Real Kashmir beat Rajasthan United 2-0 as I-League returns to valley | Football News - Times of IndiaSRINAGAR: Passion was high and the excitement grew greater with each minute as locals came out in huge numbers to support Real Kashmir FC in their I-League match against Rajasthan United FC here -- the first such game in the valley since the COVID-19 outbreak. The synthetic turf at the TRC Grounds вЂ“ the venue of the game вЂ“ came alive after three years as football supporters filled up the stands on a chilly Saturday afternoon. The match вЂ“ won by RKFC 2-0 вЂ“ was the first high-profile game in the valley since the outbreak of COVID-19. As the players took to the ground, the spectators cheered for their team.
The enthusiasm was more because of the new local coach who is an inspiration for the youth, " said RKFC owner Sandeep Chattoo. With the crowd backing them to the hilt, the RKFC players kept the pressure on the visiting team throughout the game. Their defence was strong, and the attack stronger. The team did not disappoint its supporters as it struck one past the rival team goal-keeper in the 21st minute through Moro Lamine, the 28-year-old Ghanaian centre-back, as the crowd stood on its feet. The teams changed ends, but RKFC continued with their impressive ways.
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The Real Kashmir continued to dominate the match and struck again in the 77th minute through Jerry Pulamte. Not only did the second goal break the back of the visiting team, it sent the spectators into a state of frenzy. The cheering grew louder and the atmosphere became electric. The Real Kashmir FC flags flew high, the drum beats got louder and sloganeering shriller. The acceptance of an imminent defeat could be sensed among Rajasthan players as they dropped their shoulders. When the referee signalled the end of the game, the Real Kashmir players rejoiced, and so did the crowd. "It is after a long time we got to witness such a high-profile football game. We were waiting for the Snow Leopards to return to the valley and play at home, " Shahid Ahmad, an ardent RKFC supporter said.
Durand Cup 2019 semi-final, East Bengal vs Gokulam Kerala FC - Playing XIs Gokulam Kerala FC Playing XI: Ubaid CK (GK), Naocha Singh, Andre Ettiene, Mohamed Irshad, Jestin George, Sebastian Thangmuansang, Mohammad Rashid, Marcus Joseph, Malemnganba Meitei, Shibil Muhammed, Henry Kisekka Subs: Vicky, Bruno Pelissari, G Sanju, Ashok Singh, Mayakannan, Mohamed Salah, Lalromawia East Bengal Playing XI: Mirshad (GK), Mehtab, Brandon, Manoj, AMM Crespi, Bidyashagar, Mahata, K Aidara, J Santos, Samad, Didika Subs: Mawia, B Gomez, Kamalpreet, Boithang, Tondomba, Abhishek, Rohlupuia Here's all you need to know about the semi-final matches of Durand Cup 2019 – East Bengal vs Gokulam Kerala FC, Mohun Bagan vs Real Kashmir FC: When are the semi-final matches of Durand Cup 2019 scheduled to be played? East Bengal vs Gokulam Kerala FC, Durand Cup 2019 match is on August 21, 2019 (Wednesday).
The match referee's whistles could hardly be heard amid the applause, drumbeats and whistles, and the occasional boos for the opponents. The match had its moments вЂ“ power-packed volleys, numerous headers, heated arguments between players, unruly scenes, as well as injuries. There was no dull moment in the game and the crowd loved every single minute, with the cold conditions failing to dampen their spirit. They backed the RKFC players, sometimes tried to act like coaches, telling the players what to do. "I am glad that our team lived up to the expectations of the huge crowd that had gathered to cheer the Snow Leopards.
Both the encounters are a dream for football lovers with a potential Kolkata Derby on the cards in the grand finale. The first contest of the day will see East Bengal face Gokulam Kerala FC. East Bengal have been at their clinical best in the tournament while scoring 10 goals and conceding just once in the group stage. Whereas Gokulam FC have also been a force to reckon with as they reach the semis unbeaten with an aggregate scoreline of 11-1 in the group stage. The second contest of the day will see Mohun Bagan take on Real Kashmir FC. The Kolkata giants have been effective in their semi-final run with two wins and a draw to their name. Mohun Bagan have scored 4 goals while conceding two. Meanwhile, Real Kashmir FC have been impressive en route to the semis with similar results to that of Mohun Bagan.
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