but Sundowns goalkeeper Onyango comes out to gather the ball.
5' Sundowns' long-range specialist Kekana's tries his luck from range, but his effort is blocked on the edge of the Pirates box.
3' Sundowns went to sleep inside their own box and Nyauza pounced - firing home to hand Pirates the lead following a corner-kick from Makola.
M. Makola
Assist
Orlando Pirates
2' Assist Terence Mpho Makola
N. Nyauza
Goal
Orlando Pirates
2' Goal Ntsikelelo Nyauza
2' GOOOAAALLL! Nyauza fires home to make it 1-0 to the visitors. Sundowns 0-1 Pirates.
1' The match is underway.
Both teams are on the pitch as kick-off approaches.
Pirates: 16. Mabokgwane, 6. Shitolo, 34. Nyauza, 23. Dube, 23. Maela, 45. Mobara, 14. Nyatama, 5. Makola, 11. Memela, 24. Kutumela, 27. Shonga.
Sundowns: 14. Onyango, 4. Langerman, 32. Madisha, 16. Nascimento, 21. S.Zwane, 7. Manyisa, 8. Kekana, 13. Mabunda, 11. Vilakazi, 18. T.Zwane, 22. Tau.
Let's take a look at how the two teams line-up this afternoon starting with the home side, Sundowns.
Welcome to the live commentary of the PSL match between Mamelodid Sundowns and Orlando Pirates at the Loftus Verfseld Stadium in Tshwane.
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