AIFF I-LEAGUE 2018-19 (EAST BENGAL NEWS BELOW)
Chennai City FC stunned East Bengal in at Yubabharati Krirangan.
13.11.2018: EAST BENGAL 1-2 CHENNAI CITY FC (FT..)
QEB: Enrique 51'
CCFC: Sandro Rodriguez 45'+2', Nestor 87'(Pen)
MOM: Edwin Sydney Vanspaul - CHENNAI CITY

EAST BENGAL <b><font color=red> 1-2 </b></font> CHENNAI CITY FC

QEB : Rakshit, Samad, Gomez, Acosta, Manoj, Laldanmawia Ralte, Yami, Dika, Kamalpreet, Enrique, Jobi.
CCFC : Kabir, Roberto, Edwin, Gaurav, Ajith, Raju, Nestor, Charles, Jesuraj, Sandro, Pedro.
REFEREE : Crystal John

EAST BENGAL <b><font color=red> 1-2 </b></font> CHENNAI CITY FC

90'+1':Another chance to Nestor, but his shot went wide.
90'+1':Players Change in Chennai City FC: Mashoor in place of Raju.
90':4 minutes of added time.
88':East Bengal again trailing against Chennai City FC in their first home match.
87':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Nestor scored from spot kick.
86':Penalty to Chennai City FC. Rakshit made a bad tackle to Raju. Yellow Card to Rakshit.
84':Players Change in East Bengal: Bidyasagar Singh in place of Enrique.
83':Brandon's corner kick, cleared in defence.
81':Brandon's shot, cleared by Kabir. Corner to East Bengal.
80':Score remains still Same. Jobby's cross cleared by Roberto.
77':Dika's free kick, cleared in defence.
74':Acosta's header from Dika's corner, went wide.
73':Enrique's cross, blocked and corner to East Bengal.
71':Dika's corner, Surabuddin's forward pass to find Enrique went wide.
70':Dika's free kick, deflected and corner to East bengal.
68':Yellow card to Enrique.

EAST BENGAL <b><font color=red> 1-2 </b></font> CHENNAI CITY FC

67':Nestor missed a golden chance of the match. Good counter attack of Chennai and Nestor's shot went over the bar.
63':Samad made a bad tackle, free kick to East Bengal.
60':Players Change in East Bengal: Brandon in place of Yami.
57':Chance to Nestor, but his weak shot saved by Rakshit.
56':Another free kick to Chennai City FC. Shot blocked made it easy to Rakshit.
55':Players Change in Chennai City FC: Ameeruddin in place of injured Pedro.
54':Yami's cross from left flank, cleared in defence.
51':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Surabuddin's minus, Johnny's pass finds Enrique and he equalised for East Bengal.
50':Samad's cross, Jobby's by-cycle kick, cleared by Kabir. Corner to East Bengal.
49':Chance to Pedro, but he committed foul against Acosta.
48': Sandro's long ranger, went wide.
46':Second half resumed.

