5th February, 2012 – 3:30 PM IST
Dempo: Creston, Gawli, Subhashis, Samir Naik, Debabrata, Climax, Miranda, Anthony Perreira, Densil Theobald, Ranty, Sakibu
Pune FC: Tabia, Costa, Gurjinder, Venkatesh, Baldeep, Arata, Keita, Douhou, Karma, Anas, Amrinder
1′: And we are off.
7′: First chance for Dempo, Ranty shoots straight at Amrinder.
12′:Not much action till now..both teams have made a cautious start.
22′: Surprise, surprise !! It’s the away team who takes the lead. Arata heads in a superb cross from Baldeep. 1-0 to Pune FC.
25′: Pune FC still leading by a solitary goal. Dempo is pushing hard to come back to level terms.
30′: Golden chance missed by Keita to make it 2-0 !! He was one on one with the ‘keeper but managed to shoot wide.
33′: Goal-line clearance !! Miranda chipped over Amrinder but Anas makes a last ditch clearance off the goal line.
34′: Pune FC has clearly been the better team so far, now they earn a corner.
37′: Super one handed save from young Amrinder to deny Ranty Martins.
40′: PFC playing the classic counter attacking game. They are putting men behind the ball in defence and trying to hit Dempo on the counter through Arata and Dohou.
41′: Clifford tries to cross towards Ranty, expertly blocked by Gurjinder.
43′: Two minutes to half time, Red Lizards still up 1-0.
44′: Dempo looking to mix it up with Anthony and Clifford changing flanks.
45′: Two minutes of injury time added.
45+1′: Last piece of action in first half as Koko forces a save off Amrinder.
HT: Dempo 0-1 Pune FC:: The Red Lizards have dished out an enterprising performance in first half and deservedly lead 1-0.
46′: Second half starts.
48′: First corner of second half to PFC, nothing happens.
50′: Koko’s effort hits Arata and goes out for a corner.
51′: Theobald shoots over.
52′: Corner for Dempo, the home team has come out of the blocks quickly in second period.
53′: PFC defence clears Miranda’s flag kick. Dempo attack again.
55′: Anas reacts just in time to clear a cross from Miranda.
56′: PFC hit Dempo on the counter, Arata tries to reach Keita with a cross but Gawli is first to reach it.
57′: Abranches replaces Koko Sakibu.
59′: This is a very crucial period of the match.
60′: Dohou lies injured on the ground.
60′: Ranty shoots over..
61′: Golden chance missed by Abranches. He had a free header after an inch perfect cross from Naik.
63′: Carvalho replaces Anthony.
65′: Pune FC has barely managed to touch the ball in second half but Dempo is yet to score that crucial equalizer.
66′: Yellow card for Debabrata.
67′: Clifford’s effort tipped over the bar by Amrinder.
68′: Lester replaces Dohou. His pace can be lethal on counter-attacks.
70′: Anas clears after a desperate goal-mouth scramble.
71′: Young Amrinder has been exceptional so far. Looks like PFC have an abundance of quality in the goalkeeping department
73′: Carvalho shoots over after a nice assist from Climax.
75′: Shivalkar replaces Venkatesh.
76′: Ranty flagged offside.
77′: Superb effort from Lester but Subhashis makes the save.
79′: Karma replaced by Srikanth for PFC.
80′: I-League top scorer Ranty replaced by Joy Ferrao.
80′: Dempo desperately looking for a goal here.
83′: Shivalkar comes close to make it 2-0, his shot goes wide.
84′: Debabrata shoots wide..
85′: Naik’s cross straight to Amrinder.
89′:Five minutes of injury time added.
90′:Going down to the wire, this one.
90+1′: Ferrao misses another easy chance, story of the game for Dempo.
90+3′: Two minutes left to go..Red Lizards hanging desperately for the win..
FT: Dempo 0-1 Pune FC :: Another famous win for the Red Lizards but Dempo only have themselves to blame for missing several chances. The league is still wide open, ladies and gentlemen !!