I-League Matchday 14

East Bengal vs Indian Arrows

East Bengal welcomed Indian Arrows at their home ground, Yuba Bharati Stadium. The Red and Gold Brigade won the match 1-0, with the solitary goal coming from Jaime Santos (48′) in the early stages of the second half. However a red card was shown to East Bengal defender Manoj Mohammed (90+4′) in the injury time.

Chennai City vs Aizawl FC

Table toppers Chennai City faced Aizawl FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. It turned out to be a thrilling encounter with the home side edging past Aizawl with a scoreline of 4-3.  A brace from Sandro Rodriguez (28′, 60′) and Pedro Manzi ( 60′, 80′) saw Chennai score 4 goals. For Aizawl , Albert Zohmingmawia (37′) equalized to make it 1-1. The first-half scoreline remained the same. The second-half saw the game go out of hands for Aizawl as Chennai Chennai scored 3 more goals. However the visitors showed resilient spirit when they were able to score two goals through Isak Vanlalruatfela (90+1′) and Lalkhawpuimawia (90+2′) in the injury time.

Minerva Punjab vs Gokulam FC

The match between Minerva Punjab and Gokulam FC was held at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium. At the early stages of the match, Minerva Striker Kouame Konan Zacharie (20′) was given the marching orders. 10-man Minerva showed great spirit to equalize through Jorge Caceido Rodriguez (90+4′) just before the final whistle was blown. Gokulam benefited from an own goal scored by the same man Rodriguez (83′). The final score of the match was 1-1.

Shillong Lajong vs Real Kashmir

Bottom placed Shillong Lajong were up against this season’s title challengers Real Kashmir. The match was played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong. Real Kashmir grabbed the victory with a some sturdy defending and a solitary goal from Aaron Katebe (74′). The final score was 1-0.

Churchill Brothers vs NEROCA

Churchill Brothers locked horns against NEROCA at the Tilak Maidan. The visitors scored early through Varney Kallon (24′). The first half remained 1-0. In the dying stages of the second, Willis Plaza (85′, 90+1′) turned it around all by himself to snatch a victory for the home side. The match ended with a scoreline of 2-1 in favour of Churchill.


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