EAST BENGAL <b><font color=red> 1-2 </b></font> CHENNAI CITY FC

HALF TIME Chennai City FC leading against East Bengal through the brilliannt goal of Sandro.
45'+2':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sandro's free kick, finds the net. Brilliant right footed free kick of Sandro beat Rakshit and finds the net.
45'+1':Dika's foul to Sandro, free kick to Chennai City FC in a very good position.
45':2 minutes of added time.
44':Yellow Card Lalrindika for his bad tackle.
42':Forward pass to find Jobby and Surabuddin, good save by keeper Kabir.
42':Yellow card to Surabuddin for his bad tackle to Sandro.
39':Players Change in East Bengal: Surabuddin in place Landanmawia.
39':Forward through nearly finds Enrique, Roberto cleared the ball.
37':Move through Jobi, Gouorav cleared the ball.
36':Long cross to find Enrique, Kabir save the ball brilliantly.
35':Yami's shot, straight to Kabir's hand.
34':Forward through to find Raju, Rakshit save the ball easily.
31':Dika's forward pass, cleared in defence.
29':Another move of Chennai City FC, Manoj cleared the ball finally.
27':Good one two of Nestor and Pedro in box, Borja cleared the ball finally. Corner to Chennai City FC
25':Counter attack of East Bengal. Enrique's square pass to Yami, he take much time and finally Dika's shot, went wide.
24':Forward pass to Yami, but he holds the ball too much time make it easy to Chennai defence to clear it.
24':Sandro's shot from short corner, went wide.
22':Kamalpreet cleared the ball from Chennai CIty FC's move, corner to Chennai City FC
21':Enrique's forward through to Danmawia, but he failed to trap it properly.
19':Defensive failure by Dika .Chance to Pedro from Sandro's pass, but his shot just miised by a whisker.
17':Back to back two move of Chennai CIty FC, Rakshit made a fine save in both the times.
15':Chance to Yami, but he is in OFFSIDE position.
14':Dika's corner, Acosta committed foul.
13':Dika's free kick, nearly a chance to Borja, cleared and corner to East Bengal.
13':Bad tackle of Jobby by Gourav. Free kick to East Bengal.
11':Move through Jobi in right flank, Charles cleared the ball.
10':Ralte's short corner, cleared in defence.
9':Chance to East Bengal, Joby's forward through cleared. Corner to East Bengal.
5':Long forward pass to find Yami, but he failed to trap the ball properly.
5':Jesuraj's forward through to find Raju, good save by keeper Rakshit.
3':Yami's long ranger, went wide.
1':Dika's forward pass to find Enrique, cleared in defence.
0':Kick off.
IN LAST ENCOUNTER AGAINST CHENNAI CITY EAST BENGAL WON 7-1 . Al Amna, D. Ravanan (OG), Dudu - 4, Gabriel Fernandes scored for East Bengal.
PAST MATCH SCORE
24.02.2018 EB -(7-1)- CCFC
22.12.2017 CCFC -(1-2)- EB
09.05.2017 CCFC -(0-2)- EB
12.03.2017 CCFC -(2-1)- EB
05.02.2017 EB -(3-0)- CCFC
0': EAST BENGAL TO FACE FIRST HOME MATCH Of THE SEASON AGAINST CHENNAI CITY FC AT YBK TODAY.

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01.11.2018 : SHILLONG LAJONG 1-3 EAST BENGAL (FT..)
GOAL-QEB : Jobby Justine 12',40', Bidyasagar Singh 73'
GOAL-SLFC : Rakesh Pradhan 68'
M.O.M: Jobby Justine- EAST BENGAL.
SHILLONG LAJONG  <b><font color=red> 1-3 </b></font> EAST BENGAL

SLFC : Neitho, Novin, Aiban, Kenstar, Rakesh, Rohlua, Lalwampuia, Kynshi, Phrangki, Samueala, N.Mahesh.
QEB : Rakshit, L.Ralte, Acosta, Kamalpreet, Vanlalremdika, Lalram Chhulova, M.Mohammed, Dika Ralte, Esqueda, Borja Gomez, Jobby Justine
REFEREE : R.Vasum.

FULL TIME : SHILLONG LAJONG 1-3 EAST BENGAL
90': 4 MINUTE ADDED TIME.
81': 3-1 SCORE ON BEHALF OF EAST BENGAL.
75': PLAYER CHANGE - EAST BENGAL : L.Ralte OUT AND Kassim Aidara IN
75': SHILLONG LAJONG 1-3 EAST BENGAL
73': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 3-1 for East Bengal, Bidyasagar Singh got a loose ball in box and beat two players to score over advanced keeper.
SHILLONG LAJONG  <b><font color=red> 1-3 </b></font> EAST BENGAL

