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  • 11 December 2013
  • • 13:45
  • • Kalyani Stadium, Kalyani
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  • Full Time: Mohun Bagan 1-1 Mumbai FC. This was Atanu Mitra taking you through the action for the last 90 minutes. Until next time, goodbye! Stay tuned to Goal.
  • 90' + 3'
    THAT TURNED OUT TO BE DANGEROUS! Odafa's flag-kick went all the way to Nidhin Lal untouched but the keeper was alert. And there comes the final whistle.
  • 90' + 2'
    The ball was cleared easily and now in the other end, Bagan have a corner.
  • 90'
    Karim trying to cheer up his boys for a late revival. Yakubu now operating the right and goes into the box, but his shot was blocked buy Iche and Mumbai have a corner now.
  • 88'
    SubstitutionManish Bhargav Aibor Khongjee
  • 88'
    The free-kick resulted a corner and no danger for Jamil's men from it. Bagan trying to build up from deep positions here. Now, Bhargav comes off and Aiborlang Khongjee is injected into action.
  • 86'
    Yellow CardHaroon Fakhruddin
  • 86'
    KASTUMI ON FIRE NOW! WHAT A DRIBBLE! In a counter-attack he dribbles pasy couple of Mumbai FC defenders before he was brought down by Haroon Amiri. The referee was right to take out the card of his pocket.
  • 83'
    Mumbai had a corner and another goof-up by the defense allows Yakubu to head it unmarked, but his header was not on target and that saves Bagan's day.
  • 81'
    Against the play of the game, Mohun Bagan restores parity in the game, Can they score another to bag all three points?
  • 80'
    GoalC S Sabeeth
    GOAALL!! SABEETH SCORES! The Kerala boy dribbles past a number of Mumbai FC bodies including the goalkeeper and calmly slots it home after Denson played another great pass to the Mumbi box. Game on here in Kalyani!
  • 76'
    Topsy-turvy defensing from Bagan here. Mumbai on a role.
  • 74'
    Yellow CardM. Rafi
  • 74'
    Mumbai playing a few good passes among themselves but don't look that eager to double their lead.
  • 71'
    YAKUBU! TWO CONSECUTIVE ROULETTES! BRILLIANT! The Maestro is on a role here! He then plays the ball to the right, but Shouvik was alert and clears the ball.
  • 69'
    Mumbai FC now looking very very dangerous on the break. This time though Yakubu takes a powerful shot that went miles wide and ends up in a throw-in.
  • 67'
    Yakubu once again becomes the danger man for the Green and Maroon defense as he links up well with Climax, but the shot from Rafi was held well by Sandip.
  • 65'
    Now Mohun Bagan also is taking too much time to build their moves. The urgency is missing. Odafa is also injured and is now struggling a bit.
  • 63'
    Another Mumbai FC player lying on the floor. The crowd starts to go berserk.
  • 61'
    Too many tentative crosses from the hosts. This time Christopher tries to invade the box, the ball was cleared well by the Mumbai defense. Once again another very bad corner, this time from the new Nigerian.
  • 59'
    Mohun Bagan is trying hard, but failing to convert the chances they have created. Time to implement plan B now.
  • 57'
    Good defending from Haroon Amiri here as slides in the picture and clears a dangerous groung ball well to parry away the danger.
  • 55'
    CHANCE! WASTED! After a good run from Pritam down the right, he plays it to Sabeeth who sends in a good cross but a completely unmarked Odafa failed to nod it home. A tame effort, that too off target.
  • 53'
    Someone has poured a few gallons of water in front of the penalty boxes. Players losing balance every now and then. Now Odafa slips and that spoils a Bagan move. The organisers should have a serious look at it.
  • 51'
    Mohun Bagan trying to spread the game to the wings. In the meantime, Christopher takes a shot but that is held well by Nidhin.
  • 49'
    Another corner for Mohun Bagan, but how many times do I have write about their horrendous flag-kicks! Bad stuff from the home side.
  • 47'
    RAFI! SHOT! Quite surprisingly Ichezona failed to reach the ball from an advantageous position and Rafi utilizes the ball well, but his powerful shot went well above the bar.
  • 47'
    In the first move of the half, Kotal plays a good ball to Sabeeth who in turn plays it to Manish. But the Mohun Bagan academy product concedes a foul and the move is wasted.
  • 46'
    SubstitutionRam Malik C S Sabeeth
  • 46'
    And here we go! Karim has used a substitution, bringing on Sabeeth in place of Ram Malik.
  • I am Atanu Mitra, bringing you live action from Kalyani here. Will the Mariners be able to stage a comeback? Stay tuned to our live updates.
  • The players are coming out of the dressing-room. The second half is almost upon us.
  • We are off to a short break and will return before the action resumes. Stay tuned to Goal.
  • Half Time scoreline: Mohun Bagan 0-1 Mumbai FC. A deserved lead for Khalid Jamil's men who been the superior side in the contest against a struggling Mohun Bagan, who are running out of ideas now.
  • 45' + 1'
    Yellow CardNidhinlal A.C.
  • 45' + 1'
    Nidhin Lal, the travelling custodian goes into the referee's book for time-wasting.
  • 44'
    Back to back corners for Mohun Bagan but very casually taken. In the last one, Iche tries a header and injures himself.
