MATCH CENTRE

TUE 21 FEBRUARY 2017, 19:30, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

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Stars welcome champions Sundowns to Rustenburg

by BackPageTXT

Mon February 20, 12:30

Platinum Stars will welcome the challenge of defending Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on 21 February 2017, kick-off at 19h30.

Stars are unbeaten in their last five league matches, though the last four in succession have been draws, including a 0-0 away to Baroks FC on February 15.

The Rustenburg side has claimed five points from eight home matches this season.

Dikwena are placed 14th on the Absa Premiership log with 16 points from as many matches.

Sundowns saw their winning streak ended at four matches after they were held 1-1 at Chippa United on February 14.

The Tshwane side has claimed 11 points from six away matches this season.

The Brazilians are placed fifth on the Absa Premiership log with 26 points from 12 matches.

In head-to-head stats, Stars and Sundowns have met in 26 league matches since 2003/04.

The Brazilians have 10 wins compared to six for Dikwena, while 10 matches have been drawn.

Stars have won two of their 13 home league matches against Sundowns, suffering six defeats in the process.

Last season the Brazilians took four points off Dikwena, drawing 0-0 in Rustenburg before winning the return game in Tshwane 1-0.

Sundowns are in unbeaten in their last seven league matches against Stars.

Stars’ line-up from their 0-0 draw with Baroka: Mzimela, Zulu, Mlilo, Mwedihanga, De Jongh, Msomi (Mabena 80’), Mere, Ng’ambi, Nale (Links 71’), Phiri, Botes (Ntuli 69’).

Sundowns’ line-up from their 1-1 draw with Chippa: Sandilands, Ngcongca, Hachi, Bangaly, Arendse, Mohomi, Mabunda, Modise (Morena 63'), T.Zwane (Mbekile 83'), Zakri (Langerman 72'), Castro.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
PLATINUM STARS GOALS MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS
3. Sphamandla Mlilo (49') 18. Themba Zwane (11')
33. Khama Billiat (83')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
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PLATINUM STARS STARTING LINEUP MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
21
Goalkeeper
36
Defender
22
Defender
45 + 1'
20
Defender
49'
3
Defender
28'
0
Defender
2
16
0
29
Midfielder
73'
37
Midfielder
62'
28
Midfielder
87'
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
83'
33
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
16
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
22
Forward/Striker
69'
10
Midfielder
11'
82'
18
SUBSTITUTIONS
Gift Links
Midfielder
69'
0
Thapelo Morena
Midfielder
45 + 1'
27
Sibusiso Msomi
Midfielder
73'
15
Leonardo Castro
Forward/Striker
62'
25
Benson Shilongo
Forward/Striker
87'
7
Yannick Zakri
Forward/Striker
82'
24
CARDS
Fares Hachi
Defender
28'
0
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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