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  • 11 March 2014
  • • 17:00
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal
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  • East Bengal have finally won an I-League game in the new year while Mohammedan lose again after four points in their last two matches.
  • 90' + 4'
    SubstitutionShylo Malswamtulunga Seminlen Doungel
  • 90' + 4'
    And its full time.
  • 90' + 1'
    Good block there by Sueoka who puts his body on the line as Taro had hit it and was destined for the net.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionJames Moga C. Lobo
  • 88'
    SubstitutionRakesh Masih Ashim Biswas
  • 87'
    Mohammedan now going for all or nothing as Ashim Biswas is brought on for Rakesh Masih.
  • 84'
    Goal Edeh Chidi
    GOAL! GOAL! Mama with another peach of a ball from his own half and sees Chidi take it brilliantly before smashing it to the far post.
  • 83'
    Yellow Card Nirmal Chettri
  • 80'
    CHANCE! Naoba tries an attempted cross into the box which has beaten the goalkeeper and almost sneaks into the net but is stopped by the post.
  • 78'
    Another great ball in by Mama and Luis Barreto does well to tip it over for a corner.
  • 77'
    Another great ball by Ralte! He finds Chidi down the right who tries to smash it first time but has gone wide.
  • 76'
    Penn with a lovely bit of skill down the left before his ball in the box is headed out by Raju. Manish Maithani who is lurking out of the box tries to hit a half volley but goes wide
  • 75'
    Lovely burst of acceleration as he takes the ball past Naoba Singh but is covered well by Raju who comes to the rescue.
  • 74'
    Another good ball in the box by Mama which almost finds Moga...
  • 72'
    Yellow Card Harmanjot Singh Khabra
  • 72'
    Sueoka loses his footing as he almost broke into the box. On the other end, a poor header from Gaikwad sees Josimar pounce who is unfairly brought down by Khabra.
  • 71'
    Another break of play as Nirmal Chhetri goes down this time.
  • 70'
    Moga is the one who strikes it but that was a good leap from the wall.
  • 69'
    Moga and Ralte are the two who stand over the free kick.
  • 68'
    Rakesh Masih gives away a freekick just outside the box after he brings down Sueoka. He was the one who had initially lost the ball.
  • 65'
    Good defending by Nirmal Chhetri as he found Chidi lurking behind him and cleared Moga's cross out for a throw in. Raju Gaikwad's long throw however is defended well.
  • 65'
    Poor first touch by Moga there after Ralte found him with a peach of a ball. That allowed Sangha to recover.
  • 63'
    Good hold up by Moga there. He leaves it for Mama who continues his run after playing the ball and then slides it for Sueoka but his shot is overhit and sails over the bar.
  • 60'
    CHANCE! Brilliant strike by Josimar from the left. He cuts in and smashes it. That had Abhijit beaten but the post came to his rescue. Brilliant Effort there.
  • 60'
    Moga and Sueoka try to play an one two but again Moga wastes too much time in trying to hold it up.
  • 59'
    Sueoka plays Chidi in and he cuts aside his marker, Mehraj but his ball into the box is gathered easily by Baretto.
  • 58'
    Mama with an one two and he gets the ball in the box but he is adjudged to have handled it as he was in a good position then.
  • 56'
    SubstitutionLuciano Sabrosa Sandeep Sangha
  • 56'
    Well it seems both teams are without their star central defenders. Sobrosa now goes out with an injury and Sangha comes in.
  • 55'
    Sueoka with a burst of pace to go forward but is ushered out well.
  • 55'
    Josimar flicks it onto Penn who has made a run but Abhijit again takes the ball away.
  • 53'
    Good smart keeping by Abhijit as he comes out and averts the danger by kicking the ball out when Josimar was lurking.
  • 51'
    Nabi takes the ball onto the other foot after latching onto a Nirmal Chhetri long ball but his effort goes wide of the post.
  • 51'
    And Raju Gaikwad with a foul throw! Now we have seen everything!
  • 49'
    Penn goes down the right but again too much time is wasted allowing East Bengal to put bodies in the box and his shot is blocked well, amidst shouts of a handball.
  • 48'
    Chidi appeals for another penalty as a long ball played onto his path sees him getting into a tangle with Sobrosa and both players going to the ground.
  • 48'
    Customary long throw by Gaikwad but its cleared and Nabi tries to go out but over reaches and East Bengal can stop the break.
  • 46'
    And we are underway in the second half.
  • And we have reached Half Time in what was a good footballing encounter. After Uga went off and Mohammedan got a goal, it was them ho were in the ascendancy.
