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1 - 0
Churchill Brothers
W. Asiedu 15'
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That's all from Sportskeeda's live coverage of the I-League 2017-18 as Minerva Punjab FC are crowned the I-League champions. This is Gaurav Kadam, signing off. See you soon, folks!
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Minerva Punjab FC wins the I-League title as a three-way title race comes to an end with the Punjab side holding their nerves to win against Churchill Brothers. East Bengal and NEROCA FC drew their respective games but this result from Panchkula made sure none of the other results would have mattered.
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Score Update:
East Bengal 1-1 NEROCA (Full Time)
Gokulam Kerala FC 1-1 Mohun Bagan (Full Time)
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Full Time: Minerva Punjab FC 1-0 Churchill Brothers

PEEP!! PEEP!! PEEP!!

MINERVA PUNJAB FC ARE CROWNED THE HERO I-LEAGUE 2017-18 CHAMPIONS!! Absolute scenes here in Panchkula as the Minerva staff rush onto the ground in celebration.


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90+5' - Final minute of the match as Minerva try to hold onto the ball and run down the clock.
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Score Update:
Full Time in Kozhikode as Gokulam Kerala FC and Mohun Bagan draw 1-1.
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90' - Five minutes added on at the end of regulation time as we reach the end of the match.
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86' - Substitution for Minerva Punjab:

Bali Gagandeep comes on to replace Girik Khosla for the final five minutes of the match.
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80' - Final ten minutes left to play as the home side look all set to clinch the title.

Score Update:
East Bengal 1-1 NEROCA FC
Gokulam Kerala FC 1-1 Mohun Bagan
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75' - Substitution for Minerva Punjab

Bazie Armand makes his way into the match as William Opoku is taken off.
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In the match between East Bengal and NEROCA, Dudu Omagbemi has equalized for the Kolkata side in the 73rd minute.
Score : KEB 1-1 NEROCA
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71' - Substitution for Minerva Punjab FC:

Akash Sangwan comes off as Abhishek Ambekar makes an appearance off the bench.
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65' - CHANCE!! Britto is put through with a delightful through ball by Plaza but Kiran Limbu does brilliantly to save the shot and puts the ball out for a corner.
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63' - Chencho is through on the left flank after beating the offside trap and tries to find the run of Opoku but the pass is a tad too powerful and goes out for a goal-kick.
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60' - CHANCE!!! Gurung finds Ceesay inside the box as he does well to get away from Dano and tries to curl in a shot but it goes just over the bar.
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58' - Yellow card is shown to Amandeep Singh for disrupting play.
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53' - Substitution for Churchill Brothers

Onyeama Francis makes way for Bektur Uulu
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51' - CHANCE!! A corner put in by Ceesay is headed on by Plaza towards Britto but the cutback comes into the hands of Minerva Punjab keeper Limbu after bouncing around in the box.
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48' - Corners galore for Minerva as Sangwan finds Chencho inside the box but the header from the Bhutanese player goes wide to the left of the goal.
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45 ' - And we're underway in the second half in Panchkula as Minerva Punjab lead 1-0 over Churchill Brothers and are on course to win the title.
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Half Time Scores

Minerva Punjab 1-0 Churchill Brothers
East Bengal 0-1 NEROCA FC
Gokulam Kerala FC 1-1 Mohun Bagan

As of now, Minerva are set to win the league, with NEROCA coming in second.
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Half Time:
Minerva Punjab FC 1-0 Churchill Brothers 
William Opoku's strike has the home side with the advantage as they are just one half away from securing the I-League title.

Other Scores:
Gokulam Kerala FC 1-1 Mohun Bagan (HT)
East Bengal 0-1 NEROCA FC (HT)
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45+3' - Another chance as Opoku finds himself inside the box with a chance to pull the trigger but Monday does well to slide in with a crucial tackle.
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45+1' - CHANCE!! Opoku has another go at the Churchill goal as he combined well with Khosla and moved inside the box. The Ghanian took a shot across the goal but Cardozo saved it well.
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45' - Three minutes added on at the end of the first half.

