Sunday Jul 09, 2017. 20:49
Good evening and welcome to coverage of the 2017 CAF Champions League Group C match between Mamelodi Sundowns and AS Vita from the Lucas Moripe Stadium, on Sunday 9 July.
90+4' - Full time -
It ends 1-1, a disappointing result for Sundowns, but they advance into the quarterfinals alongside Group C winners Esperance de Tunis.
Basisila sent on by AS Vita as they make another substitution.
Soumahoro with a long-range volley, but Bongaman is there once again to make the save.
Closing in on the end of regulation time, this one looks like ending in a draw.
Castro comes off the bench to boost Sundowns' attack.
Half a chance for Vita, but Madisha and Mweene get the ball clear, before Nthethe is almost caught out by a low cross from the right.
Mohomi replaces Mbekile in midfield for 'Downs, as they look to reassert themselves.
That's because Esperance remain 2-0 up against Saint George and will top the group with 12 points.
The Brazilians will be disappointed to draw this game (if it does indeed end in a draw), but it will make no real difference to their quarterfinal advancement.
Sundowns fail to clear from a long throw-in and Atouba cracks home a volley to make it 1-1! Superb finish!
AS Vita almost level through Atouba, whose left-footed effort bounces off the top of the angle between post and crossbar.
Laffor and Zakri with efforts on goal, before Vilakazi is brought down in the box, only for the referee to wave away appeals for a penalty.
Vilakazi powers into the box down the left side, but his cross-shot is deflected and cleared to safety.
Up to the hour mark in Tshwane, Nthethe's first-half goal remains the difference between the teams.
Esperance remain 2-0 up at home to Saint George in the other Group C match. A things stand they'll top the pool ahead of 'Downs.
Hachi tees up Tau, who fires on goal with the left foot and Bongaman makes another fine save to keep it at 1-0!
Zakri almost with a scoring chance in the middle of the box, but a Vita defender does just enough to touch the ball away him.
Back underway in the second half, ASV has made a change by replacing Sidibde with Batezadio.
45' - Half time -
The Brazilians lead 1-0 at the break, probably a fair reflection of the game thus far.
Closing in on half time, Sundowns lead 1-0. But they're unlikely to top the group, as Esperance lead 2-0 in he concurrent game in Tunisia.
Zakri looks to make it 2-0 but slices his shot wide of the mark. All Sundowns at the moment...
35' - GOAL! Sundowns 1-0 ASV -
Morena with a superb pass to pick out Nthethe, who coolly slips a shot past Bongaman to make it 1-0 to the Brazilians!
Hachi whips in a cross after a corner is worked short, Nthethe gets a head to the ball but can't direct it on target.
Hachi with some solid defending as ASV look to break down the right flank. Zakri then excites the crowd with a beautiful piece of skill.
Midway through the first half, neither side has really established a clear dominance.
Bongaman with a fine punch away as Sundowns fire a free kick into the ASV penalty area.
Past the quarter hour mark, still goalless here in Tshwane, while the other Group C match between Esperance and Saint George is also locked at 0-0.
A corner for ASV ends with Agiti getting a head on target, but Mweene makes a solid save.
AS Vita with a solid spell of possession, getting a foothold in the game.
Early chance for Tau, who is denied from close range by ASV goalkeeper Bongaman!
Early possession for 'Downs, who are hoping to claim a win and climb to the top of the log.
We are underway in Tshwane, Sundowns wear their traditional yellow, blue and white, AS Vita are in bright green and black.
AS Vita's line-up: Bongaman, Bangala, Omba, Traore, Muzinga, Botuli, Sidibe, Atouba, Dido, Muzungu, Agiti
Twenty minutes to kick-off, here's the Sundowns line-up: Mweene, Morena, Nthethe, Madisha, Hachi, Soumahoro, Mbekile, Vilakazi, Laffor, Zakri, Tau.
There's not much at stake in this game, as Sundowns and group leaders Esperance de Tunis have already advanced. It's only a case of seeing who finishes top and therefore has the more favourable quarterfinal position.