I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Salgaocar hold Pune FC 1-1.

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R-1: 17.01.2014: SALGAOCAR SC ---- 1-1 --- PUNE FC - ( FT..) :: MORE FOOTBALL |-| FIXTURES
PFC : Anthony D'Souza 45'
SFC : Gilbert Oliviera 78'
Hero of the Match : Arata Izumi (Pune FC)
SAL : Subrata, Kasonde, Augustin, Gurjinder, Rosario, Douhou, Saran, Jairu, Rocus, Clifton, Brian.
PFC : Amrinder, Raju, Ralte, Luciano, Matthew, Arata, Ganesh, Lalramluaha, Sueoka, Anthony, Haokip.

PFC Press Release : Pune FC rued missed chances and ended up being held to a 1-1 draw by Salgaocar FC in their I-League 2015 opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa on Saturday. In a game dominated majorly by Pune FC it was winger Anthony D'Souza (45th minute) who put them a goal up in the first half before substitute Gilbert Oliveira (80th) pulled Salgaocar level.

The game had a few close moments where Pune FC were denied a goal in the opening five minutes despite putting the ball into the back of the net. And the penalty kick that followed had Ryuji Sueoka fluff the attempt from the spot which proved decisive. Having split the points, Pune FC (1 pt) share the top spot in the league table with Salgaocar FC (1 pt).

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Playing their third game against Salgaocar this season, Pune FC took to the field with just two foreigners, Ryuji Sueoka and Luciano Sabrosa. Despite that, Pune FC began the game in dominating fashion attacking the rival goal from the word go.

The constant pressure paid off as Pune FC had a great chance in the sixth minute. After Sueoka was fouled on the right flank, Anthony floated in a freekick into the box. The melee resulted in striker Thongkhosiem Haokip putting the ball into the net but the referee whistled for a penalty kick as Gurjinder Kumar handled the ball during the move. Sueoka who stepped up to take the spot kick had his low attempt come of the vertical.

Thereafter Pune FC continued to dominate proceedings and created more chances. However, some poor finishing in the final third let them down. At the other end, Salgaocar were restricted to a handful of counter attacks but the Pune FC defense led by Sabrosa and Zohmingliana Ralte stayed firm thwarting all attempts.

Meanwhile, Pune FC almost opened scoring in the 33rd minute. Defender Mathew Gonsalves timed his run well to control a through pass on the right and sent in a dangerous low ball into the eight-yard box. The cross was cleared but the second ball fell for Anthony who kept it alive on the left but his attempt too was blocked.

After continuously attacking the rival goal, Pune FC finally broke the deadlock in the 45th minute. Having dispossessed an opponent on the left flank, Haokip sent Anthony clear down the wing. Anthony controlled and set on a solo racing past his marker before blasting his shot into the roof of the net from inside the box past a helpless Subrata Paul.

Salgaocar created a couple of close chances in the dying minutes of the half through Douhou Pierre and Saran Singh but the Pune FC defense held on to their narrow lead going into the breather. The second half was a similar story as Pune FC continued to press from the very beginning. Having had a few half chances in the opening ten minutes of the second half, Pune FC had another chance in the 57th minute.

Striker Haokip controlled a throw in just beside the goalline on the right and turned well to deceive his marker and create space inside the box. But the attempt that followed was totally wayward from close range.

At the other end, Salgaocar were pushing ahead through medio Douhou. But the Ivorian playmaker was marked out well by Ralte. Midway through the half, it was Haokip who once again had a great chance. A sliding clearance from Luciano sent Haokip into the clear inside the Salgaocar half. The striker controlled well and tried to run past Augustin Fernandes and Francis Kasonde but was denied by the Zambian stopper.

While Pune FC continued to push up in the final quarter of the game, it was Salgaocar who pulled level against the run of play. A spell of possession outside the Pune FC box ended in Douhou running clear on the right inside the box. The Ivorian cut back a neat ball for substitute Gilbert who made no mistake in converting at the far post.

Pune FC then brought in new signing Darko Nikac for the final ten minutes and the Montenegrin striker created a chance almost instantly. Luciano's perfect lobbed pass aimed saw Darko control brilliantly inside the box on the right but his cut back was cleared by the Salgaocar defense.

Deep into injury time, Pune FC had another chance having earned a corner kick. However, Luciano who connected Sueoka’s set up couldn’t keep his header down as the game ended 1-1.

R-1: 17.01.2014: SALGAOCAR SC ---- 1-1 --- PUNE FC - ( FT..) :: MORE FOOTBALL |-| FIXTURES
PFC : Anthony D'Souza 45'
SFC : Gilbert Oliviera 78'
Hero of the Match : Arata Izumi (Pune FC)
SAL : Subrata, Kasonde, Augustin, Gurjinder, Rosario, Douhou, Saran, Jairu, Rocus, Clifton, Brian.
PFC : Amrinder, Raju, Ralte, Luciano, Matthew, Arata, Ganesh, Lalramluaha, Sueoka, Anthony, Haokip.

