I-League 2011-12 : Round-18 – Sporting Clube de Goa v Pune FC – LIVE!

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SPORTING CLUB de GOA

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PUNE FC

JLN Stadium, Fatorda, Goa

1st February, 2012 – 3:30 PM IST

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TEAM NEWS:

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.

 

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