Riveiro believes there were a lot of positives for his side in the MTN8 semi-final first-leg against Masandawana they hosted at Orlando Stadium.
Now, all eyes are on the return leg that will take place on 23 October with the Tshwane giants hosting the match at their alternative venue New Peter Mokaba.
While the Brazilians dominated the game in terms of ball possession, the Sea Robbers had more goal attempts than the visitors.
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“Intense, with small and short moments for every team but most of the 90 minutes, most of the time during the 90 minutes quite equal,” Riveiro told SuperSport TV after the game.
“I think the first half was really under control, we didn’t suffer so much or at all I have to say, to control the situation in our offensive phase.
“And we got also in attack to create some problems, we were really not clinic in our transitions in the first half.
“Second half they started better or I have that feeling the beginning was better, Mokoena was creating problems for us to defend, we became a bit low in our block.
“But after we correct the situation, okay there’s always threats with [Peter] Shalulile running behind and they brought a lot of quality from the bench as well.
“But overall I think the game that everybody expects, equal and with Pirates showing that we can compete also in these types of games, we’re going serious.”