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I-League Preview : East Bengal to face Dempo in 2nd match at home.

16.10.2013 : KFC. | www.kolkatafootball.com HOME PAGE

East Bengal will meet against the Dempo Sports Club of Goa at Kalyani tomorrow.East Bengal will play their second match in the league as they had won their first match by a margin of 4-0 against Lajong FC.

Marcos Phalopa rested some of his prime footballers-Mehtab Hossain,Saumik Dey, Naoba Sigh, Arnab Mondal in the first match, but the inspiring performances of Subodh Kumar, Abhishek Das and Gurwinder Singh helped the Red and Gold to register their first victory.

So, it will be a hard task for Phalopa to finalize his first eleven .Though he wants to rest some of his footballers in view of the AFC cup semi final.

Head to Head between East Bengal and Dempo in NFL and I-League 

Total Match played      			- 28 times
East Bengal won             			- 10 times
Dempo won                    	 		- 9  times
Match draw                     			- 9  times 
EB scored 	             			- 43 goals
Dempo scored	              			- 38 goals

Dempo the five times winner of the league had a tough time now. They are yet to register their first victory as they had drawn three of the matches are with only three points now. Dempo lost in their first encounter against Lazong.

The reign of Armando has ended and the new coach Aurthur Papas has to work to the optimum level to bring back Dempo in the competition. Speaking to news men at Kolkata the Dempo Team Manager Jonathan De Sousa said that the management is optimistic that Dempo will be back in the winning note.

He added that Aurthur Papas is an experienced coach who has worked in the A league is capable of managing the team successfully. Record says, that Dempo has not beat East Bengal in the last eight outings.