Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club beat Kaizer Chiefs Football Club 2-1 in a heavyweight Dstv Premiership match yesterday.
The clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs headlined 2023/2024 Dstv Premiership matchday two.
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The two South African giants squared off at the sold-out Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria at the back of contrasting results.
Sundowns started the defence of their title with a 2-1 victory over Sekhukhune United at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo.
Meanwhile, Amakhosi played to a goalless draw against Chippa United at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.
However, on the day the Brazilians dominated the match and deservedly walked away with a 2-1 victory.
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MAMELODI SUNDOWNS’ FIRST GOAL AGAINST KAIZER CHIEFS OFFSIDE?
Despite the dominance, Sundowns’ first goal should have been chalked off for offside.
Tebogo Mokoena played the ball behind Chiefs’ backline for Peter Shalulile, who was brilliantly marked by Thatayaone Ditlhokwe.
After winning the ball, the central defender played the ball back to his goalkeeper, Brandon Petersen.
In turn, Petersen played the ball to under-pressure Daniel Edson Castillo Garcia, who was robbed by Themba Zwane.
The match officials missed it, and the Namibian hitman laid the ball to his new teammate, Lucas Ribeiro.
Ribeiro slaughtered the ball past the helpess Petersen to give Sundowns the lead at the break.
Amakhosi went on to equalize late in the game through Ashley Du Preez.
But another error from Petersen handed Sundowns all three points.
The Chiefs captain on the day failed to handle a weak shot from substitute Neo Maema and fumbled it into his net.
The victory sees Sundowns top the league table with six points after two matches.
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Meanwhile, Chiefs remains winless and drops to 12th of the Dstv Premiership log table.