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Durand Cup Live | East Bengal v Army Red | Durand Cup Live Score, Commentary and Updates

East Bengal and Army Reds are ready to battle it out in the second match of 2019 Durand Cup.
Updated: 03 August 2019 17:01 IST - Published: 03 August 2019 13:11 IST
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Thank you for tuning in and staying till the end. My name is Mohak Arora and it was a pleasure bringing you the live updates from today's match. Keep following our website for more updates on the Durand Cup.
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East Bengal 2-0 Army Red: The home side created a couple of chances in the first half which hit the woodwork. The frustration was growing in the East Bengal camp but a red card for Army Red goalkeeper Shanooz allowed Jamie Santos Colado to score a beautiful free kick followed by a Bidyashagar goal that sealed the win on the night.
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91' East Bengal double their lead and put the match to bed. Samad Mallick's cross from the right is tapped in the back of the net by Bidyashagar who has impressed throughout his brief time on the pitch today.
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89' A mistake from Manoj Mohammed gives a chance to equalize to the Army Red side but their forward shoots over the bar.
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85' GOAAALL!! Jamie Santos Colado scores from the resulting free kick. A rocketed free kick from the star forward beats the substitute goalkeeper in goal.
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83' Chandra Bahadur replaces forward Liton Shil as the visiting team goes down to 10 men.
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81' Army Red goalkeeper M Shanooz is shown the red card by the referee for trying to pull back Bidyashagar who was through on goal.
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80' Aidara loses possession in the middle of the pitch and a long range shot from Liton Shil flies just wide of the left post.
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79' Last change for East Bengal as Boithang Haokip is replaced by the prolific Bidyashagar Singh.
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76' Another forced changed for Army Red as defender Herojit Singh replaces the injured midfielder Sushil Shah.
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75' Sushil Shah goes down in the middle of the pitch without any contact and referee stops the play for his treatment with East Bengal players and fans expressing their frustration at the decision.
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71' Brandon's cross from the left wing found Jamie Santos Colado in the centre of the box but his header goes wide as Army Red breathe a sigh of relief.
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69' Manoj Mohammed shoots from his weaker foot from 20 yards and ends up blasting his shot well over the bar.
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67' Boithang Haokip is the first East Bengal player to be booked on the day.
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64' A forced change for Army Red as Vikas Thapa comes on for Alwin who got a muscle cramp and couldn't get back on the pitch.
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59' East Bengal make their first couple of changes with Kassim Aidara replacing PC Rohlupuia. The teenage sensation Abhijit Sarkar is also replaced by former Mohun Bagan player Pintu Mahata.
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55' With every minute passing, the East Bengal players are looking frustrated due to the scoreline and the crowd is getting impatient as well.
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50' Abhijit Sarkar has improved his first touch and passing after the break and East Bengal are now looking dangerous from both the flanks.
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47' Borja Perez clears the ball twice as Army Red launches a couple of dangerous break just after the half-time break.
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Half time: East Bengal hit the woodwork numerous times in the first half but Army Red stood tall and both the sides are goalless going into the half-time break. Jamie Santos Colado and Boithang Haokip would be frustrated by their missed chances in the first half.
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45+2' Brandon is fouled by Zothanpuia. The right back gets a yellow card for his reckless challenge on the left winger.
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45' Two minutes added by the fourth referee as injury time kicks in.
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42' Both the sides have started to tire out as the half time whistle approaches.
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36' A free kick from the right finds Army Red skipper Suresh Meitei but he fails to get a shot away as East Bengal get away with some poor defending from the set piece routine.
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30' An accurate long ball is hit towards Boithang Haokip who cuts in and curls his shot towards the far post but the ball hits the crossbar and goes out for a goal kick.
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27' Alwin E is booked for his foul on Samad Mallick as Army Red get two bookings in a space of a few minutes.
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24' Abhijit Sarkar's shot is saved by the Army Red goalkeeper, following which Sushil Shah is booked for his foul twenty five yards away from the goal. Jamie Santos Colado's free kick hits the post as the visitors survive another scare at the back.
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23' A quarter of the game has been finished with East Bengal coming the closest to opening the scoring but both sides remain level as of now.
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21' Ralte's brilliant corner is struck towards the goal but Army Red manage to clear the ball off the goal line.
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19' The Quess East Bengal skipper is fouled on the halfway line. From the resulting free kick, Jaime Santos puts in a delicious ball in the six-yard box which was met by no red shirt in the middle.
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16' With chances coming thick and fast at both ends, the match is getting exciting with each passing minute.
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11' Poor passing from the East Bengal defenders creates a chaos at the back but Manoj Mohammed clears in time to save his team.
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8' Lalrindika Ralte's long ball finds East Bengal in the Army Red penalty area but Abhijeet Sarkar's wild shot wastes the opportunity to open the scoring on the day. A cross from Jaime Santos Colado lands in the six-yard box but fails to find a red shirt as the ball is cleared for a corner.
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6' Both the sides are trying to retain possession of the ball with the battles in midfield heating up.
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3' East Bengal are playing in red and black while Army Red are clad in all white. An early attack from Army Red is cleared by the teenage midfielder Abhijit Sarkar.
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Venkatesh R will be the match referee for the much awaited match.
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We are twenty minutes away from kickoff in the second match of the 2019 Durand Cup.
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The 129th edition of Asia's oldest football tournament kicked off yesterday as Mohun Bagan beat city rivals Mohammedan 2-0 courtesy of a brace from their new signing Salva Chamorro.
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East Bengal is one of the two most successful teams in the tournament, alongside Mohun Bagan with both the sides winning the prestigious tournament 16 times a piece. But, the Reds and Golds last won the tournament in 2004 while their opponents for the day, Army Reds have won the tournament only once, in 2005.
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The match will be played at East Bengal's home ground, the 'East Bengal Ground' on Saturday at 3 p.m. The home team is also competing in the Calcutta Football League and Alejandro Menendez will be expected to heavily rotate his side to manage the workload of the players.
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I-League giants East Bengal and Army Reds are ready to battle it out in the second match of this year's Durand Cup. The 16-time champions are the clear favorites but Army Reds will be a tough competition given that it's the first match of the season for East Bengal.