Orlando Pirates and SuperSport went into the halftime break level pegging in their MTN8 quarter-final on Saturday evening.
Both sides came into the encounter having registered their first wins of the Absa Premiership during the week.
The Buccaneers enjoyed a lot of possession in the early stages and they went ahead on 14 minutes when Augustine Mulenga combined with Justin Shonga before poking the ball past Ronwen Williams.
SuperSport nearly restored parity on 27 minutes when Teboho Mokoena shaved the outside of the upright with a stunning strike from distance.
However, the visitors were not to be denied on 34 minutes as Dean Furman combined with Evans Rusike before firing a superb left-footed strike past Siyabonga Mpontshane.
Both sides went in search of more goals in the closing stages of the half, but they were unable to create cut chances and went into the break level at 1-1.