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I-League 2017, Live Score: Indian Arrows vs Minerva Punjab, Live Match Updates Commentary

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 05, 2017 22:06 IST

Indian Arrows 0-2 MPFC (William 6', 83') (Full Time)


22:06 (IST)5 DEC 2017

That's all from the live coverage of the Indian Arrows v Minerva Punjab FC match from Babolim Stadium in Goa as the away side collected all the three points on offer and jumped to the top of the table with 7 points from their three games.

Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the sporting updates from around the world. This is Gaurav Kadam, signing off tonight. See you soon.

22:04 (IST)5 DEC 2017

Full Time:
Indian Arrows 0 - Minerva Punjab FC 2

A brace from William Opoku Asiedu lifts Minerva Punjab FC to the top of the I-League standings in a well-contested contest. The youngsters of Indian Arrows put in a spirited showing on the evening as they didn't meekly surrender to the visibly physical side that the Punjabis fielded.

21:58 (IST)5 DEC 2017

90' - Four minutes of added time has displayed by the fourth official as the score stands 2-0 in favor of the Punjab side at the end of regulation period.

21:55 (IST)5 DEC 2017

87' - William Asiedu has been declared the "Hero of the Match" for his brace of goals.

21:53 (IST)5 DEC 2017

84' - Substitution for Indian Arrows:

Abhijit Sarkar is the last player to be substituted as Khumanthem Meitei comes on for final 10 minutes

21:52 (IST)5 DEC 2017

83' - GOAL!! Minerva Punjab doubles their lead as William grabs his brace after a cutback from the Bhutanese winger Chencho; who did well on the left side to slot in a ball for the striker who did no mistake in finishing the chance.

21:50 (IST)5 DEC 2017

81' - The official attendance for the match has been announced as 776; a huge improvement from 218 in the game against Chennai City FC.

21:49 (IST)5 DEC 2017

79' - Substitution for Indian Arrows:
Roshan Singh comes on for Edmund Lalrindika as De Matos makes his second change of the match.

21:48 (IST)5 DEC 2017

79' - Substitution for Minerva Punjab FC:
Mohd. Shahjahan comes on for Randeep Singh

21:47 (IST)5 DEC 2017

78' - SO CLOSE!!!! William almost manages to double the lead as he is away on a goal and manages to have a open goal to shoot but his shot brushes the right post and goes out. Unlucky for the away side.

21:44 (IST)5 DEC 2017

75' - Substitution for Minerva Punjab FC:

Lago Bei is replaced by Japanese Toshiya Hosoe

21:43 (IST)5 DEC 2017

74' - Rahul tries to break on the counter but comes up against the giant figure of Dano in the defense and the ball loops in front of Rahim Ali who lets go with a shot that goes incredibly wayward.

21:41 (IST)5 DEC 2017

72' - CHANCE!!! A good run by Edmund on the left wing and he puts in a cross for the incoming Rahul but the delivery is a bit too high for the striker and is cleared by the away defence for a corner.

21:39 (IST)5 DEC 2017

70' - Minerva have been playing a high line of defense as the Arrows try to catch them through their speed. Sukhdev Singh has gone down in what looks like a cramp as the physio attends to him.

21:37 (IST)5 DEC 2017

68' - Substitution for Indian Arrows:

Aniket Jadhav has been replaced by Rahim Ali

21:33 (IST)5 DEC 2017

63' - Arrows have slowly begun to take an attacking intent to their game as they have constantly pressed on the Minerva goal with attacks from the right side using the pace of Boris Singh well.

21:30 (IST)5 DEC 2017

60' - Hour mark has reached in the game as Minerva still lead thanks to the early strike by William. The Arrows have played well in the second half and managed to trouble the visitors on a couple of occasions and not let them overpower.

21:28 (IST)5 DEC 2017

58' - The resulting free-kick is well worked as Sanjeev Stalin passes to Sarkar in the middle of the box but his effrort lands in the hands of Dagar. 

21:26 (IST)5 DEC 2017

57 ' - Indirect free-kick for the Arrows as Dagar handles the ball after an intentional back-pass as the ref rules in favor of the youngsters. Good choice for the young lads to equalize.

21:24 (IST)5 DEC 2017

54' - Good defense by Sanjeev Stalin as he manages to keep the ball away from Lago in the box and puts the ball away for a corner.

21:20 (IST)5 DEC 2017

51' - Substitution for Minerva Punjab FC:

Girik Khosla, the assist-provider for the goal makes way for Moinuddin Khan

21:19 (IST)5 DEC 2017

50' - Kamalpreet tries to find Chencho on the left side of the box but Borish Singh defends well and the Bhutanese winger loses the ball and it goes out for a goal-kick.

21:17 (IST)5 DEC 2017

48' - Another shot by William from way outside but this time Dheeraj collects with ease and starts the game quickly with a good throw.

