I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Bengalur FC beat East Bengal 3-0 first time at home.

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 Bengaluru 3-0 East Bengal

03.05.2015 : BENGALURU FC -- 3-0 -- EAST BENGAL (FT)
BEN : Ralte, Sankar, Osano, Johnson, Rino, Lyndoh, Vineeth, Walker, Sunil, Rooney.
KEB : Abhijit, Deepak, Raju, Gurwinder, Dhanrajan, Mehtab, Khabra, Abhinash, Tulanga, Dudu, Ranty
Referee : A Rowan


The I League is heading to a dramatic finish. The defending champions of I League, Bangaluru FC are now one of the contenders of tittle just behind Mohun Bagan who are leading the I League table. The win against East Bengal at home placed the Corporate team in the second position with 31 points challenging Mohun Bagan, who are at 32 points in the league table.

Bangaluru FC today registered their first win against East Bengal at home as they crashed the Kolkata side by a convincing margin of 3-0. Bangaluru were leading by a goal scored by Shaun Rooney at the breather and increased the tally at the second session through Sunil Chetri and Robin Singh. But, it is really surprising to note the strategy of Elco Schattorie which really can be blamed for the performance of East Bengal. The Red and Gold played a numerous passes in the middle third but failed to create any impact to John Johnson and Curtis Oceano.

In fact it has been observed that Dudu Omegbemi to play as a withdrawal role in the middle third rather than to help Ranty Martins in the up front. The central defense comprises of Raju Gaikwad, Gurwinder Singh and Deepak Mondal were unsettled in front of the speedy and well combined attack of Bangaluru FC. Except for the last ten minutes East Bengal played an ordinary brand of soccer without any target , which made Bangaluru FC to dominate over their opponants.

Bangaluru FC qualified to play the knockout stages of AFC Cup in the maiden appreance are targeting to repeat the history in the I League. Though Mohun Bagan are leading the table and had an impressive performance in the competition so far.

Asthley Westwood can be complimented, who not only proved himself to build the team as a unit, but simultaneously made the physical conditions of the footballers up to a desired level to play in a same pace for the entire ninety minutes utilizing the modern infrastructure of Bangaluru FC.

Undoubtedly, the last lap of the I League are heading for a close finish. Mohun Bagan as well as Bangaluru FC will be in a target to earn full points from their remaining matches. A loss of point will going to change the contenders of the tittle.

