Mamelodi Sundowns draw level with Pirates after seeing off Leopards

Mamelodi Sundowns draw level with Pirates after seeing off Leopards

- Mamelodi Sundowns defeated Black Leopards on Tuesday night to draw level on points with Orlando Pirates

- Both teams top the Absa Premiership with 53 points, but Pirates have the superior goal difference

- Gaston Sirino and Tebogo Langerman struck in the 2-1 victory over Leopards

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South African soccer fans are in for a treat as the Absa Premiership looks to be going down to the wire.

Mamelodi Sundowns drew level with table-toppers Orlando Pirates after they beat Black Leopards 2-1 on Tuesday.

Both sides now have 53 points, but Orlando Pirates boast the better goal difference with 17 compared to the 13 for Downs.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Black Leopards were no walkover and Sundowns needed to remain patient to secure the three points.

Leopards haven’t enjoyed the best run of form as their last 13 games only yielded one victory.

However, with the threat of relegation looming, they played with passion at Thohoyandou Stadium.

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Gaston Sirino opened the scoring in the 27th minute with a strike on the half-volley after an error by centre-back, Jean Munganga.

Then in the 68th minute, Tebogo Langerman volleyed past Leopards goalkeeper, King Ndlovu.

Thapelo Morena provided the assist with a cross, after receiving a through ball from Hlompho Kekana.

Leopards refused to go down without a fight and their spirit was rewarded when they pulled one back.

Unfortunately, it was too little too late as the Brazilians earned the three points they so badly needed.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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