With some dejected supporters already leaving the Royal Bafokeng stadium, the incredible happened, with Katlego Mphela scoring his second goal of the match with a stunning free kick to send the stadium into euphoria.
That goal came after the home side went 2-1 down thanks to two fantastic strikes from Spain’s Daniel Guiza, sending the venue into a morbid and deafening silence, which has not been experienced throughout the tournament.
The noise would soon return to Rustenburg however, as Mphela’s second goal allowed the supporters to explode with happiness, and the emotion throughout the venue was something that will remain in the memory for a long time to come.
One could actually feel the noise as much as hear it, as the stadium echoed with vuvuzela’s and cheers, and the players on the pitch wrote an important page in South African football history.
Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com