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Federation Cup

  • 15 January 2014
  • • 19:00
  • • Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi, Kerala

Live Commentary

  • FULL TIME: Mohun Bagan 1-0 Mumbai FC
  • 90' + 5'
    Bagan unable to do much with the resultant corner
  • 90' + 4'
    SAVE!!! Chizoba sets up Ram Malik on the left and has a shot at goal, but Nidhin Lal puts a good block
  • 90' + 2'
    Mumbai FC is showing a great sign of urgency, but they still need that equaliser
  • 90'
    Four minutes added time. Enough time for either side to score one or two
  • 89'
    INCHES WIDE!!! Hatifie lobs the ball ahead for Henry Ezeh, who sneaks past Echezona, but sees his shot go inches wide of the left post
  • 88'
    Should have at least tested the goalkeeper from that sort of a range
  • 88'
    Hatifie shoots wide!
  • 86'
    Echezona down with a lot of pain as S Singh's boot has got the Nigerian's foot in a challenge for the ball
  • 84'
    SubstitutionP. Pradeep Sainath Singh
  • 84'
    The corner averted by Mumbai
  • 83'
    Chizoba alone with the ball, but takes too long allowing Nicholas to come back and defend it
  • 80'
    It's been quite a physical game this one with tackles all around
  • 76'
    Yellow Card Aibor Khongjee
  • 75'
    WHAT A MISS!!! Ram Malik found himself unmarked and all he had to do was to put the ball at the back of the net after receiving a cross from the right, but he shoots it above the post
  • 73'
    CLOSE!!! Yusa releases Chizoba, who gets past his defenders but fluffed his shot at the final moment as Nidhin Lal picks the ball easily
  • 71'
    YAKUBU!!!! The Ghanian chested the ball down but fired it wide
  • 67'
    SubstitutionAshutosh Mehta Subhash Chakraborty
  • 66'
    Mumbai FC have enjoyed a good share of the ball in the second half but need a goal to restore parity in this match
  • 64'
    CHANCE!!! Yusif Yakubu makes a very good run to take Anwar Ali's free-kick past Shilton Paul, but the ball rolls over the goal line before the Mumbai FC striker could direct it goalward
  • 63'
    SubstitutionC S Sabeeth Ram Malik
  • 60'
    Henry Ezeh with a good cross in and Echezona is in the right place to defend the cross in front of Yakubu, although the latter was ruled off-side
  • 57'
    Mumbai FC not been able to do much in the second half as Bagan still hold a narrow edge in the match
  • 54'
    Chizoba with a shy at goal again. Just wide of the right post
  • 52'
    Tackles flying all over the place
  • 51'
    Once again, the foul been committed by Hatifie against Yusa
  • 49'
    Pankaj lets go of a shot...just about a foot above the Mumbai FC goal
  • 48'
    Ezeh with a shot, but wide
  • 47'
    Chizoba is flagged off-side with only the keeper in front of him
  • 46'
    One of Mumbai FC's new signings is called into play as Henry Ezeh replaces Rahul Bheke
  • 46'
    Second half resumes
  • 45'
    SubstitutionRahul Bheke Henry Ezeh
  • HALF-TIME: Mohun Bagan 1-0 Mumbai FC
  • 45' + 1'
    Hatifie gets booked for a foul on Yusa
  • 45' + 1'
    Yellow Card Ahmad Hatifie
  • 45'
    Two minutes of added time
  • 45'
    Chizoba sets up Oraon and the ball is cleared away by the Mumbai backs
  • 43'
    CHANCE!!! Chizoba is caught flat-footed as he was left in two minds after getting in the ball in a good position in front of goal
  • 42'
    Nearing the 45 minutes mark, Bagan leads by a goal to nil
  • 40'
    A battle of possession carries on
  • 39'
    He's okay and play resumes
  • 38'
    Bagan's Japanese medio Yusa with quite a few challenges against him as he falls on his back while vying for the ball against Ashutosh Mehta
  • 37'
    Yellow Card Zakeer Mundampara
  • 35'
    Mumbai FC is caught a little bit on the back foot in the last few minutes
  • 33'
    Quite a numbe of new faces on both the sides with a couple of signings made by the two coaches
  • 30'
    Yakubu tries a volley on the other side, but wide
  • 27'
    Goal Christopher Chizoba
    GOOAAALL!!! Christopher Chizoba beats the off-side trap to latch on to a cross from Katsumi Yusa, while the Nigerian left Nidhin Lal with no chance to deny him this time
  • 25'
    Space given and a shot at goal, but Chizoba's attempt is blocked by Nidhin Lal
  • 24'
    Climax Lawrence with another shot for Mumbai FC....high, high above the post
  • 23'
    Mumbai with a free-kick in scoring range but Pradeep's take flies wide
  • 21'
    Hatifie with the best chance of the half so far for Mumbai FC, while Katsumi almost scored on the other end
  • 19'
    Another shot at goal by Bagan's Chizoba but once again straight in the hands of Nidhin Lal
  • 18'
    This time Katsumi's shot falls in the hands of Lal
  • 16'
    CLOSE!!! Yusa Katsumi storms down the left flank and takes the shot, but it's deflected by Mumbai FC goalkeeper Nidhin Lal to his post before the remains could be cleared by his defense
  • 15'
    Yakubu with an eventual shot, after Nicholas' free-kick was dealt with, although it went straight in the hands of Paul
  • 14'
    Yakubu twisting and turning, trying to dribble his away past his marker, but earns a corner instead
  • 13'
    With the Mohun Bagan defense holding on, their attack is yet to deploy
  • 12'
    Hatifie makes his way back inside the pitch
  • 10'
    Hatifie now lies on the ground, seemingly looks to have sustained a groin injury
  • 8'
    Ali heads back a Nicholas corner and Yakubu with a header on goal but a goal-line clearance by a Bagan defender keeps it away
  • 5'
    SAVE!!! Hatifie with a shot at goal but a beautiful diving save by the Mohun Bagan skipper and goalkeeper Shilton Paul
  • 4'
    Mumbai FC XI: Nidhin, Climax, Mehta, Nicholas, Yakubu, Pradeep, Costa, Hatifie, Ali, Meitei, Bheke
  • 3'
    Mohun Bagan XI: Shilton, Kotal, Souvik, Echezona, Khongjee, Mundampara, Katsumi, Pankaj, Christopher, Oraon, Sabeeth
  • 2'
    Here are the line-ups
  • 1'
    And we're underway
  • Mohammed Rafi suffered an ankle injury in the 1-1 draw against Rangdajied United and has been ruled out of the tournament.
  • Mumbai FC have added striker Henry Ezeh, midfielder Sehnaj Singh and defender Rahul Bheke on their roster. Khalid Jamil’s side will depend on Yusif Yakubu’s experience and guile to unlock the Bagan defense.
  • Add to this, Rowilson Rodrigues is carrying a niggle and has been ruled out of the tie.
  • Skipper Odafa Okolie is to have an MRI scan to determine the extent of his hamstring injury while Denson Devadas and Kingshuk Debnath, who also have job with one of the state government bodies, have to return to Kolkata to represent their ‘office’ side.
  • Having won the derby against East Bengal, confidence will certainly be high amongst the Bagan faithful, however they do have some important concerns to deal with.
  • Mohun Bagan kick-start their Federation Cup sojourn when they face Mumbai FC in Group C