East Bengal vs Patha Chakra, Live Score and Commentary, CFL 2017

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedSep 07, 2017 16:51 IST

East Bengal 2-1 Patha Chakra, Full Time


16:51 (IST)7 SEP 2017

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16:50 (IST)7 SEP 2017

East Bengal secured a critical victory to climb to the top of CFL 2017 table, after arch rivals MB drew their previous fixture. The hosts made a mediocre start which was worsened when Pathachakra score the first goal of the game. Despite the initial threat, EB pulled back the equalizer well within the first half.

The second half witnessed a lot of turnover in possession and EB needed to be more ruthless in front of goal. Pathachakra put up a comprehensive and overall performance. However, a penalty in the final third of the match came to EB's rescue as Al Amna made no mistake from the spot.

Final score: East Bengal 2-1 Pathachakra SC

16:44 (IST)7 SEP 2017

FULL TIME! East Bengal wins 2-1. Their sixth win on the trot, as they continue their march to the league title.

Pathachakra striker Jagannath has been announced the Man of the Match.

16:43 (IST)7 SEP 2017

90+5' Celebrations have already started around the EB ground. Pathachakra make their last attempt towards goal but the referee blows the whistle

16:42 (IST)7 SEP 2017

90+4' EB looking to dominate possession by moving the ball around with short passes to let the clock run out

16:41 (IST)7 SEP 2017

90+2'The visitors get a lifeline with the 5 added minutes and are trying hard to break through EB defense. The hosts, on the other hand, has pulled all their players behind to protect the 1 goal lead.

16:39 (IST)7 SEP 2017

90'- 5 minutes added on
Can Pathachakra get the equalizer before the final whistle?

16:39 (IST)7 SEP 2017

89'-Cavin Lobo makes an ambitious attempt on his wrong foot to cushion the lead. No end product though.

16:37 (IST)7 SEP 2017

88-' East Bengal take the lead for the first time in the game. They are playing possession and making every attempt to not squander the lead. 

16:37 (IST)7 SEP 2017

86'- Goooaaall!!! 
Al Amna makes a calm finish from the spot as the Pathachakra keeper dives the wrong way. East Bengal lead 2-1

16:36 (IST)7 SEP 2017

85'- Penalty!!!

East Bengal gets a silver lining as the referee blows the whistle for a penalty. Al Amna sets himself behind the ball as the Syrian aims to give EB a much-needed lead.

16:33 (IST)7 SEP 2017

83'- Chance!!!

Samad plays a brilliant square ball into the box to set up a beautiful chance for Surabuddin to give EB the lead, but he sails the ball way past the goal.

16:32 (IST)7 SEP 2017

82'- The match looks to be heading for a stalemate as EB are on the verge of squandering a chance to take a lead over arch rivals Mohun Bagan who also drew their last match

16:30 (IST)7 SEP 2017

80'- EB make their final change. Khalid Jamil looking to bring in some experience to give the team some inspiration as Bradon goes out to make way for Cavin Lobo

16:29 (IST)7 SEP 2017

78'- Al Amna makes brilliant run on the right but the right back block him brilliantly to push the ball out of play

16:27 (IST)7 SEP 2017

75'- Mehtab is pushing forward and is getting more involved in attacks as EB look hard for a goal. Tamnoy is also doing a brilliant work on the left flank with constant overlapping to provide support and width to the team.

16:25 (IST)7 SEP 2017

73'-Lots of possession turnovers with few chances for both the teams. East Bengal will need to be more ruthless if they have to find the winner amidst a stern Pathachakra defense.

16:21 (IST)7 SEP 2017

70'- Pathachakra striker Jagannath goes down as the medics rush off to the pitch. Play stopped in the interim

16:20 (IST)7 SEP 2017

69'-A young Pathachkra squad looking to beat the EB defense with pace and swift passes but the hosts prove time and again why they are the defending champions. The visitors are pressing forward frequently from either flanks but no fruitful result as of yet

16:18 (IST)7 SEP 2017

67'- EB looking to test their bench strength as they get their second change underway. Prakash goes out to make way for MD.Rafique

16:17 (IST)7 SEP 2017

66'- Pathachakra is trying to break in amidst a stern Bagan defense through aerial balls but the EB defense has stuck to their job throughout the game. Al Amna is coming deep to facilitate the play as the hosts looks to dominate the pace of the game

16:14 (IST)7 SEP 2017

63'- Jagannath looked to be on the scoresheet yet again with an impeccable short but Barreto does a brilliant job between the sticks to keep the danger at bay 

16:12 (IST)7 SEP 2017

62'- Substitution
EB gets the first change underway as Bobby Justin goes out to make way for Goanese striker Gabriel

16:12 (IST)7 SEP 2017

60'- A lightning run from the right flanks put the EB defense out of their comfort zone. However, the danger is dealt with as the look to play on the counter in their pursuit for a second foal

16:09 (IST)7 SEP 2017

55'- Al Amna sets himself for a free kick from a lucrative region. But the shot takes a deflection and land on the back of the net. Corner for EB. A wild shot from Brandon as the ball sails past the post.