71': SHILLONG LAJONG 1-2 EAST BENGAL
68': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-1. Rakesh Prodhan scored through a header off a right sided CORNER kick of Lajong.
67': PLAYER CHANGE-EAST BENGAL: Yami Longvah in and Brandon Vanlalremdika out .
60': Good CHANCE MISSED by East Bengal-- L. Ralte's shot beat Keeper but out from right side of Penalty box.
58': BOTH TEAMS PLAYERS ARE INJURED AND NOW IN TREATMENT.
PLAYER CHANGE - EAST BENGAL : SCORER JOBBY OUT AND BIDYASAGAR SINGH IN
55': Counter attack of East Bengal, from left, Ezquida Enrique delivered the ball for Brandon but Brandon's poor shot went out.
50': SHILLONG LAJONG 0-2 EAST BENGAL
47': Brilliant free kick of Samuela which deflected from Rakshit Dagar's hand but finally Rakshit rescued it with his 2nd attempt.
46': YELLOW CARD to JONNY ACOSTA of East Bengal for a foul.
46' 2nd half starts.
SHILLONG LAJONG  <b><font color=red> 1-3 </b></font> EAST BENGAL

HT EAST BENGAL IS LEADING 2-0
45': 2 MINUTE ADDED TIME.
43': SHILLONG LAJONG 0-2 EAST BENGAL
40': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :2-0 for East Bengal. 2nd goal of Jobby Justine. Jobby got a ball in box from Esquida and his powerful right footer beat Lajong keeper for 2nd time.
38': Again attack of Lajong, Samuela's shot saved by Dargar.
37': Attack of Lajong from left, Samuela's cross went to Dagar's hand,.
32': Foul of Kenstar to Justine, Free kick for East Bengal, Dika's free kick went wide.
32': Poor cross of Dika from Justine in right too fast for him.
30': Attack of East Bengal from left, Brandon's cross and effort of Didika went wide.
30': LAJONG IS ATTACKING NOW MORE AND MORE TO EAST BENGAL AREA.
SHILLONG LAJONG  <b><font color=red> 1-3 </b></font> EAST BENGAL

24': Another attack of Lajong - Mahesh in EB box but hold before his perfect shot.
22': ATTACK of LAJONG AGAIN: Shot of Lyndoh well saved by Dagar and another shot off deflected ball of Lyndoh again just went wide.
20': SHILLONG LJONG 0-1 EAST BENGAL
17': Pressure of Lajong now, Mahesh Singh one to one with Dagar but ball uncontrolled of Mahesh.
16': Another corner for Lajong from Lyndoh's kick..Samuela's corner kick cleared from East Bengal box.
15': SHILLONG LAJONG 0-1 EAST BENGAL
14;: Corner for Lajong but ball cleared from EB box.
12': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to East Bengal, Brilliant header of Jobby Justine off a brilliant left footer free kick of Lalrin Dika.
10': Rakesh of Lajong fouled Esquida of EB, Free kick for East Bengal.
8': SHILLONG LJONG 0-0 EAST BENGAL
4': Chance missed of Lajong, Free kick of Samuela shot hits the post and out.
SHILLONG LAJONG  <b><font color=red> 1-3 </b></font> EAST BENGAL

1': Match starts at Shillong.
0': LAST 6 Encounters
05.03.2018 Shillong Lajong 2-2 East Bengal
09.12.2017 East Bengal 5-1 Shillong Lajong
04.03.2017 Shillong Lajong 1-2 East Bengal
15.02.2017 East Bengal 1-1 Shillong Lajong
04.05.2016 East Bengal 2-2 Shillong Lajong (FED CUP)
01.05.2016 Shillong Lajong 2-1 East Bengal(FED CUP)


PREVIEW : After an winning start against arch rival Aizawl FC on Sunday, Shillong Lajong FC will now host East Bengal in Hero I-League match today at the JN Stadium Shillong at 2PM. Lajong won the opening match with a help of N. Mahesh Singh while, East Bengal also start their I-League campaign with 2-0 win over Neroca FC. Mexican striker, Enrique Esqueda scored both the goals against a very strong Neroca side. The last time Shillong Lajong and East Bengal faced each other was on 5th March 2018 and match ended in a 2-2 draw in Shillong. East Bengal in their last four visits to Shillong has only managed to win once.

