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  • 21 September 2013
  • • 16:00
  • • Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune, Mahārāṣṭra

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 3'
    Hope you enjoyed our Live Coverage of the match and hope to keep you informed the next time a match rolls into Pune.
  • 90' + 3'
    And that's that folks! The spoils are Shared by Mumbai FC and Sporting Clube De Goa in the first encounter of the 2013/2014 I-League Championships.
  • 90' + 3'
    What a near fatal blunder. The keeper laxes a bit too much only for Dawson to close him down before Boima shoots wide from the corner of the D.
  • 90' + 1'
    Over the top ball for Dawson gathered well by Sawant.
  • 90'
    Fourth Referee signals 3 minutes added on
  • 89'
    Essien set free only to let the keeper gather the ball . Sporting on the other end attack again down the left. Cleared by Mumbai.
  • 85'
    Neat trickery by Barreto who nutmegs one defender but runs into a tight defense and ultimately lets the ball slip through for a goal kick
  • 83'
    The resulting corner is chopped over from the centre of the box by Lalrinchhanna
  • 82'
    Corner for Mumbai conceded by Nelia
  • 80'
    Sporting's counter attack thwarted by Boima himself who trips over the through ball and lets the attack drain
  • 79'
    Mumbai get the corner.
  • 78'
    Both teams now furiously attacking.
  • 77'
    Penalty Goal Ogba Kalu Nnanna
    OGBA! Scores the penalty! Penalty given away for an intrusion on Boima who was fouled by Mumbai's Keenan Almeida. Swift and cool Penalty kick in the top right.
  • 76'
    Fantastic moove by Sporting involving Barreto, Rowllin and DAwson Fernandes nearly scorebut for a last ditch tackle.
  • 75'
    Sporting playing with 3 at the back.
  • 73'
    Kamaljeet Singh carried off on the stretcher after coming off worse in a challenge he initiated. Freekick to Sporting
  • 71'
    Stephen Barreto passes to Rowllin Borges, who drives steadfastly into D from the right only for Goalkeeprer Sawant to parry away
  • 70'
    Dangerous cross by Sporting. Dealt with by the Mumbai defense.
  • 70'
    Mumbai Caught off-side this time. Orok Essien this time the culprit.
  • 69'
    Wasted lofty passes by Sporting this time by Captain, Mathew Gonsalves.
  • 68'
    Substitutions Galore for Sporting as they look to unlock the Mumbai defense
  • 67'
    SubstitutionJovel Martins Stephen Barretto
  • 66'
    SubstitutionJayesh Rane Ritesh Perambra
  • 66'
    An the ball goes harmlessly over.
  • 65'
    Free Kick for a foul on Dawson Fernandes, as he weasels past 2 defenders, just outside the D.
  • 64'
    Free-Kick by Sporting, taken long from 10 inside the Mumbai half, well gathered by Sawant.
  • 63'
    Mumbai meanwhile carry out their substitution.
  • 63'
    Ouch. Kalu scores a tap in but he's offside. He totally lost it when the ref flagged.
  • 61'
    SubstitutionAshutosh Mehta James Singh
  • 61'
    All out attack by sporting as we cross the hour mark.
  • 55'
    Sporting going closer. First they hit the woodwork (again), courtesy of Boima and then a dangerous cross sent in by Jovel is cleared by the defense for a corner.
  • 55'
    Second substitution of the match for Sporting. Kalu on for Shirodkar
  • 54'
    SubstitutionPratesh Shirodkar Ogba Kalu Nnanna
  • 54'
    Substitution for Sporting: Victorino on, Rovan Pereira off.
  • 53'
    SubstitutionRovan Pereira Victorino Fernandes
  • 53'
    Really shabby attacking by Sporting down the right. Cajetan Fernandes in n attacking position to put in a good cross, fluffs it out for a corner.
  • 51'
    Mumbai unleash a corner and Nicholas Rodrigues sets off on the left, delivers a beautiful chip that rolls out for a GK.
  • 50'
    Mumbai gift Sporting a free kick on the left side of the field, close to the D, but that's a waste and is easily cleared.
  • 49'
    Handball by Dawson Fernandes in the Mumbai half
  • 48'
    Mumbai being kept on their toes, but Sporting's latest corner results in a foul by Boima
  • 46'
    Mumbai get us underway, and from the onset its attack as a long hoofed ball nearly finds Orok. But its gratefully gathered by Ravi
  • And now come the Flaming Orange, who I'm sure want to set a few records straight after disaster at the end of the last half.
  • Here come the teams for the second half and it's mimbi out of the gates first.
  • 45' + 2'
    About that goal- A spectacular left side attack initiated by Manuel D'Zouza, crossed it to J. Coutinho outside the D, who's shot, thought taken quickly, sneaks through past Ravi in Sporting's goal.
  • 45' + 2'
    The ref blows for half-time. Sporting dominate, but Mumbai FC sneak the goal. At Balewadi, it's one-nil for the home side,
  • 45' + 2'
    The resultant corner comes to nothing.
  • 45' + 1'
    The action is just heating up. Sportings Garcia, unleashes a cracker which is just tucked over by sawant.
  • 45'
    Fourth ref signals two minutes added on.
  • 44'
    Goal John Coutinho
    GOAL GOAL GOAL!!! Mumbai FC breakthrough courtesy of John Coutinho.
