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  • 2 December 2013
  • • 18:00
  • • Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune, Mahārāṣṭra

Live Commentary

  • Mumkbai FC climb out of the relegation zone a Mohun Bagan go down into it. East BEngal still stuck in ninth,
  • The man of the match has been adjudged to be Anwar Ali.
  • 90' + 3'
    SubstitutionYusif Yakubu Peter Costa
  • 90' + 3'
    Mumbai wind down the clock as MFC make their final sub. Rather no need. Full time Folks! Mumbai FC on the winning side of things finally as they triumph over East Bengal by three goals to two.
  • 90' + 1'
    Ryuji Seuoka plays a neat one two with his teammate on the edge of the Mumbai box, but his final touch lets him down.
  • 90'
    Doungel fouls Amiri as the referee signals three minutes of time added on.
  • 87'
    Goal Ryuji Sueoka
    GOAL GOAL GOAL! Ryuji Seouka heads home from close range to reduce the deficit for East Bengal! 3-2. Game on in the dying minutes.
  • 87'
    Relentless East Bengal pressure on the hosts now as the search for an equalizer.
  • 84'
    Another wasted chance as the East Bengal forward over hits the ball.
  • 84'
    Another wasted chance as the East Bengal forward over hits the ball.
  • 84'
    Another wasted chance as the East Bengal forward over hits the ball.
  • 83'
    SubstitutionC. Lobo Subodh Kumar
  • 83'
    Dika Ralte releases Lobo on the right.The ball has just a bit too much on it though.
  • 80'
    Yellow/Red Ahmad Hatifie
  • 80'
    That moment of madness could see the floodgates of attack open up for East Bengal as Gaikwad now test the keeper with a low cross from the right
  • 79'
    A red card for Hatife! The Afghan is adjudged to have elbowed the Japanese international Ryuji Seouka!
  • 78'
    A Nicholas Rodrigues shot from around 40 yards out sees Abhijit Mondal grasp comfortably.
  • 76'
    SubstitutionP. Pradeep Sandjar Ahmadi
  • 76'
    A counter from Mumbai leads to Yakubu taking his shot from nearly 25 yards out. Flies out for a corner after a deflection.
  • 75'
    Ashutosh Mehta goes galloping forward into the opposition box as his low cross into the box cannot be capitalized on.
  • 74'
    SubstitutionThockchom Singh Raju Gaikwad
  • 74'
    MFC set up a beautiful series of passes on the edge of the visiting teams box. However East Bengal garner the danger and clear.
  • 73'
    Great fight shown by Ryuji Seuoka. battling with the Mumbai Right back getting back the ball twice befire its finally cleared.
  • 71'
    Edeh Chidi blasts over from the edge of the box. He needs to choose his options wisely.
  • 68'
    A great cross by Naoba Singh but its met equally well by the MFC defender for a corner. The resulting corner is cleared behind his own goal by Ashutosh Mehta for another corner.
  • 67'
    Yellow Card Ahmad Hatifie
  • 65'
    Goal P. Pradeep
    GOAL GOAL GOAL! Mumbai score thanks to a Pradeep bullet header who thumps home a sumptuous cross from Nicholas Rodrigues. 3-1 Mumbai FC
  • 64'
    SubstitutionShylo Malswamtulunga Seminlen Doungel
  • 60'
    The start stop nature of the second half will really help the home team who just needs to hold on to their lead.
  • 58'
    And we have yet another stoppage of play as Nidhin Lal and Cavin Lobo are both down as Lobo goes crashing into the mumbai stopper after Meetei leaves it for the goalie to collect.
  • 56'
    Mumbai FC seize the initiative and try to launch a counter but Yakubu decides to shoot from midfield. Now that wasn't close to a Beckham!
  • 52'
    Okpara with a backheel to release Khabra who exchanges an one two with Saumik but the skipper's first touch has too much on it.
  • 51'
    Sueoka breaks forward and almost pierces the Mumbai defense with a lovely through ball for Chidi but Amiri with a vital interception.
  • 50'
    East Bengal fail to build up an attack as Naoba gives away the ball yet again!
  • 50'
    Ahhhhhhh! NP Pradeep smashes it aimlessly after Yakubu chests the ball back to the midfielder's path.
  • 49'
    N.P. Pradeep shoots just over
  • 47'
    Well status quo is restored. Cross from the right and Yakubu gets the header in easily beating Naoba Singh! But straight to Abhijit Mondal.
  • 46'
    And the second half is underway
  • 45' + 3'
    Mumbai FC lead East Bengal by 2 goals to 1 as the first half ends.
  • 45' + 3'
    And thus ends the half.
  • 45' + 2'
    East Bengal livid as they feel Cavin Lobo's quick cross on the right was handled by the Mumbai defender Referee doesn't give an inch.
  • 45'
    Three minutes added on as Mohammed Rafi goes through on Goal thanks to, you guessed it, Yakubu's through ball. Uga clears just in time.
  • 43'
    East Bengal rabid on the right as they earn they earn themselves a corner. But it comes to nothing.
  • 41'
    Saumik Dey puts in a brilliant cross that's just about dealt with by Mumbai FC.
  • 39'
    2-1 Mumbai.
