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AFC Challenge Cup

  • 13 March 2012
  • • 14:30
  • • Dashrath Rangasala, Kathmandu
  • Referee: C. Mahapab
  • • Attendance: 200

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 3'
    Full-Time: DPR Korea 4-0 India: The Chollima enter the semi-finals with a 100% record as they thrashed the Blue Tigers in their final group B game. Savio Medeira's side have been nothing short of a disaster in the competition as they have failed to score a goal in their three matches. Ciao for now, stay with us for the report and Champions League action tonight!
  • 90' + 2'
    The DPR Korea supporters are celebrating with cymbals...
  • 90' + 2'
    News from the other match is Philippines are leading 2-1 to Tajikistan...Way to go, Azkals...
  • 90'
    The Indians clear their lines but fail to stitch together an apt move...
  • 89'
    Gaikwad concedes a corner with Kim Ju-Song being around.
  • 88'
    Nabi moves ahead for the first time in the match and his cross goes straight to the goalkeeper...
  • 85'
    Jon Kwang-Ik's cross from the left saw Jang Kuk-Chol rise above and head it over the bar.
  • 83'
    India haven't been able to win any aerial duels and given that they do have a tendency to blast the ball over for the strikers...they need to re-think their strategies.
  • 82'
    And there comes the moment...Sabeeth has got to touch the ball at last.
  • 80'
    The manner in which DPR Korea have managed to keep hold of the ball is just beautiful to watch. Top class performance by the North Koreans
  • 79'
    Kim Ju-Song blasts his shot over...Poor attempt from the substitute
  • 77'
    And now Francis finds Sushil and he doesn't get the return ball as Sushil's touch is heavy. The move has fizzled out
  • 76'
    Just to give you an idea of the proceedings: Sabeeth hasn't managed to touch the ball once since coming on
  • 74'
    And that could have been 5-0! Kim Ju-Song's shot was deflected by Gaikwad which allowed Subhashis to make the save. Thankfully this time he is able to hold onto the ball for a change.
  • 72'
    So who would you place your bet on? India scoring or DPR Korea adding a couple more? Tweet us your opinion @GOAL_COM_IN
  • 70'
    Goal Chol-Myong Ri
    GOAL GOAL! DPR Korea score another and this time it's Ri Chol-Myong putting his head to good use after receiving a pinpoint cross from the right with Ri Kwang-Hyok providing the assist
  • 67'
    Chhetri's miserable run in the competition comes to an end. The captaincy is handed over to Nabi and Sabeeth is brought in
  • 67'
    SubstitutionSunil Chhetri C S Sabeeth
  • 66'
    The Chollima's have had it far too easy in this game. One has to wonder which aspect of Team India has clicked...
  • 65'
    SubstitutionMyong-Guk Ri Myong Gil Kim
  • 65'
    Kim Myong-Gil is being introduced between the sticks by the DPR Korea coach for the final 25 minutes or so.
  • 63'
    SubstitutionNam-Chol I Pak Hyon-Song Ri
  • 62'
    India win a free-kick which Pereira sends it over to the far post which is easily defended by the Koreans.
  • 61'
    It has been a poor performance once again by the Indians and there has to be a serious introspection on the way ahead
  • 60'
    SubstitutionJ. Raja Lenny Rodrigues
  • 59'
    Goal Nam-Chol I Pak
    GOAL GOAL! Pak Nam-Chol I scores in his third consecutive match for the North Koreans. He picks the ball after a misclearance hands the ball over. Nam Chol- I finds his way into the box, Gouramangi dives, Subhashis commits itself and the midfielder makes a mockery of the Indian defense to score.
  • 57'
    News from the other match: Philippines have equalised ...Game On!
  • 56'
    Despite having seven players inside the box during a set-piece, what's surprising is that the Indians can't connect with the ball.
  • 55'
    Francis Fernandes gives away the possession after Chhetri had won it only seconds back.
  • 54'
    SubstitutionMyong-Il Jang Ju-Song Kim
  • 54'
    Kim Ju-Song makes his way in as Jang Myong-Il is taken off...
  • 51'
    Medeira has been doing a running commentary throughout ...shouting instructions at every instance...
  • 50'
    Francis finds Chhetri and the diminutive striker turns to shoot ...straight to Ri Myong-Guk...
  • 48'
    Will India score a goal in the Challenge Cup this time around? They have less than 45 minutes to do so...
