Match Report - Game 69 - Cape Town City FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns
Date published: 16 April 2017 by Bongani Silandu
The game, which was attended and watched by what was the second biggest crowd of the tournament, didn’t disappoint as it started on a high with both teams applying an attacking style of play.
Mamelodi Sundowns had the first chance of the game as Tony Zwane played a fantastic throughball for Garinkame Modise who failed to hit the target.
Mamelodi Sundowns started dominating the game more as they forced Cape Town City FC to play a more defensive style of play.
Cape Town City formed a threat when on a counter-attack as they used the pace of Safwan Hendricks on the right flank to bring in quality crosses in the air as it benefited their tall striker Onke Tyhukwane nicknamed The Beast.
The game went to the halftime break with both sides having failed to convert their opportunities.
The second half began with Cape Town City making a change in order to bring more options when attacking.
The change for Cape Town City had an instant impact on the game as they hit the cross bar twice before Mamelodi Sundowns cleared the threat.
The game ended with neither team having broken the deadlock and it was time for an entertaining 15 minutes of extra time.
Mamelodi Sundowns pushed for a winner early in the first half of extra time but failed to convert any of the chances they created.
The game ended on a goalless draw and it went to the much anticipated penalty shoot-outs.
Mamelodi Sundowns were victorious by 5 goals to 4 as they converted all their penalty while Cape Town City missed a penalty taken by Shane Roberts to bow them out.