Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Orlando Pirates - As it happened

Kaizer Chiefs 1-1 Orlando Pirates - As it happened
Riyaad Norodien of Orlando Pirates tackled by Sibusiso Khumalo of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 game between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on 29 October 2016 © Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Mar 04, 2017. 17:27

Welcome to coverage of the Absa Premiership match between Soweto derby rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium.

Commentary:
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!

90+1' - There will be four minutes of added time.

90' - 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.

84' - 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!

80' - 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.

76' - Katsande makes a great tackle in the box to prevent Makola having a sight of goal!

73' - Good hands from Mhlongo as he claims another cross. Both goalkeepers have had fine matches.

70' - 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.

62' - Lorch flies past Masilela, but his low cross is well cut out by Gordinho. Great positioning from the young defender.

59' - 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.

52' - Chirambadare picks up a loose ball from a corner kick and fires just wide of the target! Chances still flowing at either end...

50' - Mphahlele makes a heroic block to deny Gcaba from a corner kick, before Lorch fires over the bar from the 'D' of the box!

48' - Masilela crosses from the left, Parker gets on the end of it but can't keep his header down.

46' - 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.

43' - 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.

41' - Molangoane floats in a cross from the right, but Mhlongo comes off his line to make a confident catch.

38' - 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!

29' - 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.

26' - It's been a hugely entertaining game so far and only some great goalkeeping at both ends has kept it down to one goal.

22' - 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...

18' - 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!

13' - 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?

11' - 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!

10' - Good play from Chirambadare, who defends well in his own half before setting his team away on the counter attack.

6' - 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.

3' - 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.

15h20 - 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.

15h00 - Half an hour to kick-off at 'Soccer City'. Here are the starting XIs for each side:

Kaizer Chiefs: Itumeleng Khune, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Eric Mathoho, Lorenzo Gordinho, Tsepo Masilela, Joseph Molangoane, George Maluleka, Willard Katsande, Edmore Chirambadare, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker

Orlando Pirates: Brighton Mhlongo, Ntsikelelo Nyauza, Happy Jele, Ayanda Gcaba, Patrick Phungwayo, Thembinkosi Lorch, Abbubakar Mobara, Oupa Manyisa, Mpho Makola, Dove Wome, Thamsanqa Gabuza



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