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East Bengal
FT
7 - 1
Chennai City
Mahmoud Al Amenah 20'
D. Ravanan (OG) 23'
D. Omagbemi 32'
D. Omagbemi 49'
D. Omagbemi 56'
D. Omagbemi 61'
G. Fernandes 84'
59' M. Thangalakath
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Full-Time

It has been an overwhelming performance from the hosts after their horror show in the last match. The Red and Gold Brigade clinched the much-needed 3 points and they did so in style. Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi struck four as the hosts whizzed past a total seven goals into the Chennai net. With the win, Khalid Jamil's men have climbed to the second spot in the table as they inch closer to leaders Neroca FC.

Chennai City, who are now lurking at the 8th position after the defeat failed to garner many opportunities. It was a rather one-sided affair with the visitors coming up with sporadic chances. Chennai was outclassed by the I League heavyweights as they succumbed to one of the worst defeats in the tournament's history.
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90+4' 
Chennai praying for this torture to get over soon as the referee blows the final whistle
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90+3' 
Rakic lines up behind the ball. Punches it flat on the ground under the wall but Ubaid has his eyes fixed.
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90+2' Foul
Mehtab commits a poor foul to give Chennai a set piece from just outside the box? Can the visitors convert it?
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90+2'- The crowd have already started cheering as jubilant scenes can be seen all across the ground
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90'- Just like the first half, 4 minutes have been added on
 
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89' Gurwinder fouled as another Chennai attack stopped midway
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88'  Chance!!!

Kormah with an attempt from the left but doesn't generate enough power. The Liberian looking desperate to get in on today's goal-fest
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85' It has been an overwhelming performance from the hosts after their horror show in the last match. EB holding their defensive shape to avoid any late goals
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83' Gooooalll!!!

Fernandes gets on the scoresheet on his maiden home appearance this season. Kromah sets him up beautifully as Gabriel hits a stunning curler to beat the keeper and find the back of the net. The Liberian gets the assist
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82' Substitution
Final change for the hosts as their marquee player for the afternoon, Al Amna makes his way out. Receives a standing ovation for his heroics as Jobby Justin walks in to replace him
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81' Kromah bought down with a poor tackle. EB gets a free kick at a lucrative spot but Katsumi fails to convert the set piece
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80' An effort from the distance from Chennai but ball sails wide
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79' Substitution
EB gets their second change underway as Brandon goes out to make way for Gabriel Fernandes. Fernandes gets his first appearance at home and second of the season.
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78' Foul

Katsumi brought down in EB's own half. Free kick
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77' We are in the final quarter of the game as Chennai tries hard to make amends to the present scoreline. No fruitful results for the visitors yet apart from that lone moment of inspiration provided by Masoor's goal
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75'  Chance!!!
Al Amna makes an ambitious attempt but Thaufiq does a good work. Corner award to the hosts
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72' Khalid Jamil makes the first substitution for EB as Chullova walks out to make way for Salam Singh
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71' Water break
Players head to the sidelines for a short breather as the mercury is soaring around the 32 degree mark
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71' Substitution Mohanraj comes in for Sinivasan
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70' Katsumi and Al Amna have fallen deep to provide a defensive cushion to the hosts. Both the footballers have shown tremendous work rate in today's match
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68' Chennai looks like they have lost the plot as they are failing to establish any possession on the ball
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66' Offside

Brandon combines brilliantly with Kromah as the Liberian slides the ball into the net. However, the assistant referee already has his flag risen
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65'- The game is far from over as EB pressing hard to stretch their goal streak.
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63' Chanceee!!

Kromah makes an ambitious attempt on goal but hits the keeper. A little selfish from the Liberian who had Al Amna and Brandon on his either sides
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62' Chancee!!

Chennai looking to up the ante as they create consecutive chances. This time Junior with a strong header but Ubaid  makes a comfortable save
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61' Gooaaaalll!!

Dudu looks in blazing form as he makes an acrobatic finish from a corner to register his fourth and EB's sixth goal
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59' Gooallll!
Chennai gets one back as Masoor makes an impact right after coming off the bench. 
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58' Substitution
Chennai makes a substitution as Masoor Shereef comes in for Jesuraj


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57' A deceiving body shimmy from Kromah in the box finds himself in good space for a shot. Tries to push it over the keeper but Thaufiq makes a clinical save.
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56' Goooalll!!!

