Two of the three teams in the race have their destiny in their own hands while the Red Machines must beat the Warriors to stay in the fight.
FULL TIME: GKFC 4-1 TRAU CB 3-2 RGPFC
7:30pm This is Atrayo Bhattacharya signing off. It’s goodbye from our end as we wait for another I-League season. Thank you all for tuning in and following our coverage of the I-League this season. Cheers!!!
7:20pm Gokulam Kerala’s Emil Benny wins the I-League Emerging player of the season award with L.Nandakumar Singh bagging the I-League Best coach of the season award.
7:17 pm Kiran Limbu Chemchong of RoundGlass Punjab wins the Best Goalkeeper award while Hamza Kheir of Churchill Brothers wins the Best Defender award. TRAU’s Phalguni Singh bags the Best Midfielder honour.
7:16pm Bidyasaghar Singh of TRAU wins the I-League GOLDEN BOOT this season with 12 goals to his name.
7:10pm It has been a season of many firsts and many challenges especially to organise the I-League during the COVID-19 pandemic. But Gokulam Kerala winning their maiden title adds another feather to the league’s history.
7:05pm: That was breathtaking stuff from all four teams as it was goals galore on the judgement day. It was a fantastic effort from Gokulam Kerala FC as they scored four goals in the second half.
7:00pm: The Malabarians become the first and only Kerala based side to win the I-League as they defeated TRAU 4-1 on the judgement day. On the other game, despite RoundGlass Punjab’s efforts in the second half Churchill Brothers won the match 3-2 but it was not enough for them to win the title as they finish their campaign as runners-up.
FULL TIME: ITS OVERR AND GOKULAM KERALA ARE THE NEW CHAMPIONS OF I-LEAGUE!!!!!!
90+8 GOAAALLLL for Gokulam Kerala!!! as Mohammed Rashid slots the ball in to increase the lead to 4-1
90+5 Substitution for Gokulam as Alex Saji replaces Deepak Devrani
90+3′ It’s Red card for Vincy Barreto!! Gokulam are a man down now. However, Phalguni wastes the resultant freekick.
90′ It looks like Gokulam Kerala will clinch their maiden I-League title as they look to hold their forts with a few minutes left in the clock.
84′ CB vs RGPFC: Chance for Churchill Brothers!!! A brilliant ball from the left finds Luka Majcen with space in the penalty area but the Slovenian miscues his shot.
6:45pm Here’s the Live I-League Points Table and Gokulam Kerala are looking good for their maiden I-League title.
80′ HUGE CHANCE for TRAU!!!! Phalguni gets in behind the Gokulam backline and dances his way past Awal but Ubaid comes up with a brilliant save.
76′ GOALLLLLLLL for GOKULAM!!! It’s raining goals at the moment for the Malabarians as Denny Antwi increases the lead as he gets in behind the TRAUdefence and slots it past Amrit.
74′ GOAAAAALLLL for Gokulam Kerala as Emil Benny slots it past Amrit to take the lead. It’s one way attack at the moment.
68′ CB vs RGPFC: GOALLLLLL for RoundGlass Punjab!! Baba Diawara pulls another goal back!! It’s raining goals on the final day of the I-League. CB 3-2 RGPFC
69′ GOAAAALLLL for Gokulam Kerala!!!!! Sharif slots it home from the freekick as his curling effort left Amrit helpless between the sticks. BIG moment in the game. Gokulam Kerala 1-1 TRAU
65′ GOAAALLLL for RoundGlass Punjab FC!!!! Joseba Beitia scores. RGP get one back. Joseba’s right footed effort finds the back of the net from the edge of the penalty area
67′ HUGE!! Vincy Barreto slotted the ball home for Gokulam Kerala but the goal did not stand as he dragged the ball from outside. It’s a goal kick to TRAU.
66′ HUGE CHANCE for Gokulam as Antwi and Benny combined and the latter scuffed his shot wide from close range. Big opportunity missed by the youngster.
65′ Great move from TRAU as Naresh Singh was brought down on the right flank. Freekick to TRAU, Bruno on the ball but Ubaid gathers it comfortably.
58′ CB vs RGPFC: Shibinraj is booked after he comes out of his line to clear a long ball. Freekick to RGP but it’s well wide.
60′ Gokulam Kerala are controlling the proceedings and enjoying most of the possession but TRAU have already shown that they can be dangerous on the counters.
55′ It has been end to end football since halftime as Denny Antwi is causing all sorts of trouble for the TRAU backline as Gokulam pushes forward in search of the equaliser.
52′ CHANCE!! Joseph finds Krishnananda in the box with a pinpoint cross but the latter scuffed his shot wide.
51′ BIG CHANCE for TRAU as Chanso Horam was clear on goal but his chipped effort went over the bar. He should have passed it to Bidyasaghar who was in a better position.
50′ Freekick for Gokulam as Sharif takes the setpiece but it is once again a very poor delivery from the Afghan.
48′ Substitution: Gokulam Kerala head coach Vincenzo Annese replaced the injured Philipp Adjah with Ronald Singh at the restart.
46′ What a start from Gokulam as Antwi came up with a thumping effort but Amrit Gope was in a good position to thwart away the danger.
45′ We are underway again in the Second Half!!
6:00pm Here’s the Live I-League Points Table and as it stands TRAU will be the crowned champions courtesy of a better head to head record against Churchill Brothers
5:55pm It has been a very exciting match between TRAU and Gokulam Kerala as the latter started proceedings really well but were stunner by a great goal from Bidyasaghar Singh. The goal also brought momentum to TRAU’s buildups as they moved the ball well and started creating chances. On the other hand, Churchill Brothers have put on a show at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan and RoundGlass Punjab seems to have no answers to their questions.
