• BENGALURU 5-3 SPORTING GOA
  • SAL 0-4 LAJONG
  • MMB 1-0 MFC
  • KEB 1-1 RUFC
15.01.2014: Bengaluru FC 5-3 Sporting Goa (Manjeri - FT. )
BFC Bekhokhei 5', 41', Sunil 33', Robin 66', 90+3'
SCG : Boima 74', Beevan 88', Victorino 90+2'

BFC : Pawan, Siam, John, Osano, Rino, Thoi, Keegan, Beikhokhei, Jonny, Rooney, Chhetri.
SCG : Ravi, Matthew, Deepak, Keenan, Neila, Garcia, Kalu, Beevan, Pratesh, Rojen, Rowlin, Karpeh...... REF : Pranjol Banerjee

BFC PRESS RELEASE : Beingaichho, Robin At The Double As Blues See Through Sporting Fight To Win 5-3. Bengaluru FC survived some needlessly anxious moments as they got their Federation Cup campaign off to a winning start with a high-scoring 5-3 win over Sporting Clube de Goa at the MDSC Stadium, in Kerala, on Wednesday. The I-League leaders threw a dented a four-goal lead, conceding three in a seventeen-minute window before Robin Singh scored in the third minute of added time to put the issue to bed.

Ashley Westwood's blue brigade couldn't have asked for a better start when Beikhokhei Beingaichho smashed home Bengaluru FC's opener in the 5th minute after Sporting 'keeper Ravi Kumar fluffed a clearance. Under pressure from an onrushing Sean Rooney, Kumar could manage a meek touch of the ball on the edge of the box that fell kindly to Beingaichho. With an empty goal to shoot into, the diminutive winger couldn't err.......... Live commentary below

The early lead worked as perfect reason for Bengaluru to boss the half and they did just that when skipper Sunil Chhetri added a second in the 33rd. Menyongar had a hand in this one too when he picked out Rino Anto on the right with a long ball that the young defender brought down deftly before Chhetri packed his cross home. It was Chhetri's turn to play provider next and he did it with brilliance. Exchanging a one-two with Sean Rooney, Chhetri chased the ball down the left and turned a Sporting defender the wrong way before crossing and leaving Beikho with the simple task of finishing clean.

Buoyed by the cushion, Westwood threw in Singh and Vishal Kumar for Rooney and Keegan Pereira. The strong striker vindicated the decision when he scored the first of his two for the night in the 66th minute. Released down the left, Singh turned the onrushing ’keeper and slotted into an empty net.

Only minutes earlier Sporting missed the chance to pull one back when Boima Karpeh smashed his take from the spot against the bar after Vishal Kumar brought down Victorino Fernandes in the box. The error would come back to haunt the Goa club who went on to score three goals in the last twenty minutes to give Bengaluru a scare.

Karpeh finished coolly from the left before substitutes Beevan D'Mello and Victorino took advantage of some lackadaisical defending to make it 4-3 with a minute of added time to play for. But Singh made sure the regrets were none after being smartly set up by Darren Caldeira who came on for Thoi Singh in the second half. Running down the left, Caldeira foxed a defender and set up Singh who did well to slot home without fuss.

Live commentary below

FT : Match End. Bengaluru win the thriller 5-3.
90+3': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 5-3 for Bengaluru, Robin Singh's 2nd goal.
90'+2: GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Again goal of Victorino of Sporting 4-3.
88' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Beevan scored for Sporting. 4-2.
83': Same scoreline Bengaluru FC 4-1 Sporting Goa.
74': GOOOOOOOOOAL : Boima reduced one. 4-1...
66': GOOOOOOOOOAL : 4th goal by Robin Sing..
62': Bengaluru FC 3-0 Sporting Goa.
57': Foul of Victorino to Vishal Kumar.
55': Bengaluru FC 3-0 Sporting Goa.
In cochin Shillong Lajong FC beat Salgaocar 4-0.
At Half time Bangaluru leading by 3-0 scored by Bekokhoi (2), and Chetri. So it is a uphill task for Sporting Clube to came back in the game.
44': Ronney miised a chance could have scored.
41': GOOOOOOOOOAL : 3rd goal again by Bekhokhei from Sunil's pass..
33': GOOOOOOOOOAL : Sunil Chhetri scored.Bangaluru scored the second goal. Chetri heads in a center from Rino Anto from the left
30': Sporting waisted a chance Rojen Singh's shot following a pass from Kalu defected for a corner.
25': Rojen Singh shots wide, Sporting trying to gain posiyion 15': A chance for Bangaluru as Rooney failed totrap a Chetri pass
10': Bangalluru leading against Sporting.
5': GOOOOOOOOOAL Bekhokhei scored .


