A last minute duel between Diaz ad East Bengals backline sees the forward lose the battle as East Bengal clears the ball out of its half. It is almost there in this fixture. This will be its first win in the 2022 Durand Cup.
East Bengal trying to run the clock down, with Kamaljit Singh taking all the time int the world to take the goal kick. And the play that follows sees Mumbai City FC express its frustration visibly with Alberto Noguera getting into the book for a rash challenge.
Mumbai City FC continues to attack with forward runs along the flanks and delivering crosses consistently. But East Bengal, which has four players cemented at the back, is keeping the attackers at bay at the moment
What a chance this! A shot by Chhangte is first saved by Kamaljit, but he fails to sick to the ball and Diaz gets to it. But his shot is saved by East Bengal’s defence with a goal-line clearance
Save! Mumbai City FC tries an attack originating from the midfield. Greg passes to Noguera, who passes to Diaz, but Kamaljit stays put to end that attack
ALex Lima and Cleiton Silva pair up for another attack and the ball is finally delivered to Leandro. Leandro delays again to launch a shot and East Bengal miss another opportunity have their noses in front.
Four red-and-gold shirts try to break into the Mumbai City defence and gets a free kick after Mandar tries to nip the attack in the bud. Alex Lima takes the free kick. The left-footed curler lands right into the gloves of Muhammad Nawaz.
East Bengal is pressing high up the pitch and is lacking discipline in the process. Cleiton tries to steal the ball off Noguera and ends up conceding a foul.
A melee in the penalty box! East Bengal’s corner kick received by Alejandro, who tries to shoot with his second touch ,pauses and then shoots again. And this time, his shot is blocked. The ball after pinball among the players in the penalty box is cleared bby Mumbai City FC out of danger
Chance! East Bengal goes on an attack this time around and Cleiton passes the ball to Leandro, but his shot is saved by Nawaz, who clings to the ball to end any chance of a follow-up attack
Jahouh gets the ball rolling with a free kick after a Cleiton Silva foul. Pereyra Diaz chases it right to the opposition box, but loses the race to Kamaljit, who gobbles up the ball.
East Bengal goes on the counter attack, with Alex and Cleiton pairing up right in front of the box, but the final through ball is cleared to another EB player who misses the shot.
East Bengal has conceded within five minutes of going 2-0 up and Constantine is directing his side to get back solid in defence sooner than later.
Chance! Souvik steals the ball in the
Mumbai City FC has four men at the back as Alex and Souvik try to start the attack from the midfield, but Diaz drops deep to earn a free kick off a soft touch from Lima
Yellow Card! East Bengal attacks on the counter again, and this time a pass for Cleiton is intercepted by Gursimrat, who pushes the forward down and the referee books him for the rash challenge.
Chance! East Bengal goes goes for an attack. Alex Lima makes a run along the left flank and delivers a cross in the middle. But MCFC tracks back right on time to clear the ball away
Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the Durand Cup match between Emami East Bengal and Mumbai City FC, being played at the Kishore Bharati Stadium in Kolkata, India.
Mumbai City FC will look to extend its unbeaten streak when it faces Emami East Bengal in Kolkata on Saturday.
East Bengal is without a win in the Durand Cup so far and comes into the match after a 0-1 loss to arch-rival ATK Mohun Bagan in the Kolkata derby. It has two draws and one loss in three games and is out of contention for a place in the quarterfinals.
In its last match of the tournament, it will be a good opportunity for head coach Stephen Constantine to show what his team can deliver before the Indian Super League season begins next month.
Mumbai City FC, on the other hand, comes into the match after a thumping 5-1 win over Rajasthan United and will look to continue the same momentum in this game as well. It holds the second highest goal difference in the Durand Cup 2022 – tied with Mohammedan Sporting Club – and second only to Odisha FC.
Where is East Bengal vs Mumbai City being played?
East Bengal vs Mumbai City is being played at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.
When is East Bengal vs Mumbai City in Durand Cup?
The match between East Bengal vs Mumbai City is scheduled for a 6 pm kick-off IST.
Where can I watch East Bengal vs Mumbai City?
The Durand Cup fixture – East Bengal vs Mumbai City – will be aired on Sports18 and Sports18 HD.
Sports18 is available on Tata Play (Channel No. 488), Airtel Digital (Channel No. 293), JioTV+ (Channel No. 262 – SD, 261 – HD) and Sun Direct (Channel No. 505).
Where can I live stream East Bengal vs Mumbai City?
The Durand Cup fixture – East Bengal vs Mumbai City – will be live streamed on Voot and JioTV.