TSHWANE. Mamelodi Sundowns conquers SuperSport United 1-0 after N. Maema scored just 1 goal (43′). Mamelodi Sundowns was vastly superior ball possession (66%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium stadium in Tshwane on Monday and it started at 6:00 pm local time. The referee was Luxolo Badi who was helped by Simukele Jali and Oscar Tsotetsi. The 4th official was Thabo Mkhabela.
Mamelodi Sundowns was in firm control of the ball 66% while SuperSport United was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Mamelodi Sundowns was more aggressive with 73 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Mamelodi Sundowns won the encounter.
Mamelodi Sundowns shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target. Regarding the opposition, SuperSport United shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target.
Mamelodi Sundowns received 1 yellow card (Themba Zwane). Talking about the opposition, No yellow cards were issued to SuperSport United.
After this contest, Mamelodi Sundowns will have 40 points to stay in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, SuperSport United will stay with 27 points to stay in the 3rd place.
SuperSport United will host Richards Bay on the 22nd of January with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of SuperSport United (0 draws).
Mamelodi Sundowns: Formation and Lineups
Mamelodi Sundowns started with an extremely aggressive line-up (3-4-3).
The manager Rhulani Mokwena chose to play with the following team: Ronwen Williams, Khuliso Mudau, Rushine De Reuck, Teboho Mokoena, Marcelo Allende, Cassius Mailula, Mothobi Mvala, Aubrey Maphosa Modiba, Neo Maema, Gastón Sirino and Themba Zwane.
Mamelodi Sundowns made 5 changes: Gastón Sirino for Peter Shalulile (66′), Marcelo Allende for Sipho Mbule (72′), Cassius Mailula for Thabiso Kutumela (72′), Aubrey Modiba for Grant Kekana (90′) and T. Mokoena for Sifiso Ngobeni (90′).
SuperSport United: Formation and Lineups
SuperSport United started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
On the other side, Gavin Hunt played with: George Chigova, Siyabonga Nhlapo, Kegan Johannes, Luke Fleurs, Onismor Bhasera, Ghampani Lungu, Siphesihle Ndlovu, Zukile Kewuti, Thapelo Maseko, Thamsanqa Gabuza and Patrick Maswanganyi.
SuperSport United made 3 changes: Ghampani Lungu for Iqraam Rayners (59′), Zukile Kewuti for Thalente Mbatha (59′) and Thamsanqa Gabuza for Aubrey Ngoma (60′).