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I-LEAGUE 2016-17: MATCH DETAILS (ROUND : 1-3)

MOHUN BAGANL 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS

10 MEN MOHUN BAGAN BEAT CHURCHILL BROTHERS AT HOME.
08.01.2017 : MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS (FT)
MB Balwant Singh 21'
RED CARD :Subhasish Bose 63'
MOM : Kingsley - CB

MB : Debjit, Pritam, Kingshuk, Anas, Subasish, Souvik Chakraborty, Shehnaj, Katsumi(c), Lewis, Balwant, Duffy.
CB : Priyant, Satish, Rowilson, Adil, Keegan(c), Brandon, Seriton, Surchandra, Aniston, Clifford, Kingsley.

REFEREE : Ajit Meitai MOHUN BAGANL 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
90+4': FULL TIME SCORE : MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
90': 4 minutes added time
87': REPLACEMENT FOR MOHUN BAGAN : Duffy out Bikramjit in
85': Colaco's powerful free kick just missed the target
84'; A free kick to Churchill as Brandon was fouled by Pranay
83': Mohun Bagan still attacking are in search to increase the lead
80': MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
77': Surchandra's corner from the left cleared by Pritam and Debjit collects finally
75': Katsumi was ruled offside he was in a clear position after receiving a pass from Prabir
73': REPLACEMENT FOR CHURCHILL : Keegan out, Surabuddin in
71'; REPLACEMENT FOR MOHUN BAGAN : Pranay in Balwant out
MOHUN BAGANL 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
70': MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
68': REPLACEMENT FOR CHURCHILL : Angelo in Seriton out
68': Mohun Bagan are down to ten men as Subasish wassent off the ground
66': REPLACEMENT FOR MOHUN BAGAN : Lewis out, Prabir in
64': Anthony's free kick sailed high over the bar
63'; RED CARD to Subasish Bose of Mohun Bagan. His second Yellow Card as he pushed Sheraton from behind
62': Souvik's push missed the target following a pass Katsumi from the left
60'; REPLACEMENT FOR CHURCHILL BROTHERS : Anthony in, Clifford out
60'; MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
58'; Katsumi's shot from inside the 18 yards following a pass from Duffy cleared by Churchill defense
55': YELLOW CARD to Subasish for rough tackle
54': A low corner by Lewis easily cleared by Adil out of the danger zone
53': A good save by Rowilson as he cleared a cross pass from Pritam for a corner
50': A curling free kick from Clifford but neatly collected by Debjit
48': A forward pass from Lewis for Balwant but coved neatly by Keegan
46': Second session starts....Churchill kicks off
MOHUN BAGANL 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
45+3': HALF TIME SCORE : MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
45': 3 minutes added time
44': A left footed shot from Brandan, but it missed the target by an whisker
43'; YELLOW CARD to Shehnaj for rough play
40': MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
39'; mohun Bagan still dominating .... playing a number of passes in the oppornants half
37': A good move by Katsumi and Pritam but finally the ball cleared by Clifford out of the danger zone
35': A good save by Priyant....he saved a push from Duffy following a pass from Katsumi
33': Mohun Bagan attacking continuously utilising both the wings
30': MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
MOHUN BAGANL 1-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
27': Balwant scored following a cross pass Pritam from the right. Balwant beat Keegan in air and his header beat Priyant
27': GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLL. 1-0..Mohun Bagan scored
24': A good cleareance by Anas, he cleared a through pass from Clifford as Kingsley was moving dangerously
22': A good save by Priyant as the goalkeeper came out and denied Duffy who was in a clear position
20': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
18': It's a midfield battle so far neither of the teams are yet to create a positive chance to score
16': Keegan Almeida is injured, he is carried off the ground
14'; A curling cross pass from the left by Lewis but collected by Priyant as Balwant was rushing inside
12': A long pass from the midfield but Balwant unable to control as Rowilson cleared
10': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 CHURCHILL BROTHERS
8': Brandon's free kick from the right easily collected by Debjit
6': A long ranger from Pritam sailed high over the cross bar
4'; Balwant shoots but defected of Churchill defense following a free kick from Katsumi
3': Lewis fouled by Adil, freekick to Mohun Bagan
2': Clifford's curling free kick cleared by Anas
1': Free kick for Churchill, Clifford fouled by Katsumi
0': Match started Mohun Bagan kicks off
0': Mohun Bagan to start their I league campaign against Churchill Brothers
0': HEAD To HEAD : Total Match 34... Mohun Bagan won 10 times, Churchill won 6 times, 18 matche drew... Mohun Bagan scord 43 while Churchill scored 44 Goals.


