East Bengal 5-1 Peerless SC, CFL 2017, As it happened

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedAug 19, 2017 17:07 IST

East Bengal 5 (Plaza, Gabriel, Surabuddin x3) beat Peerless 1 (Nabi)


17:07 (IST)19 AUG 2017

That's all from us here. Stay tuned for more CFL 2017 action as the season progresses. East Bengal have leapfrogged Mohun Bagan to the top of the table for the moment. 

17:06 (IST)19 AUG 2017

What a display of attacking football by EB in the second half. A couple of inspired substitutions in the second half were vindicated as Khalid Jamil's men are well on course for another dominating CFL campaign Just like in the first game against NBP Rainbow, EB found another goalscoring hero in the form of Surabuddin Mollick. 

17:04 (IST)19 AUG 2017

Full-time: East Bengal 5-1 Peerless

17:04 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90+5' Khalid Jamil got his substitutions spot-on today. Surabuddin Mollick gave a fine exhibition of his goalscoring ability today with a 20-minute hat-trick.

17:02 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90+3' Surabuddin wraps up things with his hat-trick. He becomes the 2nd EB player to score a hat-trick this CFL season after VP Suhair. What an impact by the 24-year-old.

17:01 (IST)19 AUG 2017


17:00 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90+2' Yami with an attempt which is blocked and sets Peerless on the counter attack. Atinder Mani, in a one-v-one situation, pulls his effort wide of Barreto's goal.

16:58 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90+1' 5 minutes of time added on.

16:58 (IST)19 AUG 2017

90' We are in the final minute of regulation time as Peerless get a free kick inside the EB half but nothing comes out of it. 

16:56 (IST)19 AUG 2017

88' Brandon goes off for Yami Longvah. Can another substitute score for EB?

16:55 (IST)19 AUG 2017

87' Samad's low cross from the right almost reaches Plaza for a tap-in but Toure in the Peerless defence deflects it wide. EB are in cruise control with less than 3 minutes of regulation time remaining.

16:53 (IST)19 AUG 2017

84' Surabuddin has been a menace ever since he came on in the second half. Here he almost directed a header into the net. He has five minutes plus stoppage time to complete his hat-trick.

16:51 (IST)19 AUG 2017

82' Jamil's men have done well to rack up the goals on this paddy field of a pitch today. His substitutions have worked today with Gabriel and Surabuddin opening the floodgates. EB are well on course to maintain their perfect CFL 2017 record. It's 4-1 EB right now.

16:49 (IST)19 AUG 2017

80' Surabuddin takes on two Peerless defenders but his left-footed shot is a tame one, straight into Surjay's hands. Peerless have completely disintegrated as a defensive unit.

16:47 (IST)19 AUG 2017

79' It's becoming a procession for EB now. Peerless have completely capitulated in the second half, particularly in the last five minutes. The Red and Golds are not letting up yet. They want more goals.

16:46 (IST)19 AUG 2017

77' Another goal in quick succession for Surabuddin as horrific defending by Peerless is punished by the substitute. The youngster is now on a hat-trick.

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16:44 (IST)19 AUG 2017

75' Surabuddin with another set-piece goal for EB which all but seals the win. EB 3-1 Peerless. It all came about after Al Amna and Gabriel earned the free-kick deep inside the Peerless half and the resulting delivery was glanced goalwards by Surabuddin.

16:43 (IST)19 AUG 2017


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74' EB are pressing for another goal here. The Red and Golds are far from letting up after going ahead and goalscorer Gabriel has now earned a free kick deep inside the Peerless half.

16:40 (IST)19 AUG 2017

73' East Bengal lead 2-1 with less than 20 minutes to go.

16:39 (IST)19 AUG 2017

71' What a gaffe from Surjay from an EB corner as Gabriel Fernandes nods the ball into an empty net. That must be a relief for Khalid Jamil.

16:38 (IST)19 AUG 2017


16:37 (IST)19 AUG 2017

69' Dodoz is waging a lone battle up front for Peerless here as the away team put men behind the ball to keep EB from scoring.

16:36 (IST)19 AUG 2017

68' Another jinking run by Brandon but his cross with the weaker left-foot evades every EB player in the Peerless box. The Red and Golds need to improve their end product in these atrocious conditions.

