FED CUP 2014-15: east bengal drew Mumbai FC goalless.

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02.01.2015 : MUMBAI FC --- 0-0 -- EAST BENGAL ( FT....) :: FACE BOOK LIVE || TWITTER
KEB : Subhasis Roy Chaudhury, Abhishek Das, Arnab Mondal, Milan Susak, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Leo Bertos, Mehtab Hossein, Cavin Lobo (S.Malsawmtluanga -46'), Joaquim Abranches (Mohammed Rafique-61'), Dudu Omagbemi, Ranti Martins (Baljit Sahni- 85')

East Bengal and Mumbai FC held goal less in one of the most crucial encounter today at Goa, in a Group A league match of the 36th Federation Cup. Both the teams required a win for a berth in the semi final, but the calculations are getting more tougher to decide who will going to join Dempo Sports Club as the second team in the knock out stages.

The match was evenly poised as both the teams had the chance of scoring. Though East Bengal had the more ball possession, but the Nigerian strikers of East Bengal, Ranty Martins and Dudu Omegbemi failed to create any impact in the Mumbai FC's central defense. In fact the cohesion and combination between the two Nigerian strikers are yet to combine.

Mehatab Hossain and Leo Bartos had a good match, had some positive passes in the middle third, but Ranty and Dudu were under the shadows of Justine Stefen and Chikawali. Expect for once, when Dudu had a clear chance to score at the 4th minute of the match, but the Nigerian kicked straight to Justine Stefen instead of placing it in the goal. In the second session Kunal Sawant, the Mumbai Fc goal keeper saved Mehtab Hossain's low powerful shot brilliantly.

Mumbai FC had a clear chance to score in both the session. Subhasish Roy Chowdhury was the savior of Red and Gold in both the occasions. In the first half Subhasish saved a powerful shot from Josimer Di Silva from a very close range. Subhasish was rightly adjudged Hero Of The Match as in the second session he saved a measured header from Chikawali of a corner.

