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By Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Football Journalist

Goss the hero as SuperSport edge Cape Town City out of Nedbank Cup

Goss saved three penalties for Matsatsantsa after a very tight game.

Ricardo Goss was the hero for SuperSport United after helping the club beat Cape Town City in the Nedbank Cup last 32.

Matsatsantsa won 3-1 on penalties at Lucas Moripe Stadium, with Goss, fresh from watching Ronwen Williams at the Africa Cup of Nations, saving three penalties in the shootout.

A tight game had finished 1-1 after extra time.

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The home team were the first to score, before Cape Town City managed to fight their way back into the game. SuperSport had a promising first half, with the first real chance of the game falling for Etiosa Ighodaro, but Darren Keet made a brilliant save in the 15th minute to deny the Nigerian.

A few minutes later, the home side were presented with another chance. This time around youngster Shandre Campbell made no mistake as he slotted the ball into the back of the net to give his team the lead.

SuperSport were brought back down to earth on the stroke of half time as Khanyisa Mayo made it 1-1.

Xulu saves SuperSport

The Mother City-based outfit got close to taking the lead for the first time in the game just after the hour mark, with Goss out of position, but Siyanda Xulu managed to make two crucial blocks to keep his team in the match.

Meanwhile, with just 10 minutes of regular time remaining, Bradley Grobler had a good chance to make it 2-1 for SuperSport with a t Lorenzo Gordinho was there to make sure the ball didn’t go into the net.

The first 15 minutes of extra-time saw both teams letting slip good chances. Grobler was first to see his header go inches wide, while Gordinho also with a header at the other end cleared off the line by the Matsatsantsa defence.

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Nothing much transpired in terms of chances in the second half of extra-time, leaving Goss to step up as the star of the show in the shootout.

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