INDIAN FOOTBALL : I-LEAGUE 2014-15 REPORT

I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : 200th NFL/I-league win of east Bengal beat salgaocar 1-0 at home.

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East Bengal 1-0 Salgaocar

22.04.2015 : EAST BENGAL -- 1-0 -- SALGAOCAR SC (FT..)
KEB SCORER and M.O.M : Ranti Martins 54'
KEB : Abhijit, Abhishek, Gurwinder, Arnab, Robert, Khabra, Bertos, Mehtab, Lobo, Dudu, Ranti....
SAL : Subrata, Nicolou, Augustine, Pawan, Rosario, Gurjinder, Rocus, Saran, Duffy, Zaqeer, Douhou,..... REF O.P.Thakur

EAST BENGAL TOUCHES A MILESTONE: 200 VICTORY IN NFL/I LEAGUE

East Bengal Club touches yet another mile stone. East Bengal is the the maiden club in the history of NFL/I league to register their 200th victory. In an I league encounter at Kolkata in the 87th match they defeated the Goan outfit Salgaocar Sports Club by by a solitary goal.

In fact East Bengal is the only club in the history of the NFL/I League who participated in all the competitions played so far. It is indeed a remarkable achievement for the Red and Gold who had been congratulated by the AFC to be the only team to participate in the AFC Cup for a record eight times.

It was in the 54th minute of the match, Ranty Martins brilliantly nods in a center from Roberts from the left keeping Subrata Paul stranded at the goal line.Ranty Martins are now the leading scorer in the current years I League with 15 goals in his kitty. The Nigerian goal machine Ranty Martins are now one of the leading goal scores in Indian football, scored 309 goals in all the tournaments he played for Indian Clubs - Dempo Sports Club, United Sports, Rangdajied United and East Bengal

East Bengal dominated against Salgaocar right from the start, played a number of ground passes between themselves. But, the first chance came in East Bengal's way at the 51st minute of the match when Gurwinder's head was saved from the goal line by the Salgaocar's central defense . Salgaocar concentrated on a defensive game with a super back in front of the two stoppers to control the dangerous Nigerians Ranty Martins and Dudu Omegbemi.

Salgaokar came back in the attack after Sanju Pradhan came in as a replacement of Saran Singh. Abhijit proved his class once again as he saved a Sanju’s long ranger and lead the team from behind.
East Bengal are now with 23 points are placed at the forth position in the league table.

FULL TIME : East Bengal beat Salgaocar 1-0 and got 200th win in NFL / I-League.
90+6': Subrata pal yellow Card he in EB box now for 2nd corner kick of Salgaocar.
90+6': Corner in left of Abhijit.
90+5': Corner to Salgaocar from douhou's cross and gurwinder's clearence, he is injured and under in treatment..
90+3': Dudu was in offside from a pass of Tulunga.
90': 7 minute added time.
87': All most 2nd goal of KEB missed, First Ranti and then Lobo was unable to score from close.
86': Another good save of Abhijit from Sanju but he is injured and under in treatment.
84': What a Brilliant save of Abhijit, great escape of East Bengal.
83': Yellow card to Robert.
82': Danger to East Bengal, Free kick from Roberts foul out side Penalty box.
81': Corner to Salgaocar, Sanju's corner cleared by Arnab.
78': Lobo towards Ranti but Ranti in offside position.
74': CHANGE - KEB : Subodh Kumar in and Mehtab out.
72': CHANGE - SAL : Sanju Prodhan in and Saran Singh out.
71': Tulunga was fouled by Gurjinder.
70': Ex- East Bengal Keeper Gurpreet Singh is going to debut for Stabaek tonight. 1st Indian to play in a competitive match for European 1st Division Club.
68': CHANGE - KEB : Tulunga in and Bertos out.
65': CHANGE - SAL : Khalid Hussain in and Duffy out.
64': Well effort of Duffy from left but ball went out.
62': Dudu was fouled in Salgaocar Penaty box with a scoring chance. Referee denied.
61': Dudu scored a goal but it was offside said referee.
60': Back to Back 2 corner for East Bengal, Bertos kick for 2nd in right of Subrata cleared from Salgaocar box.
60': CHANGE - SAL : Bikash Jairu in and Rosario Mendes out.
54': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL East Bengal scored through a brilliant cross of Robert and Brilliant header of Ranti.
52': Robert's corner kick saved by Subrata.
51': Corner to East Bengal from a right sided cross of Deepak.
48': Lobo's cross from Robert cleared in Salgaocar box.
47': Poor cross of mehtab for Dudu in right flanck ball went for Salgaocar goal kick.
46': Attack of Salgaocar through Duffy from left wing but ball went to EB keeper.
46': 2nd half match will start soon.
HT : SCORE LINE - KEB 0-0 SAL
45': 2 minute added time.
43': Robert's kick cleared by Subrata.
42': Free kick to East Bengal near right flank as Deepak was fouled by Douhou.
38': Good effort of Deepak from right flank but his cross went wide.
37': Long ranger of Mehtab went wide.
36': Attack of Salgaocar from right Duffy to Rosario but well advance Abhijit.
35': Pawan Kumar of Salgaocar was fouled by Ranti.
33': CHANGE-KEB : Abhishek out and Deepak Mondol in.
32': Robert's corner kick cleared by Subrata.
32': East Bengal win corner in left of Subrata.
29': Danger to East Bengal, Gurjinder's left sided attack and shot saved by Abhijit.
27': Poor cross of Abhishek from right wing went to Subrata.
27': Long cross of Roberts went to Subrata.
25': YELLOW card to Gurwinder of East Bengal for a foul to Duffy.
24': Slow pace now in the match.
22': Good Move of Salgaocar, Duffy got the ball from behind beat Arnab but his low grounder went out.
21': Ranty fouled in Salgaocar Box.
20': KEB vs SAL in last 6 I-League Matches are

