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Dudu helps East Bengal to enter Super Cup final
Sportslogon Team April 16th 2018


Bhubaneswar : East Bengal star striker Omegbemi Dudu was scored all-important for the team in the 79th minute and helped the team to enter the final of the first edition Hero Super Cup at Kalinga Stadium here on Monday.

The FC Goa had missed five of its players in the semifinal as they were suspended. Unfortunately they also missed their skipper Eduardo Bedia Pelaez during the match in the 80th minutes due to red card.

After the barren first half, the combination of Katsumi Yusa and Dudu worked for the East Bengal. Yusi was teased a quality low cross across the face of the goal into the area between the goalie and the defender. Neither Goa defender Mohamed Ali nor goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani called for the ball in between Dudu barged in and put the ball into the net in the 79th minute.

Lots of scoring opportunity was created by I-League giants East Bengal in the first half, but the fighter FC Goa never looked like missing their top five players in the match. They also made few scoring chances.

In the absent of the top rated players the Goa goalkeeper forced to do overtime. He continuously frustrated the East Bengal strikers by standing rock solid and adjudged as the hero of the match.

In the third minute East Bengal defender Samad Ali Mallick created a move for goal, his powerful kick from the edge of the box gone just wide of the Goa post.

East Bengal forward Omegbemi Dudu was forwarded a through ball for Katsumi Yusa who entered the penalty box from the left flank and squared it for Mahmoud al Amna who failed to tap in from a point blank range in the 19th minute.

Once again the Nigerian Dudu in one on one with Goa goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani but he shut the ball straight at the goalkeeper in the 21st minute. East Bengal almost created four scoring chances in the first-half, while Goa also got two half-chances and it was ended in 0-0. .
This news was added and updated on : April 16th 2018
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