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Sundowns beat Pirates 4-0 to win the Carling Cup

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The DSTV Premiership defending Champions beat a 10-men Orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium 4-0 on Saturday evening.

Pirates were reduced to ten men after defender Tapelo Xoki received a straight red card in the 20th minute after a dangerous tackle on Haashim Domingo. Sundowns took the lead three minutes later through Sphelele Mkhulise.

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The Brazilians then scored two more goals through Grant Kekana and Cassius Mailula to take a comfortable 3-0 lead after just 35 minutes. Mailula made it 4-0 for Sundowns in the 66th minute.

Earlier, Orlando Pirates avenged the defeat they suffered against bitter rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the afternoon.
The Buccaneers beat Amakhosi 6-5 on penalties, in the semi-final of the revamped Carling Cup after a game that failed to produce any goals in regulation time.

Sundowns booked their place in the final after beating Amazulu F.C 3-0.