Phakaaathi Reporter
Football writer
1 minute read
2 Feb 2019
9:02 pm

Blow by blow: Pirates vs Esperance

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates face Tunisian club Esperance at Orlando Stadium in the Caf Champions League match.

Orlando Pirates players dejected after losing on penalties during the 2019 Nedbank Cup match between Black Leopards and Orlando Pirates at Thohoyandou Stadium. (Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix)

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– full time: Orlando Pirates 0-0 Esperance

– 90′ 4 added minutes will be played. The looks set to end as a goalless draw

– 85′ Esperance putting in a good shift in defence, clearing crosses coming into the box from Mulenga

– 80′ Esperance’s wall keeps Pirates out, the Soweto giants struggling to make their possession count

– 72′ Pirates moving into the final third, but they fail to get the final touch right for then to trouble the keeper

– 56′ Maela is booked for a late challenge on an Esperance player

– 52′ Pirates creating chances moving forward

– 49′ Pirates get a corner after Lorch’s short deflects out for a corner

– second half underway

– half time: Pirates 0-0 Esperance

– 45′ 1 minute of added time will be played

– 44′ Shonga’s goal is ruled out for offside

-30′ Belaili is booked for a challenge on Mbekile

– 25′ corner kick to Pirates

– 23′ both sides trying to build from the back whenever they have the ball

– 2′ free kick to the visitors, Sandilands makes a comfortable save

– 1′ Pule needs medical attention after clashing with an opponent

-Kickoff! The game is underway

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