5:50pm It’s HALF TIME in both the matches. TRAU take a slender lead over Gokulam Kerala while Churchill Brothers are well ahead against RoundGlass Punjab.
45+2′ GOAAALLLLLL for Churchill Brothers!!!!!! It’s Clayvin Zuniga again as he slots this one with his head and gives the Red Machines a dominant 3-0 lead.
45+2′ Krishnananda Singh gets booked for a poor tackle on Rashid.
44′ CB vs RGPFC: Shibinraj comes out of his penalty area and prevents an opportunity for RGPFC. Goalscoring chance for the Northerners averted by the custodian.
40′ First Substitution for GKFC as Mohammed Rashid replaces Lalromawia.
TITLE UPDATE: If the scores remain the same then TRAU will be crowned champions of the I-League as they enjoy a better head to head record against Churchill Brothers.
37′ Bidyasaghar is popping up in nice spaces just outside the box and he has that confidence to take shots from outside the box and beat the keeper. But this time Ubaid was alert and he averted the danger. TRAU looking really good here.
32′ The goal from TRAU has taken the wind out of Gokulam Kerala’s sails for the time being as they struggle to move the ball around and create chances.
25′ CB vs RGPFC: GOAAALLLLLLL for Churchill Brothers as Clayvin Zuniga doubles the lead for the Red Machines! It’s raining goals here on the judgement day of the I-League. 2-0 Churchill Brothers
22′ GOOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!! Bidyasaghar Singh against the run of play gives TRAU the lead with a great long-range effort!! 0-1 TRAU
20′ Gokulam gradually looking like the team to score first as they test Amrit Gope twice in quick succession. However, the youngster was up to his task both times.
16′ CB vs RGPFC: Pritam takes the shot but it goes wide. Goal kick for Churchill Brothers.
13′ CB vs RGPFC: Hamza makes a goal line clearance for the Red Machines after a bad judgement by the goalkeeper Shibinraj.
14′ Gokulam Kerala has started very strongly as they look to take the attack to the opposition with Adjah, Benny and Antwi looking to get in behind the TRAU defence.
10′ CB vs RGPFC: Handball. Freekick for Churchill just outside the box but comes to noithing.
8′ CB vs RGPFC: Penalty for Churchill Brothers Zudinga is brought down in the Penalty area. Majcen converts the spot-kick and its 1-0 to Churchill Brothers. GOALLLLLLL!!!
6′ Riberio gets the first yellow card of the match as Gokulam gets a freekick in a very dangerous area. Sharif on the ball but a poor delivery.
5′ A very scrappy start from both teams as they have not yet found the passing rhythm in midfield.
05:00pm And we are underway!!! KICKOFF in both the games.
04:58pm Last time Gokulam and TRAU met this season in the I-League, the Malabarians came up with a 3-1 win over the Red Pythons. Benny, Sarif and Zodingliana scored for Gokulam while Komron Tursunov was the only scorer for TRAU.
04:50pm Just like the battle between the three teams for the I-League title there is also a battle between three players for the Golden boot award. For now, TRAU’s Bidyasaghar Singh is a little ahead with 11 goals while Churchill’s Luka Majcen and Gokulam’s Dennis Antwi are not far behind with 10 goals each. All the players are in action as we wait and see who takes home the Golden boot this season.
04:40pm RoundGlass Punjab Starting XI: Bhanwala, Beitia, Diawara, Jha, Irshad, Pritam, Chencho, Suranjit, Lotha, Jaspreet (Gk), Sangwan.
04:35pm Churchill Brothers Starting XI: Kheir, Suresh, Kingslee, Majcen, Zuniga, Vanlalduatsanga, Bazie, Miranda, Coelho, Hangshing, Sibinraj (Gk).
04:30pm Here’s another look at the I-League points table!
04:25pm TRAU Starting XI: Riberio, Denesh, Phalguni (C), Bidyasaghar, Naresh, Joseph, Krishnananda, Shahabaaz, Chanso, Gope (Gk), Rodrigues.
04:20pm Gokulam Kerala Starting XI: Ubaid (Gk), Awal (C), Devrani, Sebastian, Naocha, Sharif, Romawia, Vincy, Emil, Adjah, Dennis
04:15pm Elsewhere, Churchill Brothers looked to be cruising to the I-League title only weeks ago. But, the Red Machines have had a rough ride in the Championship round of the league and have now lost control of their destiny. Read about the keys to success for the Goans against RoundGlass Punjab.
04:10pm All eyes will be on the game between Gokulam Kerala and TRAU. The team team from Kerala are in the box seat while the team from Manipur need the three points. Read about the key duels that could help settle the match
04:05pm Here’s a catch-up of where we are at! Three teams are in the fray for the title, namely Gokulam Kerala, Trau FC and RoundGlass Punjab. The first two will be squaring off at the Kishore Bharati Stadium. At the Same time, Churchill Brothers will face RoundGlass Punjab at the Salt lake Stadium. All three teams are level on points. But, the equation is relatively simple. Should either of Gokulam or TRAU manage to win their game they will be crowned champions. In the other game, the Red Machines must beat the Warriors and hope the other teams split the points. Read about all the scenarious, permutations and combinations below:
04:00om Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s live updates of the final day of action in the I-League 2020-21 season. Its set to be a gripping couple of hours of action. I am your host Atrayo Bhattacharya and I will be taking you through all the action. So, keep it right here!