16:35 (IST)19 AUG 2017

66' Atinder Mani, who has just replaced Kishku, fires in an effort from a Peerless counter attack and fails to trouble Barreto in the EB goal. Dodoz, Peerless' lone striker is the only man inside the EB half at the moment. That shows the amount of pressure the defending champions are putting.

16:34 (IST)19 AUG 2017

65' Plaza is brought down at the edge of the Peerless box. Big chance for EB to score from the free kick as Al Amna lines up an effort.

The Syrian, however, crosses the ball in and Surjay deals with it yet again. 

16:32 (IST)19 AUG 2017

64' Great save by Peerless' Surjay as Surabuddin almost scores with an angled effort to the far right-hand corner of the goal. However, the Peerless 'keeper stands up to the challenge and makes a brilliant save. EB are upping the ante now. 

16:30 (IST)19 AUG 2017

63' Chance for EB as Brandon takes matters into his own hands before unleashing what could be said to be a tame effort. 

16:29 (IST)19 AUG 2017

61' Another substitution for EB as Suhair is taken off for Gabriel.

16:28 (IST)19 AUG 2017

59' Anil Kishku with a shooting chance for Peerless but his shot is wayward and doesn't trouble Barreto in the EB goal. It's an open affair this one.

16:27 (IST)19 AUG 2017

58' Peerless have identified the over-aggressiveness of Chullova on East Bengal's left and tried to exploit that but the pitch conditions mean that no more than three passes could be strung together.

16:26 (IST)19 AUG 2017

58' Substitution for East Bengal as Danmawia is replaced by Surabuddin.

16:24 (IST)19 AUG 2017

55' Brilliant bit of play from Al Amna after an East Bengal ball recovery in the Peerless half. The Syrian midfielder bamboozled the Peerless left-back but his cross wasn't met by the waiting Plaza and Suhair. Another chance goes begging for the Red and Golds.

16:22 (IST)19 AUG 2017

55' Peerless have gone forward in the last few minutes but the duo of Gurwinder and Mitchell have dealt well with any aerial threat. 

16:20 (IST)19 AUG 2017

52' Corner for East Bengal and Plaza's headed attempt is wide of the target. Difficult conditions here at the East Bengal ground for those who want to see free-flowing football.

16:19 (IST)19 AUG 2017

50' A patchy, muddy ground has forced East Bengal to go direct as soon as they get the ball wide. Right-back Samad has two crosses in the space of seconds cleared by the Peerless defence. 

16:16 (IST)19 AUG 2017

48' Chance for Peerless!

The away side nearly take the lead after a fine run from their number 10, but the shot at the end is parried for a corner by Barreto.

16:15 (IST)19 AUG 2017

47' East Bengal are having the ball in the early stages of the 2nd half. But the ground conditions aren't helping them impose their superior technical football on Peerless. It's 1-1.

16:13 (IST)19 AUG 2017

46' And we are underway in the 2nd half.

16:01 (IST)19 AUG 2017

At halftime, both teams are level with the scoreline reading 1-1. Stay tuned for further updates as the second half starts in a while.

15:56 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+8' -  Mitchell!!

Nearly. The man who scored a brace in EB's last game got his head to the ball swung in from Al Amna. But the direction on that was not that great. Blazed wide of the mark.

15:54 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+7' - East Bengal get another free-kick and in fact a yellow flashed for a Peerless player.

15:53 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+6' -  Gurwinder with a long punt from a FK at the back. The target here was Willis Plaza but that is over the Trinidadian and out for a GK.

15:52 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+5' -  Peerless have looked really sharp and this has so far been East Bengal's biggest test so far.

15:50 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+3' - Ball floated in from the corner by Al Amna but that is well cleared by Peerless.

15:50 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+2' - EB finally get the ball off of the Peerless midfield and play it out to Brandon on the right. And EB gets a corner from that.

15:49 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45+1'- East Bengal trying to put pressure on the Peerless backline who trying to play it out from the back rather than hack it clear.

15:48 (IST)19 AUG 2017

45' - Another ball over the top from the back for EB. That skids off the pitch and straight into the hands of the Peerless keeper.

15:47 (IST)19 AUG 2017

44' - WIDE!

Ball played in from the right by Al Amna. Chullova gets his head to the ball but his timing on the jump is off and that means the ball is skied and wide of the target.
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