Percy Tau of Mamelodi Sundowns tackled by Siyanda Xulu of Maritzburg United during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Maritzburg United at Loftus Stadium, Pretoria on 13 December 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Sunday Mar 18, 2018. 20:53
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2018 CAF Champions League first round second-leg match between South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns and Rwandan side Rayon Sports at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.
Sundowns XI: Onyango, Morena, Nascimento, Arendse, Langerman. Mabunda, Kekana, Zwane, Sirino, Vilakazi, Tau.
Rayon XI: Ndayishimiye, Rutanga, Manzi, Mutfinzi, Mukunzi, Mbondi, Hussen, Usengimana, Nyandwi. Kwizera, Mugisha.
1' - The match is underway.
5' - The visitors are doing most of the attacking as they look to take an early lead.
10' - The first-leg encounter ended in a 0-0 draw in Kigali, Rwanda two weeks ago.
15' - Sundowns goalkeeper Mweene has done well to deny Rayon attackers Mbondi, Yannick and Tshabalala.
20' - Tau has a chance to score, but the Sundowns forward places his effort inches wide of the target.
25' - It remains goalless as we approach the half-hour mark.
30' - Sundowns are now in control of the match as they look to break the deadlock.
34' - GOAL! Sundowns 1-0 Rayon. Arendse makes it 1-0 to the hosts.
35' - Arendse beat Ndayishimaye from close range to hand the Brazilians the lead.
40' - Five minutes left for Rayon to level matters before the half-time break.
45' - The third official has added one minute.
HALF-TIME: Sundowns 1-0 Rayon.
46' - The second-half underway.
50' - The Brazilians pushing for their second goal of the match.
55' - GOAL! Sundowns 2-0 Rayon. Vilakazi makes 2-0 to the hosts.
60' - Sirino hit the crossbar and Vilakazi headed home from the rebound.
65' - Nascimento makes a crucial tackle to stop Rayon attacker Kwizera as the visitors look to pull one back.
70' - Twenty minutes left for Rwandan champions Rayon to grab at least two late goals.
75' - Sirino, Zwane, Tau and Vilakazi are causing havoc for the Rayon defence as we enter the final 15 minutes.
80' - Sundowns subs: Ngoma & Manyisa IN, Vilakazi & Sirino OUT.
85' - Rayon are pushing for a late goal, but the Sundowns defence looks very solid.
90' - The fourth official has added three minute.
91' - CAUTION: Caleb (Rayon) red carded.
FULL-TIME: Sundowns 2-0 Rayon.
As a result, Sundowns advance to the group stages, while Rayon will take part in the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs.