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11 October 2013
• Stade d'Agadir, Agadir
Referee: S. Belkhaouas
• Attendance: 44000
I. El Adoua 50'
T. Rantie 9'
Thanks for joining Goal for the LIVE Commentary of Morocco Vs South Africa, I am Ernest Makhaya. Cheers for now.
It's over here, and Bafana maitain their unbeaten run against Morocco. One would say it's rather a good result for Bafana away from home.
Too many throw ins as both sides cannot keep the ball for longer than two minutes in the field of play.
Patosi!! Bafana win possession and Letsholonyane picks Patosi outside the box, but the number 11 drives his shot wide of Amsif goal.
Patosi combines well with Erasmus, but the Pirates man cannot play Patosi through as Amsif wins a goal kick. It's still 1-1 and neither of the two sides look like scoring.
Morocco dictate the play as Bafana look to hold on for a draw though the South African fans at home are expecting them to come back home with a win.
Bernard Melvin Parker
A very slow play from Igesund's boys, and that has allowed the Moroccans to knock the ball freely in the final third.
El Kaddouri!! Brilliant approach play from the home side, but the El Kaddouri shoots wide from inside the box. The Moroccan goes for power when he should have picked the spot.
Parker wins it in the Moroccan half, and outruns their defence, but his shot from outside the box is deflect for a corner.
Mohammed Ali Bamaamar
Taarabt!! The Moroccan man gets a chance to pull the trigger, but Bafana make a good block to deny the midfielder.
Patosi is brought down on the left hand side of the Morocco box, and the midfielder dusts himself up to send it very close to Amsif who collects easily. Still 1-1.
Tokelo Anthony Rantie
There is no space for the Bafana midfield to play those dangerous passes to Rantie upfront, and Bafana don't look like to scoring anytime soon.
Peter Tsepo Masilela
The game has lost its tempo for a moment, and the likes of Claasen and Furman have disappeared as Morocco knock the ball around nicely.
This is Tsepo Masilela's 50th international cap, and I am sure he would like to celebrate this milestone with a win here tonight.
Bafana with a chance inside the Moroccan box! Claasen picks Parker, but the Chiefs hitman is surrounded by two defenders who win the ball very easily.
It's still 1-1, let me know your thoughts about the game so far, I am Ernest Makhaya on twitter @ernestmakhaya
Bafana look dejected and at times out of positions especially at the back, but they haven't exposed their goalkeeper as Morocco continue to threaten.
The Moroccans are clearly motivated in this final half, and they could get that second goal in no time if Bafana continue to play the way they are at the moment.
Assist Younes Belhanda
Goal Issam El Adoua
GOAL!!! Morocco get the equalizer from the set-peice and it is El Adoua who flicks it past Khune to send the home crowd wild.
A free-kick for Morocco after Masilela tackle, but the Moroccans are at fault inside the Bafana box and Khune will take it.
Morocco win a corner, but they cannot take full advantage as Bafana defend it well to maintain their lead.
Omar El Kaddouri
Salah Eddine Saidi
We are underway, and as predicted during the halftime, three changes have been made in the Moroccan side while Vilakazi has made way for Bongani Zungu.
It remains to be seen if Igesund will want to introduce new players in the second half or he will keep his starting eleven. Morocco should certainly bring in fresh legs though. A goal from them could change the entire complexion of the game.
That's it! It's halftime here and Bafana are still in the driving seat from Tokelo Rantie's 9th minute strike.
Claasen runs onto the back pass to Amsif, but the Morocco goalkeeper arrives first to clear the lines.
South Africa are still unbeaten in their four games against Morocco, as Bafana push for that second goal that could put the game to bed.
Great chance!! Vilakazi is presented with a great opportunity to double Bafana's lead but his shot is parried for a corner by Amsif.
Benaita!! The Morocco strikes from metres out but Khune is up to the task as he concedes a corner. The Bafana goalkeeper has had a fantastic night so far.
El Kaddouri enters the Bafana penalty area and he looks to beat Khune in the near post, but he ended up blasting his shot wide of goal. Still 1-0 to South Africa.
Free-kick!! Bafana win a free-kick outside the box, but his shot is easily saved by Amsif.
Bafana look very much in control here, but Morocco are pushing them to the limits and might score if Bafana are not careful. Great game, great pace and the fans are loving enjoying every single minute of this encounter.
Yellow Card Mounir Obbadi
Yellow Card Dean Furman
Furman puts in a tough challenge! It looks reckless, but he gets away with it as he's only been shown a yellow card. Bafana are still leading 1-0.
Morocco gets another chance to pull one back from inside the Bafana box, but Barrada's shot is deflected for a corner. Bafana look very much under pressure here.
Parker and Chabangu combine well on the left hand side, and Chiefs forward plays a deep cross into the Moroccan box, but it evades Claasen.
The rollicking atmosphere has been brought to silence by Bafana Bafana's excellent start to the match.
Assist Daylon Claasen
Goal Tokelo Anthony Rantie
GOAL!!!!! South Africa scores! Tokelo Rantie! Scintillating pace from the striker and he puts the visitors in the lead with a composed finish past the Moroccan goalkeeper.
Chance for Morocco! In a flash El Arabi forces a superb save from Khune with a strong header.
Bafana Bafana look confident in the opening minutes, dominating the central areas of the pitch.
CLAASEN! South Africa start brightly as dubutant Vilakazi storms forward and Claasen has the first shot in anger, blasting an effort over the crossbar.
After a rousing rendition of the national anthems, South Africa kicks the game off in front of a passionate sell-out crowd in Agadir City!
The national anthems will be sung and then we are underway in Agadir City.
The players are emerging out of the tunnel and onto the pitch, with kickoff scheduled in around ten minutes. Gordon Igesund has named a team which comprises a mixture of youth and experience, while Morocco is playing a strong side, displaying how serious this game is for the hosts.
The atmosphere is electric in the new Agadir Stadium and Gordon Igesund is looking forward to the game tonight.
This will be the fifth meeting between Morocco and South Africa. Bafana Bafana have won two matches against the Atlas Lions, while the other two matches have ended in draws.
South Africa starting XI: Khune, Ngcongca, Khumalo, Xulu, Masilela, Claasen, Furman, Vilakazi, Chabangu, Parker, Rantie
With no further ado, here are the starting lineups for tonight.
Tonight's friendly will pit two sides desperate to regain morale after failing to qualify for the 2014 Fifa World Cup. The match is also a part of the opening of the new Agadir Stadium, which will host Afcon 2015 games.
Hello and welcome to Goal South Africa's LIVE coverage of the friendly international between Morocco and South Africa. My name is Daniel Eslick and I will be taking you through all the action tonight. Tweet me @Dan0090 with any pre-match predictions.
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