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Dempo holds Sporting Clube

Haroon Fakhruddin Amri’s double strike helped Dempo come from behind and hold Sporting Clube de Goa to a 2-2 draw in the Hero I-League football here on Saturday.

Dempo took the lead in the 23rd minute through Amri only to see Sporting Clube equalise in the first half stoppage time (47th) through Victorino Fernandes.

Sporting Clube took the lead in the 68th minute when Odafe Okolie found the target and looked set for its first win. Amiri, however, found the net once again in the 89th minute.

The draw took Dempo to 10 points from 11 matches while Sporting Clube has six from 12.

The results: At Margao: Dempo 2 (Fakhruddin Amri 23, 89) drew with Sporting Clube de Goa 2 (Victorino Fernandes 45+2, Odafe Okolie 68).

At Pune: Pune FC 1 (Lalrempuia 4) drew with Bharat FC 1 (Kris Bright 32).

On Friday: At Mumbai: Mumbai FC 0 lost to Shillong Lajong 6 (Cornell Glen 2, Zodingiana Ralte, U. Souza Silva, Milan Singh, Penn Orji).


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