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I-League Preview : Goan Derby : Salgaocar Vs Dempo All time results.

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2012/2013 ::    Dempo  	      2-1      Salgaocar  	 
2012/2013 ::	Salgaocar     1-2      Dempo  		 
2011/2012 :: 	Dempo  	      0-0  	Salgaocar  	 
2011/2012 ::	Salgaocar     0-1 	Dempo  		 
2010/2011 :: 	Salgaocar     1-3  	Dempo  		  
2010/2011 ::	Dempo         1-3  	Salgaocar  	 
2009/2010 ::	Salgaocar     3-2 	Dempo  		 
2009/2010 ::	Dempo  	      1-1  	Salgaocar  	 
2007/2008 ::	Salgaocar     1-1 	Dempo  		 
2007/2008 ::	Dempo  	      3-0  	Salgaocar  	 
2005/2006 ::	Salgaocar     2-5  	Dempo  		 
2005/2006 ::	Dempo  	      2-1  	Salgaocar  	 
2004/2005 :: 	Salgaocar     2-3  	Dempo  		 
2004/2005 :: 	Dempo  	      0-0 	Salgaocar  	 
2003/2004 ::	Dempo  	      0-0  	Salgaocar  	 
2003/2004 :: 	Salgaocar     0-0  	Dempo  		 
2002/2003 :: 	Salgaocar     3-1  	Dempo  		 
2002/2003 :: 	Dempo  	      2-1  	Salgaocar  	 
1999/2000 ::	Salgaocar     2-1  	Dempo  		 
1999/2000 ::	Dempo  	      0-0 	Salgaocar  	 
1997/1998 ::	Salgaocar     0-0 	Dempo  		 
1997/1998 :: 	Salgaocar     2-1 	Dempo  		 
1996/1997 ::	Dempo  	      2-0 	Salgaocar  	 
1996/1997 ::	Dempo  	      0-0 	Salgaocar  	 
 
 SALGAOCAR

PLAYED 	- 24 
Win	- 5
Draw	- 9
Lost 	- 10
GF 	- 24
GA      - 33 	 	 

I-League Preview Mumbai FC to face United SC at home.

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MFC PRESS RELEASE : High-on-confidence Mumbai FC will be looking to secure their first home win when they host United Sports Club in an I-League 2013-14 Round-4 encounter at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on Wednesday. This will be Mumbai FC's third home game in the season and they can take confidence from the fact that the same encounter last season ended 2-1 in their favour.

Hosts Mumbai FC, currently 4th on the league table, go into the game after securing their first win of the season against defending champions Churchill Brothers away in the previous round. Victory helped Mumbai FC extend their unbeaten run to three games. On the other hand, third placed United SC (6 points) had a great start to the season winning their opening two games, before slumping to their first defeat of the season to Bengaluru FC in Round 3 and will be eager to get back.

The visitors have been dealing with injuries to key players since the start of the campaign. But strikers Ranti Martins and Eric Brown remain key players for Coach Eelco Schattorie. On the other hand, the hosts have started to gel together and with the inclusion of attacker Sandjar Ahmadi have added experience and sting to their line up. Coach Khalid Jamil was impressed by the performance in the last round and is likely to continue the winning combination.

Fact is, Mumbai FC has travelled with the same 18-man squad that played in Goa. Striker Orok Essien and new-arrival Sandjar Ahmadi's partnership upfront has been great. The Nigerian got on the scoresheet against Churchill while the Afghan striker Ahmadi settled in quickly. The backline led by goalkeeper Kunal Sawant and defenders Haroon Amiri along with Anwar Ali and Kamaljeet Kumar kept the first clean sheet of the season and is a much stronger unit now.

Coach Jamil expects his team to put up a good show on Wednesday. "The team is fit and is raring to go. The win has lifted the morale of the team. We hope to extend the away success into our home game," said Jamil. Ghanian striker Yusif Yakubu has not yet joined the team with the club still awaiting his arrival.

Mumbai FC, interestingly, have a better record against United SC. Out of 13 encounters in all competitions, the hosts have five wins compared to United SC's four. A win on the morrow will fortify the home side’s record against their Kolkata counterparts.

The game kicks off at 7.00 pm on Saturday.

I-League Preview SLFC Vs EB : Pre Match Press Conferene at Shillong.

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SLFC PRESS RELEASE : The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will witness hosts Shillong Lajong FC taking on Kolkata giants East Bengal on Wednesday at 3.30PM in what will be a thrilling 4th round encounter of the Airtel I-League 2013-14 season.

