Petro full of belief ahead of second leg vs Sundowns

Petro de Luanda coach Alexandre Santos says their 2-1 win over Mamelodi Sundowns over the weekend gives them the belief that they can progress to the semi-final of the Caf Champions League.

Santos described the home win in Luanda as “an extraordinary feat” after his side came from behind to stun Sundowns in the quarterfinal first-leg match at Estadio 11 de Novembro.

 “It is a slender lead, but it is better than not winning and beating Sundowns is an extraordinary feat,” he told Petro de Luanda website.

He said what mattered most was that his team made use of home-ground advantage in the first leg, adding that the second leg would have its dynamics.

 “It means that Sundowns have to do something to win, and we have to do something to get to the last minute of the game in South Africa to play in the game. It will be fantastic for us, and we really want to reach the semi-finals,” Santos said.

Brazilian Tiago Azulao scored for Petro De Luanda after Lyle Lakay had given the 2016 champions Sundowns an early lead.

The game was not short of drama as Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe ruled out what the South Africans thought was a late leveller after the VAR review.

After the VAR review, the hosts also had a would-be third goal declined to leave the tie evenly balanced going into the second leg in Pretoria on Saturday.

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