15.01.2014: Salgaocar SC ( 0-4 ) Shillong Lajong (Kochi- FT)
SLFC: S. Tuboi 16', Reedem 37', Taisuke 47', Cornel 62'

SAL: Karanjit, Nicolau, Chika, Costa, Fulganco, Francis, Rocus, Matthew, Gilbert, Marcus, Darry.

SLFC PRESS RELEASE : Shillong Lajong FC got off to a flying start in the Federation Cup by crushing Salgaocar FC with a thumping scoreline of 4-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi on Wednesday. A match expected to be a tough encounter for both teams turned up on its head when Salgaocar's hope of a revival after their poor run of form was cancelled completely by a brilliant display from The Reds.

The match started poorly for both teams without any clear cut chances. However in the 14th minute, Lajong got the breakthrough and earned their first goal after the Salgaocar defence was caught sleeping. A clever lobbed pass from Taisuke Matsugae was headed by Lajong winger Seikhohao Tuboi into the top corner.

The goal meant that Derrick Perreira’s tactics were in vain as he made a rare change in the 29th minute when he brought on Clifton Dias for Mascarenhas. The tactical switch however was not successful as Thangboi Singto's men created many chances and added a lot of pressure to The Greens’ keeper Karanjit Singh.

Lajong got their second in the 36th minute after a brilliant low cross from Cornell Glen was converted successfully by the Federation Cup debutant Redeem Tlang, which was his first senior team goal. Lajong nearly got their third only for Subash’s effort to go over the bar. The half ended with Shillong Lajong in the advantage.

Lajong began the 2nd half much like they ended the first with Glen almost finding the net only 50 seconds after the break. Glen had controlled the ball on his chest after which his shot went past Salgaocar’s goalkeeper Kiranjit Singh and off the post.

It did not take long for Lajong to find their third goal which came in the 48th minute when Japanese recruit Taisuke Matsugae made an easy run through Clifton Dias to find a lot of space after which his thunderous strike proved to be too much for the Salgaocar custodian.

Lajong made another smart move in the 61st minute which gave them their fourth goal and secured the three points as well. Glen who had assisted one for his team found himself on the edge of the box with and his left footed strike went into the back of the net.

Shillong Lajong are now strong contenders for the Federation Cup and will take on Kolkata side Mohun Bagan AC on the 18th of January, Saturday at 4:00PM. The match will be broadcast live on Ten Action.



15.01.2014: Mohun Bagan 1-0 Mumbai FC (COCHIN - FT.)
MMB : Shilton, Aibor, Pritam, Eche, Shouvik, Katsumi, Zakeer, Christopher, Pankaj, Sabeeth, Sankar.
MFC : Nidhinlal, Climax, Pradeep, Peter, Nicholas, Yakubu, Ashutosh, Anwar, Hatifie


MFC PRESS RELESASE : Mumbai FC was done-in by Mohun Bagan a solitary first half goal in their opening Group-C encounter in the 35th Federation Cup at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, on Wednesday. The all-important Bagan goal was scored by Christopher Chizoba (27th minute) which they held on and dashed Mumbai FC’s hopes to begin on a positive note...... BELOW IS THE LIVE MATCH COMMENTARY

Mumbai FC after kick off were first to make an impact. In the 5th minute, Yusif Yakubu, put NP Pradeep in the clear on the right. Running deep, Pradeep did well to cut-backa pass from the touchline and find an unmarked Ahmad Hatifi on the top of the box who stretched the Bagan 'keeper Shilton Paul to keep out the attempt. Back-to back corner-kicks for Mumbai FC pushed Bagan on the defensive.

Having dominated proceedings through Yakubu, Bagan almost dented the Mumbai FC citadel. The rival's medio Yusa Katsumi moving quickly down the left took a shy only to have custodian Nidhin Lal deflect the ball onto the post. Thereafter, Nidhin was kept busy with Katsumi and Chizoba's try going straight into the keepers' hands. Chizoba, then, tested Nidhin again, only to have Nidhin block.

Having sustained a spate of attacks, Mumbai FC fell in arrears after Chizoba made no mistake on his third attempt. Beating the off-side trap the Nigerian latched on to a cross from Katsumi, before following up the space ahead with a volley to beat the Mumbai FC custodian. The goal pushed Mumbai FC back and what unfolded was a mid-field battle for posession with no out-and-out chances created by either side. At half time, Mumbai FC trailed 0-1.

