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  • 18 November 2012
  • • 19:00
  • • Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Fatorda Stadium), Margao, Goa

Live Commentary

  • FULL-TIME: Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1 United Sikkim FC
  • 90' + 3'
    SubstitutionSeiya Sugishita Victorino Fernandes
  • 90'
    Four minutes added time
  • 86'
    Yellow Card D.G. Attivi
  • 83'
    The second half certainly lacks clear cut chances
  • 81'
    Kalu tries from afar... wide!
  • 80'
    Rodriguez' free-kick... cleared away
  • 79'
    Bhutia loses the ball on his first touch
  • 77'
    SubstitutionZenith Mashangva Bhaichung Bhutia
  • 77'
    This should be interesting... Bhaichung Bhutia brings himself on
  • 76'
    KALUU!!!! wide from outside the box
  • 76'
    It's Sporting who are continualy on the offensive in the last few minutes
  • 73'
    Good block by Boubacar to prevent Salau from reaching to the length of the long cross
  • 72'
    Seiya Sugishita, in his maiden match, has been quite an inspirational figure in Sporting's attack today.. Expect him to get better as he gets used to his new side
  • 69'
    SubstitutionJoseph Pereira Stephen Barretto
  • 67'
    Salau shoots way up in the sky from the next chance to USFC
  • 66'
    Attivi tries to find Salau ahead, who trips Boubacar for a foul in favour of Sporting
  • 65'
    Monotosh Ghosh punches away Rowllin's cross
  • 63'
    Dawson crosses in to Rojen, who shoots... blocked by Rodriguez... Kalu's shot goes high and wide
  • 62'
    Attivi's cross headed away by Shirodkar... TImothy shoots.. wide!
  • 59'
    Kalu being walked out for some minor treatment
  • 58'
    United Sikkim players trying to push forward now
  • 56'
    Quite some quick changes so far... will this change the pace and flow of the game?
  • 55'
    SubstitutionAnorue Obiora Keita Boubacar
  • 52'
    SubstitutionLineker Machado D.G. Attivi
  • 52'
    SubstitutionYoon Tae Monotosh Ghosh
  • 52'
    Quite strange to see the United Sikkim's goalkeeper changed yet again, before we have seen the same happening in most of the previous matches too
  • 50'
    Dawson taken out on the stretcher for treatment on the sidelines
  • 48'
    First chance of the second half falls to Sporting as Kalu's cross is blasted wide by Sugishita
  • 46'
    Second half underway...
  • HALF-TIME: Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1 United Sikkim FC
  • 45'
    Goal Sandesh Jhingan
    GOOOAALLLL!!!! Rodriguez' free-kick is tapped in by Sandesh Jhingan after an initial header was by the Sporting keeper
  • 45'
    Yellow Card Pratesh Shirodkar
  • 45'
    One minute added time
  • 44'
    Just the two goals in the span of five minutes for now
  • 42'
    CHANCE PUT DOWN!!! Samananda Singh completely missed Ansari's cross across the Sporting goalmouth that past keeper D'Mello, but Nadong too wasn't alert to pounce on the opportunity at the far post
  • 40'
    Rodriguez' free-kick headed by TImothy, but straight in the hands of Sporting keeper D'Mello
  • 38'
    Ansari shoots wide on the other side
  • 37'
    SAVE!!! Tae charges in to block Sugishita's shot after the Sporting striker was set-up by Dawson
  • 36'
    Play resumes
  • 35'
    Dawson seems to have picked a slight knock
  • 33'
    CLOSE!!! Nadong's cross to Salau, who missed the near post by not much
  • 30'
    Nadong Bhutia and Nurudden Salau just passing spectators on the pitch so far
  • 28'
    OHH!!! United Sikkim keeper Tae was already well-beaten by Dawson Fernandes' cross, but Joseph Pereira's slip in the box means that Sporting lose their opportunity to score their third goal
  • 22'
    Sporting's Japanese striker Seiya Sugishita looks like he's got a lot of pace in him
  • 19'
    ALMOST AN OWN GOAL!!! Pratesh Shirodkar's cross almost diverted into his own net by Anwar Ali
  • 17'
    Linekar Machado's cross tipped away by a stretching Sporting keeper Gerard D'Mello
  • 15'
    Goal Ogba Kalu Nnanna
    GOOAALLL!!! Seiya Sugishita turns provider for Sporting's second goal as Ogba Kalu Nnanna sent a stiff grounder past United Sikkim keeper Yoon Tae
  • 10'
    Goal Seiya Sugishita
    GOOOAALLL!!!! Sporting surge ahead.. Sugishita scores his first goal in his first I-League start as the Japanese nods in Joseph Pereira's cross from the left
  • 5'
    United Sikkim's Bhaichung Bhutia placed himself on the bench for his first match as interim coach, with captain Anwar Ali in the heart of the defense, while Munmun Timothy and Michael Rodriguez drove the midfield.
  • 3'
    The ball moving from end to end for now as both teams try to get a hold of the procedings
  • 2'
    Ekendra Singh handed Japanese striker Seiya Sugishita his first I-League start along-side Nigerian Anoure Obiova Richard, while Keita Boubacar was left on the bench.
  • 1'
    United Sikkim kick-off
  • Few minutes to kick-off...
  • United Sikkim's Michael Rodriguez was part of the Costa Rican squad for the 2006 World Cup but never saw any playing time.
  • Sporting's attacking midfielder Anoure Obiora had a brief stint at English side Crawley Town where he scored two goals in two appearances.
  • The two sides have only met once in 2011 when they were in the Second Division of the I-League. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Bhaichung Bhutia will be eligible to play this game as he completes his suspension
  • The Goans have a full strength side going into the fixture
  • Will Bhaichung Bhutia's coaching debut turn out to be memorable one for the interim coach of USFC?
  • Sporting Goa: Gerard D'Mello (gk), Samananda Singh, Ogba Kalu, Seiya Sugighita, Dawson Fernandes, Pratesh Shirodkar, Rojen Singh, Joseph Pereira (c), Rovan Pereira, Boboi Singh, Obiova Richard

    Subs - Keita Boubacar, Jovel Martins, Ashok Singh (gk), Victorino Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Joyner Lourenco, Stephene Barreto

    United Sikkim: Yoon Tae (gk), Sandesh Jhingan, Anwar Ali (c), Zenith Mashangva, Nurudden Salau, Linekar Machado, Sahensha Ansari, Nadong Bhutia, Munmun Timothy, Michael Steven Rodriguez, Safar Sardar

    Subs - Dosseh Gagnon Attivi, Thupden Bhutia, Nima Tamang, Bhaichung Bhutia, Ashish Chetri, Mobin Rai, Monotosh Ghosh (gk)
  • Welcome to today's I-League match in Goa... I'm Anselm Noronha and I'll be taking you through the 90 (plus whatever added minutes) as Sporting Clube de Goa host United Sikkim FC at the Fatorda stadium