Dude completes his hattrick with a calm finish
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53' Chanceeee
Kromah heads a goal kick towards Amna who is onside.Al Amna finds himself one on one with the keeper.Tries a cheeky scoop over the keeper but Thaufiq gets his fingers onto it.
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51' The Red and Gold Brigade are defending their 4 goal lead in tandem as they aim to keep a clean sheet by the end of the game
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50' Pandiyan makes another effort from distance but shoots it wide
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49' Goooooaaalll!!!
Dudu doubles his tally as he pulls off a finish right from the top drawer. Al Amna makes a surging run into the box but the Chennai defence stops it. Dudu picks up the loose ball and steers himself to free space before blasting it to the roof of the net
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47' Chanceee!!

A beautiful link-up play in the middle as Al Amna thwarts a deadly sweet through to Mehtab but his delivery falls just a little behind Dudu as the Chennai defence clears it away.
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46' Brandon combine brilliantly with Kromah as EB press early in the second half. No end result though
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45'And we're off with the second half, as the visitors kick it off from the middle.
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Half-Time

East Bengal is comfortably posied with a 3 goal cushion at the halfway mark. Katsumi and Al Amna have been brilliant in the middle, dominating the play. Cavin Lobo and Mehtab have also been clinical, especially with Mehtab assisting Dudu in the third goal. Overall it has been a positive half for Khalid Jamil's men as they will look to come on stronger and seal the much-needed 3 points.

Chennai, on the other hand, has looked like a pedestrian club, committing unforced errors and giving away loose balls. The southpaws will need to buckle up in the second half if they fancy any chance of a comeback 
G. Fernandes
assist: A. Kromah
84'
J. Justin
Mahmoud Al Amenah
83'
G. Fernandes
B. Vanlalremdika
80'
S. Singh
Lalramchullova
74'
72'
P. Mohanraj
S. Pandiyan
D. Omagbemi
assist: M. Singh
61'
59'
M. Thangalakath
assist: J. Joachim
58'
M. Thangalakath
A. Jesuraj
D. Omagbemi
assist: A. Kromah
56'
D. Omagbemi
49'
Eduardo Ferreira
36'
D. Omagbemi
assist: M. Singh
32'
28'
J. Joachim
A. Beautin
D. Ravanan (Own Goal)
23'
Mahmoud Al Amenah
20'
Tournament I League 2018 - Week 17
Stadium Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium)
Match time Sat, 24 Feb 2018, 02:00 PM
Chennai City (4-4-2)
V Soundararajan (Manager)
1
U. Ck
4
Lalramchullova
14
Eduardo Ferreira
16
G. Singh
18
M. Singh
10
Y. Katsumi
7
C. Lobo
30
B. Vanlalremdika
6
Mahmoud Al Amenah
40
A. Kromah
44
D. Omagbemi
1
K. Thaufiq
8
E. Vanspaul
13
D. Ravanan
4
V. Shumeyko
48
A. Kottayil
15
A. Beautin
5
Kim Dong-Hyeon
33
S. Pandiyan
18
A. Jesuraj
9
A. Rakić
23
M. Soosairaj
Chennai City (4-4-2)
V Soundararajan (Manager)
East Bengal Subs
12
L. Barreto
11
G. Fernandes
22
J. Justin
35
Y. Longvah
25
S. Mallick
8
M. Rafique
24
S. Singh
Chennai City Subs
16
S. Alam
21
V. Baskaran
32
G. Bora
10
J. Joachim
7
P. Mohanraj
6
M. Thangalakath
40
S. Thangmuansang
80% POSSESSION 20%
6 SHOTS 1
6 SHOTS ON GOAL 1
0 FOULS 0
0 CORNERS 0
0 OFFSIDES 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 0
0 RED CARDS 0
0 SAVES 0
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Minerva Punjab 18 11 2 5 8 35
2 NEROCA 18 9 5 4 7 32
3 Mohun Bagan 18 8 7 3 14 31
4 East Bengal 18 8 7 3 13 31
5 Aizawl 18 6 6 6 3 24
6 Shillong Lajong 18 6 4 8 -8 22
7 Gokulam 18 6 3 9 -6 21
8 Chennai City 18 4 7 7 -9 19
9 Churchill Brothers 18 5 2 11 -11 17
10 Indian Arrows 18 4 3 11 -11 15
Updated: Feb 24, 2018 16:07 PM | Published: Feb 24, 2018 14:00 PM