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  • 12 April 2014
  • • 17:00
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal

Live Commentary

  • And its full time and a crucial victory for East Bengal who are still in it. Meanwhile's Pune FC's poor run of form continues.
  • 90' + 3'
    Doungel goes running forward trying to go past Angus but he can easily see him off.
  • 90' + 2'
    A dangerous backpass almost has Abhra worried as Pavolvic goes running back but he clears easily.
  • 90'
    Handball shouts there as Pune FC look to get one back at least but the referee has waved play on.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionEdeh Chidi Gurwinder Singh
  • 88'
    Corner to East Bengal as Das breaks down the right.
  • 87'
    And the freekick is cleared out and Riga cannot hold on as Robert tries to break.
  • 86'
    Freekick to Pune from the right. Anthony de Souza to lift it in
  • 85'
    Chidi almost gets through there but well crowded out by Ranjan and Gurjinder
  • 84'
    CORNER from Pune but Angus heads it over.
  • 82'
    Abhishek Das allows Pavlovic to just go past him but he fails to find the target from that angle. Abhra parries and the ball falls to Thorat whose shot too is blocked for a corner.
  • 80'
    SubstitutionC. Lobo Seminlen Doungel
  • 79'
    SubstitutionDouhou Pierre Mumtaz Akhtar
  • 79'
    Ralte tries to cut in and smash it with his right foot but thats way wide.
  • 77'
    Pune are trying hard to get back in the match but East bengal have put all their men behind the ball with Sueoka too defending in his half.
  • 75'
    Good shot from Anthony D Souza from outside the box. But sidenetting only.
  • 70'
    Goal Lalrindika Ralte
    GOAL GOAL! East Bengal have got back the two goal advantage. Ralte has absolutely smashed it after Lobo makes a great run
  • 70'
    Assist C. Lobo
  • 68'
    SubstitutionJaoquim Abranches Shylo Malswamtulunga
  • 68'
    Pavlovic is livid there as he was expecting a pass back as Riga shot high.
  • 65'
    CHANCE! Gurjinder with a lovely weighted pass which finds Arata making the run. But his touch is too heavy allowing Abhra to come and clear.
  • 64'
    SubstitutionGabriel Fernandes Anthony D’ Souza
  • 62'
    ALMOST! Chidi chases a Lobo through ball and it was almost a lack of communication from Calum and Amrinder. But Amrinder smashes it clear.
  • 61'
    Ralteeeeeeeeee! He cannot connect to his shot as Amrinder fails to hold on to a regulation cross.
  • 58'
    Goal Mirjan Pavlović
    GOAL! Pune have one back. The substitution has worked there. Riga plays in a lovely weighted pass to Pavolvic who smashes it on the back of the net.
  • 58'
    Assist Mustapha Riga
  • 57'
    CHANCE!! Lobo breaks brilliantly but he should have passed there for Chidi as he shoots wide.
  • 56'
    Ramu with pressure on Chidi as Sueoka puts a ball in the far post. CORNER to East Bengal.
  • 53'
    Robert tries to find Chidi at the far post but he cannot get there. There is too much on the ball.
  • 51'
    CHANCE! Good link up between Pavlvoic and Riga from the restart and the Dutchman hits it first time but straight to Amrinder.
  • 50'
    Thorat is sent on his way from a Pavlovic ball lofted up but he is shepherded out by Das.
  • 49'
    CHANCE! East Bengal are looking so fluent. Great flick from Sueoka and then Chidi plays an one two with Khabra but Amrinder is first to the ball.
  • 48'
    CHANCE! Lightning fast break from East Bengal there as Robert takes the ball from Douhou and plays it to Ralte who squares it to Chidi who cannot bring it under control and play sit back to Ralte who cannot get a shot out.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionNicolau Borges Mirjan Pavlović
  • 46'
    Good last ditch tackle from Das there to deny Arata as he was almost through.
  • 46'
    Attacking substitution for Snoei. Pavlovic is thrown into the fray.
  • And its Half Time. This is probably better football than we have seen at the Salt Lake Stadium in recent memory with East Bengal pushing really hard with purpose.
  • 45' + 1'
    Arata with a brilliant run down the right and he dribbles past Robert with ease. Gaikwad hacks at him but he still gets a shot out which is held by Abhra.
  • 44'
    Riga tries to make a chance for himself down the middle but Khabra puts a crunching tackle in to deny him.
