Mamelodi Sundowns made it two wins in as many matches in CAF Champions League Group B after beating a 10-man Algeria side CR Belouizdad 5-1 at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium.
Sundowns made only one change from the win over Baroka FC in their last outing, as Thapelo Morena was recalled with Themba Zwane and Gaston Sirino flanking striker Peter Shalulile upfront.
Themba Zwane gave Mamelodi Sundowns the lead from the penalty spot in the fifth minute after Chouaib Keddad was red carded for a foul.
However, despite their numerical disadvantage, CR Belouizdad’s equalised in the 44th minute through midfielder Amir Sayoud.
Shortly after the half-time break Peter Shalulile made it 2-1 to the Brazilians in the 48th minute.
Zwane then extended Mamelodi Sundowns’ lead with his second goal of the match in the 55th minute.
Lebogang Maboe made it 4-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the 75th minute as their one-man advantage took its toll.
Kermit Erasmus wrapped up the scoring in the 89th minute with Mamelodi Sundowns’ fifth goal.
Mamelodi Sundowns will next be in action again in the CAF Champions League against TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, on Saturday, 6 March.
Kick-off is at 15:00 SA time.