INDIAN FOOTBALL : I-LEAGUE 2014-15 REPORT
I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Mohun Bagan beat Arch rival East Bengal IN 2ND LEG to remain top of the table
28.03.2015 : MOHUN BAGAN -- 1-0
MMB : Balwant Singh 46'
MOM : Debjit Majumder (GK MMB)
MMB : Debjit, Sukhen, Kinshuk, Bello, Anwar, Denson, Shouvik, Yusa, Balwant, Sony, Boya.
KEB : Subhasish, Khabra, Arnab, Susak, Robert, Mehtab, Tulunga, Lalrin Dika, Rafiq, Ranti, Dudu.
REF : MB Santosh Kumar
BRILLIANT DEBJIT PUTS BAGAN ON TOP OF I-LEAGUE TABLE
A spectacular goalkeeping by Debjit Mazumdar helped Mohun Bagan to earn three points against their arch rivals East Bengal in an I League Derby at Kolkata today. An early second half goal by Balwant Singh put the Mariners to maintain the top position in the I League table. The first session is entirely dominated by East Bengal created numerous opportunities to score.
In fact Mohun Bagan failed to create a single constructive move , surrender in front of the speedy and continuous attack of East Bengal. But, Debjit Mazumdar, the Mohun Bagan custodian had a different equation in his mind. Debjit denied the two danger man in the Red and Gold upfront Ranty Martins and Dudu Omeg bemi at-least on four occasions . In the second session East Bengal had some opportunities to equalize , but failed to cross the barrier of Debjit.
Balwant scored the all important goal at the 46th minute of the match following a defection of Subhasish Roy Chowdhury from a Katsumi Yusa’s shot. A part from this move Subhasish had a easy time under the East Bengal goal in his first Derby match . Mohun Bagan mainly depend on the counter attacks throughout the entire 90 minutes but failed to create any positive opening except the goal. But credit should be given to the Mariners who utilized the opportunity and bagged the Derby in the favor.
FULL TIME : Mohun Bagan won the 311th Derby and 36th I-League . Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Debjit Majunder adjudged Hero of the Match for his outstanding performance . SALGAOCAR Won 3-1 against Mumbai FC in another I-League match
90+3': CHANGE - MMB : jeje in and Balwant out.
90+1': WHAT A CHANCE MISSED of EAST BENGAL.. Rafiq's header from Lobo's free kick just missed the target.
90': 5 minutes added time. Who will win?
89': 8th corner to East Bengal but Mehtab's kick cleared.
88': Chance missed again by East Bengal, Baljit's header cleared by Sukhen.
85': MATCH SCORE : MMB 1-0 KEB
85': MATCH SCORE : SALGAOCAR 3-0 MUMBAI FC
84': Good attack of East Bengal Khabra to dudu but he was not in the position.
82': CHANGE : KEB CHANGE : Raju in and Susak out.
80': 10 minutes left to end of the 311th encounters between the two and 36th in NFL/I-League. Let's see who will win?
78': Free kick to East Bengal, Ranti shot and Mehtab header cleared.
75': Balwant Singh of Bagan scored 5 goals so far while Ranti of East Bengal scored 12 goal.
72': CHANCE!!!! Mohun Bagan, Sony to Balwant but his left footer went out.
70': SALGAOCAR IS LEADING 3-0 STILL AGAINST MUMBAI FC while Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0 against East Bengal.
67': 8th corner to East Bengal, Mehtab's kick and Ranti's acrobetic shot went out.
63': CHANGE - KEB : Baljit Saini in and Tulunga out.
60': 2nd corner to Bagan, Yusa's kick cleared in KEB box.
60': MATCH SCORE : MMB 1-0 KEB
59': Lobo got a ball from behind butt too fast to collect.
58': Mohun Bagan is playing well now 57': CHANGE - KEB : dika out and Lobo in.
56': Katsumi's corner kick cleared by Subhasish.
55': corner to Mohun Bagan in Subhasish's left from a move of Balwant.
53': Mohun Bagan is playing better game in 2nd half.