 Bengaluru 3-0 East Bengal

FT : Ralte - the keeper of BFC declared Man of the match .
90': 3 minute added time.
89': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Robin Singh scored beat Raju and Gurwinder.
88': Close header of Robin from Udanta's left sided cross went out.
84': Long ranger of Lyndoh well saved by Abhijit.
82': GOAL MISSED - EAST BENGAL, Dudu's header hit's Jonshon's hand, Appeal of Penalty but no penalty.
82': Lac of Deepak again which Udanta got the ball but his shot well saved by Abhijit.
81': 6th corner to East Bengal, Lobo's corner wasted again.
80': CHANCE-- KEB : Baldeep missed from Ranti's pass which went for corner.
79': Bengaluru scored from corner and Free kick.
78': Corner to Bengaluru, Lyndoh's kick cleared.
77': Better ball Possession of East Bengal from the starting of the match but unable to open goal mouth as the defenders of Bengaluru are playing outstanding.
75': Back to back 2 corners of East Bengal, Mehtab's 2nd wasted.
75': Still Bengaluru FC is leading 2-0.
73': CHANGE - KEB Ruidas out and Baldeep Singh in.
71': CHANGE- BFC : Bekhokhei in and Chhetri out.
69': Mehtab's long ranger went wide of cross bar.
68': Water break for hit.
65': CHANGE - KEB : Tulunga out and Rafique in.
63': CHANGE - BFC : Vineeth out and Udanta in.
60': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sunil scored from a header of curling free kick of Lyndoh.
59': Foul of Deepak to vineeth in left.
58': Ranty's aimless cross went to Ralte.
57': Wonderful defending of John jonson of Bengaluru from the starting of the match.
56': More and more attack of Bengaluru FC now going on.
55': Sunil scored goal but earlier Vineeth was offside.
55': Dudu from left to right with the ball but finally uncontrolled.
54': Vinith's low grounder from top of the box went wide.
52': CANGER agains in East Bengal box, Sunil to Robin but his poor 6 yards left footer saved by Abhijit.
50': Still the Scoreline is 1-0 for Bengaluru FC.
49': Lyndoh from Shankar and his diagonal shot just missed the target.
48': Dudu moved up trying to pass Ranty but well advance Ralte.
47': Throw in for BFC, Rino Anto's throw in cleared.
46': CHANGE - KEB : Lobo in and Dhana out.
46': Starts of 2nd half now.
HT : BANGALURU FC LEADING 1-0 45+2': Corner kick of Lyndoh cleared in EB box.
45+1': Vineeth shot saved by Abhijit for a corner.
45 : 2 min added time
45': Tulunga's corner kick went to Keeper Ralte.
44': Mehtab's centre cleared by Jonhson for a corner
42': Abhinash's free kick collected by Raltey
41': CHANGE - BFC : Robin Singh came in place of injured Rooney
40': Dudu's head from a Ranty center cleared by Johnson
38': Sunil's shot from a Lyndoh pass went wide
37': Vineeth shot wide fron inside the box
36': Mehtab's shot from a Dudu's pass saved by Raltey
35': Long ball for Rooney,but Abhijit collected
34': Dudu tackled by Osaano before he could take a crack at the goal
33': This is first occasion when Bangaluru Fc are leading against East Bengal
30': Rooney's shot of a defection finds the nets following a corner
30': GOOOOOALLLLLL ..........Rooney scored for Bangaluru FC
29': Corner to Bengaluru.
29': Sunil's shot saved from the line dy Deepak
27': Walker injured play stopped temporarily
25': Johnson once again, cleared a Dudu's center 24': Lyndoh tackled by Abhinash timely
23': Score are 0-0
21': Deepak's center straight to Ratey before Abhinash could reach
20': Along ranger shot by Mehtab, straight to Raltey
19': Ranty to Dudu ,but cleared by Johnson
17': Wasted free kick by Rooney
16': Roney fouled by Khabra, free kick for Bangaluru FC
15': Vineeth shot from a faulty clearance went over the bar
13': Rino's cross collected by Abhijit from the right
11': It is a evenly poised match so far
10': Dudu's long ranger missed the target
9': Lyndh's centre from the right collected by Abhijit
8': Dudu's centre cleared by Johnson
7': Sunil heads wide from a Vineeth Center
5': Scores are 0-0
4': Chance for East Bengal as Dudu failed to reach a Ranty Pass
2': Ranty tackled in time by Osaano
1': Vineeth fouled Raju , Free kick to East Bengal
0': Match started


PREVIEW: Bangaluru FC and East Bengal will going to clash in one of the most important encounter of the the I League at the Kanteerava Stadium,Bengaluru on Sunday evening. Though, Mohun Bagan are leading the I League table but East Bengal and Bangaluru FC are still in the fight for the contenders of the tittle.

East Bengal currently placed at the 4th position in the table with 26 points from 15 matches won the first round by a solitary goal at home scored by Abinash Ruidas. It will be a tough time for the Dutch coach Elco Schattorie if he had to left Arnab Mondal, the central defender in the dugout. Arnab is nursing an injury along with Dudu Omegbemi and they are not confirmed regarding their participation on Sunday evening. Elco will have to opt for his second option if situation arises.

This will be the fifth occasion as East Bengal and Bangaluru FC are facing each other. East Bengal have won all the matches so far since they started playing from the 2013-14 season.The defending champions of I League Bengaluru FC are placed at the 2nd position in the league table with 28 points from 15 matches are confident to win the tittle for the second consecutive time.

While interacting Bangaluru FC coach Asthey Westwood said,ďWeíve never beaten them from a result perspective but from a performance perspective, weíve got the better of them on numerous occasions. Itís just that we never had the rub of the green go our way. So, it isnít like we are coming up against a side thatís better than us.

Bangaluru FC has a completely fit and available squad to choose from as East Bengal has a host of injured footballers in their squad. The match will kick off at 7 pm at the Kanteerava Stadium