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April 20, 2013 3:30 PM IST
Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) — Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal
Referee:‬ D. Naik‎
Josimar 43′
G. Obatola 50′
And thats about it! Salgaocar manage to scrape through to a win, and cannot replicate their heroics last time around when they smashed 9 goals!
90′ +5
Handball from Pailan and a freekick from the half line. Francis Fernandes STRIKES and Soram spills it. Marcus on the follow up but he SHOOTS HIGH! WHAT A MISS!
90′ +4
Karanjit punches it well as Pailan swing the ball into the box yet again.
90′ +3
Pailan doing all the attacking but they should have realised that thumping crosses into the box will lead to nothing especially against the towering Luciano.
90′ +1
Substitution Randeep Singh Rahul Kumar
90′ +1
And we have five minutes of time added on.
Francis Fernandes swings in a freekick but held easily by Soram.
Snapshot from outside the box by Tirthankar but held well by Karanjit who saw it all the way.
Holicharan's cross from the left is athletically cleared by Augustin as Doungel was just lurking behind.
Theatrics from the Salgaocar players, as they are intent on playing out the match and wasting as much time as possible, in the process.
Substitution Ongnam Milan Singh Rajinder Kumar
Soram almost commits suicide as he passes it to Francis Fernandes who fails to take advantage as he shoots high and wide.
Blazing run down the right by substitute Marcus who accelerates past Chingkei with ease after dispossessing Tirthankar in the other half and puts in a great ball towards Josimar. Shouvik Ghosh intervenes to avert the danger.
CHANCE! Milan Singh and Doungel with a neat one two outside the box, after Milan Singh makes a lung bursting run from midfield after winning the ball. But his shot is scuffed allowing Karanjit to pick it up easily.
Pailan doing all the running and attacking now, but they have failed to manufacture a sure shot chance.
Holicharan with a crack from nowhere, and unsurprisingly it is nowhere near target.
STAT: Pailan Arrows have 51% possession while Salgaocar in spite of being ahead have only 49%.
Great bit of skill by Chingkei, the substitute as he goes on an overlapping run from left back.
Substitution G. Obatola Marcus Masceranhas
Another break in play as this time Karanjit is down, after being clattered by Kotal.
The game being bogged down as now Obatola goes down in the penalty box with an injury.
Substitution Sonu Beniwal Yumnam Chingkhei Meiti
Len is driven wide after a neat flicked pass by Tirthankar but his cross into the box is gathered easily.
Salgaocar happily moving the ball around in midfield allowing Pailan to come onto them.
Substitution Shaiju Mon Holicharan Narzary
Pailan bringing on their top striker, Holicharan Narzary as they desperately need the equaliser.
Great run down the right by Doungel who tries to flick one over Augustin Fernandes but just too long allowing Karanjit to pick it up.
Goal G. Obatola
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Out of nothing Obatola scores. Josimar with a flick on but Obatola was well marked by both Pritam Kotal and Sonu Beniwal. But a poor touch from Kotal allows Obatola to get a shot away past a diving Soram.
From Shouvik Ghosh's long ball Pailan almost carve out another chance. Tirthankar passes it first time to find Len whose first touch takes the ball too far.
Substitution Milagres Gonsalves Gilbert Oliveira
Francis Fernandes with a snapshot on the turn after Milagres put the cross in that missed Josimar. Comfortable save from Soram.
And the second half is underway with Milagres Gonsalves going down immediately.
We go into half time with the game tied at one goal a piece. After Pailan had equalised out of almost nothing, Salgaocar hit back almost immediately to account for their domination in the half.
OBATOLA! Tries a snapshot from the right flank but the goalkeeper just parries it out for a corner.
Goal Josimar
GOALLLLLLLLL! Equaliser! Josimar equalises from Francis Fernandes' cross down the right as his thumping header cannot be kept out by Soram even though he gets a hand to it.
Pritam Kotal with another great tackle in As he dispossesses Josimar with a timely sliding tackle.
Neat bit of work by Francis Fernandes and he screams for a corner, but not given.
Goal Seminlen Doungel
GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!! Brilliant work by Doungel who manufactures a goal out of nothing. From a long ball by Vishal Kumar, Len does it all by himself. He nutmegs Augustin Fernandes on the right before smashing a powerful shot past Karanjit, giving him no chance.
Out of nothing, Pailan have the Goal
Tirthankar with the free kick as Vishal Kumar is brought down...neat free kick as it just needed a touch...but it goes straight to the grateful hands of Karanjit.
Doungel gets the ball with only a defender to beat, but fails to notice Alwyn making a run down the centre, who was almost clean through. Only a corner.
CHANCE! The full back Cardozo hits a hopeful shot from outside the box from the corner. The shot was going out, but a deflection off Obatola who did not know much about it, takes it off the upright and thankfully for Pailan, it rolls out.
Poor free kick as Shouvik Ghosh clears easily for a corner.
Kotal ends up fouling Obatola giving Salgaocar a freekick from dangerous position. Randeep Singh takes it.
Yellow Card Pritam Kotal
Wayward long ball attempted by Sonu but straight to Karanjit.
Pailan Arrows are trying to make something happen finally but are let down by no strikers in the box...
Neat through pass by Shaiju Mon who bends a ball past the defenders to find Doungel but he is dragged wide, and can only win a corner.
Josimar and Obatola play a neat one two to allow Obatola a header in the box but its wide.
Pailan are not making it an easy game for Salgaocar if they were expecting another 9-0...
Francis Fernandes was clean through after a towering header by Sobrosa...but he is deemed offside.
Obatola tries to sneak in a shot being closely marked by Shouvik Ghosh, gets a shot in but fails to hit the target.
Shaiju Mon tries to hit a long range shot but well wide of the target.
Good run down the right by Shaiju Mon and he puts a cross in, but Sobrosa clears easily for only a throw in.
CHANCE! Milagres goes clean through as he gets the pass from Josimar after flicking it over Pritam Kotal but fails to finish.
Obatola plays the ball cross field and Josimar with a shot but blocked by Shouvik Ghosh.
CHANCE! Obatola with an easy chance after stealing the ball from Pritam Kotal but drags his shot wide with the left foot. Easy chance wasted.
Joshimar with the ball in the box, tries to pick out Obatola...but cleared by the Prayag Defense.
Francisco Fernandes with a great run down the left, but awesome tackle form Pritam Kotal to avert the danger.
East Bengal have a free kick but Vishal Kumar ends up fouling in the box.
STAT: Last two matches between these sides had ended at bore 0-0 draws.
Pailan in their green and white strip while Salgaocar in their away red jersey.
And we kick off!
Funnily enough both teams are helmed by their assistant managers, as both coaches are absent. Pailan have A. Symons while Salgaocar have Peter Vales in charge.
Welcome to the Salt Lake Stadium for a relatively late kick off as Pailan Arrows take on Salgaocar in Kolkata, with the weather Gods smiling...
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cornell Glen Cornell Glen
Shillong Lajong
14 3
Sunil Chhetri Sunil Chhetri
13 3
Darryl Duffy Darryl Duffy
13 2
Josimar Josimar
Mohd Sp
13 1
Ranti Martins Ranti Martins
12 0