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Mohun Bagan 1-1 Bengaluru FC, Federation Cup 2017, As it Happened!

Mohun Bagan 1-1 Bengaluru FC, FULL TIME!
Updated: 12 May 2017 20:56 IST - Published: 12 May 2017 20:46 IST
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Thank you for joining us. That's it from us for today. Join us again on Sunday for more action from the Federation Cup.

Till then, good night and good bye.
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This means that we have a Kolkata Derby in our hands for the semis as Mohun Bagan and East Bengal square off on Sunday.

But before that I-League champions will look to add to their glory this season when they take on Bengaluru in the first semi-final.
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Alwyn George with the opener which Debjit would be really disappointed to have conceded.

But this game produced one of the goals of the tournament as Sony Norde again produced another moment of magic with a delightful goal to bring Bagan level.
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AND THAT'S IT!

It's all done here at Cuttack. Mohun Bagan ends as the champions of Group B. Bengaluru also go through to the semis.
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90+2' - Len down on the ground as the clocks ticks away.
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90+1' - Last change for Mohun Bagan.

Pritam Kotal IN! Subhashish Bose OUT!
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90' - SHOT!

Sehnaj finds Gaekwad on the right who swings an awkward ball in. Lewis recovers that swings a second ball into the box. Falls to Sehnaj at the edge of the box. He makes sweet contact on the half volley but that is straight at Amrinder.

Katsumi tries to get onto the rebound but he is offside.
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90' - A moment of hope as Katsumi makes a run. But a good tackle from Lenny and Bagan build again.
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89' - A long punt into the box and finds Jeje who tries to direct it to Kean Lewis who has shifted the left. But he can't get anywhere near that.
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88' - Bagan finally moving forward but only momentarily. I am going to be surprised if this doesn't really end 1-1.
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87' - A momentary lapse in concentration and Len nearly gets in but Eduardo again there to clear the danger.
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86' - Bagan seems to have put the game on auto-pilot mode. Passing it amongst themselves at the back.
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85' - NIshu Kumar with a run and a shot. But that is well blocked. Bagan seems to be done going forward but they are sharp as ever at the back.
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84' -  Subhashish with a long ball and a totally directionless one at that. 
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83' -  STRONG!

Udanta tries to make a move on the right But Subhashish is strong in the tackle. 
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82' -  Ball from back over the top looking to find Jeje but he is clearly offside. The man from Mizoram seems miffed but really has no reasion to.
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81' - BFC makes their last change.

Nishu Kumar IN! Alwyn George OUT!
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80' -  Lenny goes back to Salam Ranjan who tries to play a ball down the right. Cut off by Bikramjit.
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79' -  The pace of the game has really gone down now. The movement of the players look lethargic and nothing other than long balls seemingly being played.
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77' - MB playing simple passes at the back. Both teams are going through at the moment and they seem content.

Finally, a crossfield long ball played looking for Prabir. Nowhere near him and Khabra heads back to the keeper.
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76' - BFC finally seeing some ball as Len runs and tries to get a ball in from the right. But his cross is deflected and into the gleeful arms of Debjit.
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75' - And a yellow card.

Len loses his cool there. Poor decision from the assistant referee has really angered and he kicks the ball away in anger. Gets booked for the misdemeanour.
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74'- Ball finally is intercepted by Malsawmzuala. He tries to play in Len but Eduardo shadows him and puts it out.

Inexplicably the linesman points for a goalkick.
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73' -  Bagan with a free kick now as Sehnaj is fouled. The Mariners playing keep-ball.
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72' - Katsumi tries to get into the box but good work from Salam Ranjan and John Johnson on hand to clear that.
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71' - Bagan with their second change.

Sanjoy Sen brings off Sony Norde. He is not going to take any risk with the qualification for the semis done and dusted.

In comes Prabir Das.
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70' - Scuffle on the field. Well you can say nearly a scuffle. 

Udanta a bit too fierce on his challenges and that was not too the liking of the Bagan bench.
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69' - Back on the field and a poor long ball from the back by Raju is met by an equally incompetent header by Khabra. 

Falls to Katsumi but Lenny gets back and dispossesses him. 
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68' -  And finally BFC make their change.

Cameron Watson OUT! Udanta Singh IN!
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67' - Udanta Singh was about to get in for BFC there as well. But he has been pulled back. Interesting to see what happens there.
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66' - MB in control of the game totally with BFC hitting on the counter. They also have a change to make.

Souvik OUT! Sehnaj IN!
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65' - George at the other end. Gets played in by Len and he tries to return the favour with the ball into the box. But Eduardo is there and finally clears.
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64' - Len tried to get get to the ball but well cleared by Bagan.

And the Mariners try and get Jeje in behind Johnson. Should have been comfortable for the GK. But Johnson hacks it clear as no call comes from Amrinder.
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63' - Ball played out to the left to Subhashis but that is overhit and BFC have a throw in.
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62' -  NEARLY!

Lewis has the ball laid into his path by Katsumi. He tries to find a charging Sony on the left. But that is cut out.
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61' -  The ball just wouldn't sit down and finally Watson gets a deflection off Eduardo for a throw in.
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60' -  BFC come back again after a foul in midfield. But Bikramjit with an acrobatic clearance.
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59' -  Poor ball in from Alwyn George there.

However, Bagan poor in clearing the lines. The ball comes back into the box and falls to Len. The forward turns and shoots but over the bar and by some distance.
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58' -  Ball into the box from BFC. Cleared but they come back again.

Sandesh Jhingan in an attacking position down the left and he gets a corner off of Souvik.
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56' - It's all Mohun Bagan right now. Not really threatening but they are moving the ball around the park with ease.
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55' - Alwyn George again breaking down the left. However, he can't get the better of Debnath this time around.
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54' -  MB again in possession and they again go back to Sony.

Norde plays a one-two. Tries to get that in but Salam Ranjan is there to block and clear it away.
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53' - BFC CHANGE!!

Sunil Chhetri OUT! Malsawnzuala IN!
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53' - The game is back underway. BFC look for a response but neither Watson nor Lenny can pierce the Bagan defence.
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51' -  Sunil Chhetri down on the ground. The stretcher comes on but he sends it out. But it seems that he is going to have to be withdrawn.
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50' - GOAAALLL!!! I MEAN WHAT A GOALLL!!

Kean Lewis leads the charge for Bagan plays in Sony from the left. Cuts back and neither Khabra nor Salam Ranjan can live with hime. Bagan back on level terms.
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49' - Sony with a great run and plays in Jeje. He brings in Kingshuk. Debnath with the ball but that is well ahead of any MB player.
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48' - Salam Ranjan with a great tackle on Katsumi. Lenny leads the attack for BFC. Assesses his options and opts to shoot. Comfortable that for Debjit.
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47' -  Corner for Mohun Bagan. Lewis with the ball and again can't get past the near post as Juan heads that out.
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46' -  Mohun Bagan on the front foot right from the get-go here.

Subhashish tries to bring Sony on the left. But his call is cut off.