Highlights: TS Galaxy send Sundowns packing in CKO

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  • Post published:October 19, 2023

TS Galaxy secured their place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals after claiming a 5-4 win against Mamelodi Sundowns in a penalty shootout at the Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The Rockets opened the scoring in the 13th minute through Sphiwe Mahlangu who found the net after Bongani Zungu failed to clear the ball at the post before the ball rolled past Reyaad Pieterse.

Mlungisi Mbunjana doubled his sides lead in the 16th minute when he headed the ball home from a Higor Vidal corner kick.

Sundowns managed to pull a goal back in the 57th minute when Marcelo Allende unleashed a strike from outside the box to find the ball far corner.

Substitute Gaston Sirino proved to be Sundowns’ saviour in stoppage time after he scored a 97th-minute goal to send the game into extra time.

Neither side were could to find the winning goal in 120 minutes of play forcing the game to be settled in a penalty shootout which Galaxy went on to win 5-4.

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