The Brazilians would've predicted they'd have to win their last home game anyway, but their pride will naturally be dented after losing a group game.
Here's how the Masandawana fans and the South African public reacted to Sundowns defeat on social media.
Interesting to see Sundowns occupy either top 10 or top 5 spots in most #CAFCL stats. Would be a shocker to not qualify for the knockout stages.— Khensani (@bhutiKhensi) August 16, 2018
Chiefs couldn't win against its peers who playing with 10 men for 75 minutes. Sundowns lost against its peers in Morocco.— Dabane (@Mkhu28) August 18, 2018
Note* this is not a tweet about Kaizer Chiers.
So if Sundowns win 1-0 against Horoya next match. Who is going to Knockout stage?— Mapaputsi (@nmapaputsi) August 18, 2018
All over... Wydad beat Sundowns 1-0 to book their spot in the #CAFCL knockouts.— Joe Crann (@YesWeCrann) August 17, 2018
Masandawana are now third in Group C with a game to go. They need to beat Horoya later this month to qualify.
Hoping for Horoya to knock Sundowns out on the 28th is like hoping Maribor knocks Barcelona out at Camp Nou— Dankie Sani (@Skhomo23) August 18, 2018
Sundowns lost last night. Isn't it time to focus more at home and regroup for Champion's league?— Nicholas (@nichomsibi) August 18, 2018
My fellow Sundowns sapotas are rather very quiet this morning . Hopefully Bloemfontein Celtic will give us something to talk about tomorrow afternoon.— Mashudu (@vha_po) August 18, 2018