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MTN8 tie in the equilibrium following 2-2 draw in Atteridgeville

Ghampani Lungu of Supersport United issues Dumisani Zuma of Kaizer Chiefs in the course of the MTN8 Semi Last 1st Leg match in between Supersport United and Kaizer Chiefs on the 26 August 2018 at Lucas Moripe Stadium

Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport United will both equally fancy their chances of reaching the MTN8 ultimate following a 2-2 draw in Atteridgeville on Sunday afternoon, in what was an enthralling 1st-leg semifinal clash.

Bradley Grobler bagged a brace for the defending champions who held a 2-1 guide at the crack. Khama Billiat and Leonardo Castro found the again of the net for the website visitors who host the very same opponents in Soweto next Saturday in the reverse fixture.

Chiefs strike the front with 19 minutes on the clock by means of Billiat. The Zimbabwe worldwide connected up effectively with Dumisani Zumu who’s pin-point cross still left the attacker with the least complicated of finishes on his return to the stadium exactly where he achieved so substantially achievements with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Matsatsanta threatened by means of Bradley Grobler soon soon after and owning unsuccessful to just take his warning shot seriously, Chiefs had been made to spend as the forward latched onto a cross by Fagrie Lakay to degree issues in the twenty fourth minute. The striker with a poachers complete as the ball cannoned off the inside of of the post and in.

Matsatsantsa, who now firmly had their tails up, had been unlucky not to strike the front in the 28th minute as Dean Furman’s howitzer of a shot cannoned of the woodwork and out of threat.

Grobler duly accomplished his brace 7 minutes short of the crack. The forward with an unerring complete soon after the Glamour Boys unsuccessful to very clear their traces from a prolonged throw-in.

Chiefs emerged from the tunnel raring to appropriate the wrongs from the 1st 50 percent and strike again within just the opening minute. Billiat and Castro linking up effectively in the ultimate third as the latter latched onto a by means of ball with aplomb: lobbing the onrushing Williams to make it 2-2.

Matsatsantsa wrestled their way again into the tie as Grobler went close to completing his hat-trick with a rasping shot in the 77th minute, only to be denied by Itumleng Khune.

Both of those groups, however, begun to tire in the closing stages with the action dwindling substantially. Ultimately both equally groups settling for a draw – leaving it all to play for next weekend.

SuperSport United (2) 2 (Grobler 24′ 38′)

Kaizer Chiefs (1) 2 (Billiat 19′ Castro 46′)

SuperSport United: Williams Ntshangase, Daniels, Khumalo, Modiba, Furman, Letsholonyane (Keene 60′), Lakay (Phala 70′), Lungu, Rusike (Mnyamane 82′), Grobler.

Kaizer Chiefs: Khune Mphahlele, Ngezana, Cardoso, Ntiya-Ntiya, Katsande, Ntshangase, Jayiya (Parker 70′), Billiat, Zuma (Zulu 82′), Castro (Moon 90′).