Mamelodi Sundance scored a crucial goal and kept the result in the first match of the semifinal defeat of the Champions League against Vidad Casablanca at Complex Prince Moulay Abdel's Complex in Rabat on 2-1.
The second leg on Saturday, May 4th, at Lucas Moripe Stadium, is in the balance of Salah Edin Said's 26-minute victory, a 41-minute equalizer for Anel Ngongka and Auk Badi's 47-minute win over Vidad.
But Sundance will certainly feel that they have the opportunity to enter the second final in the Champions League for four years.
Sandown captured the Al Ahli club with a 5-1 aggregate in the quarter-finals. There was always a feeling that Vidad would be a step forward in the power of the opposition.
Moroccan club is the recent Downs bride. Vidad surprised 2016 champions in the quarterfinals on their way to winning the 2017 tournament.
In 2018, Vidad entered Pretoria and won home, while Downs were thrown into the group stage.
In this match, Sandounds won home and lost, although Vidad kept striking Brazilians to the top of Group A for the goals scored.
After some early opportunities for Sandounds, initially matching Vidad with a blow to the blow, the great, elegant, unchanged precise line of Morocco started the money for chances with attacks at a confusing pace.
Dynamic movement and delivery of Vidad Esmail El Hadad rocked Downs.
From the corner of the muscular wing, the big midfielder, Said shook off the header header that forced the first into a series of reflex ghosts from the giant-on-night Denis Onango.
From the corner of Auk Badi, on the other side, the header of the Covara membership was cleared by Temba Zvane.
Sandounds fought in the game, as Gaston Cirino's fans were guarded by goalkeeper Ahmed Reda Tagnati and Lechohang Majoe's low shot struck straight.
Vidad reacted like a nest of disturbed horn.
Their goal came after Downs's left back, Tebigo Langerman, handed the ball to Badi to join El Haddad, who stepped up Said to hit the past of Onyango.
Onyango withdrew stations from Nigeria Michel Babatunde and El Hadad.
He said that many of the Downs classes, that against an attack, in such a boiler of red, could return to 1-1.
The Downs roll-over earned an angle that blocked Hlomo Kekana's strike, a ride that flying across the Ngcongca area to link with the header.
El Hadad was the man behind Vidad who came out of the blocks with equilibrium moments after a restart. The Wingt ran on the chip above the top, and his shot was worried by Onango on the Badi trail, which stifled the second home club.
The two teams seemed to be happy to play with a pliant step in the second half, though that would also probably play to some extent in Downs' hands to admit more.
However, Downs was released when Zvan's 81-minute header hit his own right-handed player.