Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 AS Vita - AS IT HAPPENED

Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 AS Vita - AS IT HAPPENED
Khama Billiat of Mamelodi Sundowns during the 2016 CAF Champions League football match between Mamelodi Sundowns v AS Vita at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on April 20, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Apr 20, 2016. 21:29

Good evening and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the CAF Champions League clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and AS Vita Club from the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria.

AS Vita won the first-leg second round qualifier 1-0 in Kinshasa 10 days ago.

AS Vita advance 2-2 on aggregate. 

90+4' - Full-Time: Sundowns 2-1 AS Vita

90' - Four minutes added

87' - Last throw of the dice by Mosimane. Malajila replaces Castro.

82' - Mukoko out, Lusadisu in for AS Vita.

80' - BLOCK! Great block by Kekana to deny Morrison - the Sundowns midfielder gets his head in the way of a fierce shot.

75' - GOAL!!! Langerman bursts into the area before guiding the ball past Lukong from a tight angle.

71' - First sub for AS Vita - Ngonda on for Ikanga 

65' CLOSE!!! Billiat ghosts in at the back post, but fails to hit the target.

62' CLOSE!!! Castro rises above his marker, but can only manage to direct his header over the crossbar from close range.

60' - POST!!! Mbombo leaves weaves his way past Arendse - his shot had Sandilands beaten but not the post!

55' - Second substitute for Sundowns - Mbekile replaces Soumahoro

48' - MISS! Mbombo breaks through on goal, but fails to hit the target. Huge miss!!!

47' - CHANCE! Dolly with a superb ball into the area, but Billiat fails to direct his header attempt on target.

46' - The second-half has kicked-off.

Half-Time: Sundowns 1-1 AS Vita (1-2 on aggregate)

45' - Sub before the break for Sundowns - Modise on for Themba Zwane

43' - GOAL SUNDOWNS! Immediate response from Sundowns! Nthethe converts from 12 yards after Lukong brought down Castro inside the area.

39' - GOAL VITA! Mbombo opens the scoring - beats his marker before slipping the ball past Sandilands from close range.

34' - GREAT SAVE LUKONG! Soumahoro lays it on a silver platter for Billiat, but Lukong gets down well to save at the Zimbabweans feet - the assistants flag , though, was raised for offside.

28' CHANCE VITA! Well worked set piece with the ball played to Ikanga who's shot-cum-pass is almost turned into the back of the net by Mbombo - Sandilands forced into a fine save.

25' - Note - The winner will advance to the group stages of the 2016 CAF Champions League with the loser falling into the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs.

20' - CHANCE SUNDOWNS! First Themba Zwane fails to capatilize on a great ball into the area by Billiat before Castro guides his effort inches wide of Lukong's right-hand post.

13' - Good movement by Castro who charges to the byline, but Lukong is well positioned to gather his low cross.

11' - AS Vita fans now singing "Amakhosi 4 Life" - obviously in reference to Sundowns league rivals Kaizer Chiefs. I am sure Chiefs will appreciate the support.

10' - Just a reminder - Wayne Sandilands is in goal for the Brazilians this evening, Denis Onyango failed to recover from injury. Interestingly, former Moroka Swallows player Oscar Machapa is on the AS Vita bench.

7' - Ikanga unleashes a fierce shot from just outside the area, ball was always flying over.

5' - Both teams moving the ball well in the early exchanges -lots of space on the pitch. The travelling fans are in great voice as can be expected from passionate Democratic Republic of Congo supporters.

1' - Kick-off in Atteridgeville

Kick-off is at 19h30 CAT.

Mamelodi Sundowns: Sandilands; Mphahlele, Nthethe, Arendse, Langerman - Soumahoro (Mbekile 55'), Kekana, T.Zwane (Modise 45') - Dolly, Billiat, Castro (Malajila 87')

AS Vita: Lukong; Makwekwe, Bafola, Lomanisa, Bopunga, Wango, Mukoko (Lusadisu 82'), Idrissa Traore, Ikanga (Ngonda 71'), Kule Mbombo, Bernard Morrison




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