GOKULAM KERALA FC LIFTS 129TH DURAND CUP
24.8.2019 : MOHUN BAGAN ( 1-2 ) GOKULAM KERALA FC (YBK- FT..)

MB: SALVADOR PEREZ 64'
GKFC : MARCUS JOSEPH 45'+1'(Pen), 51'
MB : Debjit, Fran, Gurjinder, Ashutosh, KimKima, Naorem, Surabuddin, Beitia, Sahil, Salva, Suhair.
GKFC :Ubaid, Naocha, Andre, Irshad, Justin, Sebastian, Rashid, Marcus, Malemngamba, Shibil, Henry
REFEREE : Ajit Kumar Meitei
24.8.2019 : MOHUN BAGAN  <b><font color=red> ( 1-2 ) </b></font> GOKULAM KERALA FC
Player of the Tournament: Marcus Joseph.
Top Scorer(Golden Boot): Marcus Joseph.
Best Goalkeeper(Golden Golve): Ubaid CK

Gokulam Kerala FC lifts the 129th Durand Cup touching the record of FC Kochi in front of 42715 spectators at Kolkata . This is Gikulam Fc'S first ever triumph in all India circuit. In the year 1997 FC Kochi headed by I M Vijayan and Jo Paul Ancheri won the Durand Cup defeating Mohun Bagan by a margin of 3-1 at Ambedkar stadium, New Delhi.
24.8.2019 : MOHUN BAGAN  <b><font color=red> ( 1-2 ) </b></font> GOKULAM KERALA FC
A brace by the man from Trinidad and Tabaco, Marcus Joseph put Gokulam FC in the lead at the early stages of the second session. Mohun Bagan had some good counter attacks in the later stages but could scored a goal when Salvardor Perez's of a free kick from Joseba Beitia beat Ubaid. Mariners pressed hard in Gokulam's cental defense in the final stages but failed to create any impact.

