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Durand Cup 2019: East Bengal first team to seal semi-final berth; FC Goa, Gokulam Kerala win to remain in hunt

Kolkata: East Bengal grew to become the primary group to storm into the 129th Durand Cup semi-finals after super-sub Bidyashagar Singh struck a double to assist them rally and publish a 2-1 win over Bengaluru FC on Wednesday.

East Bengal topped the group with 9 factors from three matches and can face the toppers from group D the place Gokulam Kerala lead the desk after their 3-Zero win towards Indian Airforce.

A younger, extraordinarily quick Bengaluru FC made issues tough for East Bengal with Ajay Chhetri giving the BFC reserves a 17th-minute aim with a surprising aim.

Bengaluru FC led the assault within the first half, with occasional cameos from the pink and gold.

The state of affairs modified within the 46th minute when Bidyashagar was introduced on as an alternative to Boithang Haokip.

Bidyashagar scored the equaliser within the 59th minute with an help from Brandon Vanlalremdika, following up with one other one within the 74th minute, saving the day for his group.

The sport-changing heroics had been ok for him to be adjudged the Man of the Match.

FC Goa, Gokulam Kerala put themselves inside touching distance of semi-finals

Gokulam Kerala FC and FC Goa received towards their respective opponents to take care of their profitable momentum within the 129th Durand Cup on Wednesday.

Gokulam Kerala’s Trinidad and Tobago playmaker Marcus Joseph as soon as once more did the utmost harm, placing a double (43rd, 87th) whereas Shibil Muhammed scored within the 56th minute to style a 3-Zero win over Indian Airforce on the Sailen Manna Stadium in Howrah.

Joseph struck a hat-trick of their 4-Zero win over Indian Tremendous League franchise Chennaiyin FC, their second successive win taking them to the highest of the Group D desk.

A draw towards I-League debutants from Manipur, TRAU FC, on 18 August might be sufficient for the Kerala outfit to seal a semi-final berth.

In the meantime, FC Goa developmental’s outfit additionally remained within the hunt for a semi-final berth from Group C, securing a hard-fought 2-1 win over Chennai Metropolis FC, who’re fielding a reserve aspect.

The Goan ISL franchise at the moment are stage with Actual Kashmir FC with six factors every and their end result on 17 August will decide the semi-finalists from Group C.

Liston Colaco drew the primary blood to present the Goans an eighth-minute lead however Mashoor Shereef restored parity within the 16th minute.

Nestor Dias struck the profitable aim for FC Goa within the 30th minute to present them their second successive victory.

Of their opening match, the Goans had defeated defending champions Military Inexperienced 1-0.

Arihant Chopra
Arihant Chopra has been working in the Sports industry. He currently contributes for Trevino by writing about sports content. He started his career with Trevino to get started as a journalist.


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