AFC Cup 2013 Results
Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata
Kingfisher East Bengal 2-1 Tampines Rovers
KEB: Chidi Edeh(22nd), Lalrindika Ralte(86th)
TR: Mohamad Sahiful Bin Esah(68th)
Indian i-League club, Kingfisher East Bengal narrowly managed to grab all three points against visiting Singapore side Tampines Rovers virtue of a late goal by midfielder Lalrindika Ralte. Playing at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium, Kolkata, the home side gained the lead as in-form forward Chidi Edeh, who replaced Andrew Barisic in the 15th minute, scored the first goal of the match in the 22nd minute of the game. Tampines Rovers managed to grab the equalizer in the 68th minute with Mohamad Sahiful Bin Esah Nain making the scoreline 1-1. Lalrindika Ralte grabbed the decisive goal in the 86th minute to seal the win for the red and golds.
Leading the Group H with 10 points, East Bengal will secure their place in the last 16 if Malaysia’s Selangor fail to beat Vietnam’s Sai Gon Xuan Thanh later on Tuesday.