FT : I-league 2014-15 first match ended 1-1. Salgaocar hold Pune 1-1.
90': 3 minutes added time. out of 9 corner kicks pune earned 5 of those.
83': CHANGE - PUNE : DEBUT of Darko of Pune FC and Haokip out
79': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-1 now the score line.Gilbert Oliviera sored from Douhou's pass to Gilbert.
74': FREE KICK to Pune but no impact.
72': CHANGE-SAL : Karma T in, Saran Singh out.
59': 2nd and 3rd Corner to Salgaocar. no score.
57': CHANGE - SAL : Gilbert in, Brian out
54': 3rd corner kick to Pune but no score. STAT: Pune won the ever first Encounter in I-league II in 2009 by 1-0 against Salgaocar.
53': Injury. Salgaocar got 2 yellow cards while Pune nil.
52': Yellow Card to Salgaocar's Francis Kasonde.
49': Free Kick to Salgaocar, no impact.
47': Corner to Salgaoar. No score.
46': Pune chance! Haokipp's shot missed the target.
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HT : Pune is leading 1-0.
45': 2 minutes added time.
45': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL PUNE 1-0 leading. own display of Anthony D'Souza.
40': Still 0-0 is the score line.
39': Haokip and Augastine of Pune and Salgaocar injured.
33': 2nd corner to Pune FC. Anthoney's cleard the low cross of Mathew.
28': Attack of Salgaocar bur dismissed in Pune Box. STAT : Salgaocar won the last Encounter in I-league in 2013-14 by 2-1.
25': Pune FC coach Karim was the coach of Salgaocar SC once.
21': Pune attaked, Raju to Haokip but he missed as it was too fast for him.
20': Still no score in the match but Pune is attacking more and more. STAT: First 4 matches between the two Pune was unbeaten to Salgaocar. STAT: Salgaocar beat Pune 3-1 in fed Cup. STAT: Salgaocar is unbeaten with Pune in last 6 encounters. STAT: Salgaocar win 2014 Goa Pro League.
14': Free kick to Salgaocar but no impact of Saran singh's kick as Brian fouled.
8': Pune missed to lead as Arata missed to score.
7': YELLOW CARD - Anthony of Salgaocar as he handed the ball in box.
6': PENALTY to Pune but Seuoka missed to score.
4': Attack of Pune through Haokip. No score.
2': Corner kick of Pune. No score.
1': Ramlua's cross towards Salgaocar box but went for corner.
1': Match starts. I-league 2014-15 now officially starts.
0m: I-League first battle between Green (Salgaocar) Vs Red (Pune).


The top two teams in Indian football Salgaocar Sports Club of Goa and Pune FC of Pune will going to meet in the opening match of the 2014-15 edition of I league at the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium at Goa. The teams have played each other twice in the last couple of months, at the Durand Cup final in November and last week in the Federation Cup as Salgaocar were victorious on both occasions.


07/01/15 - FED - Salgaocar FC 3-1 Pune FC  
08/12/14 - DC - Salgaocar FC 1-0 Pune FC  
04/04/14 - IL - Pune FC 1-2 Salgaocar FC 
22/11/13 - IL - Salgaocar FC 1-1 Pune FC  
02/02/13 - IL - Pune FC 0-2 Salgaocar FC  
09/12/12 - IL - Salgaocar FC 0-2 Pune FC  
24/09/12 - FED - Pune FC 1-2 Salgaocar FC  
18/04/12 - IL - Pune FC 2-0 Salgaocar FC  
15/12/11 - IL - Salgaocar FC 1-3 Pune FC  
03/04/11 - IL - Pune FC 0-1 Salgaocar FC  
29/12/10 - IL - Salgaocar FC 0-1 Pune FC  
17/04/10 - IL - Pune FC 1-1 Salgaocar FC  
17/01/10 - IL - Salgaocar 1-3 Pune FC  a
05/04/09 - IL2 - Pune FC 1-0 Salgaocar FC  

Salgaocar FC made an impressive start in this season, having been unbeaten in 18 games at one point en-route to winning the Goa Pro League and the Durand Cup.Salgaocar were the semi finalist of the Federation Cup, but ultimately had to face a defeat against Dempo Sports Club.

Salgaocar coach Deerick Perira at the media meeting today said, "We have played Pune FC a couple of times in the recent past and know our opponents fairly well by now. We have done our home-work and we will look to get off to a good start in the league. Unfortunately Duffy is still nursing an injury, however, the rest of the squad is fit and raring to go."

Pune FC are having a relatively strong line up with a lots of promising youths along with some experienced campaigners. Since their entry in Indian Football Pune FC has proved themselves as one of the strong outfit in Indian football. This year they are the runners up of Kings Cup at Bhutan and Durand Cup, but undoubtedly they will prove their dominance in the I League as it progress.

Pune FC coach Karim Bensharifa while addressing to the media at Goa said, "We faced them twice and on both occasions, in terms of possession and quality football, I was happy. In terms of purely the result, we lost which is never the happy ending," said Bencherifa.

"This is a new team in terms of the squad; half of the players in the first eleven are into their first season at the club but we will continue to play like we always did,"