EAST BENGAL'S DREAM OF I LEAGUE TITTLE ENDS

15.04.2016: EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA (FT.)

KEB : Barreto, Narayan, Deepak(C), Bello, Samad Ali, Sanju, Mehtab, Tulunga, Joaquim, Ranti, Du Dong.

SCG : Arindam, Mehrajuddin, Fulgancio, Loveday, Subhasish, Mahmoud, Rolwin, Pratesh, Nicholas, Ganesh, Odafa..... REF : B.Balasuramanium.

THE DREAM OF WINNING THE I LEAGUE TITTLE FOR EAST BENGAL ARE OVER. THE MATCH AGAINST SHILLONG LAJONG FC ON THE 24TH ARE A MERE FORMALITY NOW.
HERO OF THE MATCH: ARINDAM BHATTACHARJEE
MATCH END : East Bengal shared points with Sporting Goa.
90': 4 minute added time.
86' Both teams down to 10 men .
86': RED CARD- KEB : Narayan Das fouled dangerously to Victorino,2nd Yellow card .
83': Long ranger of Sehnaj missed the target , goal kick for SCG.
81': CHANCE Missed - KEB : Sabeeth header from Dong's cross pass hits the side net.
80': 10 minutes left, East Bengal are yet show the score against SCG.
78': REPLACEMENT - KEB : Sehnaj in and Mehtab out.
76': Arindam collected a long ball from Sabeeth's areil pass.
70': SCORE LINE : KEB 0-0 SCG (10 men from 59 min)
69': Yellow Card - KEB : Narayan.
67': Corner for east Bengal, cleared by Loveday out of the danger zone.
67': Yellow Card - SCG : Fulgancio, he fouled Dong from behind.
66': CHANCE - KEB : Arindam saved a close shot from Ranti, easy chance wasted by East Bengal
65': REPLACEMENT - KEB : Sabeeth in and Sanju out.
62': SCORE LINE : KEB 0-0 SCG (10 men from 59 min)
60': Yellow Card to Mehtab of KEB for arguing unnecessarily with Mehraj
60': Sporting now down to 10 men.
59': RED CARD - MEHRAJUDDIN he pushed Dika from behind. 2ND YELLOW to the SCG defender
56': Free kick to East Bengal, but cleared by SCG central defense
55': EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA.
55': Dika's angular pust hits the post, Arindam was beaten completly. The SCG defense was stranded expecting an offside, but Referee denies
54': REPLACEMENT - KEB : Dika in and Joaquim out.
46': Starts of 2nd half match by Sporting.
HALF TIME SCORE : EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA
45': 2 minutes added time.
44': CHANCE FOR -SCG : Nicholas missed a nice left sided cross of Mahmoud .
44': YELLOW CARD - SAMAD ALI of KEB, he fouled Pratesh .
43': Poor header of Ranti from a Sanju's right sided cross pass.
40': EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA.
37': Long ranger of Rolwin from outside the 18 yards went wide.
34': Corner to SCG from right of Barreto,but cleared by East Bengal defense.
31': IN U-14 NATIONAL FOOTBALL BENGAL WIN 6-1 AGAINST HARYANA
30': EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA.
26': Sanju's corner and Deepak's header missed the target .
25': Corner to East Bengal as Loveday cleared a Do dong attack, Sanju was following.
24': Foul of Tulunga to Victorino, Free kick for SCG.
23': Nicholas injured with Samad Ali, now under in treatment.
20': EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA.
19': Ranti forward pass to Dong, the Korean missed, advanced Arindam collected.
16': Poor shot of Ranti from a left sided cross of Narayan.
15': EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA.
14' Free kick to KEB as Dong was fouled.
13': Long cross of SCG ,easily collected by Barreto.
11': REPLACEMENT - SCG : Victorino in and Odafa out.
10': EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA.
10': Left sided attack of KEB, Narayan's cross pass cleared.
7': Odafa injured and under treatment.
5': EAST BENGAL 0-0 SPORTING GOA.
3': Poor free kick of SCG, ball cleared by Deepak out of the danzer zone.
2': Mehraj's long cross for Odafa but Deepak intercepted from behind. free kick for SCG.
2': Right sided attack of KEB, Ranti's cross but missed by Joaquim .
1': Goal kick for East Bengal from an attack of Mahomoud.
1': Match kicked off by East Bengal.
0': Sporting won last match 5-2 against Shillong Lajong.
0': Sporting in 4-5-1 Formation.
0': Match is going to start at Barasat.
0': HEAD TO HEAD NFL/I LEAGUE:
Total Matches - 23
East Bengal Won - 10 / Sporting Won - 4 / Drawn - 9
East Bengal Goals - 35 / Sporting Goals - 26

0': MATCH WILL START AT 7.05 PM IST AT BARASAT.

EAST BENGAL TO FACE THE CHALLENGE OF SPORTING GOA
PREVIEW : East Bengal to face the strong challenge of Sporting Clube at Vidyasagar Kriangan, Barasat in their last home match of the current edition of I League. After a set back in the last match against Bangaluru FC the Red and Gold needs a win against the Goan outfit in order to stay as a contender for the tittle. Though they have to depend on the result of the match between Bangaluru FC and Salgoacar Sports Club.

EAST BENGAL IN I LEAGUE :
Played: 14, Won: 7,Drawn: 3,Lost: 4, Goal scored: 22, Goal conceded: 17,Points: 24.

SPORTING GOA IN I LEAGUE :
Played: 14, Won: 4,Drawn: 6,Lost: 4, Goal scored: 21, Goal conceded: 20,Points: 18.

In the last few days there were a lot of transformation in East Bengal following the resignation of Biswajit Bhattacharjee the chief coach of East Bengal. In the last two matches of the I League Sanjay Maji will act as chief coach of the team before Trevor James Morgan,the British coach joins shortly. In the pre match press meeting at the club tent Sanjay Maji said that Bernard Mendy is uncertain as the French international is sustaining an injury. Sanjay admits that East Bengal still have remote chance to win the I League, but have to depend on he result of other teams. East Bengal currently placed at the third position of the I League table with 24 points,followed by Sporting Goa, who are six points behind.

East Bengal won the first round by a margin of 3-1 at Goa,would have to cross the hurdle of Sporting Goa who can be reckon as one of strong contender in the recent past.

HEAD TO HEAD NFL/I LEAGUE:
Total Matches - 23
East Bengal Won - 10
Sporting Clube de Goa Won - 4
Drawn - 9
East Bengal Goals - 35
Sporting Clube de Goa Goals - 26


The match will kick off at 7.05 pm IST.