The Magic 0-0 Kaizer Chiefs (0-3 aet): Amakhosi advance despite minnows' brave showing
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Amakhosi were made to sweat by the minnows in an enthralling encounter which produced three goals

Kaizer Chiefs thrashed The Magic 3-0 in the Nedbank Cup Last 16 clash which was played in Port Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon.

The Magic were hoping to pull off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the tournament having knocked out National First Division (NFD) side Maccabi FC in the round of 32.

Andisiwe Mtsila, who was nurtured in the Chiefs academy, started for the ABC Motsepe League (Western Cape) side, while veteran midfielder Thando Mngomezulu was named amongst the substitutes.

Chiefs had sneaked into the Last 16 after securing a narrow 1-0 victory over ABC Motsepe League (Northern Cape) outfit Tornado FC in the round of 32.

Ernst Middendorp named a relatively strong line-up with experienced players such as George Maluleka, Hendrick Ekstein, Bernard Parker and Leonardo Castro starting.

Amakhosi dominated the match from the start and The Magic shot-stopper Bulelani Cola was the busier of the two goalkeepers as he made crucial saves in order to keep the visitors at bay.

The 22-year-old denied Happy Mashiane, who was looking to score at the near post, before snatching the ball away from Ekstein from close range.

However, Cola was beaten by Chiefs striker Ryan Moon in the 20th minute, but the upright came to the hosts' rescue and the shot-stopper reacted quickly, and he gathered the ball.

Amakhosi, who are the most decorated club in the history of the Nedbank Cup with 13 titles, pressed The Magic with the half-time whistle fast approaching.

The Magic were able to contain Chiefs until the match referee blew the half-time whistle and the score was 0-0 at the interval.

The 2015/16 PSL Player of the Season Khama Billiat was introduced by Middendorp at the beginning of the second half as the visitors looked to break the deadlock.

However, The Magic, who are coached by former Chiefs left-back David Kannemeyer, were organized at the back with Orlando Pirates academy product Tshepiso Tlhapi marshalling the defence.

Kannemeyer's charges grew in confidence as the second half progressed and Wade Crowie had a chance to score, but the midfielder placed his effort over Chiefs keeper Bruce Bvuma's goal-posts.

Amakhosi had scored their only goal in this season's tournament between the 75th minute and 90th minute, and they piled pressure on the hosts during this period.

However, The Magic stood firm at the back until the match ended in a 0-0 draw in regulation time and extra-time followed.

Chiefs' pressure finally paid off in the first half of extra-time when Billiat was fouled in the hosts' box and they were awarded a penalty which was converted by Daniel Cardoso to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

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It was soon 2-0 to Chiefs when they scored through Philani Zulu, who netted with a tap in after being set-up by Dumisani Zuma in the second half of extra time with The Magic defence having collapsed.

The momentum was with Chiefs in the closing stages and they sealed their 3-0 victory over The Magic through Billiat with second-half substitute Zuma grabbing another assist.

The victory saw Amakhosi advance to the quarter-finals, while The Magic were eliminated from the lucrative tournament.

Meanwhile, TS Galaxy secured their place in the quarter-finals after defeating fellow NFD side Jomo Cosmos 1-0 with Ange Lebahi netting an own-goal at the Makhulong Stadium.

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