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  • 5 April 2014
  • • 17:00
  • • Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kalkātā (Kolkata), West Bengal
  • Referee: P. Singh

Live Commentary

  • Meanwhile only a miracle will save Mohammedan Sporting who look destined for the drop.
  • And thats all folks. East Bengal are back in the title fight but will have to depend a lot on their bitter rivals Mohun Bagan doing them a favour tomorrow.
  • 90' + 4'
    Boy oh Boy and he almost made it sweeter there as he turns and hits a sweet shot which is somehow parried out by Baretto.
  • 90' + 4'
    And another corner. As Abhishek Das who is clearly the star of today's match goes on another run.
  • 90' + 3'
    oooooooooooooh! It could have been even better! Ralte tries a long range stunner. Tipped wide by Baretto there. East bengal have a corner.
  • 90'
    SubstitutionEdeh Chidi Gurwinder Singh
  • 90'
    And we are winding up to what was a tame finish to an exciting match.
  • 86'
    East Bengal are hungry for more it seems but fatigue has the better of them as miss passes are back to haunt them.
  • 84'
    Head pinball going on in the East Bengal box but the Red and Golds look pretty comfortable there as Mohammedan have almost no fight left in them.
  • 81'
    SubstitutionJerry Zirsanga Gagandeep Singh
  • 80'
    Good bit of play by Penn there as he finds Josimar but they waste too much time allowing East Bengal to recover. Samson who gets the ball outside the box lashes out for a shot which is way way over.
  • 79'
    SubstitutionJaoquim Abranches Baljit Sahni
  • 77'
    Yellow Card Josimar
  • 76'
    East Bengal almost do a Mohd there. Sandeep Sangha's long clearance is not cleared by Arnab which allows Josimar to pounce but the burly brazilian hits it straight to Abhra who can parry.
  • 75'
    SubstitutionC. Lobo Seminlen Doungel
  • 74'
    Josssiiimmmmmmaaaar. He thinks he is free down the right but he is given OFFSIDE.
  • 74'
    Tackles flying in everywhere as Manish Maithani cynically hacks down Cavin Lobo.
  • 69'
    Raju has made it a hattrick of failed throws now
  • 65'
    This goal seems to have knocked out the wind in the Mohammedan side as the game is kept in the midfield. Niggling fouls too have come as Penn brings down Ralte with a cynical tackle.
  • 62'
    Goal Edeh Chidi
    That was a contentious GOAL! Robert with a long searching ball as he tries to track Sueoka's run. However Sueoka was offside there. Now the next is what creates the controversy. Sueoka stops and does not touch the ball. Chidi who was INDEED in an ONSIDE position there goes infront when all other Mohd. players had stopped sensing the flag. Chidi goes and easily scores past Baretto who too was expecting the flag.
  • 61'
    Pretty poor play from both teams here as we see a stream of missed passes.
  • 59'
    Josimar wastes too much time there. Raju puts a good tackle in to avert the danger.
  • 58'
    Chidi holds up play and tries to play on Ralte. But Taro comes back and defends well.
  • 56'
    Josimar. A couple of stepovers but Raju stands strong and only dives in at the last. Straight to Abhra who gathers it in his second effort.
  • 55'
    Taro! Oh Taro! Poor shot. Couldnt have gone in if there were three goal posts on top of each other.
  • 54'
    However the lad has dedication! Abhishek stops Taro there as both the Japanese and Josimar were going down on goal.
  • 53'
    Abhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiseeeeeeeek! Fails to put a good ball ther as Sueoka leaves it for the fullback to attack.
  • 52'
    Poor poor play from Khabra there as he finds his pocket cut and Penn goes forward but he is well ushered by Arnab Mondal making him strike wide.
  • 51'
    Good tackle from Arnab there as Penn was just about to strike.
  • 50'
    SubstitutionAjay Singh Samson Ramengmawia
  • 49'
    Another Raju special but pretty poor from the long ball specialist there.
  • 47'
    Joaquim goes flying down the right and puts a ball in trying to pick Sueoka on the far post. But the ball is overhit.
  • 46'
    And we kick off. Das was lucky there as he cut down Taro Hasegawa but Pratap Singh was not interested.
  • 45' + 2'
    That was an insane finish to the match there. What a frenetic last five minutes. Could have been half a dozen goals there.
  • 45' + 1'
    Taro cuts in and leaves Das for dead and puts a cross in. Arnab heads it out but Nabi puts another great ball in for Josimar to attack but the Brazilian thumps it out.
  • 45'
    CHANCE! Chidi free down the left now and he lays it off to Ralte in the box who smashes it past the goal keeper and also past the post. He should have scored there.
  • 44'
    CHANCE! Sueoka misses it now. Another Raju long kick is headed on to the Japanese's path by Chidi's powerful header and is clean through on goal but one heavy touch wastes the entire chance there.
  • 43'
    And Josimar is clean through again as the game is now stretched. But Raju gets a tackle in. The Brazilian cannot believe it. He thinks it is a penalty
  • 41'
    Goal Josimar
    AND INSTANT REPLY FROM THE RESTART. GOAL GOAL GOAL. Nirmal Chhetri's whipped cross from the right sees Abhra come out and fails to get his punch as Josimar thumps a header to get one back.
