Twitter reacts to Sundowns v Barcelona game

Mamelodi Sundowns Denis Onyango

Tonight's match is part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.

Though Messi, Gerrard Pique and Philippe Coutinho all started from the bench, an otherwise strong Barca XI encountered few hiccups, aside from a Sibusiso Vilakazi consolation strike in the 76th minute.

The game will be Barca's second visit to South Africa.

How much can one read into a virtual exhibition match for which Barcelona flew in first thing in the morning‚ flew out straight after, and which was sprung as a surprise as much on Sundowns and their coach Pitso Mosimane as it was on Barca?

But the razzmatazz around the game is sure to be huge as Motsepe flexes his financial muscle to show that he, and not SAFA president Danny Jordaan, is arguably the most powerful man in South African football.

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Barcelona conclude their domestic campaign against Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Barcelona were ahead within three minutes as a Bangaly Soumahoro pass was intercepted by Dembele, who rifled the ball past Uganda goalkeeper Denis Onyango.

The hosts had a great chance to level matters 10 minutes later when Percy Tau sprinted clear through on goal, but he tried to get too clever with an attempted chip and Barcelona keeper Andre ter Stegen made a comfortable save.

However, Barcelona were still finding holes in the Premieship champions' defence at will and Kekana had to clear a Dembele effort off his own line, while Denis Suarez almost added a third when his header hit the bar six minutes before half-time in Soweto.

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