SPORTING CLUB de GOA
JLN Stadium, Fatorda, Goa
1st February, 2012 – 3:30 PM IST
Sporting Clube de Goa: Ashok (GK), Mathew, Samanada, Prajyot, Park, Kalu, Rowlin, Macroy, Moga, Anthony, Piexoto.
Pune FC: Amrinder (GK), Caitano Costa , Chika Wali, Baldeep, Arata , Karma, Gurjinder, Lester, Ramu , Subhash, Kieta.
1′: It’s kick-off time at Margao. An exciting battle on the cards here as two of the most attacking teams in I-League lock horns here. It may prove to be a goal-scoring thriller!
8′: GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL! Here you go, Mandjou Keita stuns the Sporting faithful with an early goal! Pune FC go 1-0 up.
20′: Pune FC have dominated the match so far. Sporting midfield is sorely missing Adil Khan’s service, who is serving suspension for a straight red card in round-17 tie against Prayag United.
21′: GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL! Derrick Pereira’s Red Lizards score yet again. Mandjou Keita with a superb brace here.
25′: Sporting Goa 0-2 Pune FC
30′: GOOOOOAAAALLLLLL! Sporting pulls one back! Ogba Kalu calmly slots in a penalty awarded to Sporting! Just as we predicted, it’s going to be a goal-scoring thriller!
40′: Sporting Goa 1-2 Pune FC
45′: GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL! Ogba Kalu steps up once-again and slots it in. It’s 2-2 now.
HT’: Sporting Goa 2-2 Pune FC
46′: Teams are back on the field after the break. Brace yourself for a rolar-coaster next 45 minutes of play.
50′: Still 2-2. Both the teams are trying to play possession football.
60′: In to the hour mark. The 2-2 dead-lock is yet to be broken.
75′: Close shave for Sporting. Lester Fernandes with a defense-splitting through ball for Karma on the left, who dribbles past one defender and shoots with his left foot. Inches wide off the near post, with the goal-keeper beaten all ends up.
80′: Around 10 minutes to go for the final whistle. The pace of the game has dropped drastically over last few minutes.
82′: GOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL! Sporting Clube grabs the lead for the first time in this match. James Moga with a superb goal for the Flaming Oranje!
85′: Score-board readsSporting Goa 3-2 Pune FC. Can the Red Lizards, who are often dubbed as the “Comeback Kings”, find an equalizer here?
90′: Pune FC is playing all-out attacking game now. Sporting defense is on high alert. Three minutes of added time here.
90+1′: GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL! It’s game-set-match for Sporting! Cruel blow for Pune FC as the concede the fourth goal of the day completely against the run of play. A quick counter attack catches Pune FC defense on the wrong foot and Ogba Kalu completes his hattrick.
FT’: And here goes the final whistle. Sporting Clube de Goa staged one of the most spirited fight-backs from being two goals down to clinch the thriller by 4-2 margin.
Final Score: Sporting Clube de Goa 4-2 Pune FC.