  • 40'
    Goal Jaoquim Abranches
    FREAK GOAL! BUT EAST BENGAL WILL TAKE THIS. Sandeep Sangha's missed header from a Raju Gaikwad long kick from his own penalty box which is misread by the defender. Luis Baretto is long way out of his box and Joaquim who sizes the opportunity surged past Syed Rahim Nabi and took a touch to get past the goal keeper. AND he could just walk it in the box. GOAL GOAL GOAL
  • 39'
    Penn goes down into the box but the referee gives a freekick to East Bengal.
  • 38'
    Mohammedan are slowly growing into the match as East Bengal look a bit slack either due to fatigue or otherwise.
  • 35'
    Mohammedan break and Josimar shoots. But straight to Abhra. Taro was again free on the left.
  • 34'
    Chidi leaves Luciano for dead with a nice burst of speed but his cross in the box is cleared by Sandeep Sangha. The corner cleared out by Baretto falls to Joaquim who completely mishits the ball.
  • 32'
    CHANCE! Double chance from Mohammedan which they waste. First Josimar's powerful header is saved by Abhra Mondal with a good save but the ball comes out to Ajay Singh whose follow up shot is saved heroically on the goal line by Abhisek Das.
  • 31'
    Zirsanga is played on by Penn but his cross is headed out by Arnab for a corner.
  • 30'
    Taro dances around before hitting a shot at the near post which is tipped wide by Abhra.
  • 29'
    Khabra picks out Chidi with a lovely lofted pass from the half line. Chidi turns and lets loose but it goes over the bar.
  • 28'
    CHANCE! A great ball by Nabi into the box finds Josimar at the edge of the box who plays it on to Ajay Singh whose weak shot is nowhere close to troubling Abhra.
  • 28'
    Lobo tries a fancy chip to find Chidi but he fails to build it under control as Sandeep Sangha clears.
  • 27'
    Robert and Ralte try to play a neat one two there but Ralte overhits his pass.
  • 26'
    A bit too casual from East Bengal here. Robert loses out to Jerry Zirsanga easily.
  • 25'
    Now Chidi is guilty of overplaying it there
  • 24'
    SubstitutionMonirul Mondal Jerry Zirsanga
  • 23'
    Josimar plays on Monirul on the left but he fails to do anything on the ball. And thats his last contribution. Jerry Zirsanga on for him
  • 22'
    Abhishek Das caught napping on the ball as Taro seizes on the opportunity and drills a cross in. Robert with a hashed clearance ALMOST puts it behind his own net. Colaco is screaming now.
  • 21'
    Yellow Card Edeh Chidi
  • 20'
    Mohammedan fail to string two passes together as East Bengal are content in hogging position.
  • 19'
    Abhishek Das is making merry on the right wing as the full back again goes romping forward after Sueoka plays him on but this time he overhits it
  • 19'
    Abhishek Das is making merry on the right wing as the full back again goes romping forward after Sueoka plays him on but this time he overhits it
  • 18'
    Colaco livid as Robert fails to hit a regulation pass towards Chidi and instead allows Nirmal to get to it.
  • 17'
    Mohammedan have won a freekick there. Nirmal Chhetri's strike has been cleared for a corner.
  • 16'
    Taro was free there on the right and Ajay Singh should have picked him up first time but he did not look up.
  • 15'
    Raju SPECIAL coming up. Unfortunately its straight to Luis Baretto in goal.
  • 14'
    Chid receives the ball and tries to turn into the box as he is dragged wide by two Mohammedan players and has to be content with a long throw.
  • 13'
    Penn dribble past Khabra who he leaves on the ground before his shot from 25 yards takes a deflection and gives Mohammedan a corner.
  • 11'
    Goal Ryuji Sueoka
    Khabra with a neat one two to release Right back Abhisek Das who goes romping forward on the flank. He has three bodies to aim for. He picks out Sueoka with a fine ball at the near post and Sueoka makes no mistake. GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL
  • 11'
    Assist Abhishek Das
  • 8'
    Clash of heads between Arnab Mondal and Raju Gaikwad as Raju stays down. But he gets up much to Colaco's relief.
  • 7'
    Goo dtackled from Raju Gaikwad there to get to the ball before Josimar.
  • 6'
    Great turn by Sueoka there to leave Luciano for dead and he finds Chidi with a fine pass but Chidi fails to get a shot out.
  • 5'
    East Bengal try to build up down the right as Lobo tries to play on Das but just overhit as the ball runs out of play
  • 3'
    Penn tries to lift one up for Ajay to chase but fails.
  • 1'
    East Bengal need to desperately break their jinx of failing to win two matches consecutively.
  • And we have kicked off for tonight's derby
  • Well the turnout is poor atleast by the standards of a normal derby encounter.
  • EB: Abhra; Raju,Arnab,Robert,Das; Sueoka,Lobo,Khabra,Abranches; Ralte,Chidi
  • Mohammedan: Baretto; Nabi,Luciano,Sangha,Nirmal; Ajay,Mehraj,Monirul,Taro; Penn,Josimar
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