16:07 (IST)7 SEP 2017

54'- EB are dominating the second half until now but the visitors are not relenting and are looking to attack.

16:03 (IST)7 SEP 2017

52'- Yellow Card
EB's Gurwinder receives the first yellow of the game for a mistimed tackle. The visitors look to capitalize from the set piece but no end preoduct thought

16:01 (IST)7 SEP 2017

50'- Chance!!!
What a passage of play!! A defensive error resulted in three consecutive strides from EB but Subham Roy puts up audacious saves to deny the hosts any goal.

16:00 (IST)7 SEP 2017

48'-EB have started the 2nd half at lightning speed

15:58 (IST)7 SEP 2017

47'-The Red and Gold brigade have a spring in their step after the break as they surge forward. No end product though.

15:57 (IST)7 SEP 2017

The teams take the pitch after a 15-minute breather. The second half is about to start and we’re off at the East Bengal ground.

15:41 (IST)7 SEP 2017

The referee blows the whistle for the half-time. EB was lucky to find the equalizer right before HT and have to be more ruthless in the second half to kill the game. Pathachakra has been creating frequent chances as well and is looking to pose a serious threat. We will be back live with the coverage of this action-packed fixture in 15 minutes. Stay tuned.

15:39 (IST)7 SEP 2017

45+3'- The hosts are lucky to pull one back after the initial threat. Halftime approaches as the teams look to finish the half tied at 1-1

15:37 (IST)7 SEP 2017

45+1'- Goaaaalll!!
The hosts are back in the game. Brandon scores right on the brink of half time. Pathachkara keeper fumbles with the ball as Brandon makes a spectacular finish from a very tight angle.

15:34 (IST)7 SEP 2017

45'- 4 minutes added on
Can the defending champions get the equalizer before half time?

15:33 (IST)7 SEP 2017

42' Chance!!
A beautiful lob to Joby Justin from the center almost got the hosts on the verge of equalizing. But alas, the hosts suffer the same fate yet again.

15:30 (IST)7 SEP 2017

40'-Goal!! Pathachakra goes up 1-0

Pathachakra does the impossible. Jewel takes a brilliant turn outside the box to fool Mehtab and draws Barreto as he lays Jagannath to bury the ball into an empty goal. 

15:28 (IST)7 SEP 2017

37'- EB are dominating possession here but nothing has come in the way of clear cut chances. Either the final balls have been too heavy or the shots too wide.

15:27 (IST)7 SEP 2017

35'- Miss!!

Snehashsih Chakraborty makes a defense splitting run from the right flanks and hit the gloves of Barreto on the instep. Dinesh Bhagat receives the rebound but sails the ball over the empty goal
A golden chance missed by the visitors!!

15:24 (IST)7 SEP 2017

33'- Pathachakra attackers taking EB defense on a run as a brilliant overlap on the right flank set up a brilliant space for a cross. However, the ball hits an EB defender as it runs out for a corner

15:23 (IST)7 SEP 2017

32'- Everything looks well as Roy gets on his feet and is looking to continue the game

15:22 (IST)7 SEP 2017

31'- Pathachakra goalkeeper Subham Roy goes down in his effort to save a screamer from just outside the box. Looks hurt as the medics rush to the pitch.

15:20 (IST)7 SEP 2017

30'- Save!!
Barretto makes a brilliant save on his right to deny the visitors a lead. Pathachakra wins a corner.

15:18 (IST)7 SEP 2017

27'-All the action here is happening in midfield at the moment with a lot of possession turnovers the feature of the past few minutes. Brandon and Al Amna has been trying to influence things and has managed very few fruitful moments in the game so far

15:16 (IST)7 SEP 2017

25'-It's been a good battle so far. Pathachakra hasn't let EB play their usual attacking game today.The visitors have been on the attack these past few minutes as EB struggle to keep the ball

15:14 (IST)7 SEP 2017

22-' Brandon makes a defense-splitting run from the left flank to make a square pass inside to Al Amna who shoots the ball way over the goal. 

15:12 (IST)7 SEP 2017

20'- The hosts win two consecutive corners but the Pathachakra keeper was not put to work. The danger goes as East Bengal look eagerly to break the deadlock and go forward

15:10 (IST)7 SEP 2017

19'-' East Bengal is proving relentless in their attack while the visitors are holding a nice shape in the defense to deny the Red and Gold brigade space to go forward

15:08 (IST)7 SEP 2017

17- Pathachakra looking to attack through the right flank but Tamnoy slides in brilliantly to win a goal-kick

15:04 (IST)7 SEP 2017

13'- Offside
Al Amna chips the ball over the visitors' defense and finds Joby Justin 1 on 1 with the keeper. But the Red and Gold's striker could not time his run to perfection
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