Gokulam FC is among one of the rare Indian teams who defeated the two Kolkata giants in the semifinal and final of a tournament and that too in Kolkata.
FULL TIME SCORE: Gokulam Kerala FC beat Mohun Bagan in 2-1 to win 129th Durand Cup. First all India trophy for Gokulam Kerala FC.
90'+8':RED CARD to Fran Morante in bench for appealing against referee.
24.8.2019 : MOHUN BAGAN  <b><font color=red> ( 1-2 ) </b></font> GOKULAM KERALA FC
90'+7':Salva's header just over the bar.
90'+6':Big appeal for penalty after ball touched Irshad in the box. Referee denies it.
90'+4':Beitia's free kick, Bruno cleared the ball.
90'+2':Subho tried by-cycle kick in box, but failed it connect it properly.
90'+1':Nearly another error in Mohun Bagan, short free kick nearly finds Marcus in empty net.
90': 6 minutes of added time.
89':Yellow Card to Fran Gonzalez and Bruno Pellisari.
86':Substitution for Mohun Bagan: Subho in place of Ashutosh.
86':RED CARD to Jestin George. Second Caution for Jestin for his foul against Kimkima.
84':Nearly deflection causes another error to Mohun Bagan, Kimkima's deflection missed the post by whisker.
84':Substitution for Gokulam: Muthu in place of injured Shibil.
84':Another corner of Mohun Bagan after Romario's cross cleared.
24.8.2019 : MOHUN BAGAN  <b><font color=red> ( 1-2 ) </b></font> GOKULAM KERALA FC
83':Romario's cross, fine flick of Salva but Ubaid save it brilliantly.
81':Good counter attack of Gokulam after ball cleared from corner. Bruno's shot, went straight to Debjit.
80':Romario's cross from left flank, cleared by Andre. Corner to Mohun Bagan.
79':Bruno's powerful shot, Debjit fisted it wide.
78':Beitia's corner, cleared in defence.
77':Gurjinder's powerful long ranger, deflected and went wide. Corner to Mohun Bagan.
74':Beitia's corner, went wide.
74':Substitution for Gokulam: Bruno Pellisari to replace Henry Kisekka.
73':Fran Gonzalez's long ranger, cleared by Ubaid. corner to Mohun Bagan.
73':Md Salah's cross from left flank, cleared in defence.
71':Henry's flick to find Marcus, but he is in OFFSIDE position.
69':Beitia's corner kick, cleared in defence.
24.8.2019 : MOHUN BAGAN  <b><font color=red> ( 1-2 ) </b></font> GOKULAM KERALA FC
69':Ashutosh's cross blocked and corner to Mohun Bagan.
68':Beitia's free kick, Cleared by Ubaid.
67':Naocha's centre, Henry's flick just over the post.
66': Marcus tried another long grounder, missed by a whisker. Excellent shot.
64':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL Salva Chamorro scored for Mohun Bagan. Beitia's free kick, Salva chest trap the ball and finished it well.
63':Irshad committed foul against Beitia, free kick to Mohun Bagan.
62':Another shot of Marcus, tight angle made it easy to Debjit to save the ball.
61':Suhair's long ranger, went over the crossbar.
60':Rashid's corner, cleared in defence.
60':Substitution for Gokulam: Md. Salah in place of Malemnganba Meitei.
59':Rashid's shot, cleared by Debjit. Corner to Gokulam Kerala FC.
59':Ashutosh's cross from right, Naorem's header saved by Ubaid.
58':Gokulam's corner, Rashid's aimless shot, cleared in defence.
57':Substitution for Mohun Bagan: Fran Gonzalez to replace Fran Morante.
In 1997, FC Kochin beat Mohun Bagan in 3-1 to win Durand Cup.
54':Substitution for Mohun Bagan: Romario in place of Sahil.
52':Suhair's shot, nearly finds Salva in box. Close chance to Mohun Bagan.
51':Yellow Card to Marcus Joseph for pulling of his jersey after scoring.
51':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Marcus Joseph scored again to advance Gokulam Kerala FC. Naocha's brilliant forward through finds Marcus, he made a brilliant run through left and finished it well. Marcus scored 11th Goal of the tournament.
50':Beitia's corner from left, cleared in defence.
49':Counter attack of Mohun Bagan, Suhair's shot, cleared by Ubaid. Corner to Mohun Bagan.
48':Gurjinder's cross from left flank, went straight to keeper Ubaid.
46':Second half resumes.
HALF TIME Gokulam Kerala FC leading against Mohun Bagan by the injury time penalty of Marcus Joseph.
45'+1':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Marcus Joseph scored from spot kick. 10th Goal of Marcus Joseph in this Durand Cup.
45': 1 minutes of added time.
44':Penalty to Gokulam Kerala FC. Marcus's pass to unmarked Henry, Debjit blocked him in box. Yellow Card to Debjit.
43':Gurjinder's cross from left flank, cleared in defence.
42':Surabuddin's long ranger, blocked in Gokulam Box.
40':Sebastian's cross from right flank, went straight to Debjit's hand.
39':Both the teams have slow down the pace of the game so far.
37':Chance to Mohun Bagan in corner, Ubaid made another good save to deny it.
36':Ashutosh's cross from right flank, deflected and corner to Mohun Bagan.
35':Marcus Joseph's cross from left flank, another fine save by Debjit to deny Henry.
33':Mohun Bagan 0-0 Gokulam Kerala FC
31':Sk Sahil's long ranger, straight to Ubaid's hand.
29':Yellow Card to Jestin George for his bad tackle to Salva Chamorro.
28':Marcus's short free kick to find Sebastian, went wide. Wasted chance in dead-ball situation.
26':Marcus's minus from left flank, Gurjinder's deflection finds Henry, his flick saved by Debjit.
25':Marcus's cross from right flank, good save by Debjit.
24':Mohunn Bagan's move through Suhair, but he is in OFFSIDE position.
22':Beitia's long ranger from 35 yards, sails over the bar.
20':Marcus's center from left to find Henry, Debjit made another fine clearance.
19':Beitia's free kick, cleared in defence.
18':Yellow Card to Melemnganba for his bad tackle to Ashutosh.
16':Beitia's free kick, cleared by Andre. Another cross from left flank, Fran's header went wide.
15':Andre committed foul against Salva when receiving a long ball. Free kick to Mohun Bagan.
14':Ashutosh's long cross from right flank, went straight to Ubaid.
13':Andre's forward through to find Henry, went straight to Debjit.
12':Mohun Bagan's corner, cleared in defence.
11':Long back pass, Ubaid failed to clear it properly nearly caused an error in Gokulam Defence. Andre cleared the ball.
10':Marcus's centre from left, Henry's header went straight to Debjit's hand.
8':Henry's minus in box to find Marcus, but ball cleared in Mohun Bagan defence.
6':Shibil's left footed shot, went wide. Best Chance so far of the match.
4':Long forward pass of Fran to find Salva, Ubaid's header cleared the move.
2':Move through right flank, Surabuddin's cross blocked.
1':Move through Suhair to Salva, cleared in defence.
0':Here goes the whistle. Kick off. 129th Durand Cup Final begins here.
0':1 minute of silence observed in memories of Ex-Minister Shri Arun Jaitley.
0':Welcome to you all at VYBK. Teams are in the field, match is about to start. Stay with us for full match live commentary.
0': MOHUN BAGAN TO FACE GOKULAM KERALA FC IN THE 129TH DURAND CUP FINAL AT YBK- KOLKATA.
0: IFA CFL PREMIER-A DERBY BETWEEN EAST BENGAL AND MOHUN BAGAN WILL BE PLAYED ON 1ST SEPTEMBER In YBK AT 3.00 PM.
0': I-LEAGUE 2019-20 TO START FROM NOV 1ST WEEK. THE 2019-20 EDITION OF INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE WILL START ON & FROM 20TH OCTOBER.
0: LAST HEAD TO HEAD
30/01/19 -(I-L)- Mohun Bagan 2-2 Gokulam
27/10/18 -(I-L)- Gokulam 1-1 Mohun Bagan
08/03/18 -(I-L)- Gokulam 1-1 Mohun Bagan
12/02/18 -(I-L)- Mohun Bagan 1-2 Gokulam
0': IN SEMI FINAL MOHUN BAGAN BEAT REAL KASHMIR 3-1.
0': IN SEMI FINAL GOKULAM KERALA BEAT EAST BENGAL IN TIE BREAKER 3-2.
0': MOHUN BAGAN TO FACE GOKULAM KERALA FC IN THE 129TH DURAND CUP FINAL AT YBK- KOLKATA.