  • 45' + 2'
    Maithani loses the ball in midfield allowing East Bengal to counter. But they too seem to want to play out the half.
  • 45'
    Nabi tries to curl one in from the edge of the box after Dhanrajan plays him in.
  • 44'
    LOVELY ball by Nirmal Chhetri there towards Nabi. Nabi's first touch isnt good but he still recovers to put a cross in the box but its easily cleared by Raju.
  • 43'
    Luciano somehow averts the danger after Mama's mishit shot almost finds Chidi lurking anr ready to pull the trigger.
  • 42'
    Penn. He cuts in past two players but his eventual shot is blocked by Arnab Mondal
  • 41'
    Nabi's corner was almost flicked on to Josimar's path by Sobrosa! That was almost a training ground goal!
  • 40'
    Hasegawa tries to find Nabi with a diagonal pass but that is way overhit.
  • 38'
    Well Mohammedan play a lot of intricate passes in their backline before aimlessly hoofing it forward!
  • 35'
    Chidi tries to get in and tries to smash it in from an acute range but goes over.
  • 34'
    Goal Taro Hasegawa
    GOAAAAAAAAAAAL! Taro Hasegawa equalises for Mohammedan. Nabi leaves it for Dhanarajan whose ball into the box found Taro coming in at the far corner with his marker, Robert ball watching.
  • 33'
    SubstitutionU. Okpara Thockchom Singh
  • 32'
    Good turn by Chidi there. But Sobrosa gets a nick in.
  • 30'
    And Uga Okpara has gone down withe seemingly an injury. Where was that caused?
  • 28'
    WAS THAT A PENALTY! Moga plays a lovely one two with Mama who whips in a lovely ball for Chidi. It seems Chidi was shoved in the box by Nirmal Chhetri. Chidi thinks so!
  • 27'
    CHANCE! Sueoka goes brilliantly down the left but wastes too much time before releasing the ball. Moga was in.
  • 26'
    SubstitutionMonirul Mondal Taro Hasegawa
  • 26'
    Good tackle by Rakesh Masih to deny Moga the opportunity..
  • 24'
    Ralte tries another ball in the box and it almost reaches Moga. East Bengal on the ascendancy once the goal was scored.
  • 22'
    CHANCE! East Bengal have a chance from nothing. From a throw in, Robert whips in a delightful ball into the box towards Moga who heads it over.
  • 20'
    Poor play by East Bengal again as Khabra gives away the ball in midfield allowing Penn to break. He goes down in the box claiming to be fouled by Arnab but the referee has none of it.
  • 18'
    Goal James Moga
    GOAL! Thats a poor poor goal to concede. Chidi flicks the ball onto Moga's path but Mehrajuddin had enough time to clear it but his kick into the air results in Moga getting the ball and a thunderous strike gives Barreto no chance!
  • 17'
    JOSIMAR! Step overs galore but he goes wide and his ball into the box reaches Uga before it can reach Penn
  • 17'
    Seems a match of turnovers as both teams wasting possession.
  • 16'
    East Bengal with a corner but comes nothing of it. An off the ball incident involving Luciano who brings down Moga was not noticed by the referee. That could have been a penalty.
  • 14'
    Thumping freekick from James Moga. Tipped over by Barreto.
  • 12'
    Good lofted through ball into the box by Ralte which finds Suoeka perfectly but his side footed poke goes wide of the net.
  • 9'
    Josimar and Penn link up well again but he wastes too much time and his cross is blocked by Raju Gaikwad. He should have passed it to Nabi there.
  • 7'
    Stop start display from both teams as miss passes are galore.
  • 4'
    Josimar leaves it for Penn down the left who puts in a great ball in the box but Robert is there to clear.
  • 3'
    Abhijit almost made a hash of a regulation stop. That almost rolled into the net.
  • 2'
    Robert tries to find Moga in the box with a long cross from the left but the burly striker fails to find his man.
  • 1'
    And we have kicked off for the match.
  • Mohammedan: Baretto; Dhanarajan,Luciano,Mehraj,Nirmal; Monirul,Manish,Rakesh,Nabi; Penn,Josimar
  • East Bengal: Abhijit Mondal; Robert,Uga,Raju,Arnab; Ralte,Sueoka,Lobo,Khabra; Chidi,Moga
  • A sparse crowd at the Salt Lake stadium, this being a weekday..
  • Welcome to the Salt Lake Stadium as this is Kaustav Bera who will be bringing in the local derby between East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting LIVE.