The I-League kicks off today and it is an exciting day ahead with as many as five matches lined up today with the marquee match being a Goan derby between defending champions Dempo and Churchill Brothers. Catch all the action as it happens Live
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Churchill Sports Club
5.30PM, 6th Oct, Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Churchill Brothers: Sandip Nandy, Bilal Najjarine, Ravanan D, Denzil Franco, Saran Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Steven Dias, Tomba Singh, Bikrmajit Singh, Beto, Henri Antchouet
Dempo: Subashish – Valeriano, Debabrata, Gawli, Cresson – Clifford, Anthony, Climax, Carvalho – Sueoka, Ricketts
4′: GOOOAAAALLL !!! A howler from Nandy gives Dempo the lead as Sueoka scores!
7′: Dangerous ball from Dias headed just wide by Beto.
9′: Another chance for Chaurchill Bros as Subhashis saves a shot from Dias.
11′: Rickets tries to find his team-mates with a cross but Ravanan is well placed to clear it.
15′: Dias gets into a shooting position but shoots straight at Roychowdhury.
19′: Lenny Rodriguez sets it up for Tomba whose shot goes over.
22′: Franco intercepts Rickett’s pass to Miranda.
23′: Poor free kick from Perreira as Nandy didn’t have to move.
27′: Nandy makes amends by puling off a sharp save to deny Anthony Perreira.
30′: Dempo lead at the half hour mark thanks to Sueoka’s early goal.
33′: So close for Dempo !! Perreira’s shot comes off the post.
35′: Dias’ cross safely handled by Subhashis.
36′: Dias-Beto combo once again causes problem to Dempo defence. The Brazilian’s header goes just wide.
38′: Great effort from Ravanan! The Churchill Brothers player manages to execute a great bicycle kick but Subhashis pushes it on to the goal post.
39′: For the third time in this half, Beto heads wide.
42′: This time Bilal finds the side netting from a Dias corner.
44′: Close the half time, Dempo still lead.
45′: Wonderful pass from Lenny to Beto but the Brazilian’s shot goes wide again.
HT: Churchill Brothers 0-1 Dempo :: This match has definitely lived up to the hype till now. Both teams have created a number of chances to score and the action has been end to end!
46′: Second half starts.
47′: GOOOAAALLLL!!! Churchill Brothers get a well deserved equalizer though ever-green Beto.
50′: Both teams are trying to score the second goal now.
52′: Keen battle going on in central midfield between Climax and Lenny.
54′: Another good chance for Churchill Brothers as Tomba comes close to heading in Bilal’s free-kick.
55′: Koko Sakibu, who has often changed matches for Dempo as a sub replaces Ricketts.
58′: Churchill Brothers have enjoyed lion’s share of possession in second half.
60′: Score remains level at the hour mark.
65′: Neither team has managed to create clear cut chances in past few minutes. The match has slowed down a bit.
70′: 20 minutes left for both teams to find another goal.
71′: Chance for Churchill Brothers. Bikramjit sets up Lenny whose shot goes wide.
73′: Akram, who scored multiple times in Fed Cup after coming on as a sub, replaces Henri.
75′: GOOOAAAALLLL !!! Anthony Perreira assists as Sueoka gives the lead back to Dempo.
79′: Churchill Brothers going all out for the goal now. Dempo has good chance on hitting them on the break.
83′: Great work from Nandy to deny both Abranches and Anthony, surely a strong contender for save of the week!
86′: Final throw of the dice from Bhowmik as Rajum Yumnam joins the fray.
89′: Young prospect Romeo Fernandes replaces Sueoka who dished out a Man of the Match performance.
90′: Three minutes added.
FT: Churchill Brothers 1-2 Dempo :: The defending champions see off a spirited challenge from Churchill Brothers to start their campaign with three well deserved points.
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