QEB lose to Chennai City
posted on 13.11.2018

Match Report Courtsey : AIFF Media

Quess East Bengal lost to Chennai City FC i\by 2-1 margin in their first home match of Hero I League played today evening at Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata.

Although the home team began with a sense of purpose and Chennai looked as if they wanted to sit back deep in the initial stages of the first half, the visitors slowly but surely imposed themselves on the game with the help of splendid performances from their Spanish midfielders Nestor and Sandro.

Chennai, in fact, had made their intentions clear from the beginning as they made the game’s first foray in the 4th minute itself when Nestor and Manzi combined to release Pravitto Raju inside the box but Rakshit Dagar in the QEB goal was up to the task.

Dagar again staved off two possibly dangerous moves by Chennai around the quarter of an hour mark in the first half. Then in the 20th minute, Lalrindika Ralte gave the ball away in the East Bengal deep defence and Sandro latched onto it to put it in the way of Manzi inside the box, but his placement just waivered in direction.

As the Chennai Spaniards, Nestor, Sandro and Manzi kept combining dangerously, coach Alejandro Garcia of QEB made an early change, bringing in Surabuddin Mallick in place of Laldanmawia Ralte in the 38th minute.

However, Chennai were not to be denied a deserving lead. Lalrindika Ralte, who had been booked a while back, displayed irresponsible defending in inflicting another rough tackle on Sandro, in injury time of the first half. The resultant free-kick from just outside the box on the right was expertly slotted in by Sandro, eluding a diving Rakshit.

East Bengal began the second half with urgency and were immediately rewarded. Jobby Justin put Surabuddin through on the right and his cross from inside the box beat the Chennai defence and goalkeeper Kabir, deflected off Johny Acosta and fell to Mexican striker Enrique Esqueda who slotted in calmly.

Manzi’s injury recurring and he had to leave the field in the 56th minute had no effect on Nestor and Sandro, with the former in particular impressing again with deft touches and visionary passes while the hosts seemed to be running out of ideas in the attacking third.

Meanwhile, Esqueda, who has scored thrice for East Bengal in the league so far, was booked and was replaced by Bidhyasagar Singh who had scored in the last game.

However, nothing worked for the home team and it was Nestor’s class which eventually, paid off in the 87th minute. He found Raju in the clear with another great pass who in turn released Romario Jesuraj inside the box with a brilliant ball behind the East Bengal backline.

Dagar had no option but to charge out and clip an evading Jesuraj’s heels in an attempt to clear but finally, he only ended up bringing him down. Referee Crystal John had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Nestor converted calmly to finish what he had begun, to send the Chennai camp into delirium.

East Bengal remain in the second position with six points.

QEB : Rakshit Dagar, Samad Ali Mallick, Borja Gomez, Jhonny Acosta, Manoj Mohammed, Laldamawia Rate (Surabuddinn Mallick), Kamalpreet Singh, Lalrindika Ralte, Yami Longvah (Brandon Vanlalremdika), Jobby Justin, Enrique Esqueda (Bidyasagar Singh)
East Bengal face Chennai City
posted on 12.11.2018

Quess East Bengal will aim to maintain their 100% home record with Chennai City FC when they clash with them at 5.00 pm at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Tuesday 13th November, 2018.

In the pre-match press meet QEB Head Coach Alejandro Menendez said, “Chennai City FC is a good team. In their first three encounters they have got good results. It will be a difficult game for us. All matches in the I League are difficult. But this match is especially difficult because Chennai come here with a good away result. So they will be full of confidence.”

He further added, “After the wins in the two away matches team has got good confidence. We are expecting to win the home game. We expect the fans to come in numbers in the stadium to cheer the team. We have to win the match.”

Chennai coach Akbar Nawaz said, “East Bengal team have a rich past. They will try to win as it their home match. They have won two matches already and they will try to continue the momentum. We have to be careful.”
Membership Entry
posted on 12.11.2018

Please note that Valid Membership cardholders for 2018-19 of East Bengal Club are allowed to enter Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan through Gate no. 2, Middle Tier on 13th November 2018 to watch QEBFC vs Chennai City FC match.
EB drew 2-2 with ATK
posted on 04.11.2018

Quess East Bengal drew 2-2 with ATK in their fourth fixture of Hero U18 Youth League at Salt Lake Training Ground today.

Supriyo Ghosh opened the scoring for ATK and Joseph Vanlalhruaia scored the other goal. For the junior red & golds Shrikumar Karjee and Shrawan Lama scored the goals. East Bengal juniors continue to remain in the pole position of the Kolkata Zone League with 8 points from 4 matches.

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