Pirates outclass Chiefs on penalties to reach Carling Black Label Final

Mduduzi Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs dribbling Miguel Timm of Orlando Pirates photo- Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates beat Kaizer Chiefs 6-5 on penalties, to join Mamelodi Sundowns in the Carling Black Label Cup Final after the game finished 0-0 after 90 minutes at the FNB Stadium.

Both sides made cautious starts to the match, but Chiefs came closest to opening the scoring with just over six minutes gone, as Erick Mathoho’s header went just over the bar.

The Buccaneers were able to dominate the possession as the first half progressed, but could not create anything from a Tapelo Xoli’s free kick in the 19th minute, while a Fortune Makaringe shot also did not bring the desired result.

Chiefs started to look more threatening on the attack towards half-time, as a Nkosingiphile Ngcobo shot went just past the post.

 The Buccaneers defenders came under pressure again, as the half-hour mark approached, when Khama Billiat ran down the middle to face Siyabonga Mpontshane, but Sandile Mthethwa scrambled across to deny him from scoring.

Monnapule Saleng floated the ball deep into the Amakhosi box from a free kick, but Brandon Petersen cleared the danger to save the day for Chiefs.

A goal from off the bench Ashley Du Preez in the 78th that could have possibly sealed the game for Amakhosi, was ruled offside and the game remained goalless after 90 minutes.

After an  entertaining 0-0 draw, the match was decided via a penalty shootout, and Pirates scored all six to edge Amakhosi 6-5 to go through to the final.

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Orlando Pirates' Miguel Timm fighting for ball with Kaizer Chiefs' young star Mduduzi Tshabalala photo- Orlando Pirates
Orlando Pirates’ Miguel Timm fighting for ball with Kaizer Chiefs’ young star Mduduzi Tshabalala photo – Orlando Pirates