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East Bengal 0-0 Aizawl, As It Happened, Federation Cup 2017

East Bengal 0-0 Aizawl, Full Time
Updated: 11 May 2017 20:56 IST - Published: 11 May 2017 20:43 IST
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That's it from us for today. Join us tomorrow for more action from the 2017 Federation Cup.

Till then, Goodbye and good night! :)
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Aizawl FC -  What a club, What a story! They keep on bringing smiles to the faces of every football fan across India.
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So Aizawl will go through the semis as champions of Group A as it proves to be another night of frustration for East Bengal.
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An Aizawl side without any foreign players in the side has kept East Bengal at bay here.
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And Mawia has only one touch of the ball before the referee blows the whistle for full time.
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90+3' - Aizawl with their last change as well as Danmawia comes in for the dying seconds, replacing Jonathan.
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90+2' - Nikhil Poojary comes in for East Bengal for Rafique.
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90+1' - Ralte with a long ranger this time and as has been the story of this game, he can't keep that down.
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90' - EAST BENGAL AGAIN!!

Robin Singh outmuscles his man on the right. Cuts it in for Plaza and he gets it all wrong yet again.
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89' - WHAT A SAVE!!

Puia with an astounding save from point blank range. Plaza with his artistry had crafted an opening which falls for Jairu. He gets a vicious shot away but Puia is there with a brilliant reflex save.
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88' - Muankima again. Gets past two EB defenders but a third one in the form of Arnab is there to sees his threat out.
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87' - Great turn in the middle by Ralte but William is there. All hands for the course now for Aizawl.

Muankima leads the counter but his cross his deflected into the safe arms of the keeper,
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86' - East Bengal with the ball again. They are desperate for a win here. Narayan Das' cross is first fisted away. Comes out to Jairu and he shoots but wide.
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85' -  Robin Singh this time charges down the left. Tries to cross that in for Plaza but he slices it and that has gone into touch.
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84' - OFF THE LINE!

Corner comes in and that is punched away. Das crosses it from the left and it falls to Plaza. His header has beaten the goalkeeper but he can't beat the defender on the line.
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83'- Mallick with a first time ball into the box. Rafique with a great first touch and turn. But what a great tackle by Renga there.
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82' - Another ball down the middle looking for Jairu this time. He has run himself to the ground for the team. But can't get to this.
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80' -  East Bengal with a change now!

A furious Wedson Anselme goes off for Robin Singh.
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79' - Freekick in a dangerous area for Aizawl. William deemed to have been fouled.

Muankima with the strike and he gets that all wrong.
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78' - CHANCE!!

Another Aizawl counter attack. William plays in Muanlima. He turns and takes a shot on goal. But again high and wide.
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77'- Aizawl on the break. And that is probably the slowest one you will see. Three on three and Thanga is lost in the middle. No decoy runs and the defence keeps on backing off. 


He takes a shot but that is wide.
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76' - William twists and turn and tries to make something happen for Aizawl on the break. But his pass is wayward.
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75' - Second forced change for Aizawl.

Lalbiak Thanga comes in for Ashutosh Mehta.
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74' - Action on the pitch resumes. Ralte swings one in from the right and it is Narayan Das with a great run at the far post. Pulls the ball back into the danger zone. But Aizawl clear.
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74' - And Ashutosh Mehta is going off. Is that going to be the end of the game for him? Looks likely.
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73' - Jairu now on the right. He cuts back and looks for the run of Wedson who was coming in from the left. But the two players not on the same wavelength.
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72' - East Bengal making another change.

Lalrindika Ralte IN! Calvin Lobo OUT!
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70'- Another Aizawl player down and this it is the substitute, Ashutosh Mehta. Seems to be in a lot of pain. A bad step there and he seems to have twisted something. The big man is down in a heap. Twisted the right ankle. That can be really painful
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69' - Now Aizawl at the other end. Jonathan with the shot. But that is nowhere near the target.
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68' - WHAT A MISS!!

Jairu on the counter for East Bengal. Does everything right and puts in an inch perfect cross. But Plaza can't find the back of the net from six yards out. East Bengal are blowing this.
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67' - William lays it for Ashutosh Mehta on the right. He tries to get a cross in. Blocked.
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66' - Muankima with a great run down the right. Great pace from the winger. But Narayan Das is there with a great challenge.
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65' - Ball into the box. Rafique with the header and the goalkeeper is finally called into action. Aizawl breathe a sigh of relief.
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64' -  Corner is cleared. But just as Aizawl try to clear their lines, East Bengal get a free kick.
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63' - Lobo to Plaza wo makes a run down the right. Gets a corner.
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62' - East Bengal on the ascendency but they have been sloppy in the final third and that's the story here again.
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61' - EB try to get in Rafique down the right. Muankima is there tracking his run. Plays it back to the keeper but the clearance from the keeper is wayward.
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59' - WAAAYYYY OVER!!

Borges tries to play in Mallick on the right. That is intercepted but Lobo quickly wins the ball back for EB. Plays in Plaza in the middle He creates space and fires. But that is way off the mark.
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58' - The tempo of the game has gone down now. Mallick tries a long ball looking for the run of Jairu. But that goes out for a GK!
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57' - Jairu into Plaza. He cuts back to Rafique but the man from Kerala is way ahead of the ball.
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56' - Aizawl now forced into a change.

Albert OUT! Ashutosh Mehta IN!
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55' - Albert came back and now is down again. Has to be taken off on a stretcher.
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54' -  The corner comes out to Lobo. He plays it to Jairu on the right. And he gets the ball back.

Crosses in from the right and how did East Bengal miss that? Four White jerseys in the middle and no one is clinical enough to get the ball in to the back of the net.
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53'- Thakima clumsy at the back. Delays the clearance and nearly pays for it. Out for a corner.
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52'-  Albert down on the field after that run and clash. He had a hard knock to his knee in the first half and the physio is treating him at that area. 

And this now looks like curtains for him as far as this game goes.
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51' - Aizawl with a bludgeoning run down the right. He has three defenders to contend with. He takes on Narayan Das and Borges. And that's really too big a challenge.
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50' -  Aizawl in the final third. But no quality in there.
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49' -  Great ball and Rafique is behind the Aizawl defence. But he takes an unnecessary extra touch and he sees the chance goes begging as Zuala closes him down.
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48' -  Ball up top to Puia and this time Borges there to do what he does best. Dispossess the Aizawl forward.
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47' - Plaza tries to open the Aizawl defence by force rather than craft. But fails to do so.

The ball falls to Anselme. He shoots but that's a take off any Concorde would be proud of.
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