Caf Champions League: Mamelodi Sundowns 1-Zero TP Mazembe – Masandawana attain quarter-finals

The Brazilians accomplished a double over their Congolese guests to keep up a 100 p.c document at this stage of the marketing campaign

A Lebohang Maboe strike within the first half noticed Mamelodi Sundowns qualify for the quarter-finals of the Caf Champions League after sealing a 1-Zero win over Tout Puissant Mazembe in a Group B showdown at Loftus Versfeld.

Having claimed a 2-1 away victory within the reverse fixture in Lubumbashi, Sundowns asserted their dominance over Mazembe this season with Maboe making a distinction this time following his 28th minute strike.

The end result noticed the Brazilians opening an unassailable 9 level lead after different Group C contestants Al Hilal and CR Belouizdad draw earlier within the day.

With Masandawana defender Ricardo Nascimento suspended, Mosa Lebusa partnered Rushine De Reuck on the coronary heart of defence whereas Mazembe’s veteran ahead Tresor Mputu who got here on in its place to attain within the first leg began on Wednesday.

Peter Shalulile started the match as a giant menace to Mazembe, coming shut twice within the opening 5 minutes.

However from then, play went balanced between the 2 sides and shortly after, the guests nearly made a breakthrough when Phillippes Kinzumbi had his lengthy vary effort saved by Denis Onyango who was additionally alert to an ungainly bounce the shot took simply earlier than him.

Kinzumbi was again once more within the 16th minute and Onyango safely collected earlier than Mosa Lebusa cleared hazard following one other Mazembe counter assault two minutes later.

Sundowns thought they’d gained a penalty within the 20th minute when Shalulile was tackled from behind within the field however the Namibian was adjudged to have had already acquired the ball from Gaston Sirino whereas in an offside place.

The Brazilians then broke then impasse eight minutes later when Zwane laid the ball for Maboe who coolly slotted it in as Mazembe goalkeeper Ibrahim Mounkoro helplessly watched the ball crusing in.

The guests tried to hit again on 33 minutes however Mputu shot was well-dealt with by Onyango.

A Sirino roller went simply extensive off a Shalulile feed 4 minutes earlier than half time as Sundowns seemed near doubling their benefit.

On the different finish, a minute later, Mputu noticed his highly effective low strike narrowly lacking goal because the hosts went for the break main.

Six minutes after the restart, Mazembe substitute almost Sudi Bibonge almost restored parity however had his goal-bound shot deflected by Lyle Lakay.

Shalulile was then launched by Sirino however was gradual in his cost in direction of aim and was dispossessed as he confronted Mounkoro.

Because the Ravens pressed for an equaliser, Onyango was readily available to thwart an in depth vary shot from Joel Beya on the hour mark.

With Shalulile having established himself pretty much as good within the air following a variety of headed objectives this season, he nonetheless twice misdirected his headed efforts inside a minute in direction of the tip.

Even some Mazembe spirited attacking there after was met with stiff resistance by Sundowns who managed to carry on the lead.

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