Cape Town City beat Mamelodi Sundowns to progress

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It’s a case of deja vu in the MTN8 as Cape Town City will meet Supersport United in the final after emerging victorious against Mamelodi Sundowns via penalties at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

It was the visitors who went into the game with an advantage after a 1-0 win at Cape Town Stadium in the first leg after Taariq Fielies’ second-half strike separated the two sides.

As was expected, the visitors came out guns blazing, and it was all-out attack from the get-go, until the 25th minute when  Themba Zwane’s shot was parried back into play by Peter Leeuwunburg, falling into Jose Ali Meza’s path, who laid it across for Tony Silva to tap in into an empty net.

With the aggregate score level at one-all, a response from City was needed, and Craig Martin almost provided a

After embarking on a solo run from the halfway line before unleashing a shot from just outside the box, but Dennis Onyango was equal to the task, pulling off a brilliant save to keep City out.

The second half started with the visitors suffering a heavy blow, as one of their standout players this season, Thabo Nodada failed to return to the field after suffering a knee injury.

Try as they may, neither side could find the net in the second 45, and they contest went straight to penalties as both legs ended with identical scorelines in favour of the home side.

Leeuwenburg would prove the hero in the shootout, as he pulled off two saves, first denying Silva, then second half substitute Anthony Laffor to book Cape Town City a place in a second consecutive final, where they will meet Supersport Unite, whom they lost to in a penalty shootout last time around.

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