  • 42'
    Another great ball by Denson in the next minute, but the ball is cleared out well for a corner. Nothing comes out of it though.
  • 40'
    MANISH! ANOTHER CHANCE WASTED! WHAT A BALL BY DENSON! After a great through ball by the Kerala player, Manish had to lob the ball over an onrushing Nidhin Lal, but he chose Power over finesse and the ball goes out for a goal-kick. Bad miss once again by Manish.
  • 38'
    It's becoming a drab encounter now. Mumbai dominating the midfield, but Bagan looking dangerous on the break especially from the left.
  • 36'
    Yakubu has been brilliant and has calmly distributed the ball to Rafi and Pradeep. This time, he tries out a roulette but Kingshuk comes to Bagan's rescue.
  • 34'
    Too many offsides from Odafa has also gone against the Mariners. This time again, he was miles ahead of the Mumbai defense.
  • 32'
    Pritam has been the worst of the defensive lot and his misspasses are playing spoilsport to Bagan moves.
  • 30'
    Good link-up between Odafa and Christopher but the later fails to latch on to a through ball played by his more experienced teammate.
  • 28'
    Mumbai FC goalkeeper Nidhin Lal has now picked up a knock and the medical team attending him.
  • 26'
    Mohun Bagan creating a few good moves, but failing to encash them.  in the meantime, Anwar goes out and Haitife comes in after serving a one-match ban after getting the marching order against East Bengal.
  • 24'
    SubstitutionAnwar Ali Ahmad Hatifie
  • 24'
    MANISH BHARGAV! WHAT A CHANCE WASTED! After been fed by a brilliant ball by Christopher, he went into the box and pulled off a shot, but it was blocked well by Khalid Jamil's men.
  • 22'
    Mohun Bagan claims another corner and this time the delivery was better but even though Ichezona rides high, he fails to connect it properly and the header goes wide.
  • 20'
    Yakubu is down once again and the physio comes in to the field. A short break in action.
  • 18'
    Harron Amiri has as always been very dependable, in his new position of a defensive midfielder. Katsumi and Denson have looked very ineffective till now.
  • 16'
    Yakubu pulls the trigger but safely held by Sandip Nandy. The veteran plays a neat one-two with Rafi and then takes a shot, but his effort was tame and goes straight into Nandi's hands.
  • 14'
    Mohun Bagan have a corner here after Sandesh clears the ball from inside the box. But a bad corner from the right end as Ichezona fails to head it on target.
  • 12'
    Mohun Bagan suffer an early setback here. This is bad defending from the Bagan defense who allowed Rafi to do whatever he tried to do. Now a good delivery from Ram into the box, but Manish Bhargav fails to reach it.
  • 10'
    GoalM. Rafi
    GOAALLL!! BRILLIANT SIDE VOLLEY! A Nicholas Rodrigues corner was first headed by Anwar Ali in the box and in the resulting box, Rafi unleashes a brilliant brilliant side volley at the edge of the six-yard box and Mumbai break the deadlock.
  • 8'
    Yakubu is down with an injury after been hit while standing in the wall, and is seeking medical attention on the field.
  • 6'
    Mohun Bagan has a free-kick just outside the box, after Odafa was brought down. But Odafa's shot only hits the wall and on the rebound Kingshuk takes a long-ranger which goes miles above the post.
  • 5'
    Good show of intent from Mohun Bagan early on. Ram looking very vibrant on the right.
  • 3'
    Christopher plays a sublime chipped through to Ram Malik, who was entering the box from the right, but his horrible first touch lets him down and the ball went for a goal-kick. That touch looked really bad.
  • 3'
    ODAFA! OFFSIDE! A good through ball was played to Odafa but the Nigerian was clearly offside, that too by a couple of yards.
  • 2'
    A huge roar from the crowd as Ram Malik goes on for a good run down the right, but he couldn't make anything from it and the ball goes out for a throw-in. 
  • 1'
    Game on! Mumbai FC have the first share of possession, but the ball is played tentatively to Yusif Yakubu, and Bagan defense clears it easily.
  • Rafi and Yakubu sharing a hug in the center-line. A bit weird.
  • I am Atanu Mitra and I will be taking you through the action for the next 45 minutes. No TV telecast of the match, so stay tuned to your only source of live upates. Only minutes to go before the kick-off.
  • Both the teams have fielded unchanged elevens from their last match. The players are now going through pre-match handshakes.
  • For Mumbai FC, Yusif Yakubu has been the game-changer, as his inclusion in the squad has given the team a fresh impetus, and the veteran has also chipped with great displays, scoring in both the matches after his return. 
  • On my way to the stadium, I had boarded a train full with hundreds of Mohun Bagan supporters, everybody coming all the way to Kalyani. However, the stadium is still almost empty, which is quite expected given that it's a 1:45 p.m. kick-off in the midweek.
  • Christopher Chizoba, the new recruit of the Bagan squad was the star of the show in the last match and it remains to be seen whether he can spell magic today as well.
  • The Mariners are still fresh from a 4-0 victory over United Sports Club while the Mumbaikars are on a dream run, notching up back to back victories against Pune FC and East Bengal in the last two matches.
  • Hello and welcome to Goal’s live commentary of the I-League as Mohun Bagan is all set to host Mumbai FC in an I-league match in Kalyani today.