East Bengal lose in LG Cup

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/F/Football.jpg' class='caption'> East Bengal went down 0-1 to Thai club BEC Tero Sasana in a Group D match in the LG Cup ASEAN Club championships.

Updated: February 25, 2007 09:48 IST
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East Bengal went down fighting 0-1 to Thailand's champion club BEC Tero Sasana in their opening Group D match in the LG Cup ASEAN Club football championships today. The all-important goal was scored by Thai striker T Chaiman in the 83rd minute after the National Football League champions battled on even terms with BEC - who have made it to the final of the AFC Champions League - till the fag end of the match. Chaiman's goal came four minutes after the Thai goalkeeper brought down Malswatulunga on the edge of the penalty box but the referee did not rule in East Bengal's favour. The Kolkata side will now take on Army Football Club, Philippines, in their second and last group match on Wednesday which will seal their fate in the Championship. The top two teams from each of the four groups will progress to the quarterfinals. (PTI)

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