21:16 (IST)5 DEC 2017

46' - A good move from the Minerva side as Girik Khosla put Bei through on the right but his cross was dealt with well by Stalin and cleared to safety.

21:14 (IST)5 DEC 2017

45' - The second half is up and running as Minerva begin with a solitary goal lead here in Goa. The Arrows will go all out to equalize in the match.

21:01 (IST)5 DEC 2017

HT - Indian Arrows 0 Minerva Punjab FC 1 (William 6')

The young Indian Arrows put on a commendable performance in the first half after Minerva Punjab FC took an early lead through William Asiedu through a well-taken shot from outside the box.
Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for the second half live updates.

20:56 (IST)5 DEC 2017

45' - Two minutes of added time have been indicated by the fourth official.

20:47 (IST)5 DEC 2017

35' - A well-orchestrated move on the left wing sees Rahul through in the box and he tries to turn the defender but the ball deflects for a corner. Good play from the Arrows.

20:41 (IST)5 DEC 2017

30' - Arrows have the first meaningful attack as Sarkar is put through by a Edmund but his shot is weak and doesn't concern Dagar in the Minerva goal.

20:40 (IST)5 DEC 2017

29'- CHANCE!! Sukhdev Singh puts in a long throw-in which is headed by Dano but Dheeraj palms it over for a corner.

20:38 (IST)5 DEC 2017

27' - An attempted aerial through ball into the Arrows half but Dheeraj Singh comes off his line to make a clearance. Another throw-in for the Punjab side.

20:36 (IST)5 DEC 2017

25' - Boris is active again on the right flank as he is put through by Aniket but Ambekar is up close with him and clears for a throw-in.

20:32 (IST)5 DEC 2017

21' - Minerva have looked comfortable on the ball with good pressure on the youngsters as the game has progressed. 

20:28 (IST)5 DEC 2017

17' - The Arrows have been trying to attack Minerva on the right flank with the speed of Boris Singh and Rahul but the giant figure of Dano in the Minerva defence will be tough to crack for the lads.

20:25 (IST)5 DEC 2017

14' - Corner for the Indian Arrows as a miscommunication between Rakshit Dagar and Abhishek Ambekar leads to a clearance despite nobody on the heels of the defender.

20:23 (IST)5 DEC 2017

11' - The game has been at a slow tempo with Minerva not allowing the youngsters any space and closing them down taking advantage of their physicality.

20:18 (IST)5 DEC 2017

6' - GOALL!!! Minerva have taken the lead. A stunner from William Asiedu. The ball falls to William at the top of the box after a failed clearance and he takes a volleyed shot that beats Dheeraj in goal. Incredible goal by the visitors.

20:16 (IST)5 DEC 2017

5' - Boris Singh makes a run on the right and crosses a low ball in but Dano clears it away for safety.

20:14 (IST)5 DEC 2017

3' - A free-kick for Minerva Punjab early in the game but the young Arrows clear the delivery and Edmund breaks for a counter but his heavy touch allows Minerva to regain possession.

20:05 (IST)5 DEC 2017

The reason for the stoppage is that the floodlights of the stadium have gone off and thus, the referee has stopped the game. We wait for the lights to come on as the players wait in anticipation.

20:03 (IST)5 DEC 2017

2' - There has been some interruption in the match as the ref has stopped play and the players are just kicking the all around. 

20:00 (IST)5 DEC 2017

1' - And we're off!! The Arrows kick off proceedings here in Goa as they take on the Punjabi side who are experienced and in good form.

19:55 (IST)5 DEC 2017

The teams make their way onto the pitch as the FIFA Anthem rings around the stadium in Goa with Chencho and Amarjit leading their sides out onto the pitch as we get set for the pre-match formalities.

19:46 (IST)5 DEC 2017

We are just 15 minutes away from the kickoff in Goa as the young Indian Arrows get ready to take on Ranjit Bajaj-owned Minerva Punjab FC at the Babolim Stadium in the adopted home of the Arrows, Goa.

19:32 (IST)5 DEC 2017

19:24 (IST)5 DEC 2017

19:24 (IST)5 DEC 2017

The Indian Arrows will be missing their U-17 World Cup starts - Jeakson Singh, Anwar Ali and Nongdamba Naorem as they have been brought on loan from their parent side Minerva Punjab FC and their contract states that they can't face Minerva.

19:22 (IST)5 DEC 2017

Both the sides are coming into the match on the back of victories - Indian Arrows, beginning their I-League season off to a flying start defeating Chennai City FC with a 3-0 scoreline thanks to a brace from Aniket Jadhav. Minerva Punjab FC, on the other hand won against newly promoted side NEROCA FC with a 2-1 score at home in Ludhiana.

19:10 (IST)5 DEC 2017

19:08 (IST)5 DEC 2017

Minerva Punjab FC Substitutes:

Arshdeep Singh, Toshiya Hosoe, Moinuddin, Makan Winkle Chothe, Akash Sangwan, Deepak Devrani, Mohd. Shahjahan
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