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Orlando Pirates may have been stunned by a goal that has gone viral around the world, but coach Augusto Palacios feels they should have wrapped up the match long before in their 1-1 draw with Baroka FC on Wednesday.

Augusto Palacios
Augusto Palacios, coach of Orlando Pirates during the Carling Black Label Cup Training on the 25 July 2012 at Rand Stadium
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Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke scored with virtually the last kick of the game with a miraculous over-head kick following a corner for what looks an early certainty for PSL Goal of the Season.

It was a stunning moment that denied Pirates an extra two points after they had been given the lead by Justice Chabalala, netting his first goal for the club, shortly after halftime.

And Palacios was irritated that his team were not out of sight by the time Masuluke performed his heroics.

“We had two clear chances at the end and we did not convert those chances. Obviously the opponent starts playing long balls and you can see how many corners we conceded and their only option was to pump the ball,” Palacios said.

“We tried to keep the possession and keep the ball flowing but we lost two points unnecessarily. We need to continue forward.

“If you don’t convert your chances the opponent is obviously going to equalise. We didn’t score the clear chances that we had and it became difficult because in the last five minutes if we had just converted one of the chance we had we would have finished the game.

“It was a difficult game and we defended very well but unfortunately football is like this and in the last minute [they] equalised.”

SuperSport

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