07.02.2015 Salgaocar    3-1 	East Bengal 	
11.12.2013 Salgaocar    0-0 	East Bengal 	
01.11.2013  East Bengal 2-3 	Salgaocar 
05.01.2013 Salgaocar    1-4 	East Bengal 	
27.11.2012 East Bengal 	1-0 	Salgaocar 
25.03.2012 East Bengal 	1-0 	Salgaocar 
20': Robert cleared a dangerous movement of Duffy from right wing.
19': Dudu offside.
15': Another Match same time between Sporting and Mumbai FC, Sporting is leading 1-0.
14': Poor cross of Lobo from right went to Subrata.
13': Offside of Ranti from Mehtab's pass.
9': Duffy fouled Arnab in Aerial ball.
7': Wrong Passes of Mehtab and then Guriwnder for team mates.
6': Long ranger of Rosario Mendes from out side of KEB box went wide.
5': 1st corner to KEB but ball cleared off Bertos kick.
4': Long ball of Salgaocar towards Duffy but ball went to Abhijt.
3': GOOD attack of Salgaocar from right, Duffy's shot pass went to Abhjit.
2': In first leg East Bengal lost away 1-3 to Salgaocar in Round 5 match.
2': Salgaocar Throw in, hey hold the ball now in midfield area.
1': Goal kick for Salgaocar, short pass of Subrata Pal.
1': Match starts. Kick off by East Bengal.
0': 4.30 P Kick off - 36th encounters in NFL/I-League between the two.

EAST BENGAL TO FACE THE STRONG CHALLENGE OF SALGAOKAR

PREVIEW : East Bengal and Salgaocar Sports Club will going to clash in an I League encounter at Kolkata tomorrow. After three successful win in the I League and AFC Cup East Bengal failed to cross the barrier of Mumbai FC in their last match as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Head to Head in NFL/I League
Total Matches - 35
Salgaocar Club Won - 12
East Bengal Won - 10
Drawn - 13
Salgaocar Goals - 42
East Bengal - 39 goals

Last 3 Meetings in I League
07.02.2014: SALGAOCAR SC 3-1 EAST BENGAL
SAL : Douhou 42, Duffy 45, Brian Maskarenhas 65'
KEB : Dudu 77'

01.11.2013 : East Bengal 2-3 Salgaocar Club
KEB : James Moga,Semilen Doungel
SAL : Karma T, Francis Fernandes, Clifton Dias

11.12.2013 : Salgaocar Club 0-0 East Bengal

East Bengal, who are currently placed at the fifth position in the League table with 20 points, still have a chance to fight for the tittle though they have to depend on some equations. But the aim of the Red and Gold is to earn full points on Wednesday evening in order to place them in a comfortable position in the competition. Elco Schattorie, the Dutch coach of East Bengal feels that his team requires a true leader to lead the team.

In fact it is observed that East Bengal is lacking in consistency even at the middle of the season. East Bengal and their ace striker Ranty Martins are in front of a historic figure .The Red and gold needs a win to touch the landmark of 200th NFL/I League win as the first team ever .

On the contrary Salgaocar Sports Club are always a challenging opponant to East Bengal. Salgaocar are just behind East Bengal in the I League table are occupying the sixth position, but they are far behind as far as the points are concerned. The Goan outfit are with 14 points from 13 matches are targeting to win the away match at Kolkata in order to consolidate their position.

The danger men in the Salgaocar upfront, Douhou Pierre and Darryl Duffy are capable of creating danger as these two foreigners scored against East Bengal in the first leg match at Margao ,when East Bengal faced the defeat by a margin of 1-3 on the 7th of February. The match will kick off at 4.30 pm at Vivekananda Yubabharati Kriangan,Kolkata.

East Bengal - 5th in the table with 20 points from 13 matches
Goals Scored - 21 (Leading Scorer - Ranty Martins - 14 goals)

Salgaocar Club - 6th in the table with 14 points from 13 matches
Goals Scored - 12 (Leading Scorers - Douhou Pierre,Darryl Duffy and Bikas Jairu - 2 goals each)

Salgaocar won in the 1st leg against East Bengal by 3-1. Dudu scored for East Bengal while Douhou Pierre, Darryl Duffy and Brian Mascarenhas scored for Salgaocar. East Bengal is trying to win their 200 match in NFL or I-League at home on 22nd April.