20
Thursday
June 2019
2:32 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Sports News
Chennai City are New Champions, I-League
 
New Delhi: Chennai City on Saturday scripted a new chapter in the history of Indian football by becoming champions of Indian League (IL) with 3-1 triumph over Minerva Punjab at Coimbatore, and Quess East Bengal emerged the runners up after they beat Gokulam Kerala 2-1 at Kozhikode in the final round of marathon league played across the country.

Playing at home ground Chennai City came from behind to win the championship in fashion before few thousands cheering crowds. Chennai were stunned when the visiting forward Ronald Bilala from Punjab on a set piece headed home in inside three minutes and the home team went for water break in disappointment. On their return the CC regrouped themselves and brought play in parity thorough a penalty in the 56th minute. Captain Pedro Manzi shot home the penalty kick after a rival defender handled the ball inside the box.

The wining goals for Chennai came from northeast striker Gaurav Bora, who scored twice (69'' and 90+3'') and adjudged the Hero of the Match. Bora was seen crying in joy while receiving a cheque of Rs 25,000. In away play at Kozhikode East Bengal also came from behind to win 2-1 against Gokulam Kerala. Marcus Joseph fired the first salvo in the 69th minute to give lead Kerala but Jamie Santos Colado''s penalty goal (79'') and Ladanmawia Ralte''s strike (85'') helped East Bengal to win the last round play of I-League. At the end of 20th round Chennai City have 43 points and East Bengal collected 42 points, almost a neck and neck race in the 11-team championship.

Real Kashmir are 3rd with 36 points from 19 games. They will have a match against last year winners Minerva Punjab. For Kolkata giants Quess East Bengal, I-League has been remaining illusive for them since the national top tier tournament renamed in 2007-08 from National Football League (NFL). Three times NFL winners East Bengal have been runners up on four occasions 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14 and 2018-19. All India Football Federation president Praful Patel congratulated the winner and the participating teams.


New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets in World Cup thriller
Never thought I could play a knock like that: Morgan on six-hitting record
Morgan smashes sixes record as England amass 397/6
England's Roy targets Australia match for World Cup return
Man files petition to ban Pak cricket team after embarrassing defeat to India
Bhuvneshwar ruled out of next 2-3 games due to hamstring niggle: Kohli
Shakib 124, Liton 94 guide Bangladesh to 7 wicket victory over WI
Finch''s 153 sets up Australia''s 87-run win over Sri Lanka
Coutinho brace fires Brazil to 3-0 win over Bolivia in Copa America opener
ENG Pacers, Root set up England''s overwhelming eight-wicket win over West Indies
Tendulkar sues Australian bat manufacturer for $2 mn in royalties
Lee Chong Wei, badminton's beloved nearly man
No pressure as only 1.5 billion people expecting India to win World Cup: Hardik
Kohli remains sole Indian in Forbes list of highest-paid athletes
Rishabh Pant comes in as cover for injured Dhawan
Indian men, women archery teams one win away from securing Olympic berths
Gavaskar, Pietersen want Pant in if Dhawan ruled out; Gambhir calls for Rayudu
We're extra motivated, had a point to prove against Australia: Kohli
It's time to move on: Yuvraj calls time on international career
India ring warning bell, beat Australia by 36 runs By Kushan Sarkar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala CPM leader's son booked for rape, cheating
 Mumbai: A Kerala CPM leader's son has been booked on charges of rape and cheating following a compla  
Two workers killed in Kerala as earth caves in
Two workers killed in Kerala as earth caves in
Joseph terms Jose K Mani''s election unconstitutional, says ''crowd'' can''t elect chairman
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Russia, China block UN from saying NKorea violated sanctions
 United Nations: Russia and China have blocked the U.N. Security Council committee monitoring sanctio
Trump launches 2020 re-election bid with mega rally, says 'Keep America Great
Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN
UK PM candidates fight it out for second place with Boris Johnson
NATIONAL NEWS
Modi wishes good health, long life to Rahul Gandhi on his birthday
 New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished good health and a long life to Congress
Goa CM may induct Dy Speaker Lobo in cabinet
PM to set up a committee to look into One Nation, One Election initiative
Over 2.4k HIV deaths in Maha in 11 months: Minister
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2019 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.