  • 44'
    That goal came right on the stroke of added time in the first half.
  • 41'
    Haroon Amiri is one superemly composed CB, nutmegging Jovel before playing the ball out of his half
  • 40'
    Goal Kick, from what looked like another promising attack for Sporting.
  • 38'
    Ooofh. Great wing play from the Sporting lads, Picking out Boima, who heads it on for Jovel who looks to shoot but the Mumbai left back just gets it clear.
  • 36'
    Boima looks threatening. Forward is just caught off-side.
  • 33'
    The resulting corner is played just over the bar. Great stuff from Sporting.
  • 32'
    what a shot by Boima!!!!! The Sporting centre forward controls a forward ball from the defense, pivots and shoots from the border of the D, which cannons off the post and is hacked for a corner.
  • 31'
    Corner taken short by Mumbai, their second which Neila clears
  • 31'
    Sporting concede a throw close to the , which Mumbai take quickly to attack , but Sporting thwart it by conceding a corner
  • 28'
    Looks like Sporting are getting closer. Boima with another firecracker, within the D, this though sails clear of the crossbar
  • 27'
    corner number six for Sporting, played low so that Garcia could flick on at the near post, cleared by the Mumbaikars back-line
  • 26'
    Scrap between Dane Perreira and Boima Karpeh results in a free-kick for the latter's team near the half-line
  • 23'
    Flurry of corners all undecisively dealt with by Mumbai, the final one heads gracefully in to Sawant's hands.
  • 22'
    Sporting almost score. Scrappy corner wasn't cleared and Garcia almost scores but Sawant gets his finger tips to deflect for a corner.
  • 21'
    Rash challenge by shirodkar. Gets him into the referee's book as the first booking of the match.
  • 20'
    Yellow Card Pratesh Shirodkar
  • 18'
    Great wing play by Mumbai. Sporting concede a corner through Neila after he has to hack a clearance behind
  • 16'
    Ball gathered to by Kunal Sawant after some great play on the half-line by the Sporting midfield lets Sporting's striker through.
  • 14'
    What a ball by Neila, who charges through the back, intercepts a ball and delivers a peach of a through pass to Rowlllin who makes Mumbai concede a corner.
  • 13'
    Sporting go close again. Just wide by Rowllin
  • 13'
    Prattesh Shirodkar takes a free-kick but is easily dealt with but the Mumbai defenders
  • 12'
    Sporting dominating affairs with slick passing. Jovel is clearly the focus of all his team mates attention
  • 9'
    Mathew Gonsalves clattered into. Recieves attention and is now good to go.
  • 8'
    Boima Karpeh controls beautifully in the box but he's offside.
  • 8'
    Boima Karpeh controls beautifully in the box but he's offside.
  • 7'
    Mumbai now have their first shot, but its way off target, courtesy a free-kick .
  • 7'
    Sporting attacking heavily on the left, Jovel getting caught just offside.
  • 5'
    First shot of the match flies over by Rowlin Borges. He was pickd out beautifully by Jovel, but let fly a little too early.
  • 3'
    Corner for Mumbai, taken by Nicholas Rodrigues. Ravi Kumar of Sporting Goa gathers
  • 3'
    Rowlin Borges picks out a beauty to Jovel Martens, but the winger lets it head out.
  • 2'
    Mumbai FC having a roun with the ball passing it around the pitch like Sporting
  • Sporting Goa get us underway. It is a scrappy beginning.
  • The referee puts the whistle to his lips,checks his watch and here WE GO!!!
  • Almost on the verge of kick off as teams huddle.
  • Sporting today captained by Matthew Gonsalves
  • Mumbai FC being led out first. Led out by captain Nicholas Rodrigues
  • And here we go, the teams being led onto the pitch.
  • And here we go, the teams being led onto the pitch.
  • The coach of Mumbai FC is ex-India international Khalid Jamil and the coach for Sporting is Oscar Bruzon Berreras.
  • Line-ups being read out now, at the threshold of KO
  • And for all you folks who have been in the dark to the new development, Airtel have been roped in as sponsors for the I-League. Hurray!
  • 14 minutes to KO and we here can barely contain our excitement at the onset of a new season.
  • It may be cool, but it's slowly getting to high perspiration levels. Clouds on the way and it looks like we my be in the way of heavy showers
  • The teams seem to have finished their warm up rituals and have now headed into the dressing rooms for a final prep talk from the coach
  • Just about 20 minute from Kick-off and the music is blaring out loud at the stadium with folks waiting in anticipation
  • He will be assisted on the touchline by referees Angelo Albuquerque and J. Tony both from Karnataka as well.
  • The Referee for today's match is B.Subramaniam from Karnataka.
  • Meanwhile on the Mumbai FC squad sheet Climax Lawrence makes his debut for the Mumbai Blues.
  • Jovel Martins it seems has had his contract situation sorted out with Pune FC and Starts for his new club Sporting Goa
  • Gonzalo Neila and Arturo Garcia both start for Sporting Clube De Goa.
  • Both teams Look full strength as the hope to get off to winning starts!
  • Mumbai FC and Sporting Clube De Goa go head to head in the season opener for both these teams
  • It's a lovely cloudy afternoon here at the Balewadi Sports stadium in Pune
  • Good Afternoon Folks!