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  • 17 October 2013
  • • 14:30
  • • Kalyani Stadium, Kalyani
  • Referee: P. Singh
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  • Meanwhile Falopa will have to fine tune a lot of things as East Bengal looked Sluggish and with the upcoming AFC CUP semi final second leg he won't even have much time on his hand.
  • And Dempo have recorded their first win in this season and papas will be happy with his side's display.
  • 90' + 4'
    SubstitutionC. Miranda Mandar Rao Desai
  • 90' + 3'
    Dempo are happy to play out time as they are about to record their first win in this season's I-League
  • 90' + 1'
    Jewel Raja tries to curve in a goal from the left but just wide of Abhijit and the post. That was a smart effort.
  • 88'
    CHIDI! He smashes in a shot from the left but straight to Roy Chowdhury who can only parry but thankfully for Dempo, no Red and Gold shirts were around to pick up the rebound.
  • 86'
    CHANCE! Moga free down the right but as he lines up the shot it sails wide. If that had gone in we would have a smashing last 5 minutes.
  • 85'
    Goal Baljit Sahni
    GOAL! Baljit Sahni pulls one back. Good play by East Bengal finally as Moga back flicks it to Baljit who finds space and drills the ball past Subhashish
  • 84'
    Frustration from the EB forwards as Moga brings down Colosimo
  • 82'
    SubstitutionThockchom Singh Gurwinder Singh
  • 82'
    SubstitutionRoberto Mendes Da Silva Godwin Franco
  • 81'
    Mehtab with another freekick this time from the left but Beto seems to be everywhere as he clears the ball out.
  • 80'
    Chidi with a brilliant turn to get away from Honda in the box but great saving tackle from the Japanese before Chidi could pull the trigger. His final cross towards Moga is easily cleared by Colosimo
  • 78'
    Chidi brought down by Jewel allowing Mehtab to swing in a freekick but Subhahshish punches well with Moga looking to get at the end of it.
  • 77'
    Penalty Goal Roberto Mendes Da Silva
    GOAL! Beto makes no mistake and buries the penalty to the left of Abhijit Mondal who dives to the right side.
  • 76'
    DISASTER! Uga Okpara with a desperate tackle from behind and brings down Joy Ferraro in the box to give away a penalty and also gets sent off with the second yellow card.
  • 75'
    Yellow/Red U. Okpara
  • 74'
    Chidi shoots but deflected out for a corner by Honda who puts in a block just at the edge of the box.
  • 71'
    Edeh Chidi with a surging run in the box as he brushes aside Samir Naik easily but he is crowded out by the Blue shirts before he can shoot or pick out a team mate.
  • 68'
    Baljit Sahni swings in a delightful cross down the right but neither of Moga or Chidi could reach the ball.
  • 68'
    And we finally resume as the referees work it out.
  • 65'
    It seems disgruntled East Bengal supporters are letting their feelings know. A chocolate bomb goes off just near Samir Naik as he is about to take a throw in.
  • 65'
    Former Dempo boy Joaquim Abranches comes on for East Bengal. Can he punish his former team?
  • 64'
    SubstitutionC. Lobo Jaoquim Abranches
  • 63'
    Ralte and Soumik combine well down the left but his cross is cleared by Honda for a corner.
  • 62'
    SubstitutionB. Mehmet Joy Ferrao
  • 59'
    CHANCE! Naik with a speculative ball finds Mehmet in the box who delays before pulling the trigger, preferring to slide it back to Jeje whose shot takes a deflection and goes out wide.
  • 57'
    Moga and Honda jostle for the ball and ends with Moga elbowing Honda to the ground. Luckily the referee seems to have missed that much to the anger of the Dempo players.
  • 54'
    Goal Roberto Mendes Da Silva
    GOAL! Beto making it 2-0 from a lovely Clifford Miranda corner as he is unmarked at the far post and the ball is missed by everyone including some poor work by Abhijit Mondal who misses a regulation catch
  • 53'
    SubstitutionShylo Malswamtulunga Baljit Sahni
  • 53'
    Well Falopa throws Sahni in the mix. It seems the Red and Golds will now switch to a 4-3-3 with three genuine strikers operating up front.
  • 53'
    Well Falopa throws Sahni in the mix. It seems the Red and Golds will now switch to a 4-3-3 with three genuine strikers operating up front.
  • 52'
    Well it seems it was a dummy as Beto leaves it and Miranda swings it in with his left foot and boy that just swung out the left post.
  • 51'
    Dempo with another free kick from just outside the box. Miranda, Beto and Colosimo all in discussion to decide who takes it. Beto wins
  • 49'
    It seems the East Bengal defenders have no trust on their midfield as Arnab pings another ball forward to Moga but he ends up fouling Colosimo.
  • 47'
    Chidi tries to change the flanks by finding Tulunga down the right but his pass is way too long.
  • 46'
    Ralte with a long range piledriver but over the bar.
  • 46'
    And the second half starts off. Will Falopa's words work or will Papas' wards come out and kill the game? Stay with us to find out
  • While Dempo have looked to keep the ball on the floor, East Bengal have tried to find out Moga or Chidi with long balls at every opportunity but unfortunately the two towering front men have looked sluggish today.
