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  • 2 December 2012
  • • 17:30
  • • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), Margao, Goa

Live Commentary

  • FULL TIME: Sporting Clube de Goa 0-1 Air India
  • 90' + 3'
    SubstitutionElijah Obagbemiro Junior Johny Chand Singh
  • 90' + 1'
    Kalu's free-kick comes off the wall
  • 90'
    Four minutes added time
  • 85'
    CLOSE!!! Micky's free-kick tipped above the post by the Sporting keeper
  • 83'
    SubstitutionPradeep Mohanraj Bhushan Thube
  • 81'
    Junior... a bit too far for Henry's cross in the Sporting box
  • 80'
    SubstitutionJohn Dias Ramandeep Singh
  • 78'
    MISS!!! Freiman's cross was headed right across the face of the Air India goal from the left far post
  • 76'
    Sporting are attacking in numbers now
  • 75'
    Yellow Card Ogba Kalu Nnanna
  • 74'
    Sporting seem to be gaining some momentum in the game now...can they equalise?
  • 70'
    OFF THE POST!!! Sugishita hits the post as Sporting's bad luck in the match continues
  • 69'
    SAVE!! Junior finds his way in the Sporting box with a clever little flicks but fails the chip the ball over Ashok Singh as the Sporting keeper managees to get a hand to it
  • 68'
    SubstitutionAnorue Obiora Seiya Sugishita
  • 67'
    The men in orange will have to ask themselves the question in the dressing room - what have they done with their possession?
  • 66'
    Yellow Card Souvik Chakraborty
  • 65'
    Sporting continue with their aimless passing
  • 63'
    Referee Abhinandan Chatterjee asks Freiman to re-take the free-kick as there were some adjustments in the box... Keita heads to the Air India keeper
  • 62'
    Freiman's free-kick...
  • 61'
    Another shot by Obiora deflected from the Air India box by Micky Fernandes
  • 59'
    Dawson shoots wide!
  • 58'
    In all fairness, that couldn't have been a penalty as Micky Fernandes' hands weren't away from his body as he was defending a shot by an opponent player
  • 57'
    Yellow Card Rovan Pereira
  • 56'
    Freiman's cross headed out by Micky....Shirodkar eventually takes a shot but hits Micky's hand in the box as the Sporting players erupt to the referee's decision to allow play to continue
  • 55'
    Play continued in the midfield now as the flag-kick was cleared
  • 54'
    Souvik Chakraborty's free-kick tipped out for a corner by Sporting keeper Ashok Singh
  • 53'
    Air India captain Micky Fernandes stretchered off for minor treatment
  • 51'
    Obiora steals it from Micky but aimlessly releases the ball forward instead of finding Dawson on his left
  • 49'
    Sporting left-back Rovan Pereira shoots wide!
  • 47'
    Freiman Peixoto takes the first set-piece of the second half...comes off Air India's Micky Fernandes before the same is cleared away
  • 46'
    SubstitutionMackroy Peixote Dawson Fernandes
  • 46'
    Second half resumes...
  • HALF-TIME: Sporting Clube de Goa 0-1 Air India
  • 44'
    A lot of confusion among the Sporting players as one after the other each, one passed to the other, instead of taking a shot at goal before Mackroy Peixoto shot wide
  • 41'
    OBIORA AGAIN!!! (how many times will I be saying "again" today evening) The Nigerian striker with an improvised attempt this time as the Sporting striker sent an overhead volley wide. Freiman's cross
  • 40'
    OBIORA!!! taps wide to Pratesh Shirodkar's cross
  • 39'
    What a long throw-in by Air India's Vijith good as a coss, but cleared away by the Sporting citadel
  • 36'
    Goal Baldip Singh
    GOOALLLL!!!! Sporting have definitely been punished for mising so many chances as Baldeep Singh directs Rahul Bheke's flag-kick into the nets
  • 36'
    Assist Rahul Bheke
  • 34'
