East Bengal moves on top of Calcutta Football League standings

East Bengal defeated Mohammedan Sporting 3-2 to go on top of the Calcutta Football League points table with 20 points from ten matches. Here's how it happened.

Bidyashagar has emerged as a key player in East Bengal's campaign.   -  Rajeev Bhatt

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the CFL 2019 match between East Bengal and Mohemmadan Sporting. This is Manasi Pathak and I will keep you company through the game.




That was all from my side. This is Manasi signing off, thanks for tuning in and see you later!

FULL TIME: EAST BENGAL 3-2 MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING - Pintu Mahata, Jaime Santos Colado and Marcos Espada script East Bengal's win today at the YBK stadium as the Red and Gold brigade goes on the top of the table with 20 points.

90+2' - Juan is brought down and East Bengal has a free kick, close to the corner. Nothing vital comes off it.

90' - Four minutes have been added on here.

82' - GOAL! KOUASSI BRINGS MOHAMMEDAN BACK! An onrushing Kouassi leaves Ralte with no answer as he finds the net with a solid strike after Ralte came off his line. East Bengal 3-2 Mohammedan Sporting.

80' - SAVE! Kouassi's thumping attempt is saved by Ralte between the sticks!

78' - Haokip replaces Colado as East Bengal coach Alejandro Menendez looks to defend the lead for another ten minutes or go, against a ten-man Mohammedan.

77' - An ambitious attempt from Marcos, who takes a shot from distance. It is however easily collected by the Mohammedan goalkeeper.

73' - Mohammedan is trying to reduce the gap as by attacking forward but as things stand, East Bengal is enjoying a two-goal lead.

66' - Corner kick for East Bengal and Lalrindika Ralte steps up for the set piece. He sends the ball into the box but Marcos can't get his head to it!

63' - Colado is shown a yellow card for his challenge on Mohammedan's Satyam.

59' - GOAL! EAST BENGAL EXTENDS LEAD THROUGH MARCOS! Marcos Espada scores within six minutes coming off the bench after he headed in a cross from Lalrindika. East Bengal 3-1 Mohammedan Sporting.

53' - Goal scorer Mahata is replaced by Marcos, while Tondomba picks up a yellow for a foul.

48' - Freekick for Mohammedan and Thirthankar takes it. He aims for Kareem, who waits at the goalline, to head the ball but the delivery goes out of play.

46' - Second half kicks off.

HALF TIME: East Bengal 2-1 Mohammedan Sporting - Pintu Mahata (12') and Jaime Santos Colado (45') keep East Bengal in the lead at the break after Borja Gomez scored an own goal (24').

45+1' - Two minutes have been added on.

45' - GOAL! COLADO SCORES FROM PENALTY! EAST BENGAL LEADS! Jaime Santos Coladao scores from the spot as he aims for bottom right corner. He sends the ball past the Mohammedan goalkeeper, and celebrates it in style and the East Bengal fans rejoice! East Bengal 2-1 Mohammedan Sporting.

44' - RED CARD! MOHAMMEDAN DOWN TO TEN MEN. Safiul is given marching orders by referee Crystal John for handling Colado's header.

38' - Musa of Mohammedan is shown a yellow card for his foul on Juan.

31' - Mahata and Colado play a one-two before Colado releases a cross from the right wing, which is miscued and goes way over the goal post.

27' - Borja is now substituted as Asheer Akhtar replaces the Spaniard, who went down with an injury. A day to forget for the defender.

24' - OWN GOAL! EAST BENGAL'S BORJA HEADS IT INTO HIS OWN NET! From the free-kick, which was taken at the edge of the box, Kareem sends a swinging ball inside the box, which is sent into the net by defender Borja, who tried to clear it. East Bengal 1-1 Mohammedan Sporting.

21' - Colado tries to cut inside the box from the left but just as he enters the Mohammedan box, he loses control and falls to the ground. East Bengal still leading 1-0.

18' - CROSSBAR! Mohammedan's Satyam's shot off Borja's clearance hits the bar!

12' - GOAL! EAST BENGAL 1-0 UP! PINTU MAHATA STRIKES. The crowd goes bonkers as Pintu Mahata sends a thundering header into the net from a cross from the right wing, as he pulls off a diving effort. Credit to Kamalpreet for whipping the ball in from the right wing into the box for Mahata. East Bengal 1-0 Mohammedan Sporting.

10' - (Half) CHANCE! Olivera sets up Lalrindika in the middle, who unleashes a ball from distance but the effort is miscued.

8' - CHANCE! East Bengal's Pintu sends a cross from the right flank, which flies right over the goal post!

6' - East Bengal's Juan tries to attack from the center of the park but his poor touch means the ball goes out of control. It is pouring heavily at YBK.

3' - Both teams have gotten off to an attacking start, with East Bengal pushing further. The Reds and Golds have a free-kick, which Pintu Mahata tries to whip in the box from the right-side but the attempted is cleared.

1' KICK OFF! Here we go.

- As per the current standings, Mohammedan SC is at the top of the league, with 19 points. Its opponent for today afternoon, East Bengal, is fourth. East Bengal has however played a match lesser than Mohammedan.

- Kick-off is at 3PM IST at the VYBK Stadium.

East Bengal XI: Ralte, Kamalpreet, Borja, Mehtab, Abhishek, Juan, Tondomba, Dika, Pintu, Olivera, Coladao.

Mohemmadan Sporting XI: Priyant, Sujit, Prosenjit, Kareem, Safiul, Musa, Firoj, Thirthankar, Satyam, Chhangte, Chidi.