Press Esc to close
Monday 27 April 2015
News updated at 9:33 AM IST
Weather
Max: 33.4°C
Min : 21.6°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Dempo knocks out Salgaocar

Siliguri,Sept 29, 2012 PTI:

Abranches, Sakibo star in 2-0 win

I-League winners Dempo ousted reigning champions Salgaocar from the 34th Federation Cup with a clinical 2-0 victory to set up a summit clash with East Bengal here on Friday. 

Dempo scored through Joaquim Abranches (73rd) and Koko Sakibo (85th) after a goalless first-half as their Goan rivals were reduced to 10 men in the final few minutes in the second semifinal at the Kanchenjungha Stadium here.

From a counter-attack, Abranches found the back of the net with a powerful right-footer to give Dempo the lead. There was then a fine display by Sakibo that took the game away from the Karim Bencherifa-coached side.

Sakibo was tackled inside the box by Luciano Sabrosa but with an inside dribble and turning around swiftly, the former unsettled the Salgaocar defender who fell down in the bargain. Sakibo was quick to slot it home past Salgaocar goalkeeper Karanjit Singh for a 2-0 lead.
A minute later Fulgencio Cardozo was red-carded by referee Ajit Meetei of Manipur after a bad tackle on Anthony Pererira.  There was no looking back for Dempo as they made their fifth appearance into the Federation Cup final.

Playing with just one foreigner in Nigerian recruit Sakibo as the other — Ryuji Suyeoka — was injured, Dempo dished out an attacking game in the first half.

After the changeover, Dempo captain Clifford Miranda’s corner hit the crossbar and went out in the 53rd minute.

The most successful team of the I-League, Dempo don’t enjoy a similar record in the Federation Cup, winning it only once, in Bangalore in 2004, which is remembered for the tragic death of their Brazilian forward Cristiano Junior. 


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

Smoke blew up when fire brigade personnel spray water to douse fire of a cloth store...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

India's National Disaster Response Force personnel look for survivors in a building, in Kathmandu...

People look at the debris of one of the oldest temples after it was damaged...

People look at the debris of one of the oldest temples after it was damaged...

Tourists gather inside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport...

Tourists gather inside Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport...

People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur...

People gather near the cracks on the road caused by an earthquake in Bhaktapur...

A Nepalese man walks through destruction caused by Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

A Nepalese man walks through destruction caused by Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

People run away from a landslide triggered by a tremor, after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake...

People run away from a landslide triggered by a tremor, after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake...

This photo provided by Azim Afif, shows a small avalanche on Pumori mountain...

This photo provided by Azim Afif, shows a small avalanche on Pumori mountain...

A view of collapsed houses due to earthquake in Madhubani, Bihar...

A view of collapsed houses due to earthquake in Madhubani, Bihar...

A general view of the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in Saturday’s earthquake...

A general view of the Basantapur Durbar Square that was damaged in Saturday’s earthquake...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523