|FC Kochin beaten
The Times Of India
February 1, 1999
East Bengal kept their reputation intact to thrash FC Kochi 3-1 in their
away encounter and garnered full three points in the NFL Championships
match at the LBS here tonight. FC Kochi took the lead with Najeeb's goal
in the 5th minute, but East Bengal came back with an equaliser in the 37th
minute with Vijayan. Biachung Bhutia scored the other two goals in the
40th and 60th minute.
With this win, EB maintain their lead in Group B with 14 points from
6 games, while the Kochi side have 10 points from 6 matches.
Personally, I have no explanation as to why FC kochi lost this game.
They took the lead and still lost. Maybe it had to do with the bad weekend
in which India lost its match against Pakistan in cricket, and the Australian
Open finals. Well, FC Kochi will have to beat Salgaocar to remain in the
second place. This is assuming they beat all their other opponents.
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