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  • 21 December 2013
  • • 15:30
  • • Duler Stadium, Mapusa

Live Commentary

  • 90' + 4'
    Shirodkar lobs the ball ahead in no man's land for Victorino...the Spotring striker and the rival goalkeeper clash in the process of reaching the ball
  • 90' + 3'
    There's still some action at either ends but the defenses are holding strong
  • 90' + 2'
    SubstitutionRowllin Borges Cajetan Fernandes
  • 90' + 1'
    Kalu sends the free-kick wide
  • 90'
    Yellow CardC.K. Vineeth
  • 90'
    Three minutes added time
  • 90'
    Vineeth cuts off Victorino's pass to Shirodkar but handles the ball in the process
  • 89'
    A good defensive header by Gonzalo to keep out a cross by Mandal
  • 87'
    So if Sporting win this match, they will end the year second on the table regardless of Pune FC's result against Mohun Bagan as the Goans have earlier beaten the Red Lizards
  • 86'
    In the earlier match, Bengaluru FC defeated Salgaocar FC 2-1
  • 83'
    SubstitutionBoima Karpeh Victorino Fernandes
  • 83'
    Karpeh is unhappy with his exclusion and furiously kicks a bottle near the bench
  • 82'
    SubstitutionB. Singh Jr Surajit Bose
  • 82'
    Both the strikers are off for United
  • 80'
    Kalu is off-side
  • 77'
    Sporting's game in attack has slowed down on it's effectiveness quite a few notches. Probably a good time to introduce Victorino
  • 75'
    Will there be another goal?
  • 71'
    CHANCE PUT DOWN!!!! Sporting substitute Beevan D'Mello spotten Rowllin Borges completely unmarked in front of goal, but the latter's first touch was disappointing as he let the ball roll out for a goal kick
  • 70'
    Arturo Garcia has done exceptionally well in the midfield for the home side today, like on any other day, especially by frustrating the likes of Martins
  • 68'
    Good defending by Gonzalo to ward off Baldeep from reaching to the ball
  • 67'
    SubstitutionSouvik Chakraborty Mohammed Rafique
  • 66'
    Karpeh cuts past Hamid, but the former is stopped in his tracks by Rasaq
  • 64'
    SAVE!!! Kalu shot is plamed off by Abhijit Das after the Nigerian was set up by Rowllin
  • 63'
    SubstitutionRojen Singh Singam Beevan D'Mello
  • 62'
    Another Sporting attack and Rowllin's shot off the side netting
  • 62'
    Kalu's shot in the hands of the rival keeper
  • 61'
    Rojen Singh doing quite a bit of the hard work on the left side while Karpeh's shot is blocked by Deepak Mandal
  • 60'
    SubstitutionRanti Martins C.K. Vineeth
  • 58'
    SAVE!!! Boima Karpeh finds himself with the ball with only the keeper to beat, but his toepoke was kept out by an outstretched right foot of Ashijit Das
  • 55'
    Ranti has been quite isolated in the attack for the Kolkatan outfit today as he over-runs a pass played to him while Gonzalo effects the clearance
  • 53'
    A bursty run on the left by Pratesh Shirodkar who sets up Kalu on the right side, but the Nigerian's powerful right-footer is blocked by Rasaq
  • 52'
    A Sporting free-kick....Garcia's shot goes wide of the left post
  • 50'
    A mistimed back-heel by Karpeh that was intended for Shirodkar
  • 47'
    CLOSE!!! Gonzalo's header off a Rowllin Borges flag-kick is tipped above his post by United SC keeper Abhijit Das
  • 47'
    United SC look to add pace to their game
  • 46'
    The Goans get us underway with the second half
  • HALF-TIME: Sporting Clube de Goa 1-0 United Sports Club
  • 45'
    Three minutes added time
  • 44'
    Rasaq shoots into the wall while Martins' spinning volley is controlled by Kumar
  • 43'
    United SC win a free-kick at the edge of the box as Mathew brings down Brown
  • 42'
    It's quite a battle between Garcia and Martins in the midfield so far
  • 41'
    Ranti looks frustrated in the attack