THE MARINERS ARE EAGER FOR A CONFIDENT START IN THE I LEAGUE

PREVIEW: The last years runners up Mohun Bagan is now set to start their I League campaign against Churchill Brothers on Sunday evening at the Vidyasagar Kriangan, Barasat. The venew changed from Rabindra Sarobar stadium to Barasat as the Green Tribunal impose a ban on hosting matches under floodlights due to environmental reasons.

Churchill Brothers, the Goan outfit included in the I League this year after they commited to fulfill the AFC Club Lisensing procedures within the stipulated time.In the pre match press conference at Kolkata, Sanjay Sen the coach of Mohun Bagan said, “I cannot do anything about the venue change. But I don’t think it will be much of a problem.Our players have played on synthetic turf before." While discussing his teams performance Sanjay Sen added, The way conceded last season was not good. I would like to change that this time.”

On the contray Churchill Brothers are on the process of building up their squad. The Goan outfit are yet to register a foreign player before they start their I League campaign on Sunday evening. The chief coach of Churchill Brothers Alfred Fernandez while interacting in the pre press conference said, "We got very little time to prepare and are without any foreigners. We hope to get our overseas players by the third week of this month, Anthony Wolfe, one of the recruit, is still to get an international transfer certificate."

As one of the contenders of I League East Bengal lost points and Bangaluru FC had a comfortable win in the opening match it is now the turn of the Mariners to consolidate their position on Sunday evening.

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CHENNAI CITY FC 0-0 MINERVA PUNJAB FC

MINERVA HOLD CHENNAI CITY IN AWAY
08.01.2017 : CHENNAI CITY FC 0-0 MPINERVA PUNJAB FC (FT..)
MOM: Karanjit Singh (GK-Chennai City FC)

CCFC : Karanjit, Eche, Debabrata, Charles, Ravanan, Abhishek, Denson, Lalnunmawia, Dhanpal, Amiri, Joseph Clemente.
MPFC : Ravi Kumar, Gurjinder, Arshpreet, Loveday, Kamalpreet, Nuruddin, Germanpreet, Vinit Rai, Victor, Joel, Manandeep.

FULL TIME Two debutantes Minerva FC and Chennai City FC share their points in their first match of I League.
90':2 minutes of added time.
87':Brilliant chance to Marcus, his shot went straight to keeper's hand.
83':Players Change in Chennai City FC: Marcos Vinicius in place of Charles De Souza
78':Amiri's shot, went wide.
76':Players Change in Minerva FC: Krishna Pandit in place of Manandeep Singh
71':Players Change in Chennai City FC: Zakeer Mundampara in place of Abhishek Das
51':Players Change in Chennai City FC: Darren Dominic Caldeira in place of Lalnun Mawia
46':Second half resumed.
HT: SCORE: 0-0
45': 2 minute added time.
38': Nuruddin / Minerva - Yellow CARD to foul Clemente of Chennai.
35': Another chance missed by Chennai.
32': Manandeep got a chance but Chennai keeper saved.
30': SCORE: 0-0
27': Amiri of Chennai got a chance.
22': Move of Chennai but blocked by Lovedaay..
17': Bad tackle of Chennai to Manandeep.
12': Minerva win a corner. No score.
5': Haroon Amiri of Chennai shot cleared in Minerva box.
2': Chance miss by Minerva. Shot of Vinit went wide.
1': Kick-off. Dominant Minerva Punjab FC hold Chennai City FC in Chennai. The Warriors from Chandigarh played their much awaited Debut game against fellow debutants Chennai City FC in the Jawaharlal Nehur Stadium, Chennai. Gaffer Surinder Singh (Ex-Pailan Arrows Asst. Coach) was back in the top flight but this time with his home team which was the icing of the cake for the young Gaffer.

