Saturday Mar 04, 2017. 17:21
Welcome to coverage of the Absa Premiership match between Soweto derby rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium.
All times CAT
90+5' - Full time -
There's the final whistle, a great match ends in a 1-1 draw. Terrific stuff from both teams, a great advert for South Africa's Absa Premiership!
There will be four minutes of added time.
Ndoro with a sight of goal, but his rasping shot is high and wide.
86' - Substitutions -
A change from each side, with Gustavo Paez replacing Parker for Chiefs, while Issa Sarr is on for Mobara in Bucs' midfield.
Katsande takes the penalty... saved by Mhlongo! Justice perhaps, but it was a poor penalty from the Zimbabwean regardless.
82' - Penalty to Chiefs!
Gcaba is adjudged to have handled Molangoane's cross in the box... it looks a little harsh and the Bucs defenders are furious at the decision!
A heart-in-mouth moment for Khune as he almost allows Mobara's seemingly tame cross travel into the goal, but he does well to claim it safely in the end.
79' - Yellow card -
The first caution of the match goes the way of Norodien for a studs-up lunge in Mphahlele.
Katsande makes a great tackle in the box to prevent Makola having a sight of goal!
Good hands from Mhlongo as he claims another cross. Both goalkeepers have had fine matches.
Twenty minutes to play. Surely there are more goals in this game...
67' - Pirates substitutions -
Tendai Ndoro and Riyaad Norodien replace Wome and Lorch in a double change for Bucs.
64' - Chiefs substitution -
Lucky Baloyi replaces Maluleka in midfield.
Lorch flies past Masilela, but his low cross is well cut out by Gordinho. Great positioning from the young defender.
Katsande gets on the end of a free kick from Maluleka, but can't direct his header on goal!
56' - Chiefs substitution -
William Twala replaces Chirambadare in the first change of the match.
Chirambadare picks up a loose ball from a corner kick and fires just wide of the target! Chances still flowing at either end...
Mphahlele makes a heroic block to deny Gcaba from a corner kick, before Lorch fires over the bar from the 'D' of the box!
Masilela crosses from the left, Parker gets on the end of it but can't keep his header down.
We're underway in the second half, no changes from either side at the break.
45+2' - Half time -
What a great first half of football, this could be one of the best Soweto derbies of recent years if the second half continues in the same fashion! For now, 1-1 is a fair reflection of the match.
Wome has gone down clutching his knee, Pirates will hope it's nothing serious. The Togolese has looked one of the best players on the pitch.
Molangoane floats in a cross from the right, but Mhlongo comes off his line to make a confident catch.
Mphahlele thunders forward and drives a shot at goal, but it's blocked by the Bucs defence. Now Lorch shoots from range... over the bar!
33' - GOAL! Chiefs 1-1 Pirates -
Pirates back on level terms! Phungwayo's lofted cross is sent toward goal by Lorch and the ball deflects in via Masilela and Khune's legs!
Wome with some great touches to juggle the ball in the box and set-up Lorch, but the former Chippa United man skews his shot wide.
It's been a hugely entertaining game so far and only some great goalkeeping at both ends has kept it down to one goal.
Chance for 2-0 to Chiefs, but Molangoane is denied at close range by Mhlongo! The Amakhosi look lethal every time they get in the final third...
Gabuza chests down a ball in the box and volleys on target... another sharp save from Khune! Almost an immediate reply from Bucs!
16' - GOAL! Chiefs 1-0 Pirates -
The Amakhosi claim the lead against the run of play, with Tshabalala and Parker combining to give Molangoane a tap-in!
Fantastic one-handed save from Khune to keep out a low shot from Wome! Pirates are on fire right now, but they can take advantage of their dominance?
Great couple of chances for Pirates, with Gabuza missing out on a loose ball in the box, while Wome sees his left-footed drive sting the palms of Khune!
Good play from Chirambadare, who defends well in his own half before setting his team away on the counter attack.
Some fine passing football from Pirates, with Lorch cutting inside from the left and sending a shot wide of the far post. Confident stuff from Bucs, they don't look like a team who haven't won in the league this year.
Maluleka floats in a cross for Chiefs' first attack, but it's an easy take for goalkeeper Mhlongo.
1' - Kick-off -
We are underway at FNB Stadium! Chiefs wear all-gold, Pirates are in black.
The teams are ready to make their way out onto the pitch, we're all set for what should be a cracking match between these two South African giants. Kulasande Qongo is the referee for today's game.
Half an hour to kick-off at 'Soccer City'. Here are the starting XIs for each side:
Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Eric Mathoho, Lorenzo Gordinho, Tsepo Masilela, Joseph Molangoane, George Maluleka, Willard Katsande, Edmore Chirambadare, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker
Brighton Mhlongo, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Happy Jele, Ayanda Gcaba, Patrick Phungwayo, Thembinkosi Lorch, Abbubakar Mobara, Oupa Manyisa, Mpho Makola, Dove Wome, Thamsanqa Gabuza