  • 39'
    Off-side for Garcia
  • 38'
    Good block by Sporting defender Mathew Gonsalves to prevent Baldeep Singh's scorcher from hitting the target
  • 37'
    Play resumes after the Spaniard received a little treatment
  • 35'
    Garcia down with an apparent injury
  • 34'
    Karpeh is like the incredible hulk today with his ball retentions against the team from Kolkata
  • 32'
    Good clearance by United SC goalkeeper Das in front of an onrushing Karpeh
  • 30'
    Gonzalo heads the ball for a corner with Ranti vying for the same in the Sporting box after Chakraborty heads in a long ball by Rasaq
  • 29'
    CLOSE!!! First chance for United SC as Ranti heads a good cross from Souvik Chakraborty wide
  • 27'
    A couple of good clearances by Garcia and Devrani around the Sporting box as the visitors begin to move the ball around a lot better now
  • 25'
    Rojen Singh's cross on the other side goes straight to United SC goalkeeper Abhijit Das
  • 24'
    A long cross in for Ranti in the Sporting box but Ravi Kumar gets to it first
  • 21'
    The home team's skipper Mathew Gonsalves and midfielder Pratesh Shirodkar return for this match after serving their suspension
  • 19'
    Karpeh wants to come back in...and so he does
  • 18'
    Play resumes as Kalu picks up the ball from the midfield and does a lovely back-flip but Rowllin was unable to read the same
  • 16'
    Looks like there is something wrong with the Sporting striker as he lays down clinching his right ankle
  • 15'
    Boima Karpeh looks absolutely charged today as he battles for the ball with Bello Rasaq
  • 12'
    CLOSE!!! Karpeh controlled down a long ball by Devrani but the angle of his shot was blocked by Hamid
  • 8'
    Ranti Martins is well marked in front of the last line of Sporting's defense by Arturo Garcia, especially for the aerial threats
  • 6'
    It's a good start by the Flaming Oranje with United SC yet to attack
  • 4'
    GoalRojen Singh Singam
    GOAAALLL!!! Boima Karpeh does all the spadework on the left flank after a quick free-kick, cuts past Hamid and gets the better of Rasaq as he sets up Rojen Singh who makes no mistake to to tap the ball home
  • 2'
    I would expect this one to be a high scoring game...
  • 1'
    The visitors kick us off at the Duler stadium
  • United Sports Club XI: Dhanachandra, Rasaq, Bhowmick, Martins, Brown, Mandal (c), Asif, Baldeep, Souvik, Das (gk), Hamid
  • Sporting Clube de Goa XI: Kumar (gk), Mathew (c), Devrani, Keenan, Gonzalo, Kalu, Garcia, Shirodkar, Rojen, Rowllin, Karpeh
  • I've got the team sheet in my hand
  • Midfielder Eric Brown has been ruled out due to an ankle injury for the visitors who otherwise have a full strength squad at their disposal.
  • United Sports Club are tied on points (18) with Salgaocar FC and East Bengal, two points behind Shillong Lajong and two points ahead of Mumbai FC and Dempo SC.
  • Sporting's skipper Mathew Gonsalves and Pratesh Shirodkar will return after serving their suspensions. Stephene Barretto is unlikely to make the squad as the 24-year-old isn’t keeping well, while Dawson Fernandes is out for five months.
  • The Flaming Oranje have lost only once in their last seven fixtures and have emerged as one of the most consistent sides of the competition. They have three points less than the table-toppers Bengaluru FC but also have a match in hand.
  • The two teams will look to end the year with a win but the away side's task will be tougher as the hosts haven't lost a game in December
  • Hello and welcome to Goal's Live text commentary. I'm Anselm Noronha (@apnoronha)
  • Sporting Clube de Goa will look to avenge their 3-1 defeat to United Sports Club as they take on the Kolkatan outfit in a round 16 I-League clash at the Duler stadium, Mapusa, here today