Changing ends, Mumbai FC brought on Henry Ezeh (for Rahul Bheke) who began his role with a early try, but wide. On the hour, Henry was once again creating problems for Bagan sending ion a good cross for Yakubu but the striker was flagged off-side.

Four minutes later, Yakubu's timed run to an Anwar Ali long free-kick saw the Ghanian win the aerial ball ahead of Shilton but the move rolled over the goalline just when the striker could direct it goalward. Yakubu once again gained centre-stage when he chested down and blasted over from inside the box after Henry's crossed from the left following a defenders' clearance off a Nicolas Rodrigues corner-kick came loose.

Mumbai, then, went through a phase of attacks with Nidhin Lal keeping his calm when Chizoba faced him in a one on one situation. Three minutes from the end, Hatifie had a close try from inside the box go over. He then set up Henry, with a gentle tap, to enable the striker push past his man-marker before stretching and scream his effort wide of the far post.

PEEP PEEP PEEEP Mohun Bagan beat Mumbai FC 1-0 courtesy Christopher in first match.
90+2': Ram Malik's left footer from left well saved by Nidhillal for Corner, Short corner of Yusa but ball cleared finally.

90': 4 minute added time.
88': Henri's shot went wide from close.
85': Still Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0. through Christopher's score.
76': Again missed of Mohun Bagan, Ram Malik';s shot went out from Pankaj's right sided cross.
73': Chjance missed by Christopher, one to one with Keeper from a pass of yusa from behind, but finally unable to score.
72': this is the first Encounter between Mohun Bagan and Mumbai FC in Federation Cup.
71': Still Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0 while East Bengal is trailing 0-1 upto half time .
71': Chance missed to Mumbai FC as Yakubu got a ball from left and his prompot vollye went just wide over the cross bar.
68': PLAYER CHANGE-MFC: Ashutosh Mehta out Subhash Chakrabarty in.
63'; player change to mohun bagan: Ram Malik in and Sabeeth out.
60': Still Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0 while East Bengal is trailing 0-1 upto half time .
60': Nice clearance of Eche from a right sided cross of Mumbai FC.
54': Another chance to Christofer from top of the box, his left footer went out.
52': Right sided attack of Mohun Bagan, Pankaj's cross and Christopher right footer volley went out.
46': Starts of 2nd half match, Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0.
HT It' half time now, Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0 while Rangdajied is leading 1-0.
45': 2 minute added time.
45': Yellow card to Mumbai FC's Arshad Hatifie.
45': Again Yusa was fouled from behind, Free kick for Mohun Bagan.
43': Attack of Mohun Bagan, from right side christopher to Sankar but he waisted the ball in top of the box.
40': 25': No score. Mohun Bagan 1-0 Mumbai FC.
39': In Manjeri East Bengal and Rangdajied match is still goalless.
38': Yesa was fouled in an Aireal ball..
36': Yellow card to Zakir of Mohun Bagan.
32': Mumbai FC attacked from right wing but blocked in Mohun Bagan box.
30': Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0.
27': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.Chistopher scores for Mohun Bagan from a long through from midfield by Yusa and Christopher well finised..
25': No score. Mohun Bagan 0-0 Mumbai FC.
24':Eche's shot, Nidhinlal saves it
23':Climax's long ranger, went over the post
22':Pradeep's free kick went wide
20': Free kick to Mumbai Fc in a very good position
20': No score. Mohun Bagan 0-0 Mumbai FC.
14':Counter attack of Mohun Bagan, katsumi's shot deflected from post and cleared
14':Another corner to Mumbai FC
14':Yakubu's shot, good save by Shilton
10':Halifi looks injured, game stopped.
9':Anwar's header well save by Shilton
8':Back to back corner of Mumbai FC
6':Eche clears the ball from corner
5':hatifi's shot, brilliant save by Shilton. Corner to Mumbai FC
1': Match starts in Cochi.




15.01.2014: EAST BENGAL 1-1 RANGDAJIED UFC (Manjeri - FT )

KEB : Gurpit, Naoba, Okpara, Raju, Soumik, Abranches, Seuoka, Khabra, Dika, Moga, Chidi
RAN : Sukdev, Tamba, Gourmangi, Nagaite, Lindo, Edmar, Pikof, Songyoung, Munmun, Tomba, Yasakhi.... REF : CR SHRIKRISHNA.