Score: Minerva Punjab 1-0 Churchill Brothers
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In the match between Gokulam Kerala FC and Mohun Bagan, Henry Kisekka has equalized for the home side with a goal in the added time of the first half.
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41' - Francis has been booked for a late challenge on Kiram Limbu as the striker went for the ball after the keeper had caught it.
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In the match between East Bengal and NEROCA FC in Kolkata, the Manipuri side has scored first with Chidi in the 42nd minute.
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38' - CHANCE!! A clearance is latched onto by Opoku as he finds Chencho inside the box who controls and hits it on the turn but is unable to beat the keeper.
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34' - Eric Dano has been booked for a foul on Francis as the striker tried to get away from the towering defender.
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33' - Substitution for Churchill Brothers:

Jovel Martins comes on in place of Visalie Mezhu.
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31' - We're just past the half-hour mark in Panchkula as Minerva Punjab lead 1-0 courtesy William Opoku's goal in the 16th minute of the match.
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29' - There has been an altercation between Eric Dano and Oneyama Francis as the referee tries to calm things down in the middle.
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In the match between Gokulam FC and Mohun Bagan, Dipanda Dicka has scored for the Kolkata giants in the 25th minute of the match.
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16' - GOAL!! Shambolic defending from Churchill as Cardozo struggles to keep the shot by Chencho under control and the subsequent clearance falls to Opoku who has the open goal to finish the chance.

Minerva 1-0 Churchill
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12' - SAVE!! Akash Sangwan is put through into the box with a lobbed pass but his powerful effort is saved well by Cardozo as Churchill defenders clear the danger.
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11' - A shot on the goal from Akashdeep after a  clever corner by Chencho but it causes no trouble for Cardozo in the Churchill goal.
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7' - Minerva have started on a bright note as Sangwan cuts into the box from left and Monday takes a tad too much time on the ball and almost sets up a chance for the home side.
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1' - And the action finally kicks off as Minerva Punjab play from left to right in their Blue home kit. Churchill Brothers have donned their all-red kit.
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There is a slight delay as the goal net is being tended to. We will kick off shortly here in Panchkula.
B. Gagandeep
G. Khosla
85'
B. Armand
W. Asiedu
76'
A. Ambekar
A. Sangwan
73'
Amandeep Singh
58'
53'
B. Talgat Uulu
O. Okechukwu
41'
O. Okechukwu
G. Dano
35'
33'
J. Martins
V. Mezhu
W. Asiedu
15'
Tournament I League 2018 - Week 18
Stadium Tau Devi Lal Football Stadium
Match time Thu, 08 Mar 2018, 03:00 PM
Churchill Brothers (4-3-1-2)
Alfred Fernandes (Manager)
31
K. Chemzong
18
Akashdeep Singh
24
G. Dano
3
S. Singh
22
Kamalpreet Singh
16
K. Aidara
49
Amandeep Singh
21
A. Sangwan
42
W. Asiedu
11
G. Khosla
7
C. Gyeltshen
1
R. Cardozo
19
Y. Meitei
49
Hussein Eldor
20
M. Osagie
36
I. Gurung
22
V. Mezhu
48
R. Costa
33
Britto PM
30
D. Ceesay
14
W. Plaza
3
O. Okechukwu
Churchill Brothers (4-3-1-2)
Alfred Fernandes (Manager)
Minerva Punjab Subs
27
A. Ambekar
13
B. Armand
40
R. Dagar
2
R. Das
9
B. Gagandeep
10
M. Khan
8
R. Singh
Churchill Brothers Subs
44
N. Fernandes
40
J. Kithan
26
P. Kumar
2
J. Martins
31
U. Rai
13
S. Singh
15
B. Talgat Uulu
0% POSSESSION 0%
1 SHOTS 0
1 SHOTS ON GOAL 0
0 FOULS 0
0 CORNERS 0
0 OFFSIDES 0
2 YELLOW CARDS 1
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: Mar 08, 2018 17:05 PM | Published: Mar 08, 2018 16:04 PM