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Minerva Punjab
FT
0 - 1
East Bengal
60' C. Lobo
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Minerva have been taught a lesson, in the toughness to win the Hero I-League. They came out today with a gameplan, to defend and eek out a point. But, Cavin Lobo laid waste to those plans, with ample support from the returning Syrian,Al Amna who is almost the Hero of The Match today. Dudu also played his part, making some important runs and always looking to get his teammates involved.

Minerva only have themselves to blame, as despite a good showing from EB, They had a golden opportunity to score, near the end. Opoku missed a howler in front of an open goal, which would have restored parity and maybe give Minerva the result they were playing for. 

This result may not change the League standings right now, but Eb still have a game in hand over the second-placed Neroca Fc. Looks like Title race is really heating up. 
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And it's all over.It finishes 1-0, in favour of East Bengal, thanks to a blinder by Cavin Lobo. 
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90+7' Dudu showing both his strength and presence of mind as he runs straight to the corner flag, immediately after winning the ball and stands his ground, winding down the clock.
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90+5' Even the goalkeeper of Minerva is being thrown into attack. They are really desperate now. EB have been trying to make a substitution for a couple of minutes now, to take a couple of seconds off the clock. But the ball is just not going out.
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90+3' It's sustained pressure from Minerva, as EB fail miserably at clearing the ball to a decent enough distance.
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90+1' Ubaid K has been BOOKED for time wasting. His repeated cries of getting injured and falling down on the ground, has now become too much for the referee, who brandishes a yellow card.
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90' The fourth official has put up five minutes on the board.
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89' SUBSTITUTION(Minerva Punjab) : Souvik is taken off for Girik Khosla
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88' Al Amna has been adjudged as the Hero of The Match.
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87' Katsumi takes a disastrous corner, as he can't even keep it live. It goes out for a goal kick.
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84' And that's a sitter missed by Opoku, much to the dismay of Minerva fans. Chencho with a brilliant display of pace and control in the box, puts a cross , from the left, straight onto the head of William Opoku. And with an empty goal glaring at him, Opoku somehow, manages to put it wide. If EB do pip Minerva for the League title, we might have to look back at this miss.
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83' Now, it's Rafique at the other end going for glory. The ball falls for him and goes for goal from quite far out and though we have seen it curl into the net before, it goes down the right this time. 
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81' Opoku with an attempt from range, but it's off target. 
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80' Minerva have taken a no-nonsense direct approach in this game. They are putting long balls over everyone's heads and expecting someone from their offensive line to reach it.
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79' Eduardo's age catching up to him, as Chencho easily accelerates past him in the box and takes a shot. It's saved well by Ubaid.
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78' Al Amna is booked for a lunging challenge, as Minerva are putting more people in attack to try and save this match.
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75' SUBSTITUTION(East Bengal): Md.Rafique comes on for the injured Cavin Lobo
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74' Lobo is down on the pitch and doesn't look good, as he is stretchered off the pitch.
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72' It's bad defending by EB, as Chencho suddenly finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He does not realise how much time he actually has and pulls the trigger too early, allowing Ubaid to make the save.
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71' Bali is booked for a challenge in the EB penalty box.
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69' EB come on the counter, with Al Amna on the ball down the middle. He has been given so much space that he can look back and shout at his players, for someone to come down the empty right flank. 
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66' No team exactly having the upper hand right now. The game has slowed a bit, surprisingly, after the goal went in.
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Though Limbu, was seen being prepared for the change, even before the goal,it will be a huge blow to the confidence of the unfortunate Dagar, being subbed off the moment he lets in a goal.
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61' SUBSTITUTION(Minerva Punjab) : Rakshit Dagar, the goalie, is taken off for Kiran Limbu.
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60' GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL !!
East Bengal have their goal finally and no one can deny them this goal. It's arguably a world-class finish, from the midfield gem, in the EB ranks, Cavin Lobo. He gets the ball, in the middle of the Minerva half and looks to feed it through. But, seeing no one to pass it too goes for the shot. And what a shot it was. No chance for Dagar, in goal. The ball sails into the right top corner.
