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  • 4 May 2013
  • • 17:15
  • • Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco da Gama, Goa
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  • FULL TIME: Dempo SC 2-2 East Bengal
  • 90' + 5'
    A well-aimed cross by Ralte to Chidi in inside the Dempo box, but the latter wasn't able to control the same on his chest
  • 90' + 3'
    Three more tense minutes!
  • 90' + 2'
    Chidi unleashes a weak attempt wide of the left post
  • 90'
    Six minutes added time
  • 88'
    CLOSE!!! Dempo midfielder Godwin Franco's right-footer goes wide of the right post
  • 85'
    A tense situation for East Bengal who need a win at all costs to stay in contention of lifting the I-League title
  • 83'
    Goal Ishfaq Ahmed
    GOOOAALLL!!!! It's East Bengal substitute Ishfaq Ahmed who converts his chance after being set-up by Barisic. 2-2!
  • 82'
    We have received news that Peter Carvalho, who got injured earlier, hasn't suffered from any serious injuries
  • 77'
    Substitution Penn Orji Andrew Barisic
  • 77'
    East Bengal's Andrew Barisic could have earned his name on the scoresheet on the minute of being brought on for Penn Orji, but the Australian striker headed wide a cross from Chidi from hand-shaking distance in the 77th minute.
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Godwin Franco
  • 74'
    Goal John Menyongar
    GOOAALLL!!! And another substitute Menyongar gives Dempo the lead for the first time in the match, after the Liberian snatched the ball from the opponent's grasp and charged ahead to beat Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in his area
  • 72'
    Substitution Sanju Pradhan Ishfaq Ahmed
  • 70'
    The Dempo players meanwhile haven't looked their best on the day, still trying to get creative in attack
  • 66'
    East Bengal will be looking for nothing less than a win today, as I'd explained earlier. Can they get another goal and prevent themselves from conceding another?
  • 63'
    SHOT!!! A powerful rightfooter by Chidi is tipped above his post by Dempo keeper Roychowdhury
  • 61'
    Substitution Baljit Sahni C. Lobo
  • 60'
    Good run by Sueoka down the left flank to put it across to Joy on the far side, who set-up Sakibo, but the Nigerian wasn't able to control the ball inside the East Bengal box
  • 55'
    So the match is as good as fresh with the scores level
  • 53'
    Chidi scores, but his attempt is flagged off-side
  • 51'
    Substitution Peter Carvalho John Menyongar
  • 50'
    Dempo player Peter Carvalho meanwhile accidentally crashed against the post in the same meelee and it is believed that the midfielder has hurt his jaw
  • 48'
    Goal Joy Ferrao
    GOOAAALLL!!! Godwin Franco's free-kick is headed in by substitute Joy Ferrao, who replaced Clifford Miranda at the start of the second half
  • 46'
    Substitution C. Miranda Joy Ferrao
  • 46'
    Second half resumes
  • HALF-TIME: Dempo SC 0-1 East Bengal
  • 45'
    One minute added time
  • 42'
    The ball is in the midfield for most of the time
  • 39'
    CHANCE!!! Finally a chance for Dempo, but Sueoka is overcrowded in the box and not given enough space
  • 35'
    I can't remember a single good chance that Dempo have managed to create so far
  • 31'
    No danger from the resultant set-piece
  • 31'
    Chidi's shot takes a deflection and East Bengal win a corner
  • 30'
    The visitors are making progress in the final third
  • 28'
    Godwin shoots wide
  • 26'
    The possession between the two sides seems pretty equal
  • 24'
    The Dempo contingent is still struggling to stitch decent moves in the attack
  • 23'
    One must remember that the Red and Gold have to win all their remaining matches in order to keep their title hopes alive, while hoping that Churchill Brothers drop points against Mohun Bagan on Tuesday
  • 20'
    East Bengal are getting more confident in the match with the one-goal advantage
  • 17'
    Goal Penn Orji
    GOOAALLL!!! Penn Orji Ikechukwu twists and turns around at least three Dempo shirts before placing the ball past Subasish Roychowdhury
  • 14'
    East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan shouts instructions for skipper Sanju Pradhan to overlap play
  • 12'
    Sanju shoots wide
  • 9'
    CHANCE!!! Chidi squares a pass to Penn from the right, but the latter's shot is sent soaring above the mark
  • 7'
    Sueoka is still waiting to receive a pass upfront, indicating that the Japanese might need to drop down a bit
  • 6'
    Penn with a weak shot that goes off target
  • 4'
    Dempo have only managed an occasional build-up so far in getting the ball to Koko Sakibo
  • 3'
    East Bengal are looking comfortable on the right with Naoba and Sanju trying to move the ball forward
  • 1'
    We're underway
  • TEAM NEWS

    Dempo SC: Subhasish (gk), Selwyn, Antao, Carvalho, Godwin, Sakibo, Anthony, Miranda (c), Sueoka, Borges, Rowilson

    Subs - Marcus, Menyongar, Abranches, Romeo, Joy, Kattimani (gk), Shallum

    East Bengal: Gurpreet (gk), Okpara, Baljit, Naoba, Chidi, Mehtab, Sanju (c), Gurwinder, Penn, Ralte, Dey

    Subs - Gaikwad, Arnab, Robert, Cavin, Barisic, Jayanta (gk), Ishfaq
  • DID YOU KNOW

    • East Bengal have won three of their last five encounters against Dempo SC
    • East Bengal are the only team in this year's I-League who have conceded less than 20 goals. They have been breached only 15 times this year.
    • Dempo are the fourth top scorers in the I-League this year. They are preceded by Churchill Brothers (52), Prayag United (52) and Pune FC (51).
  • At the same time, anything less than a win will put an end to East Bengal's I-League title aspirations this season
  • The Goans are targeting a respectable finish after their title challenge fizzled out and have to gain a favourable result against Trevor Morgan's East Bengal....
  • Can the Golden Eagles topple the Kolkatans to restore some lost pride?
  • It's Dempo SC vs East Bengal at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco today, and I'm Anselm Noronha (@apnoronha)