FT : Match end, East Bengal 1-1 Rangadajied USC. THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS LOST THE VALUABLE POINTS IN THEIR OPENING ENCOUNTER.BANGALURU ARE LEADING THE TABLE AS THEY WON THE MATCH EARLIER AGAINST SPORTING CLUBE. SO THE SITUATION ARE QUITE TOUGH FOR EAST BENGAL. ON THE CONTRAY RANGDAZIED ARE STILL IN THE RECKONING FOR A BERTH IN THE KNOCKOUT STAGES
90'+3':Back to back 2 corner of Rangdajied, ball finally cleared
90': 7 minute added time.
90': 1-1 is the scoreline, no out put from East Bengal's 6th corner kick.
86': 4 and some extra time left to the match, East Bengal beat Rangdajied 2-1 in thie year;s I-League.
85': SCORES ARE LOCKED AT 1-1. EAST BENGAL ARE TRYING HARD ,BUT THE RANGDAZIED DEFENSE ARE WELL ORGNISED TO OVERCOME THE SITUATION.
83':RUFC player kim song yong's header off the woodwork. Close call for East Bengal.
80': East Bengal and Rangdajied both teams has got 5 conrer kicks each so far in the match.
75': East Bengal 1-1 Rangajied United.
74': A close header f Moga went wide for RUFC Goalkick.
75': EAST BENGAL SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT THEY HAVE TO EARN THREE POINTS AS WELL AS TO INCREASE THE GOAL MARGIN AS THE MATCH BETWEEN BANGALURU AND SPORTING CLUBE ENDED IN 5-3. THE GOAL MARGIN ARE IMPORTANT TO DECIDE THE GROUP CHAMPIONS.
73': counter attacl of East Bengal to earn 2 back to back corner kick, Dika's kick no impact.
72': Again attaof RUFC from left to earn a corner but the corner cleared in EB box.
71': Match resume, Goal kick for Rangdajied.
71': Match stopped for few minutes as Manandeep , the player of Rangdajied injured and carried out to hospital in ambulance.
70': In Cochin Mohun Bagan win their 1st match 1-0 to beat Mumbai FC.
68': A player of Rangdajied is injured.
67' : SCORES ARE LEVEL . EAST BENGAL ARE TRYING HARD TO INCREASE THE LEAD.
60': Now the score line is 1-1.
60': Another good movement of Rangdajied but Yasakhi was in offside.
58': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL East Bengal scored goal through James Moga.
52': Corner of Rangdajied from right of Gurpreet made no impact.
50': Still Rangdajied is leading 1-0. RANGDAZIED MAINTAINING THE LEAD AT THE EARLY STAGES OF THE 2ND SESSION SCORED BY KIN SONG
49': Throw in for east bengal in left, cleared.
46': Starts of 2nd half match just now.
HT : Rangdajied is leading 1-0.AT HALF TIME EAST BENGAL ARE TRAILING BY 0-1. EAST BENGAL HAS EARNED FIVE CORNERS AND CHIDI MISSED THE SPOT KICK PLAYED A NUMBER OF PASSES IN THE RANDZAJIED TERRITORY BUT FAILED TO CAPITALIZE THE SITUATION. ON THE OTHER HAND THE RANGDAZIED DEFENSE HAS DONE WELL TO BLOCK THE EAST BENGAL ATTACK AT TOP OF THE 18 YARDS.
44':Another attack of EB but it's again offside
44+4': Chidi misse spot kick.
41': Cancelled of East Bengal goal for an offside cause from a corner kick.
40 min : it is definitely an unimpressive start for the defending champions till now as they are one of the strong contenders of the Fed Cup.
40':Rangdajied's move by Song, but it's offside
40': East Bengal 0-1 Rangdajied UFC.
36':East bengal trying for the equalizer. But Rangdazied defense equally well to control the situation.
35': Defending Champions Still trailing in opening match.
35': East Bengal got a crorner but Waisted.
30': score, East Bengal is trailing.
21': Rangdajied is leading 1-0.
18': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Rangdajied scored goal through Kim Song Yong off a pass of Edmar Figueira.
15': East Bengal 0-0 Rangdajied.
15':East Bengal maintaining a better procession in this early 15 minutes
13': East Bengal are trying to control the midfeild.
10': Free kick to Rangdajied United
9' : IT's still goalless , as both the teams are trying to gain position 10': No score yet in the match.
1': Match starts at Manjeri.