Dempo Jrs down CJ Brothers
Dempo Juniors defeated C J Brothers 2-1 in sudden death on the second day of the Barefoot Fest, India’s first professional beach soccer championship at Calangute beach on Wednesday. Though the game began with a goal from Shafin Khan in favour of C J Brothers, Dempo’s Basilieo Fernandes levelled scores with a cracking goal towards the end of the second half.
The match went into a penalty shootout where Shalom Pires from Dempo Juniors scored for his team while C J Brothers missed the net. However, Dempo Juniors did not qualify for the pre-quarters being held on Feb 7 owing to a loss to a 2-0 loss to Piedade Y Association in their second match.
The second encounter between Portais SC (A) and Augustias Sporting Club (B) went down to a nail-biting penalty shootout, with the latter winning 3-2. The first half saw several chances being missed and some great saves by both teams resulting in no goals being scored.[NT]