With Prime focus being Youth Development the Chandigarh based side came in with majority of young players in the team who didnt dissapoint. Former Sporting club de Goa goalkeeper Ravi Kumar was handed our the responsiblity of guarding the woodwork and local boy Arshdeep Singh with former Sporting defender Loveday Enyinnaya was deputed along with Kamalpreet and Gurjender Singh in the defence, the midfield was anchored by former Dempo maestro Germanpreet and highly rated Indian junior team players Vinit Rai and Nuruddin. the responsiblity of the attack was shouldered by Nigerian Victor Amobi & Joel Sunday on either sides with Manandeep spearheading the force.

The warriors from Chandigarh were all over the Chennai City FC from the word go! as Minervan Indian National Junior Team player Vinit Rai took a dig at the goal in the very first minute but his attempt went wide. the next couple of minutes saw the blues making some dominating moves, Chennai had their first move in the half late when Afghanistan National Team Captain Haroon Amiri made a brilliant run down the flank only to be denied by Kamalpreet's deflection, Brazilian Marcos was also held up quite well by local lad Arshpreet Singh.

28' minute in the game brought the spectators off their seats when a brilliant thru ball for striker Manandeep Singh was well collected by opponents Goalkeeper Karanjit Singh who made vital saves throughout the game & was awarded the Man Of the Match award. a couple of goalscoring moves by the Warriors were not well converted as both teams went for a break as the scoreboard unchanged.

The young warriors came into the game quite focused for 3 vital points and grouped well all again, the second half began with Amiri agai making a long attempt but his efforts land in safe hands of Ravi Kumar. next couple of moves saw Minerva's Nigerian Victor Amobi dribble past a couple of Chennai defenders but his cross for Manandeep was well headed out by experienced Ravanan. Minervans flooded the Chennai defence with attacks from all sides but failed to find the opener in the game.

The attacking trio of Nigerian Joel Sunday, Manandeep and Victor too clicked well but failed to do the needful. The commentator to appreciated the efforts of Minervans for displaying a beautiful brand of football in their debut game. The match ended with both teams ending up with an unchanged scoore board as The blues from Chandigarh had to settle for a point.

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MUMBAI FC 1-0 DSK SHIBAJIANS

DSk Shibajian lost away against Mumbai FC.
08.01.2017 : MUMBAI FC 1-0 DSK SHIVAJIANS (FT)
SCORER : Thoi Singh (21m)
MOM: Thoi singh - MFC

MUMBAI FC : Kattamani, Reagan, Pratik, Shallum, Pratesh, Kim, Siam, Farukh, Steven, Thoi, Victorino.

DSK : Poirei, Sajid, Sairuatkima, Lalthathanga, Sanju, Juan, Kim, Mawihmingthanga, Lalliazuala, Shane, Sasa.

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EAST BENGAL 1-1 AIZAWL FC

EAST BENGAL DREW HOME WITH AIZAWL FC.

