MATCH CENTRE

SAT 02 MARCH 2019, 15:30, LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM

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Celtic leave Sundowns frustrated in Tshwane

by Staff Reporter

Sat March 02, 18:32

Mamelodi Sundowns failed to move four points clear atop the Absa Premiership standings as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Bloemfontein Celtic at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane on Saturday afternoon.

In a game overshadowed by a serious injury sustained by Wandisile Letlabika in the first-half, neither team were able to find the back of the net with Sundowns looking particularly lethargic following their 3-2 win over Cape Town City at the same venue earlier this week.

The best chance of the opening stanza fell to Tebogo Langerman in the 17th minute. Gaston Sirino did superbly well to pick out the fullback at the far post but he could only succeed in guiding his volley attempt wide of goal.

Sundowns continued to dominate proceedings after the interval and should've gone a goal up in the 55th minute, but Sirino failed to convert Anthony Laffor's defence splitting pass.

Siwelele went close at the other end of the pitch moments later as Tshegofatso Mabasa forced Kennedy Mweene into a good save.

It was all the Brazilians, though, in the closing stages as Celtic seemingly settled for a point on their travels.

Laffor came close to snatching it at the death for the hosts, but the Liberia international could only succeed in dragging his attempt wide of goal.

Mamelodi Sundowns (0) 0

Bloemfontein Celtic (0) 0

Mamelodi Sundowns:Mweene; Langerman (Lakay 74'), Nascimento, Coetzee, Ngcongca, Kekana, Mabunda, Zwane, Laffor, Maboe (Mahlambi 85') , Sirino (Tade 75').

Bloemfontein Celtic: Tignyemb; Tani, Rikhotso, Letlabika (Mahashe 45+2'), Pfumbidzai, Baloyi, Kobedi (Dlamini 55'), Potsane, Mashikinya, Letsoalo (Maema 64'), Mabasa.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LEAGUE MATCH LOFTUS VERSFELD STADIUM
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS GOALS BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC GOALS
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 3
MAMELODI SUNDOWNS STARTING LINEUP BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
30
Defender
16
Defender
0
16
3
Defender
16
22
Defender
74'
4
Defender
45 + 2'
5
Midfielder
77'
28
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
75'
26
Midfielder
35
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
55'
0
Midfielder
85'
33
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
18
Forward/Striker
33'
17
Midfielder
13
Forward/Striker
47'
64'
13
SUBSTITUTIONS
Lyle Lakay
Midfielder
74'
23
Mzwanele Mahashe
Defender
45 + 2'
38
Emiliano Tade
Forward/Striker
75'
0
Kabelo Dlamini
Midfielder
55'
4
Phakamani Mahlambi
Midfielder
85'
27
Neo Maema
Midfielder
64'
24
CARDS
Anthony Laffor
Midfielder
77'
28
Tshegofatso Mabaso
Forward/Striker
33'
17
Victor Letsoalo
Forward/Striker
47'
13
Tshepo Mbhazima Rikhotso
Defender
53'
22
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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