52': Tulunga obstracted Sony. foul and Free kick for Bagan.
51': AGAIN DEBJIT....WELL SAVED a close shot of Ranti Martins. East Bengal missed sure goal for outstanding play of Debjit again.
50': MATCH SCORE : MMB 1-0 KEB
48': League Leader Mohun Bagan is leading against arch rival East Bengal. 1st Leg ended 1-1.
46': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Balwant Singh scored from Mohun Bagan. From a counter attack Yusa gave the ball to Balwant and he beat Subhasish with his grounder shot.
46': Attack of KEB, Dudu to Dika in left and his grounder well saved by Debjit.
46': Starts of 2nd half match.
HALF TIME SCORE : MMB 0-0 KEB and salgaocar 2-0 mumbai fc.
45+2': Dudu to Ranty and Ranti's left footer nissed the target.
45': 2 minutes added time.
44': attack of Bagan, boya to sony to yusa but poor shot of Yusa.
42': Debjit saved all most 3 sure goals.
41': AGAIN saved of Debjit, Dika;s goal bound left footer from out side the box he saved.
40': More and more attack of East Bengal is going on but scoreline is 0-0.
38': Foul of Rafiq to Sukhen, Free kick for Bagan.
36': 6th corner to East Bengal now in debjit's left, Dika's kick cleared in Bagan box.
35': WHO WILL WIN THE 311th all time Encounter ???
35': What a save again by Debjit and again Dudu who got the ball from Ranty but his shot from out side the Bagan box saved by Debjit.
34': What a save and what a chance to East Bengal, dudu's 35 yards punch well saved by Debjit.
33': Sukhen Dey is playing in left back position.
32': Throw in for Bagan, Sukhen Dey's throw in went to Boya but cleared in KEB box.
32': Foul of Khabra to Sony, Free kick for Bagan.
30': MATCH SCORE : MMB 0-0 KEB
30': MATCH SCORE : SALGAOCAR 1-0 MUMBAI FC
17': FREE KICK to BAGAN, High free kick of Sony went wide.
29': Chance to East Bengal as Mehtab to Tulunga but Tulunga wasted the chance.
27': Ranty Martin's Free kick cleared by Bello.
26': Mehtab's corner kick cleared by Bello.
25': 5th Corner to East Bengal in left of Debjit from Rafiq's attack.
25': What a risky clearence of Subhasih, Great Excape as his shot dflected from nearby Boya but ball finally out of danger.
24': East Bengal is attacking mainly from left.
21': 3rd corner kick to East Bengal now, Dika's kick and ball deflected from Debjit but no one to follow the ball from East Bengal.
20': MATCH SCORE : MMB 0-0 KEB
20': MATCH SCORE : SALGAOCAR 1-0 MUMBAI FC
17': FREE KICK to BAGAN, High free kick of Sony went wide.
17': Yellow card to KHABRA of EAST BENGAL.
16': Foul of Khabra to Sony.
16': Well effort of a counter attack of East Bengal, Rariq to Ranty and hsi shot went to Debjit.
15'; THE 36th ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN TWO is STILL GOALLESS 0-0.
14': Khabra now fit and enter in the ground after necessary treatment.
13': Tulunga's kick cleared but Khabra is injured and bleeding in his nose. Injured with Balwant in an Aerial Ball.
12': 2nd corner to KEB from a move of Dudu and Rafiq as Anwar cleared.
11': MATCH SCORE : MMB 0-0 KEB
10': IN GOA SALGAOCAR IS LEADING 1-0 OVER MUMBAI FC, JAISON VALES SCORED in 5th MINUTE.
8': Attack of East Bengal, Cross of Tulunga from right from Ranti's pass but foul of Dudu in MMb box.
7': Throw in for Bagan, Kingshuk's throw in cleared by arnab.
5': Sony was fouled by Rafiq, Free kick for Bagan, Katsumi's right footer from top of the box went out.
5': MATCH SCORE : MMB 0-0 KEB
5': Dika's free kick went out for Goal kick of MMb.
4': Yellow Card to Anwar of Bagan.
