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I-LEAGUE 2016-17: MATCH DETAILS (ROUND : 9)

EAST BENGAL DREW WITH SHILLONG LAJONG AT HOME IN SILIGURI

EAST BENGAL 1-1 SHILLONG LAJONG
15.02.2017 : EAST BENGAL 1-1 SHILLONG LAJONG FC (FT.)
SLC: Samuela 20'
EB : Plaza 45'
M.O.M : Vishal Kaith-GK - SLFC
KEB : Rennesh, Rahul, Bukenia, Gurwinder, Narayan, Dika, Mehtab, Nikhil, Wesdon, Christofer Payne, Plaza.
SLFC : Visal, Shadap, Nim, Sana, Pritam, Yuta, Issac, Redeem, Samuela, Bipin, Dicka.
REF : M.B. SANTOSH KUMAR
RANA GHOSH FROM SILIGURI
EAST BENGAL 1-1 SHILLONG LAJONG
FT : Match End. East Bengal hold Shillong Lajong 1-1. 2nd draw of East Bengal in 9 Matches.
90': 3 minute more.
87': Wedson was fouled, free kick of EB but no impact.
84': YELLOW CARD to Narayan who fouled Dicka.
83': Chance- KEB : Dika's shot from Plaza saved for Corner, No score from Corner.
82': REPLACEMENT - LFC : Gurung in and Reedem out.
81': Sana well cleared from Plaza in their Box.
80': STILL 1-1. Who will win or Draw? 10 minutes more to end of schedule time.
77': Long Ball of Nim and effort of Redeem went out.
70': EB 1-1 SLFC
69': Robin singh missed a chance as Plaza passed hin in box but Vishal was alert to save earlier.
68': Corner for Lajong, short corner of Issac, no impact.
65': Corner for EB- Mehtab's kick cleared.
EAST BENGAL 1-1 SHILLONG LAJONG
64': CHANCE missed- SLFC, Samuel's 10 yeard shot deflected from Rennesh but Rahul Cleared earlier.
61': Free kick of Dika went to Vishal's hand.
60': YELLOW CAED to SANA of SLFC who fouled Plaza.
58': REPLACEMENT - KEB : Robin Singh in and Chris Payne out.
58': REPLACEMENT - SLFC : Bipin Singh out Favio Pena in.
53': Scoring chance missed for East Bengal, Mistake of Vishal and Ball went to Plaza but he missed to score.
50': NO SCORE : EB 1-1 SLFC
50': ANOTHER CHANCE MISSED- SLFC: Yuta passed in right to Samuel and his shot saved by Rennesh from close.
48': An attack of East Beengal, Mehtab to Plaza and Plaza to Chirs but poor shot.
46': REPLACEMENT - KEB : Arnab in and Gurwinder out.
46': 2nd half to start.
EAST BENGAL 1-1 SHILLONG LAJONG
45': NO SCORE : EB 1-1 SLFC
45': 2 minute added time.
45': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-1. Plaza scored by a placing header from Dika's's long left sided cross. 6th goal of PLAZA.
43': OHH...Dipanda Dicka scored a goal but ref said offside.
41': Bad foul of Chrish Payne to moving Pritam.
40': NO SCORE : EB 0-1 SLFC
39': East Bengal last Match drew goalless against Mohun Bagan.
38': Issac's Free kick from right of EB box but wide over cross bar.
35': Lajong is playing atttacking Football.
EAST BENGAL 1-1 SHILLONG LAJONG
27': Another chance missed by Shillog, Rennesh well saved from Dipanda Dicka got from Shadap.
25': EB 0-1 SLFC
20': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Shillong Lajong as Samuela scored from a header off Bipin Singh's cross..
18': Offise of Redeem from a right sided pass of Yuta.
17': Another brilliant save of Vishal, Nayaran's cross and he came out earlier to save from Nikhil.
15': NO SCORE : 0-0 IS THE SCORE LINE.
14': Poor free kick of Issac near 18 yards of EB box.
EAST BENGAL 1-1 SHILLONG LAJONG
13': CHANCE MISSED - EB : Wedson's close shot well saved by Vishal.<
10': Corner cleared. NO SCORE : EB 0-0 SLFC
9': Corner to SLFC from a right sided move of Samueala.
8': Foul of Bukenia to Yuta of SLFC.
6': NO SCORE : EB 0-0 SLFC
5': 1st Corner for Lajong from an attack of Sana.
1': Match Starts. 0': East Bengal in Red and Gold while Lajong in white and white.

EAST BENGAL 1-1 SHILLONG LAJONG
EAST BENGAL ARE EAGER TO BACK ON THE WINNING TRACK

PREVIEW: The I League leaders East Bengal will going to meet against Shillong Lajong FC on 15th February at the Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri. East Bengal after a goalless draw against the arch rival Mohun Bagan are keen to be back in the winning track in order to stay as a contender for the tittle.