    KALU!!! How couldn't he find the target with an open goal in front of him after he was played in by Mackroy Peixoto on the right
  • 33'
    SubstitutionBoboi Singh Matthew Gonsalves
  • 31'
    SHAVED OFF THE POST!!! Freiman's cross from the right shaved off the post while there were no orange shirts to capitalise on the ball dropping back in play
  • 30'
    Sporting playing with ten men at the moment.., while a change on the cards seems prominent
  • 29'
    Boboi Singh looks like he's hurt himself and needs some treatment
  • 27'
    CHANCE PUT DOWN! Kalu's lob to Obiora saw the latter mistime his shot which turned into an easy take for Air India keeper Sukhwinder Singh
  • 26'
    SAVE! A good chance created after a long time as Obiora releases Shirodkar, but Sukhwinder gets to the ball first
  • 23'
    Yellow Card Keita Boubacar
  • 23'
    Both the captains have managed to get themselves booked in the match by now
  • 22'
    Yet another set-piece wasted by Sporting as Pratesh Shirodkar blasts his free-kick marginally above the horizontal bar
  • 20'
    Yellow Card Micky Fernandes
  • 20'
    Henry and Obagbemiro combining again, but the latter shoots wide again from two attempts
  • 18'
    Freiman to Obiora... cross from the right... claimed in the air by Air India keeper Sukhwinder Singh
  • 16'
    There has been some good defensive showing by Air India's Gagandeep Singh
  • 15'
    If you'd say this match is a boring one, not really quite so, but Sporting haven't been making the best of the possession they have been enjoying in the opponent's half
  • 13'
    First shot away by Air India. Junior Obagbemiro lines up a right-footer after receiving the ball from Ezeh Henry, but the former shoots wide
  • 11'
    The ball is being passed quite fluidly in the midfield, as well as on the flanks. Air India can only work against the odds
  • 9'
    Nothing much to say about this match, other than both teams wanting this win as much as the other
  • 7'
    Obiora on the right...straight to the keeper
  • 6'
    The Flaming Oranje are in the box again, but Mackroy was unable to get his shot away before the defender could clear it away
  • 5'
    Sporting's Freiman on the attack from the right side...eventually cleared out by Micky Fernandes
  • 4'
    No notable threat from the setpiece as play continues...Sporting looking the better side so far
  • 3'
    First cross coming in from the left by Air India's Ezeh Henry, headed out for a corner by Keita Boubacar
  • 2'
    Both sides desperately in need of a win today
  • 1'
    We're underway...
  • Sporting Clube de Goa: Samananda Singh, Keita Boubacar (c), Freiman Peixoto, Ogba Kalu Nnanna, Jovel Martins, Ashok Singh (gk), Pratesh Shirodkar, Mackroy Peixoto, ROvan Pereira, Boboi Singh, Anorue Obiora Richard

    Subs - Mathew Gonsalves, Seiya Sugishita, Dawson Fernandes, Joseph Pereira, Rowllin Borges, Agnelo Gomes (gk), Joyner Lourenco

    Air India: Gagandeep Singh, John Dias, Baldeep Singh, Souvik Chakraborty, Junior Obagbemiro, Nna Ezeh Henry, Micky Fernandes (c), Vijith Shetty, Rahul Bheke, M. Pradeep, Sukhwinder Singh (gk)

    Subs - Ramandeep Singh, Soccor Velho, Ong Lepcha, Jonychand Singh, Prem Kumar, Bhushan Thube, Jagroop Singh (gk)
  • Air India beat Sporting Clube de Goa by a margin of 3-1 in the last home match of the Goan hosts
  • Sporting Clube de Goa hold the slight edge over Air India in the last five head-to-head matches, the former winning and drawing twice and losing once
  • 10th placed Sporting Clube de Goa (8-16) have a similar goal-difference with bottom-placed Air India (9-17)
  • The two teams languishing in the bottom half of the table will look for a win
  • It's Sporting Clube de Goa vs Air India at the Fatorda stadium in Goa, today evening. I'm Anselm Noronha - your host.