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59' Al Amna gets the ball under his control after a quick free-kick by Katsumi. He puts it wide to the waiting Ranjan. Ranjan puts the cross in and finds Kromah, who can't finish.
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57' SUBSTITUTION(Minerva Punjab): Bazie Armand goes off for Abhishek Ambekar.
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53' It's a beautiful cross into the box from the left, by Kromah. Dudu misses the ball by inches, with his outstretched leg, in front of an open goal. The ball then falls for Ralte, who shoots wide.
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52' Minerva players slowing the pace at every chance they get, much to the frustration of EB.
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It's a counter now by Minerva. The shot from the one-on-one situation with the keeper is kept out well by the goalie.
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48' It's a Big penalty shout  for EB, turned down by the referee. Dudu's shot can be seen clearly coming off the hand of a Minerva player. His hand was clearly outstretched. But, the referee must not have seen it. 
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47' Ranjan with a darting run down the right flank. He puts a ball into the centre for Dudu, who wins another corner. 
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45'And we're off with the second half, as Minerva come up with an early chance, but the shot is put way over the bar.
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The pitch really seems to be playing a part in this match, with there being an awkward bounce and uneven pace in different parts of the pitch. It will suit Minerva more, as they would not like to let East Bengal settle and any help they get from the pitch, to that effect will be a bonus. Minerva have a well-laid gameplan in this match, as they know very well that even a point from this match will ensure their continued dominance in the league.
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And it's half-time. Eduardo trying to motivate his teammates in the huddle, but they will really need much more than just motivation if they want to win this match. 
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47' Katsumi seems to have become a magnet for tackles, as Amandeep Singh is BOOKED for a foul on him
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45' It's going to be two minutes of added time at the end of this half,as Katsumi wins a free-kick in the Minerva half.
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43' Katsumi looking for his offensive line, but is not successful.His distribution has not been that good in this game.
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42' EB have a corner, with Kromah on the pitch. Katsumi finds him, but Bazoun is onto him in a flash. Kromah goes down, but the referee is not impressed by his shouts for a penalty.
90'+4'
J. Justin
A. Kromah
90'+2'
U. Ck
G. Khosla
S. Das
89'
77'
Mahmoud Al Amenah
76'
M. Rafique
C. Lobo
B. Gagandeep
70'
K. Chemzong
R. Dagar
61'
60'
C. Lobo
assist: Mahmoud Al Amenah
A. Ambekar
B. Armand
57'
Amandeep Singh
45'+2'
36'
A. Kromah
Y. Longvah
Tournament I League 2018 - Week 15
Stadium Tau Devi Lal Stadium
Match time Tue, 13 Feb 2018, 02:00 PM
East Bengal (4-1-4-1)
Khalid Ahmed Jamil (Manager)
40
R. Dagar
9
B. Gagandeep
24
G. Dano
3
S. Singh
22
Kamalpreet Singh
49
Amandeep Singh
15
S. Das
16
K. Aidara
13
B. Armand
7
C. Gyeltshen
42
W. Asiedu
1
U. Ck
24
S. Singh
14
Eduardo Ferreira
3
Arnab Mondal
4
Lalramchullova
35
Y. Longvah
10
Y. Katsumi
6
Mahmoud Al Amenah
7
C. Lobo
17
L. Ralte
44
D. Omagbemi
East Bengal (4-1-4-1)
Khalid Ahmed Jamil (Manager)
Minerva Punjab Subs
27
A. Ambekar
31
K. Chemzong
26
D. Devrani
11
G. Khosla
21
A. Sangwan
14
A. Sayed
8
R. Singh
East Bengal Subs
12
L. Barreto
22
J. Justin
40
A. Kromah
25
S. Mallick
8
M. Rafique
18
M. Singh
30
B. Vanlalremdika
0% POSSESSION 100%
0 SHOTS 1
0 SHOTS ON GOAL 1
0 FOULS 0
0 CORNERS 0
0 OFFSIDES 0
2 YELLOW CARDS 2
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 13, 2018 16:10 PM | Published: Feb 13, 2018 11:59 AM