07.01.2017 : EAST BENGAL 1-1 AIZAWL FC (FT)
KEB : Ivan Bukaneya 88'
AIZ : Gurwinder Singh (o.g 44')
M.O.M Kingsley Eze - Aizawl FC
EAST BENGAL : Rahanesh,Rahul, Anwar, Gurwinder Narayan, Rowlin, Mehtab, Nikhil, Rafique(c), Wedson, Jackiechad.
AIZAWL FC : Albino, Kingsley, Lalrinzuala, Raltey,Thanga, Albert, Jayesh,Kima, Alfred(c), Kamo, Lalruatthara.
REFEREE : OM PRAKASH THAKUR
EAST BENGAL 1-1 AIZAWL FC
MAN OF THE MATCH : KINGSLEY EZE (AIZAWL FC)
90+3': FULL TIME SCORE : EAST BENGAL 1-1 AIZAWL FC
90': 3 minutes added time
88': Bukenya scored......Willis send a forward pass to Bukenya from a corner from Mehtab . 88': GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL 1-1....East Bengal equalised
85': REPLACEMENT FOR AIZAWL FC : Ausotosh in Jayesh out
82'; Anwar's header collected by Albino following a corner kick from Mehtab
80': EAST BENGAL 0-1 AIZAWL FC
79': A 'SUPERB' save by Albino... he saved a powerful shot from Willis from a close range
77': A good save Rahanesh, he denied Brandon from a close range
75': A good collection by Albino, came out in time and collected a cross pass before Rafiq could reach
73': Abhinash free kick from the left went wide
72': YELLOW CARD to Lalruatthara he fouled Willis dangerously
EAST BENGAL 1-1 AIZAWL FC
70': EAST BENGAL 0-1 AIZAWL FC
70': Wedson's free kick went over the bar
69': Free kick for East Bengal at the age of 18 yards as Willis tripped from behind 65': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL : Bukenya in , Gurwinder out
63': REPLACEMENT FOR AIZAWL FC: Kima out, Brandon in
62': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL: Abhinash in Nikhil out
60': EAST BENGAL 0-1 AIZAWL FC
58': A counter attack by East Bengal but Rafiq's weak shot went wide
56': A chance for Aizawl FC , Jayesh was in a clear position but brillantly tackeled by Rahul at the age of 18 yards
55': Chance wasted by East Bengal, Willis shoots wide following a forward pass from Wedson
53'; Rafiq's header missed the target by a whisker following a free kick from Mehtab
49': A diving save by Albino, He saved a shot from Rowlin following a forwad pass from Willis
47': East Bengal survived: Lalruathara's header hit the post following a corner from the right
46': A good effort by Jayesh, his curling push saved by Rahanesh for a corner
46': REPLACEMENT FOR EAST BENGAL :Willis in Jackiechad out
46'; Second session start East Bengal kicks off
EAST BENGAL 1-1 AIZAWL FC
HALF TIME SCORE : EAST BENGAL 0-1 AIZAWL FC
45': Own goal of Gurwinder Singh. Gurwinder's push went inside the frame work as Kamo was rushing in following a pass from the midfield
45': GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLL ..Aizawl FC scored 1-0.
41': A cross pass from Rowlin from the left, Albino came out in time and denied Nikhil who was waiting inside the 18 yards
40': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
37'; A good cross pass from Jackiechad aiming towards Wedson , but cleared by Kingsley out of the danger zone
35'; Chance for Aizawl as Kamo's weak push from a close range collected by Rahanesh
34'; YELLOW CARD to Rahul for rough play
33': A good forward pass from Rafique, but Albino came out in time denied Nikhil who was rushing in
31'; A good counter attack by East Bengal but finally Wedson failed to control the ball cleared by Aizawl defense
30': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
28': A header by Anwar following a corner from Mehtab but collected by Albino
26'; A miss by Wedson , he shoots stright to Ralte following a pass from Nikhil from the right
25'; A solo effort by Nikhil through the middle but finally tackeled by Kingsley
22'; A miss by Rafique, he failed to connect a cross pass from from Rahul from the right
20': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
EAST BENGAL 1-1 AIZAWL FC
18'; It's an unproductive football so far as East Bengal failed to control the ball in the middle third region
16'; A good move by Mehtab through the middle, but finally Nikhil failed to control the ball
15': A long ranger from Wedson following a pass from Narayan , but a neat collection by Albino
12'; Another corner for East Bengal : Narayan's corner cleared by Aizawl defense
10': EAST BENGAL 0-0 AIZAWL FC
9': A free kick from Jayesh deep inside the East Bengal half but cleared by Anwar
8': A long areil pass from Rahul aimimg towards Jackiechad, but ball rolled over the goal line safely
6': East Bengal are attacking at the initial stages of the match trying to play in short passes
4': A curling corner by Narayan from the right saved by Albino
3': A forward pass from Mehtab to Wedson inside the 18 yards cleared by Aizawl defense
2': A good pass from Rafique to Wedson, but cleared by Kingsley out of the danger zone
0': Match started,Aizawl FC kicks off
0': East Bengal to play the second match of the 10th edition of I League against Aizawl FC
0': Head to Head : Total Matches - 2, East Bengal Won both the MATCHES.
0': THE MATCH WILL START ON 4.30 PM IST AT BARASAT STADIUM.

