Spanish giants Barcelona beat PSL Champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 in a friendly game to honour the late Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening.
Careless defending gifted European giants Barcelona two goals as they defeated the South African champions.
Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for the Spanish league and cup winners before Sibusiso Vilakazi pulled one goal back before a sell-out 80,000 Soweto crowd.
Although clearly second best, the 2016 African champions never lost heart and were rewarded when Vilakazi scored as Barcelona appealed for offside.
Barca forward Lionel Messi came off the bench to a standing ovation. The match is part of South Africa’s celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.
Sundowns now focus their attention on their CAF Champions’ League Group C match against Guinea side Horoya, while Barcelona finish their league season with a home game against Real Sociedad.