East Bengal’s defender Johnny Acosta featured for the Costa Rican National team in the FIFA World Cup, Russia 2018. East Bengal coach Alison said, “Acosta is a very good player, but it's all about the team. Aiban, on the other hand, appreciated the Lajong Faithfuls for turning out in huge numbers in the last match and asked for their cheers again.

The visitors’ head coach Alejandro considers said, “The game against Neroca gave us good confidence. We really respect Lajong for opting to play without foreigners and they performed very well in the last game. We know that it will be a difficult match. We have to give our maximum to win the game.”

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WINNING START OF EAST BENGAL BEAT NEROCA IN AWAY
27.10.2018 : NEROCA FC 0-2 EAST BENGAL : (FT..)
EB : Esqueda - 10', 47'(Pen)
MOM Enrique Esqueda - EAST BENGAL
NFC : Mauro, Naorem Singh, W. Meetei, Williams, Subash Singh, Katsumi, Eduardo , Felix Chidi, Ashok Singh, M. Meitei, D. Meitei
NEROCA FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> EAST BENGAL

EB : Rakshit Dagar, Kamalpreet, Johnny Acosta, Borja Gomez, Lalramchullova, Laldanmawia, Lalrindika, Yami Longvah, Manoj Mohammed, Enrique Esqueda, Jobby Justin.
Referee: Raktim Saha.

FULL TIME East Bengal beat Neroca FC in 2-0 in their first I-League 2018-19 encounter.
90'+3':Dene's cross from left flank, went wide.
90'+1':Substitution of East Bengal: Khangembam in place of Esqueda.
90':5 minutes of added time.
NEROCA FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> EAST BENGAL
88':Neroca FC looking to reduce the scoreline but no such moves to beat Rakshit so far. Another Chance to Jerry but his shot went wide.
85':Score remains still same. East Bengal leading 2-0 against Neroca FC.
81':Neroca's move through left flank by Dene, Borja cleared the ball.
79':Jobby's shot, straight to Mauro.
77':Substitution for Neroca FC: Jerry in place of Malemngamba
73':Eduardo's header cleared and another corner. Rakshit cleared the ball this time.
72':Felix's shot, blocked and corner to Neroca FC
NEROCA FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> EAST BENGAL
71':Substitution for East Bengal: Surabuddin Mullick in place of Laldanmawia Ralte.
70':Substitution for Neroca FC: Ronald Singh in place of Subhas Singh.
68':Back to back two good move of Neroca FC, Brandon cleared the ball.
66':Ashok's shot, deflected and corner to Neroca FC
66':Subhas committed another foul to Chullova.
63':Another shot of Williams, straight to Rakshit's hand.
62':Williams's shot, straight to Rakshit's hand.
61':Yellow Card to Manoj for his bad tackle.
NEROCA FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> EAST BENGAL
60':Players Change in East Bengal: Brandon in place of Yami.
59':Yellow Card to Subhas for his foul against Kamalpreet.
56':Sushil's long ranger, went over the bar.
55':East Bengal leading 2-0 now.
51':Dene's cross, Malem's header cleared by Acosta.
49':Chance to Yami, but his shot went wide.
47':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Esqueda scored for East Bengal in the spot kick.
46':PENALTY to East Bengal. Foul against Laldanmawia in box.
46':Second half resumed.
HALF TIME East Bengal leading 1-0 against Neroca FC at the end of first half.
45'+3':Esqueda tries for a long ranger, went wide.
45':3 minutes of added time.
42':Good counter attack of East Bengal, Esqueda's pass nearly finds Yami, Mauro saves the ball. 36':Dika's free kick, straight to keeper Mauro's hand.
NEROCA FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> EAST BENGAL
36':Foul against Esqueda, free kick to East Bengal.
33':Chance to Malem, good clearance by Manoj in box.
31':Neroca Maintaining better procession so far but East Bengal leading from a defensive mistake.
28':Esqueda's free kick, deflected by human wall and cleared in defence.
26':Yellow Card to Eduardo for his foul against Jobby.
22':Another free kick of East Bengal, cleared in defence.
21':Subhas's cross from left flank cleared and back to back two shot, first one cleared by Rakshit and second one by the defenders in goal line.
19':Katsumi's corner, cleared in defence.
17':Good save by Rakshit, denied Neroca's move.
14':Move through Malem, good clearance by Acosta.
12':Another mistake of Williams caused nearly a chance to East Bengal.
10':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL East Bengal leading through Esqueda. Through-in, defensive mistake by Williams and header finds Esqueda, he chest trap the ball brilliantly and finished it.
6':Another corner of East Bengal, Cleared in defence.
5':Dika's corner, cleared and another cross from left flank went straight to Mauro's hand.
4':Lalrindika's free kick, cleared and corner to East Bengal.
2':Neroca's corner, cleared in defence.
1':Malem's cross blocked, corner to Neroca FC
1':Katsumi's long ranger, went wide.
0':Kick off.
0': EAST BENGAL TO STRT THEIR 2018-19 I-LEAGUE CAMPAIGN AGAINST MANIPUR SIDE NEROCA FC IN AWAY MATCH.

