Sundowns held to a irritating draw by 10-man Pyramids

The draw will frustrate Mokwena and his fees who had been seeking to bounce again from final weekend’s defeat to Mazembe.

Mamelodi Sundowns had been held to a irritating goalless draw at house by 10-man Pyramids FC in a CAF Champions League Group A encounter at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday.

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The Brazilains are nonetheless prime of the group on objective distinction with all of the groups on 4 factors after three rounds of matches. FC Nouadhibou and TP Mazembe performed to a goalless attract Mauritania on Saturday within the different match of Group A.

Pyramids defender Osama Galal who had till that time put in a stable shift was given his marching order within the 89th minute for a second bookable offence however his teammates held on to bag an essential away level.

The opening 45 minutes proved as soon as once more that champions league soccer is lots more durable than the DStv Premiership. The Tshwane giants didn’t have all of it their method within the first half which was a tactical battle between the 2 benches.

Pyramids defended effectively as quickly as Sundowns entered their half and on events confirmed indicators that they may also be a menace on the counter. The South African champions wanted to up their depth and transfer the ball a bit faster in the event that they had been going to interrupt down the Egyptian staff’s defence.

The house staff’s frustration and incapability to interrupt down Pyramids’s defence was compounded additional after they misplaced defender Abdelmounaim Boutouil to harm after 20 minutes.

Masandawana coach Rulani Mokwena’s half time staff speak clearly sparked into life after the restart. They had been far more fluid of their play and located openings as they appeared to interrupt the impasse towards a cussed Pyramids defence.

Peter Shalulile ought to have given his aspect the lead two minutes into the second stanza however he couldn’t shake off consideration from Galal who cleared for a nook kick when was set one-on-one with Ahmed  Al Shenawy. The Namibian additionally put his glancing huge from the resultant spot kick when he discovered himself unmarked contained in the field from a Marcelo Allende supply.

Bafana Bafana worldwide Fagrie Lakay wasted a wonderful alternative to hit Sundowns with a sucker punch. Lakay scuffed his effort after being teed up by Mostafa Fathi for what ought to have been a simple tap-in within the 71st minute.

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Shalulile thought he had given Sundowns the lead with 9 minutes left on clock however his celebrations had been lower quick after he was adjudged to have been in an offside place earlier than placing the ball at the back of the online.

The draw will frustrate Mokwena and his fees who had been seeking to bounce again from final weekend’s 1-0 defeat to Mazembe in Lubumbashi. Their subsequent conflict is a league encounter towards the struggling Cape City Spurs

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