  • 45' + 1'
    And its half time. A Lackluster display by the home side as Dempo look the team to beat.
  • 44'
    Snapshot by Moga as a bustling Mehtab wins the ball but his weak shot is easily saved by Roy Chowdhury
  • 42'
    Good bit of play by Jewel who makes a surging run before finding Clifford whose in swinging cross is cleared by Uga Okpara.
  • 40'
    CHANCE! Beto with the corner and Peter Carvalho had a golden chance to bury that as he was within touching distance.
  • 39'
    Great weaving run by Beto who dribbles past both Naoba and Mama but thankfully for East Bengal Arnab clears his cross
  • 38'
    Jeje looks sharp as he again weaves past a couple of defenders and finds Clifford but whose effort to switch flanks goes to waste.
  • 37'
    Beto goes for goal but straight to Abhijit yet again
  • 37'
    Another freekick to Dempo from the left as Naoba brings down Clifford.
  • 35'
    Missed Penalty Edeh Chidi
    Chidi steps up to take the penalty and boy oh boy what a poor shot! Shoots wide off the left post with Subhashish rooted to his post.
  • 34'
    PENALTY TO EAST BENGAL! Samir Naik with the handball as the ball strikes his arm after both Honda and Chidi jump for the ball
  • 33'
    CHANCE! That was going to be a carbon copy of the first goal. Mehmet free down the right beating Arnab again but this time his low cross just misses Miranda who throws his body at the ball.
  • 31'
    CHANCE! Soumik keeps the ball in down the left before pulling it back for Moga whose fierce strike is blocked by a diving Colosimo
  • 29'
    Soumik Dey with an overlapping run and leaves it for Chidi but as Chidi tries to manufacture a shooting chance his shot is weak and way off target.
  • 27'
    Clifford Miranda with another darting down the left but his dangerous cross is cleared by an alert Uga
  • 25'
    Beto trying to audaciously pass the ball in through the East Bengal defense trying to pick out Miranda who was making a run inside the box.
  • 24'
    Lovely one two between Lobo and Moga which almost comes off but a little late which allows Colosimo to put the tackle in.
  • 22'
    Good work by Ralte down the right as he twists and turns and wins yet another corner.
  • 21'
    CHANCE! Moga heads it across the goal towards a free Chid from the corner but Chidi's anticipation lets him down as the ball goes out for another corner which Beto heads clear.
  • 20'
    CHANCE! Cavin Lobo crosses from the left towards Moga but Colosimo clears it for a corner.
  • 19'
    Clifford Miranda is making a nuisance of himself cutting in from the left as he almost heads it in.
  • 16'
    CHANCE! Beto the architect as he picks out Mehmet in the middle with a fine pass who turns and picks out an onrushing Jeje but he scuffs his shot
  • 15'
    Tulunga picks out Moga with a neat pass but the South Sudanese front man is OFFSIDE.
  • 14'
    Jeje breaks down the right and earns his team a corner as his cross is blocked.
  • 13'
    East Bengal failing to build up any meaningful attack as the lofted balls are easily cleared by Colosimo and co.
  • 11'
    Miranda goes for goal from that range but hits it straight to Abhijit.
  • 9'
    Cavin Lobo now swings one in but cleared easily by Colosimo and as Dempo break quickly through Beto, a lunge from Okpara brings him down and earns Dempo another free kick. Clifford to swing it in.
  • 8'
    Ralte tries to pick out Moga with another long ball but Colosimo has that easily covered.
  • 7'
    Cavin Lobo with some neat work down the left flank but takes a tumble inside the box before picking out a team member. Referee is not interested.
  • 4'
    CHANCE! Long ball from Arnab headed on by Chidi who almost finds Moga but Subhashish alert as he comes out and takes command.
  • 3'
    Goal C. Miranda
    GOAL GOAL GOAL! From nowhere East Bengal go behind. Billy Mehmet with a lung bursting run down the right beating his marker Arnab and passing it to Clifford who had an empty goal to target.
  • 2'
    Beto takes the freekick, swerves it outside the wall but straight to Abhijit.
  • 1'
    Yellow Card U. Okpara
  • 1'
    Beto brought down outside the box. Mehtab was tugging Beto's shirt. Free kick from a dangerous position just outside the box.
  • And we have kicked off. East Bengal with a strong lineup as Falopa looks to win 
  • Dempo Subs: Franco, Kattimani, Ferrao, Pires, Tavora, Dessai, Romeo
  • EB subs: Gurpreet, Robert, Joaquim, Khabra, Baljit, Abhishek, Gurwinder 
  • Dempo: Subhashish; Debabrata, Honda, Colosimo, Naik; Clifford, Jewel, Carvalho, Beto; Mehmet, Jeje
  • East Bengal: Abhijit; Naoba, Uga, Arnab, Soumik; Lobo, Ralte, Mehtab, Tulunga; Moga, Chidi
  • East Bengal look to be in imperious form having thrashed Lajong 4-0 in the first match while Dempo under new coach Arthur Papas have had a stuttering start to the league
  • We hear that the Dempo team was late to arrive at Kalyani but the match should start as scheduled at 2.30 PM.
  • Welcome to Goal's LIVE coverage of East Bengal's first home match from the Kalyani stadium as East Bengal take on Dempo SC.