EAST BENGAL TO FACE AIZAWL FC IN THE OPENING ENCOUNTER

PREVIEW: East Bengal to play the inargual match of the 10th edition of I League against Aizawl FC on Saturday evening at Vidyasagar Krirangan,Barasat. East Bengal, after winning the Kolkata CFL Premier League are eager to bag the I league crown under the leadership of Trevor Morgan as they are yet to win the competetion.

On the contray Aizawl FC were relegated in their maiden appreance in 2015-16 edition of I League. Though,the North Eastern outfit finished 8th in the I League but were the runners up in the recently concluded Fedaration Cup and finally got a chance to participate in the current edition of I League.

The football teams from North Eastern states are alaways proved to be a strong contender in the I league. Aizawl FC deputed Khalid Jamil as the new coach who joined from Mumbai FC after a long association. Aizawl FC will depend primarely on their Liberian striker Alfred Jarian and Stephen Kamo of Ivory Coast in the upfront.

East Bengal are having all win record against Aizawl FC. The Red and Gold won both the matches at home as well as in away in the last edition of I League. But, Trevor Morgan are quite cautious about Aizawl FC as the combination and team fornmation of the North Eastern outfit is unknown. East Bengal are keen to earn full points in their opening encounter which is reqiured for a solid and confident start in the competetion.

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BENGALURU FC 3-0 SHILLONG LAJONG FC

WINNING START OF DEFENDING CHAMPIONS BENGALURU FC.
07.01.2017 : Bengaluru FC 3-0 Lajong (FT..)
BFC : Udanta Sing 26', 68, Sena Ralte 80'
MOM: Udanta Singh - Bengaluru FC

