I-League Matchday 19

Aizawl FC vs Mohun Bagan

Aizawl FC were up against Mohun Bagan in a match that was played at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. The visitors struck the first blow through Henry Kisekka (22′). Aizawl were quick to pounce back as Ansumana Kromah (38′) equalized for them. The score at half-time was locked at 1-1. The second half was a more physical one where both the teams saw yellow cards at random. However, during the dying stages of the match, Bikramjeet Singh (78′) scored, which turned out to be the winner for Bagan. The final score of the match was 2-1.

Gokulam FC vs Indian Arrows

The match between Gokulam FC and Indian Arrows took place at the EMS Stadium. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. Rahul K.P (22′) scored the goal for Arrows to give them the lead. In the second half of the match, Marcus Joseph (64′) equalized for Gokulam. Both the teams failed to find a winner and the match was drawn at the final whistle.

East Bengal vs Churchill Brothers

East Bengal faced Churchill Brothers in a pivotal encounter that would affect the title-hopes for both the teams. The match that was played at the Yuba Bharati Stadium saw two late goals, one from each team as the final score was a 1-1 draw. The visitors went ahead through a strike from their star striker Willis Plaza (68′). East Bengal equalized through Kassim Aidara (78′). This draw puts Bengal on 32 points from 16 matches played. On the other hand, title hopes for Churchill are almost over as they have 31 points from 18 matches played.

Real Kashmir vs Minerva Punjab

The match between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab was postponed due to the recent surgical strike that was in effect after a vicious Pulwama attack that caused mayhem in Kashmir.

Shillong Lajong vs Chennai City

Bottom placed Shillong Lajong welcomed the table-toppers Chennai City at their home turf, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The match proved to be a goals galore and the visitors managed a 2-4 victory, which almost confirms them to be this year’s champions. Sandro Rodriguez (7′), a brace from Pedro Manzi (78′, 90′) and a goal from Nestor Gordillo (81′) saw Chennai score 4 past Lajong. Kitboklang Pale (23′) and Samuel Kynshi (85′ [P]) were the goalscorers for the home side.

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