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Orlando Pirates win Soweto derby to book a spot in Carling Cup Final

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Orlando Pirates have won the second semifinal of the Carling Cup after beating arch rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the Soweto derby.

Both teams cancelled each other at the regular time of the game. With the final to be played at 5 pm this afternoon, the game had to go straight to penalties after regulation time.

The penalty lottery started well for both teams as they managed to score their first five penalties each. The goalkeepers could not do much about the quality shown by both teams in the penalties.

The deciding penalty came through the 6th taker for both teams as Sifiso Hlanti ballooned his effort over the bar from the spot for Kaizer Chiefs. It was all up to Vincent Pule to convert the spot kick for Orlando Pirates which he did so comfortably.

In the first semifinal, Mamelodi Sundowns eased past Amazulu to book their spot in the final of the Carling Cup. Sundowns scored three goals in the encounter without a reply from Amazulu.

The final of the Carling Cup will be played at the FNB stadium on Saturday afternoon at 5pm. Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to avenge themselves against Pirates as they lost to the same opponent in the MTN8 semifinal three weeks back.

Orlando Pirates will be looking to add a second silverware to their trophy cabinet in a space of two weeks.

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