East Bengal, MumaiFC are on four points now from three matches, but Mumbai FC had scored two goals, whereas East Bengal had scored only a goal, which only proves that they have came to Goa for the Federation Cup without much preparation. Time will tell that whether they will qualify for the semifinal or not, but the fact is that they will have to depend on the results of the other matches of the Group.
Hero Player of the match: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury
Match End. Score remains goalless between East Bengal and Mumbai FC
90'+3': Subhasish saved the ball. Counter attack of EB. Yellow Card to Ashutosh for his bad tackle to Md. Rafique
90'+2':Move through taisuke, Milan cleared the ball. corner to Mumbai FC
90'+2':Climax's free kick, Subhasish cleared the ball
90'+1':Arnab committed a foul against Kuttimani, free kick to Mumbai FC
90':4 minutes of added time
89':Rafique's centre, header finds keeper Kunal
87': Players Change in Mumbai FC: Vasum in place of Dane
86':Players Change in EB: Baljit in place of Ranti
86':Bartos's cross, Tulunga's header deflected and went wide. Corner to EB
85':Short corner, Chika cleared the ball
84':Rafique's shot, blocked and corner to EB
83':Jayesh looked injured, match stopped
82':Bartos's free kick, header went wide
79':Climax's brilliant free kick, Subhasish cleared the ball
77':Mumbai FC's corner, ball deflected from post.
76':Tulunga's cross to find Ranti, but he committed a foul against Kuttimani
76':Bartos's shot blocked, easy to keeper Kunal
74':Bartos's corner, cleared in defence
73':Mehtab's brilliant shot, Kunal cleared and defence cleared the ball
70':Kuttimani tried a shot, went over the bar
69':Bartos's corner, Mehtab tried a long ranger, went wide
68':Long pass to Ranti, Justin again cleared the ball, Corner to EB
67':Climax's free kick, cleared in defence
67':Players Change in EB: Md. Rafique in place of Joaquim
65':Forward pass to Dudu, but he committed a foul against Chika
62':Brilliant chance to EB from corner, ball cleared finally
61':Tulunga's shot, keeper tipped it wide. corner to EB
60':Ball cleared from corner
60': Long pass to find Ranti, Chika cleared the ball. Corner to EB
58':Long forward through to find Dudu, but too wide
58':Mumbai's chance from a long free kick, Subhasish cleared the ball
57':Score remained still goalless
55':Players Change in Mumbai FC: Dane in place of Md. Rafi
53':Taisuke tried a side volley, went wide
51':Good run of Dudu, but a good tackle by Justin
50':Subhasish save the ball from free kick
49':Collision between Milan and Joshimer, free kick to Mumbai FC
48':Ball cleared from corner
47':Joaquim's shot from Bartos's free kick, cleared. Corner to EB
47': Yellow Card to Kuttimani for his bad tackle to Abhishek, free kick to EB
46':Players Change in EB: Tulunga in place of Lobo
46': Second half resumed
HT : Half time score 0-0.
45': Kuttmani's header from Rafi's free kick went out.
45': 2 minute added time.
43': corner to East Bengal. No score.
40': SCORE LINE : East Bengal 0-0 Mumbai FC
40': 3rd corner in a row, lobo's volley from Bertos went out.
38': Another corner to East Bengal in left of keeper.Berros corner and Chika Wali saved Dudu's effort for another corner.
37': Corner to East Bengal. Bertos corner cleared.
35': YELLOW CARD to Rafi and Khabra both.
34': Khabra fouled Rafi very bad.
32': In First game of the day Bengaluru FC win against Shillong Laong 1-0.
31': Brilliant save of Subhasih. sure goal miss of Mumbai FC.
30': GREAT ESCAPE of East Bengal. Josimar 6 yards shot saved by Subhasish.
28': Khabra to Dudu in left wing but too fast.
26': In FED Cup all time score - Barreto scored 27 while Ranty Martins 20.
25': SCORE LINE : East Bengal 0-0 Mumbai FC
25': Chance to East Bengal : Joaquim's cross from left well saved by Kunal Sawant.
24': Free kick to MFC, Josimar's header from free kick went out.
21': East Bengal attacked from right but effortless long ball from Abhishek cleared.
20': East Bengal 60% ball possession.
18': Miss pass of Lobo went to Joshimar in left and passed to Climax and Climax to joshimar but final shot went wide.
17': Attack of East Bengal from left, Abranches to Dudu but too fast for Throw in.
15': SCORE LINE : East Bengal 0-0 Mumbai FC
14': Must win match for both teams.
12': Attack of MFC, Taisuke from left but ball out, No corner.
10': 0-0 is the score line.
7': Mumbai FC is playing with long ball.
6': WEll save of Kunal as Dudu got a chance in 6 yards but his left footer went to Kunal.
5': SCORE LINE : East Bengal 0-0 Mumbai FC
2': Hosimar's effort but was blocked by Arnab.
1': Math starts.

East Bengal, 4 times Champion out of last seven years will meet against Mumbai FC in one of the crucial encounters in Group A. After an important win against 10 men Royal Wahingdoh by a last minute goal of Dudu, the eight times champions East Bengal are set to earn full points on Friday evening in order to enter in the knockout stages of the 36th Federation Cup.

In the last match against Royal Wahingdoh East Bengal had played a number of unnecessary passes in the midfield allowing the oppornants to settle down. It has being observed that there is a lot of gaps between the midfielders and the strikers and even Ranty Martins and Dudu Omegbemi had to came back several times for the ball. Even the strikers had missed a number of clear opportunities.

On the contrary Mumbai FC won their last match against Sporting Clube de Goa after being lost against Royal Wahingdoh in the opening encounter. Mumbai FC coach Khalid Jamil also optimistic for a positive result in the Federation Cup. In the last two meetings in the I League last year East Bengal remained win less. The the first meeting was won by Mumbai FC while the second clash was drawn.The two teams have never met in Federation Cup earlier.

Current position of Both the teams in Group A : East Bengal - 2nd in the Group with 3 points from 2 matches - Goals Scored - 1 while Mumbai FC - 4th in the Group with 3 points from 2 matches - Goals Scored - 2