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Sundowns not getting carried away, despite biggest win in Champions League

Sundowns' winning margin is the biggest yet by a South African team in the Champions League. By Herman Gibbs Mamelodi Sundowns co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has rightfully expressed reservations about his team’s lack of killer instinct despite their historic 5-1 Champions League win over Algeria's CR Belouizdad in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, over the weekend. Sundowns' winning margin is the biggest yet by a South African team in the Champions League. The Algerians, however, suffered a massive setback three minutes into the game as their central defender Chouaib Keddad was red-carded, and Sundowns scored from the resultant penalty. Despite being a man down, Belouizdad scored the only other goal in the first half, and the teams were level-pegging at halftime. “I want my players to learn from this match," said Mngqithi. “I believe that if defender (Keddad) decided to let the ball go on, they would have remained with a good number, and they would have had a fighting chance in the game. “We had a superior numerical advantage in the first half, and we took that to our heads. “We did not apply ourselves fully by looking for more possession and trying to penetrate.” Mngqithi said his

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