  • 47'
    News has come in that Tajikistan are leading Philippines by 1-0...If the score remains the same, Tajikistan would progress into the next round
  • 46'
    India kick-off the proceedings in the second half
  • HALF-TIME: DPR Korea 2-0 India: The North Koreans have been a dominant force and unexpectedly so, the Blue Tigers have been second best for most parts. Stay with us for the second half action...Tweet us your views on GOAL_COM_IN
  • 44'
    Ok...the scoreline showed three however we now learn that the goal has been disallowed as Jong Il-Gwan was in an offside position.
  • 42'
    What now for India? They have already conceded two and if DPR Korea continue to attack, expect some more goals in this competition.
  • 39'
    GOAL GOAL! Jong Il-Gwan finds the back of the net. Off a cross from the right, Jang Kuk-Chol rises the highest among the Indian defenders to see his header being palmed away by Subhashis...Jong Il-Gwan was around to slot the ball home
  • 38'
    POOR! Sunil Chhetri traps the ball and cuts inside Pak Nam-Chol II but his shot is way over and fails to test the goalkeeper
  • 37'
    Jong Il-Gwan turns and sends in a shot which Subhashis manages to collect
  • 34'
    Goal Kwang-Hyok Ri
    GOAL GOAL! Ri Chol-Myong's comes into the box and unleashes a shot which Subashis just about manages to block with Ri Kwang-Hyok doing the needful off the rebound.
  • 33'
    Pak Nam-Chol I weaves his way into the box but Nirmal Chettri wins the ball for India
  • 32'
    Wasted! Sushil Singh lobs the ball straight to the Korea custodian instead of trying to find a team-mate.
  • 30'
    Gouramangi and Rocus combine to deny Jong Il-Gwan a chance to shoot.
  • 30'
    Gouramangi and Rocus combine to deny Jong Il-Gwan a chance to shoot.
  • 28'
    The North Koreans enjoyed a decent spell of possession and off a counter, Anthony found Jewel whose cross was trapped by Chhetri to lay it for Sushil whose shot is poor and wide.
  • 26'
    DPR Korea have dominated the play so far however it has been very commanding display either.
  • 24'
    SubstitutionReisangmi Vashum Francis Fernandes
  • 24'
    Vashum has taken a knock and Medeira is forced to introduce Francis Fernandes
  • 22'
    Jong Il-Gwan takes on his man inside the box in Nabi and tries to shoot but fails to find the target.
  • 19'
    Jang Kuk-Chol sends in a header which goes way over the bar after receiving a cross from the right.
  • 17'
    Nirmal Chettri sends in a cross which Chhetri can't reach. Coach Savio Medeira is urging his players to close the gap and win the ball
  • 15'
    Some nice touches from Chhetri to Anthony to Sushil to Rocus ...However the Salgaocar medio releases the ball far too ahead and Vashum is also flagged offside.
  • 13'
    Jewel Raja unleashes a tame shot which saw the goalkeeper Ri Myong-Guk dive to his right to cover...
  • 12'
    India get to see the ball due to a poor pass from the DPR KOrea winger from the left.
  • 10'
    Good Stuff! Jon Kwang-Ik gets past Anthony Pereira with ease and sends in a looping ball which the two strikers fail to connect under no pressure from the Indian defence as the ball goes into the hands of the Indian custodian.
  • 8'
    The pace at which DPR Korea pass is exceptional and commendable. India, on the other hands, look a tired lot when compared to their opponents.
  • 7'
    The 'unfit' Sunil Chhetri, as described by coach Savio Medeira, pulls down Ri Kwang-Hyok in his attempt to win the ball.
  • 5'
    The defending champions are in the mood to score goals as India already look vunerable
  • 3'
    Goal Kwang Ik Jon
    GOAL GOALJewel Raja concedes the first free-kick in a dangerous position as he fouls Jon Kwang-Ik. Off the free-kick, Pak Nam-Chol I's attempt is cleared as far as on Jon Kwang-Ik...who slots it back home as the Indian defence was caught sleeping while the goalkeeper was wrong footed.
  • 2'
    STAT: India haven't yet scored in the competition in this edition and have conceded four while DPR Korea have scored four and conceded none.
  • 1'
    And here we go as DPR Korea kickoff the proceedings...
  • India have made 5 changes to their line-up from the last match: Subashis, Nirmal, Raju, Gouramangi, Nabi, Anthony Pereira, Rocus Lamare, Jewel Raja, Sushil Singh and Sunil Chhetri
  • The Blue Tigers are out of the contention for a place in the semis while DPR Korea have topped the group and booked a berth in the semis.,
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