4': Danger foul of Anwar to Rafiq of Keb. Free kick for Keb.
3': Throw in for MMB, Sukhen towards Nordy but Throw in for KEB.
2': East Bengal earned corner, Dika's kick went to Debjit's hand.
2': Long ball of Arnab went for MMb throw in.
1': Subhash Bhowmick and Barreto in expert commentrator.
1': Match starts at YBK, East Bengal kiscked off.
0': 1 hour left to start of the Derby fight.
0': 1 hour 10 minutes left to start of the battle.
0': 70 GOALS SO FAR IN 35TH LAST ENCOUNTERS IN NFL/ILEAGUE BETWEEN THE TWO.
0': Battle of Khabra vs Boya and Elco vs Sanjoy. Ranty vs Sony.
0': 520 GOALS SO FAR IN LAST 310 BATTLES BETWEEN THE TWO GIANT INDIAN TEAMS.
0': I-League Kolkata Return leg Derby will start from 4.30 pm.
27.03.2015: "CITY OF JOY" ARE IN A DERBY MOOD The tension are mounting high as the arch rivals of Indian football Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will going to clash in the second phase of the I League on Saturday evening at the “City Of Joy”. This will be the third occasion when this two teams are meeting in the current season. East Bengal won the first match in the CFL by a margin of 3-1, whereas the the match in the first phase of I League ended in a 1-1 draw when Ranty Martins equalized a Piea Boea’s goal within a short span of time.
Mohun Bagan incidentally are at the top of the league table with 18 points showcased an improvised performance in the last couple of I-League matches. In fact they are the only team in the competition who are yet to face a defeat. The Mariners are without a tittle since last four and half years, but this year Sanjay Sen, the coach of Mohun Bagan have been successful enough to combine the team as a unit, which has proved time and again in their performance.
The main strength of Mohun Bagan is their midfield and upfront with a lot of options in the armory. The two wing half's Katsumi Yusa and Sony Nordi are likely to utilize the wings , as Piea Boea will be operating in the central midfield. Though Mohun Bagan will miss the services of their skipper Shilton Paul, Dhanchandra Singh, Souvik Ghose and Pritam Kotal, but Sanjoy Sen is optimistic and confident for a positive result.
East Bengal currently placed at the fifth position of the I League table with 13 points are yet to prove their supremacy. The performance in the I League as well as in the AFC Cup are not up to the desired mark. The main concern of Elco Sattorie is the central defense of Red and Gold. East Bengal after being in the lead had to conceive in several occasions ,for which the lack of cohesion and combination in the central defense can be blamed.
The Nigerian star Ranty Martins are at his peak scoring in almost every matches,but his counter part Dudu Omegbemi are still in search of his form. Ranty is the top scorer so far scoring 12 goals. If the combination of Dudu and Ranty works then it can be said that magic is awaiting for Red and Gold on Saturday evening. Elco Sattorie, the East Bengal coach feels that the Mariners will start as favorites due to several reasons. While narrating at the pre match press conference Elco said, Mohun Bagan have four footballers in the upfront who are among the goals, Whereas Ranty Martins alone had scored 12 goals out of the 14 goals which East Bengal scored.While answering to a question Elco said that Abhijit Mondal had an impressive performance so far , but he will opt for Subhasish Roy Chowdhury as a strategic change to combact the high balls. Elco’s prime target is to restrict the team game of Mohun Bagan and the individual brilliance of Sony Nordi and Katsumi Yusa.
Elco Sattorie are participating in the first Derby in Kolkata. Undoubtedly, the last Derby of the season will be a match of strategy. The prime target of both the coaches is to save their citadel and rely on the counter attacks. Sanjoy Sen in the pre match media conference said, that he will utilize the resources according to the course of the match.He further added that it is difficult to maintain the number one position as any of the team who are within the fifth position can won the tittle.
In fact the result of the Derby can change the I League table. If East Bengal won then they will be within the first three teams, whereas Mohun Bagan will maintain the first position if they can earn full points.
28.03.2015 : MOHUN BAGAN -- 1-0-- EAST BENGAL ( FT..)