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EAST BENGAL IN MALAYSIA
19.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL 1-0 UITM FC RESERVE (FT)
SCORER: Enrique Esquido (10')
17.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL 6-2 PDRMFA (FT)
EB : Surabuddin, Enrique, Brandon, Vidyasagar and Joby Justin (2 goals).

13.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL 0-0 Terenganu FC (FT)
10.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL VS (CANCELLED ) UKM Football Club.
07.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL 4-1 UITM Club.
EB : Yami Longvah, Enrique Esqueda, Jobby Justin, Mahmoud Al Amna

EAST BENGAL TO FACE THE CHALLANGE OF NEROCA IN THEIR OPENING ENCOUNTER..2018-19

AIFF I-LEAGUE 2018-19 (EAST BENGAL NEWS BELOW) 26.10.2018: East Bengal are all set to start their campaign in the 12th edition of I League at an away encounter against Necora FC at Kumar Lampak stadium at Imphal.

After a successful pre season at Malayasia under the newly recruted Spanish coach Alejandro Menendez,East Bengal are desparate to win the I league. The Red and Gold are a balanced and strong side as compared to the other I League teams needs to prove themselves as a team right from the start of the competetion.
EAST BENGAL PERFORMANCES IN MALAYSIA PRE SEASON
19.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL 1-0 UITM FC RESERVE (FT)
SCORER: Enrique Esquido (10')
17.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL 6-2 PDRMFA (FT)
EB : Surabuddin, Enrique, Brandon, Vidyasagar and Joby Justin (2 goals).

13.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL 0-0 Terenganu FC (FT)
10.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL VS (CANCELLED ) UKM Football Club.
07.10.2018 : EAST BENGAL 4-1 UITM Club.
EB : Yami Longvah, Enrique Esqueda, Jobby Justin, Mahmoud Al Amna

East Bengal will rely mainly on the brillance of Mexican striker Enrique Esqueda and Costa Rican defender Johnny Acosta. Enrique proved to be in good touch during the pre season practice matches at Malaysia. The Mexican had an experience of playing in clubs like Real Madrid, AC Milan and Manchester City in competitive international club football. While taking to the media before leaving Kolkata Alejandro Menendez said his traget is to earn six points from the first two away matches and he is looking for a team game which his team is capable of delevering. Though East Bengal will miss the servive of the Syrian midfielder Mammud Al Amna who is sustaining a back injury.

Necora FC had a dream season last year as they finished second in the competetion after the champions Minerva Punjab FC. The high landers are qiute a balanced side with Japanese winger Katsumi Yusa, who has gained immense popularity and an experined footballer played for East Bengal and Mohun Bagan for years.

Necora FC had a strong attacking force with Nigerian striker Felix Odili Chidi and winger Singham Subash Singh. The duo had 11 goals between them in the last edition. It seems to be a competetive match as Necora FC will enjoy the home advantage with almost thirty thousand strong crowd will going to cheer in their favour.

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