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Santosh Trophy 2018, Semi-final: Karnataka vs West Bengal, Live Match Updates

West Bengal 2-0 Karnataka, Full-Time
Updated: 30 March 2018 16:32 IST - Published: 30 March 2018 16:17 IST
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The defending champions continued their sublime form in today's match and returned home with a comfortable 2-0 victory against Karnataka. Bengal skipper Jiten Murmu provided the initial break with Tirthankar Sarkar putting the final nail in the coffin in the dying minutes.

With the win, the 32-times champion has qualified for the summit clash once again and will take on the winner of Kerala and Mizoram on Sunday. 
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And, it's all over here. The referee blows the whistle to signal the end of the match.
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90+4' Karnataka seems to have lost the plot as Sujay Dutta comes close to scoring a third for Bengal
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90+2' Goooaaalll!!!

It's all over for Karnataka as Bengal puts the final nail in the coffin with a second goal. Tirthankar Sarkar converts a free kick with a wonderful knuckleball from right outside the box to double the lead for Bengal.
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90' 5 minutes have been added on. Can Karnataka pull one back and bring the game back to level terms in the penultimate stage?
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88' Defending champions Bengal not losing the intensity as they try hard for a second goal to cushion their lead in the dying minutes of the match
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85' Bengal looking very compact defensively as they deny Karnataka any space in the field with which they can work with.
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83' Bengal are currently sitting deep in their own half as they try and sustain the Karnataka onslaught for the remaining few miniutes.
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80' Bengal goalkeeper Ranajit Majumder goes down with what looks to be a hamstring but he finally gets back on his feet.
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79' Karnataka looking to take the aerial route in order to find the equalizer but Bengal are exposing very little in their defence.
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75' Game resumes after the cooling break and Karnataka on the attack. The attack is halted and free-kick for Bengal.
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73' Ref blows the whistle as the players head for a cooling break in the hot and sultry weather here in Kolkata
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69' Karnataka with a promising surge down the right flank but no end result on the attack
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65' Substitution
First change of the game for Karnataka as Edwin Rossario goes off to make way for Shamanth Dodda.
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62' Bengal playing with real intent now. Karnataka now down the left flank but the pass is too heavy for the full back to chase down.
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57' Gooooooaaall!!

Bengal skipper Jiten Murmu steps up to break the deadlock and put his team in the front.

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55' Chancee!!

First potential chance of the half as Karnataka looked on the money to break the stalemate. The visitors with a clear goal scoring chance but the Bengal defender makes an amazing last moment tackle to save the day.
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51' Tirthankar Sarkar doing an impeccable job in the midfield for Bengal falling in deep to facilitate play. He is making all the difference with some amazing passing.
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49' Bengal dominating posession in the first four minutes of the second half. Tirthankar Sarkar with a shot at the goal but the same is off target.
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46' We are back with the second-half live action from the semi-final match between Karnataka and West Bengal.

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Half Time
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45' Four minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
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41' Last few minutes of the first half as Bengal looks under pressure and is struggling to keep possession.
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40' Chance!!!

Karnataka with a golden chance to take the lead and establish their dominion over the defending champions. But Bengal goalkeeper Ranajit Mazumder's heroics save the day as he makes two continuous saves in a one-on-one situation.
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37' Bengal showing better intent after the break but failing to make any inroads. Both teams still tied at 0-0
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