Michael Morton, Thabo Mnyamane, Clayton Daniels and Tefu Mashamaite of Supersport United during the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup match against CF Mounana in Gabon. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Lucas Moripe Stadium - A quarrel between two spectators that almost turned into a fist fight, made up for the dull football that was on display between TP Mazembe and SuperSport United Tuesday night.

There was no sense of excitement from either team whatsoever. This performance was in stark contrast to thier first leg encounter in Congo. 

In this encounter, both Stuart Baxter and his assistant Kaitano Tembo ensured that their teams were rock solid in defence.

Only Bradley Grobler, Thabo Mnyamane and Thusa Phala were allowed up front, but they struggled in their combinations.

In the second period, Baxter sacrificed Onismor Bhasera for Jeremy Brockie to add to his attack.

That decision saw Matsatsantsa create decent scoring opportunities; however, their finishing let them down.

Just after the hour mark, Baxter threw in his trusted centre-forward Kingston Nkhatha for Grobler to help move the bus Mazembe had parked. 

But both he and Brockie struggled to do anything as Mazembe left them with no room.

Baxter will hope that his side will be more aggressive when they take on Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup Final this weekend in Durban.


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