On the contrary after playing five back to back matches at home, Shillong Lajong FC will face the mighty Red and Gold, are confident for a positive result at Siliguri. The North Eastern outfit will primarily depend on their Cameroonian striker, Aser Dipanda Dicka who is now the leading goal scorer in the I-League with 7 goals from 8 matches.

Shillong Lajong FC are always been a strong oppornant of East Bengal in I League as well as in the other competitions. Though the Red and Gold strikers Wedson Anselme and Willis are in the habit of scoring along with Ivan Bukenya, playing an integral role in the East Bengal line up. Kanchenjunga Kriangan at Siliguri is a new venew for Shillong Lajong as it has been proved as a lucky ground for East Bengal in the recent past.

The match will kick off at 4.30 pm.


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15.2: MUMBAI FC 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN (FT.)
MUMBAI FC 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
MOM : Lakshmikant Kattimani- GK MFC
MFC : Kattimani, Mehraj, Shartyar, Munmun, Reagan, Densil, Chandra, Farukh, Alex, Anderson, Thoi.
MB : Debjit, Eduardo, Anas, Souvik Ghosh, Pritam, Yusa, Soubhik, Pronoy, Duffy, Sony, Azharuddin.

FT : Match end. 1st draw of Mumbai FC and 3rd Draw of Mohun Bagan.
90': 3 minute added time. Who will win or draw?
87': STAT- LALTU CHAKRABARTY : Upto date 16 match in I-LEAGUE, Mumbai FC won 3 drew 5 and lost 8 matches against Mohun Bagan.
85': STAT- LALTU CHAKRABARTY : Upto date 8 Home match of Mumbai FC vs Mohun Bagan they won 1 drew 4 and lost 3 matches in I-LEAGUE.
83': STAT- LALTU CHAKRABARTY : In 2015-16 1st LEG the score of MFC and MB was 0-0 in I-LEAGUE.
78': Duffy to sony to Balwant but his shot went for corner kick of Bagan. Yusa's corner no score.
76': out of 11 corner kicks, Mumbai FC earned 7 while MB earned 4 but No score from those.
74': Corner for MB from Dugffy's attack, corner of Yusa cleared.
MUMBAI FC 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
72': PLAYER CHANGE-MB : Shouvik chakrabarty out and Jeje in.
71': MISS PASS GALORE IN MOHUN BAGAN.
70': TODAY OTHER SCORE - Aizawl FC 1-1 Bengaluru FC and East Bengal 1-1 Shillong Lajong..Minerva 0-0 DSK
68': Another corner to MFC, MB defence cleared Alex's kick.
66': Corner for MFC in right of Debjit, Alex corner kick cleared.
65': Thoi Singh's header from a right sided cross went out.
61': Corner for MB- Shouvik's corner no impact.
59': YELLOW CARD TO SHEREIYER OF MFC.
MUMBAI FC 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
56': YELLOW CARD TO ALEX Of MFC.
55': SCORE : MFC 0-0 MB
54': PLAYER CHANGE - MFC : Nikhil Kadam in and Farukh Chowdhury out.
53': Shot of Shoubhik Chakrabarty went wide.
52': SLOW PACE IN THE MATCH, NO POSITIVE MOVEMENT OF THe BOTH TEAMS.
50': Corner for MFC, Alex corner and Farukh's back volley missed the target.
49': Free kick for MFC, As eduardo fouled Anderson.
48': PLAYER CHANGE-MB : Balwant in and Azharuddin out.
47': Mehrajuddin's long ball in MB box cleared.
46': 2nd half math starts.
MUMBAI FC 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
HT : SCORE : MFC 0-0 MB
45': 1 minute added time.
44': Throwin for MFC as Shouvik blocked Thoi.
42': Match stoppeddue to injury of Debjjit Majumder-Keeper of Mohun Bagan.
37': Thoi Singh missed another chance from a pass of Farukh.
36': Corner kick of Alex saved by Souvik ghosh.
35': Alex left footer free kick saved by Debjit for corner.
35': Free kick for Mumbai just out side of MB box.
MUMBAI FC 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN
32': Mumbai FC attacking More.
30': Alex's free kick cleared from MB box.
25': SCORE LINE IS 0-0
17': Thoi Singh scored but Referee denied it.
16': MFC corner kick cleared.
15': What A brilliant free kick of Alex, Debjit saved for corner kick.
13': 40 yeards bullet shot of Sony savedby MFC Keeper for corner. No score from Corner.
12': SCORE : MFC 0-0 MB
3': Mohun Bagan in white and Mumbai in yellow Jersey.
1': Match starts at Mumbai.
MUMBAI FC 0-0 MOHUN BAGAN

MOHUN BAGAN TO FACE MUMBAI FC IN AWAY MATCH

14.02.2017: PREVIEW - AIFF PRESS RELEASE Mumbai Football Club host Mohun Bagan in the round 9 of the Hero I-League on Wednesday (February 15, 2017) evening. Mumbai returns to Cooperage after a poor run of form which saw them losing four matches on a trot. Meanwhile, visitors Mohun Bagan, who are currently second on the table, will look to make the most of the game against Mumbai tomorrow.