BFC : Amrinder, Juan, John, Khabra, Sena, Lyngdoh, Watson, Lenny, Udanta, Daniel, Sunil
SLFC : Vishal, Nimdorjee, Konsham, Fabio, Hardy, Issac, Redeem, Pritam, Yuta, Bipin, Dan.
REF : CR Srikrishna
BENGALURU FC 3-0 SHILLONG LAJONG FC
FULL TIME Bengaluru FC beat Shillong Lajong in 3-0.
90'+3':Amrinder with a fine save to keep clean sheet.
90':3 minutes of added time.
87':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Mandar in place of Sunil.
85':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Alwyn George in place of Udanta Singh.
80':GOALLLLLLL Sena Ralte with a absolutely stunner, finds the net. Brilliant long ranger from 30 yards. Goal of the match.
79':Players Change in Bengaluru FC: Vineeth in place of Daniel.
78':Lyngdoh's corner, cleared everybody and went wide.
77':Udanta's cross, Daniel's touch but Vishal clearance. Corner to BFC.
76':Khabra's header from a cross, went wide.
74':Watson's corner, cleared in defence.
69':Forward pass to Lyngdoh, but he couldn't get past two defenders.
68':GOALLLLLLLLL Udanta Singh scores once again for Bengaluru FC. Fine goal of Udanta.
66':Fine pass of Lyngdoh, Chance to Udanta but fine block by goalkeeper Vishal.
64':Good move through Sena and Sunil, defence cleared it.
60':Players Change in Lajong: Jacob in place of Yuta.
57':Pritam's foul against Udanta.
52':FIne one two between Udanta and Daniel and Daniel's shot straight to Vishal.
50':Sunil's pass, Lyngdoh's shot, went over the bar.
46':Second half resumed.
HALF TIME Bengaluru FC leading 1-0 against Shillong Lajong at half time.
45'+2':Watson's corner, cleared.
45+2':Yuta's fine sliding tackle to block Khabra. Corner to Bengaluru
45'+1':Watson's corner, cleared.
45': 2 minutes of added time.
44':One to one chance to Udanta, Vishal blocks it. Rebound chance to Sunil, OFF THE POST. Corner to Bengaluru FC.
42':Eugeneson's forward pass, Visha intercepts it.
40':Chance to Sunil, fine block by Vishal once again.
36':Bipin's long ranger, went wide.
33':Yellow Card to Eugeneson Lyngdoh for his bad tackle to Yuta.
32':Sunil's long ranger, fine save by Vishal.
31':Daniel's cross from right flank, Vishal cleared it.
29':Chance to Sunil, Yuta blocked. Vishal collect it.
28':Euguneson Lyngdoh's free kick, straight to Vishal's hand.
26':GOALLLLLLLLL Udanta Singh scores for Bengaluru FC. Vishal failed to clear Khabra's corner and Udanta made no mistake this time.
21':Khabra's free kick, cleared in defence.
19':Dan Ignat's corner, cleared in defence.
18':Fabio's free kick, corner to Lajong.
17':Watson's forward pass to Sunil in box, good block in Lajog defence.
15':Watson's pass, but little wide for Sena Ralte.
10':Lyngdoh's free kick, went wide.
9':Khabra's pas to Udanta, Udanta slips and Vishal save it.
8':Bipin's long ranger, went wide.
7':Khabra's forward pass to Udanta, cleared in defence.
2':Forward pass to Khabra, but ball went wide.
0':Bengaluru FC in a new pink jersey while Lajong starts with white jersey.
0':Kick off.


BFC PRESS RELEASE : Udanta Singh turned up with a brace that had both, a hint of luck and a moment of brilliance while Sena Ralte had his own moment of magic, as Bengaluru FC got the defence of their I-League title off to a perfect start with a 3-0 win over Shillong Lajong at the Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Saturday.

Having shopped post the Blues’ AFC Cup run to the final, coach Albert Roca handed starts to Ralte, Harmanjot Khabra and Lenny Rodrigues as Bengaluru stamped dominance over Lajong after a measured opening ten minutes. Khabra was busy on the right, joining every attack while Sena was a delight on the ball with his composure and strength. But it was Lenny, with his laidback style of play, who impressed the most in midfield.

But for all the flair that Bengaluru FC passed and kept the ball with, it was a goalmouth scramble that gave the Blues the opener in the 26th minute. John Johnson dug the ball out of the mess and Udanta rolled it in with Vishal Kaith out of position.

While he was happy to put a scrappy finish to his name, Udanta fixed things with some sublime skill in the 68thminute. Picked out on the right in the box, Udanta flicked the ball over his marker before smashing the ball past Kaith’s reach.

Lajong were scrambling for answers as Bengaluru laid siege in their half, passing the ball at will and dictating play. A defensive clearance from Lajong fell at the feet of left-back Ralte, who smashed home from over 30 yards in what was arguably the goal of the night, to make it 3-0 to the Blues, a repeat of the result from the same fixture last year while maintaining their 100% win record over Lajong at home.