AFC Cup Quarter-final First Leg: East Bengal 1-0 Semen Padang – Super sub Sueoka gives EB slender advantage

Author : Amoy Ghoshal
East Bengal players celebrate

East Bengal players celebrate

East Bengal 1 (Sueoka 70)

Semen Padang 0

East Bengal registered a narrow 1-0 win over Indonesian champions Semen Padang in the first leg of their AFC Cup quarter-final in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Japanese play-maker Ryuji Sueoka came off the bench to score the winner in the 70th minute and East Bengal crucially kept a clean sheet. The teams will meet again next Tuesday, in Indonesia, for the second leg.

East Bengal: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Naoba Singh, Arnab Mondal, Uga Okpara, Saumik Dey; Reisangmi Vashum (Ryuji Sueoka 55), Cavin Lobo, Mehtab Hossain, Lalrindika Ralte; James Moga (Joaquim Abranches 64), Edeh Chidi (Alvito D’Cunha 88).

Semen Padang: Jandia Eka Putra; Hengky Ardiles, David Pagbe, Saepulloh Maulana,  Novon Setya; Elie Aiboy (Hendra Bayauw), Vendry Ronaldo Mofu (Rudy 84), Yoo Hyun-Goo, Titus Bonai; Edward Junior Wilson, Muhammad Nur Iskandar (Muhammed Rizal 76).

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