Mamelodi Sundowns completed a fantastic 5-2 win over Al Ahly in their CAF Champions League clash at Loftus Versfeld to progress to the quarterfinals for the fifth time in a row.
Here, you can enjoy the fan reactions from South African football followers.
Earlier in the group, they had beaten Coton Sport and Al Hilal, then they drew in Cairo to open up Group B but Sundowns produced a memorable performance in Tshwane to underline their status as one of the tournament favourites. This leaves Al Ahly close to group-stage elimination.
Chilean Marcelo Allende got the home team going with a fierce strike from outside the box which caught Mohamed El Shenawy off guard and flew into the bottom left corner.
Aubrey Modiba lost possession due to pressure from Percy Tau in front of his own box which Mohamed Sherif eventually scored and levelled the tie.
Themba Zwane then replied with a goal of his own to give Sundowns the lead once again.
What followed was a thunderbolt from Teboho Mokoena, reminiscent of former Masandawana captain Hlompho Kekana. It left the goalkeeper ‘dead’ as he watched it go in from way out of the box.
Former Downs player Percy Tau replied for Al Ahly with a well-taken individual goal down the right flank, taking Modiba to the cleaners in the process. After this, Al Ahly kept pushing forward leaving space for Peter Shalulile to score a brace, in the 70th and 80th minutes to kill the encounter.
Here is the fan reaction after this emphatic victory:
“Zamalek fans are about to cook again…”
“I saw a few calling Downs players to come to them after the game😂😂😂”.
“I’ve seen enough.
Unfortunately, Sundowns does not play the same sport as the other 15 teams in the DSTV Premiership.🥺🥺🥺”
“Magnificent performance, congratulations @Masandawana on yet another display of excellence. Hard luck to our visitors 🙌🏾”
“Mamelodi Sundowns will be the first Team You will Congratulate in South Africa after Next Month when they are Official Crowned League Champions ….”
“Ah rhulani failed at chippa and pirates dude..he has not yet proved himself anyone can win with sundowns squad.”
“Al Ahly fans really miss Pitso 🤣🤣”
“They must take Rulani😜”
“Sundowns really have no competition in this continent, their competition is far away there in Europe.”
“Was Al Ahly really that good back in the day or they only appeared that way because everyone around em was crap?
I say it’s the latter.”
“Al Ahly will appoint Rulani as their coach. We’ve seen this movie before.”
🤌🏿🤌🏿🤌🏿🤌🏿🤌🏿🤌🏿For rich clubs in Europe to sign RM and 5 Sundowns in-form players so that the league can be competitive again 🤭🤭🤭
Yena he loves his drink kodwa Mbule is a baller
Thank God they didn’t train at Naturena
Aren’t you two ashamed @orlandopirates @KaizerChiefs??