Sundowns beat the Egyptian giants 5-0 in the first leg of the Caf Champions League quarter-final in Pretoria. It is arguably one of their best results in Caf football so far, behind winning the tournament in 2016.
Saturday's result shocked the continent in what was expected to be a closely contested game, a massive test for Masandawana.
Bucs narrowly edged the game 1-0 which saw them draw level with Sundowns at the top of the table.
Pirates are actually on top of the table on goal difference and have played one game extra. They have five games remaining and will hope that the Brazilians' Caf Champions League exertions could give them an advantage.
Here's how South African football and the fans reacted to these two crucial results on social media on Saturday.
There's also a collection of Twitter videos from Pirates' media department including the team's reaction to scoring, winning the game and paying tribute to their supporters.
Many fans believe Bucs were not at their best and were fortunate to benefit from Bidvest Wits own goal by Keegan Ritchie.
Memelodi Sundowns .!!!👌— Amanda toki Dlamini (@Amanda_Dlamini9) April 6, 2019
Themba Zwane ..!!!
Look, this guy should be nominated for African Player, I hope he can have a great tournament during AFCON,I’m selecting him already 😂🤷🏻♀️.
Contender for PSL Player of the season ..!
Great team work👏👏👏
Pitso Mosimane - @Masandawana coach: We do not want to talk a lot. This is a big coach with a big CV. We have to show respect. If he puts his CV here and I put mine, I will have to hide mine under a table. I know that losing 5-0 is hard. Let's show humility and respect. #CAFCL— PowerSport (@Power987Sport) April 6, 2019
Pitso is a legend— Lennox Bacela (@lennoxbacela) April 6, 2019
Konje people are gonna go looking for excuses instead of congratulating Sundowns. All these teams from North Africa are susceptible to playing at 3pm on the highveld, all South African teams need to do that.— Scouser Soze (@sphaphiwo) April 6, 2019
Mamelodi Sundowns football club 🙏.— Vladimir Putin (@Siya_Thiago) April 6, 2019
90’ Sundowns 5-0 Al Ahly— Frank Orinde (@FrankOrinde) April 6, 2019
These are goals in normal play time, not cards l, corners or anything. They are beatable, Gor can do it 😜, I believe in the team#TotalCAFCL
The games of today are boring tjo. But still happy with the 3 points of @orlandopirates— Mushe Rapolai (@musherapolaii) April 6, 2019
Lol so after winning by a fluke today, Orlando Pirates supporters still fancy their team's Chances in the league? 😂— The Brave ❁ (@Thularz_) April 6, 2019
Dear @michocoach @coach_rulani @FDavids10 pls talk to Dr Irvin khoza n ask him to give another 3yrs so that u guys can build our team @orlandopirates stop buying players n promote from our mdc n trough our youth structures, we don't mind waiting as long as we know that we r— Mr_SS_16 (@sthemza16) April 6, 2019
Thanks Keegan Richie🙌🏾 @orlandopirates— Wendel Bloem (@WendelBloem1) April 6, 2019
At this stage of the league resukts are more important than the process. Not best display of football from Pirates but we got the results. #OrlandoPirates— #mokibelo (@PapzitoSA) April 6, 2019