But in the end, they fell short in the second half. It was a match that they could have walked away with a point.
It was not be after Sundowns turned up the heat in the second half scoring two quick goals that killed the match off as a contest.
Sundowns' first goal proved to be a source of consternation for City boss Eric Tinkler, however, who questioned the referee’s decision to award a free-kick despite awarding what he felt was ample advantage.
Tinkler believes that controversial goal was not supposed to stand and it proved to be their biggest downfall.
"We didn't take our chances and when you don't take your chances against a quality team like Sundowns, you are eventually going to get punished," he said during his post-match press conference.
Do you agree with Tinkler on this one?
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