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Petro de Luanda Left Frustrated By Kaizer Chiefs

Petro de Luanda produced a lacklustre display in a dull 0-0 draw with Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday evening.

Chiefs started the game well and threatened the Angolans goal without testing Signori António in the Petro goal.

The home side nearly went ahead inside the opening minute but Daniel Akypei pulled off a fine save to keep out Domingos Antonio’s attempted lob.

Lebogang Manyama proved to be a tricky customer for the Petro defence, as he headed just wide of the upright in the 10th minute, after being picked out by Mashiane from the left.

Petro de Luanda went close with a chance of their own in the 16th minute, as Ricardo Job’s glancing header sailed into the side-netting.

Akpeyi came to Amakhosi’ rescue in the 19th minute, as he pulled off a superb save to keep out Kiaku’s curling effort from the edge of the area.

Petro grew stronger as the half went on and started creating more chances and they went close in the 29th minute when Azulao’s header was saved by Akpeyion the line.

Kaizer Chiefs squandered a chance to break the deadlock five minutes before the half time break when Mathoho could only fire straight at Antonio from six-yards out.

Antonio frustrated Kaizer Chiefs yet again on the stroke of half time, as the Petro shot-stopper showed great reflexes to keep out Lzarus Kambole’s glancing header.

Petro dictated play for most of the second half but they were left frustrated by Akpeyi in the 60th minute, as he did well to keep out Sengui’s stinging free-kick.

Gavin Hunt made his intentions clear to get the all important goal, as he introduced the likes of Samir Nurkovic and Reeve Frosler to bolster the Amakhosi attack.

Nurkovic was presented with a chance to hand Chiefs the lead in the 82nd minute but he blazed over the crossbar from inside the area, after being teed up by Zulu.

Petro threw everything forward in the final stages of the game but could not bypass a stubborn Kaizer Chiefs defence and an inspired Carsado, who denied Manuel in stoppage time.

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