After a goalless draw in the Kolkata derby, Mohun Bagan will look to get back to winning ways.“The match versus Mumbai will not be an easy one, it will be tough, but we will try to win it,” said Bagan manager Sanjoy Sen.“We don’t believe what has happened in the past. It is a new season, and with some new additions, we are looking for a win,” Sen added.

The Mohun Bagan coach sounded confident about a positive result in tomorrow’s match and stated that the so-called “smaller teams” will definitely improve and tomorrow’s game will be no different in the way they approach a difficult match.Mumbai, who were narrowly beaten by Aizwal in their last match at Cooperage, are expecting a tough battle against Mohun Bagan.

“We are in a very bad phase. It happens when we have limitations in budget and players, and we want to achieve something extraordinary,” said Santosh Kashyap, Mumbai coach on the side’s aim this season. Captain Steven Dias will not be available for Mumbai’s match against Bagan as coach Santosh Kashyap looks to overcome his worst spell as a manager.

Kashyap maintained, “Away games are tough and I believe in playing attacking football, and in that, we lost the matches.” He added, “At home, we have an advantage and we will try to take the full advantage — try to win all three matches.”

“We will try to finish in the top-3 and that has not changed,” Kashyap expressed. “We have ten matches remaining from now on till the end of the season, and we will definitely try to achieve our target.” It will be a feisty affair when the two teams face each other at Cooperage tomorrow as both sides will have plenty to prove. Mohun Bagan will look to close the three-point gap on leaders East Bengal, whereas Mumbai will try to make the most of their home advantage.

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AIZAWL FC 1-1 BENGALURU FC
15.02 : AIZAWL FC 1-1 BENGALURU (FT.)
AFC : Brandon 40'
BFC : Sunil Chhetri 45'
MOM : ALBINO GOMES - GK - AIZAWL FC

AFC : Albino, Kingsley, Z.Ralte, Al Amna, Jayesh, Alfred, Lalram Chullova, Brandon, Kamo, Ashutosh, Lruatthara.
BFC : Amrinder, Sandesh, Salam, Khabra, Sena, Lenny, Lyndoh, Watson, Udanta, Sunil, Daniel

Bengaluru FC's tryst with the wrong end of luck continued after the Blues saw a second-half penalty saved and a legitimate goal disallowed in a 1-1 draw with Aizawl FC at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, in Aizawl, on Wednesday. The draw, their third in a row, left the Blues winless in five games in the League.

Sunil Chhetri became the all-time leading Indian scorer in the history of the NFL and I-League. Chhetri equaled Baichung Bhutia’s record of 89 goals with his goal against Minerva Punjab FC at the Kanteerava on February 11th and went one better with his 25 yard strike against Aizawl FC on Wednesday.

AIZAWL FC 1-1 BENGALURU FC
Falling behind to a Brandon Vanlalremdika goal in the 39th minute, Bengaluru fought their way back into the game with a stunning Sunil Chhetri strike to make it 1-1 before the skipper saw a penalty saved in the second half. The draw moved the Blues up to fourth position on the table with 12 points ahead of East Bengal FC’s clash against Shillong Lajong later in the day. Albert Roca chose to ring in one change from the side that drew with Minerva Punjab last week, drafting local boy Daniel Lalhlimpuia ahead of CK Vineeth.

Bengaluru started the game with a lot more intent than they have otherwise and the charge had Aizawl on the ropes early on. But Khalid Jamil’s side began finding their feet and their first real attempt came around the half-hour mark when Mahmoud Al Amna saw his header come off the crossbar. The ball bounced back into play after the close shave and Blues’ ‘keeper Amrinder Singh pulled off a smart save to deny Alfred Jaryan who struck from 25 yards out.

Chhetri then had two chances in two minutes, first failing to connect cleanly from an Udanta cut-back and then firing inches wide after deftly bringing down the ball in the box and losing two Aizawl men. But it was the hosts who got the lead against the run of play when Bayi Kamo threaded a ball to pick Ashutosh Mehta whose low cross from the right was tapped in by Brandon Vanlalremdika in the 39th minute.

