MATCH CENTRE

SAT 11 FEBRUARY 2017, 15:30, LOFTUS VERSVELD STADIUM

6
VS
0

Sundowns thump Orlando Pirates

by Staff Reporter

Sat February 11, 18:40

Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Orlando Pirates 6-0 in an Absa Premiership game at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Despite the victory, the Brazilians stay fifth on the league log, while the Buccaneers remain 10th on the table.

The visitors threatened first through Pirates midfielder Gift Motupa, who sent through on goal two minutes into the game, but he hit the upright.

Bucs were left to rue that chance as in-form midfielder Themba Zwane hit the back of the net from close range to make it 1-0 to Sundowns.

The Brazilians doubled their lead through Percy Tau three minutes before the half-time break following a good move by Pitso Mosimane's men.

The home side were deservedly leading 2-0 during the half-time break on a sunny Saturday afternoon in the nation's capital, Pretoria.

Sundowns continued their dominance in the second-half and they extended their lead through Ricardo Nascimento, who scored from spot-kick in the 62nd minute.

Thapelo Morena then grabbed two quick goals for Sundowns in the 69th minute and 75th minute with the Buccaneers defence exposed.

His teammate Tau also completed his brace with nine minutes left on the clock and the Brazilians held on to register a shocking 6-0 win over Pirates.

Sundowns (2) 6 (Zwane 20', Tau 42', Nascimento 62', Morena 69', 75', Tau 81')
Pirates (0) 0

Sundowns: Onyango, Morena, Langerman (Hachi 78'), Nascimento (Nthethe 63'), Bangaly, Kekana, T.Zwane, Mabunda, Laffor (54'), Billiat, Tau.

Pirates: Mabokgwane, Gcaba (Gabuza 46'), Okwuosa, Matlaba, Van Heerden, Mobara, Lorch (Makola 67'), Memela, Motupa, Manyisa, Ndoro.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LOFTUS VERSVELD STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS ORLANDO PIRATES GOALS
18. Themba Zwane (20')
22. Percy Tau (42')
16. Ricardo Nascimento (62')
27. Thapelo Morena (69')
27. Thapelo Morena (75')
22. Percy Tau (81')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP ORLANDO PIRATES STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
36
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
37'
62'
63'
16
Defender
45
29
Defender
46'
2
Defender
78'
4
Defender
0
Midfielder
54'
28
Defender
0
Midfielder
8
Defender
8
Midfielder
33
Midfielder
38
Midfielder
42'
81'
22
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
69'
75'
27
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
20'
18
Midfielder
67'
29
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
7
SUBSTITUTIONS
Anele Ngcongca
Defender
54'
20
Thamsanqa Gabuza
Forward/Striker
46'
31
Thabo Nthethe
Defender
63'
2
Mpho Makola
Midfielder
67'
5
Fares Hachi
Defender
78'
0
CARDS
Ricardo Nascimento
Defender
37'
16
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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