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129TH DURAND CUP 2019 - BENGAL (FINAL- BELOW)

TACTICAL FIGHT OF THE SPANISH COACHES AWAITS IN THE DURAND FINAL
23.8.19: After a dramatic will in semifinal against East Bengal, Gokulam Kerala FC are now set to challange Mohun Bagan in the final of the 129th historic Durand Cup on Saturday evening at Kolkata. Mohun Bagan had won the Durand cup for the sixteen times are quite confident for a successful mission, while Gokulam FC are looking for their maiden tittle victory.

Mohun Bagan won the semifinal by a margin of 3-1 against Real Kashmir FC in the semifinal are confident to win the tittle after 2000, whenthey beat Mahindra United of Mumbai by a golden goal scored by R.C.Prakash. The Spanish midfielder of Mohun Bagan Josiba Beitia proved his class in the earlier matches and he will be prime man who will be in charge of the midfield along with V.P. Suhair and Spanish Chamara Salva in the striking zone.

While interacting with the media Mohun Bagan coach Kibu Vicuna said that he is aware of the importance of the prestigious tournament and the culture and heritage of football in the country. Vicuna added, “We will try to do our best tomorrow, but it will be a tough game. Gokulam are playing very well. We have to make sure that our players recover properly and concentrate on the game.” Gokulam FC undoubtedly is a strong competitor to face in the final. The team comprises of talented foreign recruits like Henry Kisekka, Marcus Joseph and Bruno Pelissari. Though, the Brazilian midfielder Pelissari may not play for entire 90 minutes as he is not fully fit. Spanish coach of Gokulam Fernando Andres Santiago Varela are in a mood to upset the result in the final as he did against East Bengal in the semifinal.

In his briefing in the pre match press conference Varela said, “We must be focused on our game and not anything else. When one wants to give the maximum effort to achieve something, one must be prepared for any adversity and we’re ready for the same as well. It’ll be a battle of nerves what I feel. We had taken the game against East Bengal with responsibility and competitiveness as we have done for every match. Now, we don’t want to lose our focus before the final."

FC Cochin is the only team from Kerala who had the honour of winning the Durand Cup. Will Gokulam FC share the honour? But, the Mariners are keen and confident to win the 'battle of nerves' to record a seventeenth times Durand Cup victory in their favour.

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