Refusing to be undone by the goal, Bengaluru began building up play patiently. But for all the stringing together of passes and spells of possession, it was a moment of individual brilliance by Chhetri that got the Blues back into the game before half-time. Winning the ball back from an Aizawl throw in, Cameron Watson nodded the ball down to the skipper who, after a few bounces, smashed home a shot into the top right corner – a take that no ’keeper worth his weight could have done anything about.

Starting the second half on an even footing, Bengaluru had the chance to take the lead when Lalruatthara pulled Sandesh Jhingan down as Watson sent in a corner kick, prompting referee Rowan Arumugham to point to the spot. But Albino Gomes guessed correctly to dive and deny Chhetri and Bengaluru the lead.

The Blues did put the ball in the back of the net only minutes later when Jhingan nodded in another Watson take from a corner only for Rowan to blow the whistle for a very questionable foul on Gomes. Throwing on Seiminlen Doungel and Mandar Rao Dessai to add width and pace to the Blues attack, the Blues were left frustrated as shots from both wingers and Chhetri fizzled wide in the closing stages. Doungel came closest to giving the Blues a late lead after he nodded Mandar’s cross on target only to see Gomes save. Another foul on Doungel was ignored by Arumugham as the striker was brought down while chasing down Khabra’s long pass forward.

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MINERVA PUNJAB 0-0 DSK
15.02 : MINERVA PUNJAB FC 0-0 DSK SHIBAJIANS (FT.)
MOM : VINITH RAI - MPFC

AIFF PRESS RELEASE : Minerva Punjab FC played a goalless draw against DSK Shivajians at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana today (February 15, 2017). Meanwhile, this was Minerva Punjab FC’s fourth draw in the ongoing league.

Minerva Punjab FC and DSK Shivajians locked horns at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana today. Minerva Punjab FC played 4-3-3 against Dave Rogers’ men in red who started with Real Madrid academy cadet Juan Quero marshalling the attack. Kareem captained the host side and International veteran custodian Subrata Paul led the DSK Shivajian army.

The first half was much in the favour of DSK Shivajians as they threatened the Minerva defence line with crosses flying in from either flank. DSK came close to scoring on many occasions while the first half saw a controversial handball penalty appeal denied in favour of Minerva Punjab. Nirmal Chettri and Chennaiyin FC sensation Jerry floated brilliant crosses seeking Sumeet Passi, but Arnab Das Sharma had a great outing today.

MINERVA PUNJAB 0-0 DSK
In the second half, Minerva came up stronger on the front line. Vineet Rai combined together to pile up the pressure on the DSK defenders. Girik, who plied his trade in the Santosh Trophy, made his I-League debut today for Minerva in the second half and slotted a fine shot on goal, punched to safety by Subrata Paul which was the wake-up call for a dormant DSK defence.

Attacks came from end to end in the last phase of the game with both sides playing the ball deep into opposition attacking third. Kareem and Loveday were on vigil while Nirmal Chettri, Kima and Charles guarded the DSK goal.

The game ended goalless at full time. DSK Shivajians travel to lock their horns with mighty Mohun Bagan next while Minerva Punjab FC travel to Goa to take on Churchill Brothers FC Goa following an unbeaten four-game run. Minerva Medio Vinit Rai was adjudged with the Hero of the Match award for his plucky display in the midfield.

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CHENNAI CITY 1-1  CHURCHILL BROTHERS
14.02.2017 : CHENNAI CITY 1-1 CHURCHILL BROS (FT)
CB : Brandon 63'
CCF : Charles 65'
MOM : Brandon Fernandez - Churchill

CCF : Sahin Lal, Iche, Debabrata, Prasanth, Charles, Eduwin, Michel, D.ravanan, Densn, D.Ganesh, Y. Raju.
CB : Priyant, Kromah, Keenan, Adil, Wolfe, Brandon, Suraj, Bektur, C. Lyndoh, atish, Richard.

Chennai City and Churchill Brothers ended 1-1 in the round nine I-League encounter. After a goalless first half, Charles de Souza’s (65′) goal cancelled out Brandon Fernandes’ goal (63′) from the sublime freekick.

The second half Churchill took the lead in the 63rd minute when Echezona was penalised for a handball just outside the area. Brandon Fernandes stood over the freekick and curled in an absolute beauty that went in off the post, sending Churchill bench into an ecstasy.

However, their joy did not last long. Within two minutes, Chennai City equalised after a good work from Marcos Vinicius, He picked the ball up in midfield and sent in a defence-splitting ball that was chested down by Charles and then poked home from close range, despite Priyant getting a hand on it.

The draw takes Churchill to six points and temporarily stranded at the eighth spot owing to their better goal difference over Mumbai FC & Minerva Punjab FC and Chennai City climb to the seventh spot with eight points in nine games.