  • 37'
    Goal Ahmad Hatifie
    GOAL GOAL GOAL! What a tie!. Mumbai's Yakubu is running rampant! He gets a ball in on the right and runs unchallenged for about 20 yards before laying it square to Hatifie. The medio then hits a cutter, which hits the inside of the right crossbar before finding the back of the net.
  • 35'
    A moment of indecision as the Mumbai defense play a horrible back pass to Lal, who has no option but to concede the corner. The corner is poor and is easily cleared by the MFC defense
  • 32'
    Goal C. Lobo
    GOAL GOAL GOAL! East Bengal equalize as Cavin Lobo drives through the middle dummying the defender twice before firing in a low cross body shot that finished in the bottom corner of Lal's goal. That shot had some power in it.
  • 29'
    A diving header from the East Bengal striker draws another save from Lal. Corner for East Bengal. The corner is well cleared.
  • 28'
    Lalrindika swings in a ball from a feeekick he gained for the team. Nidhin Lal collects acrobatically.
  • 27'
    Mondal down and needs attention here. Looks like the action has taken an impact on him too.
  • 26'
    Action at the East bengal end. Its all happening here folks! A Yakubu shot is initially parried away by Mondal but it lands to Pradeep, who shoots straight at the fallen keeper. The ball somehow lands up at Uga's feet who tries to clear it, but it falls right back to Mondal
  • 25'
    A great cross is put in from the East Bengal left as Amiri gets it away.
  • 24'
    The Mumbai defenders though get back in time to defend the ball, which takes a deflection of Lawrence before landing up on the roof of the net. The resulting corner is cleared.
  • 24'
    A moment of brilliance from the visitors. A cross from the right picks up Chidi who draws his opposition defender out of position and sets up Cavin Lobo on the edge of the box and the midfileder plays a dummy before hitting it with his left.
  • 22'
    Corner for East Bengal, the first of the match nad its a dangerous one as Meitei clears to safety.
  • 20'
    Cavin Lobo is under a lot of scrutiny as he upends Amiri. The East Bengal player must tread lightly from now on.
  • 17'
    Cavin Lobo again in the wrong end of things as he invites the referee to book him again. No card dished out though
  • 16'
    Yakubu is announcing his arrival in style! A sumptuous cross from the right is met acrobatically by Mohammed Rafi who's finish is just wide. That shot had Abhijit Mondal in the East Bengal goal rooted.
  • 15'
    A great cross field ball by Uga, met by Dey who charges down the left and unleashes Lalrindika Ralte who puts in a deep cross. But that's again dealt with by the Mumbai defense.
  • 12'
    East Bengal trying to exploit the left as the unleash a couple of dangerous crosses, but both are dealt with by the Mumbai defense.
  • 10'
    Heated scenes here at the stadium as East Bengal claim the tackle on Dey by Hatifie deserved a booking. None given. Tempers flare.
  • 8'
    Soumik Dey looks like he's taken a knock on the head. Getting treatment
  • 7'
    Edeh Chidi upends Amiri in the Mumbai box. Lal restarts play.
  • 3'
    Lalrindika dinks in a great ball from the left, but thats dealt with by the Mumbai defense.
  • 3'
    A swift ball up from the defense is swept home by the forward who chases it like a man on a mission, brushes aside the defender and clinically finishes into the bottom right corner of the East Bengal Goal.
  • 2'
    Goal Yusif Yakubu
    GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL! What a way to announce your arrival. Yusif Yakubu goes down as one of the fastest goals scored in the I-League this season.
  • 1'
    Yellow Card C. Lobo
  • 1'
    And we have our first yellow card of the day as Cavin Lobo goes into the book following a rash tackle on Climax
  • East Bengal get us under way!
  • East Bengal in their flaming yellow away kits look to pounce on sixth today with three games in hand. Mumbai want to get themselves out of the dropzone. Tasty affair.
  • And here come the teams folks! A lot of East Bengal fans in the stadium cheering on the Kolkata titans as they are led out by Captain Harmanjot Singh Khabra while Mumbai in their away kits are led by Climax Lawrence
  • Dark clouds litter the air around around the stadium as it looks like the heavens will drench us in just a few minutes.
  • Kickoff is expected in another 5 minutes. Lets us know on our twitter accounts, who you favour to win this tie! #MFC #EBFC
  • It seems Mumbai FC have parted ways with Hashmatullah Barikzai, while Peter Costa, the fourth IMG-R recruit is joined on the bench by Sanjdar Ahmadi. Barikzai being let off by Mumbai FC is somewhat of a surprise. He did play well for all the matches they have featured in.
  • Mumbai FC on the other hand introduce a raft of changes with Yusif Yakubu in the starting line-up along with Mohammed Rafi N.P. Pradeep and Khelemba Meitei from the IMG-R league all starting. 
  • East Begnal lack Mehtab Hossain who is out with injury but luckily for Armando Colaco, he has an otherwise full squad to choose from.
  • Hello and a very good evening to all you folks tuning in from all over the world, as this bout of round twelve of the I-League takes us to the Shiv Chhatrapati Balewadi Sports complex in Pune. The match will witness Mumbai FC take on East Bengal in what is billed as a very tight and fiesty encounter