In a pre-match press conference that was held in the city on Tuesday, Shillong Lajong FC Coach Thangboi Singto stressed that his team has had a good start to the season, considering they drew against Pune, which is a big I-League team, who finished second last season.

"Against Sporting Clube we created many chances but failed to convert. So I feel it's just a matter of converting those chances and opportunities. East Bengal has got a good squad and we are looking forward for a good game."

He also said that midfielder Taisuke Matsugae is doubtful but a final call will be taken tomorrow morning. The Reds have a good record against East Bengal at home and will be seeking to continue their streak tomorrow as well. Marcos Falopa, who is also going to make his I-League debut as East Bengal coach this season, said, "It will be an interesting game and I have heard so much about the good atmosphere and crowd at the J N Stadium. I expect a good match tomorrow.".

"The players are very tired following their AFC campaign but we have some new good players with us in the squad and we will try to balance it." He concluded by saying that, "In football there are three important things, win, lose and draw, and we should try to win tomorrow.".

Three vital points are up for grabs, and it will be an electrifying encounter at the J N Stadium as Shillong Lajong faces off against East Bengal at 3:30 pm

I-League Preview : East Bengal to start I-League campaign against Shillong Lajong Away.

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JAYDIP DASGUPTA : The AFC Cup 2013 Semi Finalist East Bengal to meet Shillong Lajong in their opening encounter of the 2013-14 I-League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong. The records of last year's I-Leagur runners- up East Bengal at Shillong are not at all impressive. In fact East Bengal is yet to register their first victory against Shillong Lajong in their away match.

East Bengal played 6 matches so far in I-League against Shillong Lajong where Shillong Lajong won 3 times, East Bengal won 2 times and 1 match derw. East Bengal scored 6 goals while Shillong Lajong scored 4 goals. In the last I-League home tie Shillong Lajong and East Benbgal ended goalless on 1st december 2012 and in away match at Kalyani Shillong Lajong beat East Bengal 1-0 thtough a score of Taisuke on 12th may 2013.

But East Bengal's highest margin victory over Shillong Lajong was 3-0 home tie in 12th nov 2009 where Abel Hammond scored a brace and Yusif Yakubu scored the rest. Shillong Lajong payed 3 home matches so far where they won 1 and drew 2 matches. They won 2-1 in the year 2011-12 where the two goal scorers of Shillong Jonny and Lyndoh and the scorer of East Bengal Tolgey is now playing another club.

East Bengal is the team which played all edition of NFL or I-League since the opeing of NFL in 1996-97. Take a look of East Bengal's every opening match result of every NFL or I-League. Till date East Bengal played 9 AWAY and 8 Home matches as inaugural of their NFL or I-League. Tomorrow East Bengal will start theiry 2013-14 I-Laague campaign with an away match against Shillong Lajong. Now see below the opening matches of East Bengal as AWAY MATCH.

Who will win on 9th OCT?

ALL 6 HEAD to HEAD : STATS: LALTU CHAKRABARTY

2012/2013 East Bengal  0-1  Shillong Lajong
SLFC : (Taisuke)

2012/2013 Shillong Lajong  0-0  East Bengal

2011/2012 Shillong Lajong  2-1  East Bengal
KEB : Tolgey
SLFC : Jonny, Lyndoh.

2011/2012 East Bengal  2-0  Shillong Lajong
KEB : Sanju, Okpara

2009/2010 Shillong Lajong  0-0  East Bengal

2009/2010 East Bengal  3-0  Shillong Lajong
KEB : Hammond-2, Yakubu.

So, the prime task of the Red and Gold is to break the trend and earn the valuable points in order to advance for the tittle. East Bengal are having a busy schedule in the last couple of weeks in domestic as well as in the international circuit. Apart for the Kolkata CFL they are having an hectic involvement in the knockout stages of the AFC Cup. Interesting to see that coach Marcos Phalopa has rested some of the important members the Red and Gold squad. East Bengal left Kolkata for Shillong, keeping their captain Mehtab Hossain, Arnab Mondal, Soumik Dey, in the city.

So, the Red and Gold should have to depend upon their foreign recruits Chidi, Moga and Opara and their young midfielders Dika and Lobo. East Bengal were close to win the tittle in the last two years league. The East Bengal fans are dreaming of winning the I-League for long, so one has to wait and see if the Red and Gold can start their venture with a winning note on Tuesday evening.