  • 43'
    Goal Lalrindika Ralte
    GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL! Beautiful bit of play from East Bengal there. Cavin Lobo with a searing pass that finds Sueoka clean through with Ralte beside him. He squares it easily for Ralte dummying the keeper and Ralte scores past the empty net.
  • 43'
    Assist Ryuji Sueoka
  • 42'
    Gabriel with a snapshot from range but Abhra tips it wide.
  • 41'
    Good darting run by Abhsihek Das there as he takes Ramu for a spin but can't get a shot in.
  • 38'
    Similar stuff but this time its Chidi who shoots wide.
  • 38'
    Good run from Lobo there as he weaves past Red shirts at will but Khabra hits it aimlessly high when the ball comes back to him.
  • 37'
    Good work from Khabra there as he recovers after losing the ball against Douhou. Ralte tries to initiate the break but the ball is behind Sueoka
  • 36'
    Good Effort! Great ball by Douhou to find Gabriel making the run down the right and he unleashes a shot which Abhra holds on.
  • 34'
    East Bengal try to break but Chidi's pass has too much weight for Ralte to chase.
  • 34'
    Arata beats the offside trap and plays it on to Gurjinder who tries to find Riga waiting to take a shot but is thwarted by Arnab.
  • 33'
    ANOTHER CHANCE! Chidi squares it for Khabra whose shot is just wide.
  • 30'
    INSTANT chance on the other end. Lobo with a fine ball that sends Sueoka on the way with only the goalie to beat but Amrinder comes to the rescue.
  • 30'
    CHANCE! A ball is squared by Thorat to Gabriel but Riga comes in the way. Wasted chance.
  • 30'
    Arata climbs all over Abhishek Das to head the ball in but referee awards a foul.
  • 28'
    CHANCE! Thorat chests the ball onto the path of the onrushing Arata whose shot is high. Good block from Raju there who flings himself in front.
  • 27'
    Mistake from Arata. Khabra seizes the ball and Sueoka tries to thread a ball to Ralte but just blocked out by Ramu
  • 26'
    East Bengal living dangerously there. Mustapha almost goes through there past Arnab
  • 23'
    Douhou tries to play in Gabriel but he is too slow to react.
  • 21'
    Another East Bengal break almost comes through. Khabra breaks and plays in Joaquim down the right but his first time cross is way wide even though East Bengal had two in the box.
  • 20'
    Robert plays it on to Ralte who smashes it from the edge of the box but it goes over and is not troubling Amrinder.
  • 18'
    Goal Edeh Chidi
    GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL! East Bengal have done it. Chidi does it. After Ralte with a fine break and in inch perfect ball to Sueoka down the right who puts a ball in the box which Ramu fails to intercept. Chidi gets it cuts in and smashes it past Amrinder.
  • 18'
    Assist Ryuji Sueoka
  • 16'
    Joaquim heads it on for Chidi but Amrinder gets to the ball first.
  • 14'
    Corner by Pune but easily cleared by the Pune defense.
  • 12'
    Sueoka tries to break through the middle but Calum stands in the way. Stop start play so far with no team making a clear cut chance yet.
  • 10'
    Good work from Arnab there to put a sliding challenge in as Mustapha was almost breaking through there.
  • 9'
    Thorat tries to play it on to Riga but the Dutchman is missing there. Arnab can easily clear.
  • 6'
    Good work from Chidi down the left and he manages to put a cross in. Headed to Khabra from Gurjinder who tries a backheel which goes over.
  • 5'
    Chidi tries to play it on for Sueoka but he slips and goes to ground
  • 3'
    Gurjinder tries to put a ball in from the left but well defended. Comes out to Borges but he cannot keep it in play.
  • 2'
    Early freekick for East Bengal at the half line.
  • 1'
    And we have kicked off as East Bengal need to win desperately while Pune FC only pay for pride.
  • Pune FC: Amrinder; Calum,Gurjinder,Nicolau,Ramu; Douhou,Thorat,Salam,Gabriel; Izumi,Mustapha
  • EB: Abhra; Abhishek,Arnab,Raju,Robert; Joaquim,Cavin,Khabra,Ralte; Sueoka,Chidi
  • Hello and Welcome to GOAL's LIVE commentary for this crucial encounter as East Bengal take on Pune FC at the Salt Lake Stadium.