SoccerClub looks back at the past five meetings between Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns ahead of their much-anticipated clash at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
The Buccaneers will go into this encounter after coming from behind to secure a 3-1 victory over Chippa United in their previous DStv Premiership clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this past weekend, thanks to goals by Tshegofatso Mabasa, Abel Mabaso and Goodman Mosele.
Sundowns, meanwhile, cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over TS Galaxy at Loftus Versfeld Stadium through goals from Mosa Lebusa, Peter Shalulile and Thabiso Kutumela.
The win moved Masandawana back to the top of the league standings on 10 points, while the Buccaneers are now placed fourth, level on eight points with SuperSport United and Stellenbosch FC after four games.
Pirates and Sundowns will now square off for the first time this campaign when they go head to head at the Orlando Stadium as both sides look to secure their third straight victory in the league.
Here’s how both sides fared in their five previous meetings:
Orlando Pirates 0-3 Mamelodi Sundowns – 2 May 2021
Goals from Ricardo Nascimento, Peter Shalulile and Lyle Lakay returned Mamelodi Sundowns to winning ways in style as they thrashed Orlando Pirates 3-0 at the Orlando Stadium.
Mamelodi Sundowns 4-1 Orlando Pirates – 15 April 2021
Mamelodi Sundowns claimed an emphatic 4-1 win over Orlando Pirates in the Nedbank Cup quarter-finals played at Loftus Versfeld Stadium after Peter Shalulile, Themba Zwane, Lesedi Kapinga and Hlompho Kekana all netted for Masandawana, while Tshegofatso Mabaso grabbed the Buccaneers’ consolation goal.
Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 Orlando Pirates – 2 January 2021
On the day, Orlando Pirates’ hopes of closing the gap on PSL front-runners Mamelodi Sundowns were dented as they lost 1-0 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium, with Brian Onyango netting the only goal of the match.
Mamelodi Sundowns 0-0 Orlando Pirates – 11 August 2020
Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates were forced to settle for a point each after they played out to a goalless draw at the Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium.
Orlando Pirates 1-0 Mamelodi Sundowns – 15 January 2020
On this day, Orlando Pirates kept their hopes alive of finishing in the PSL top three by defeating Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 in Soweto courtesy of a goal from Frank Mango.
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