Celebration time: Nandhakumar and Saul Crespo celebrate after the former scored the decisive goal against Mohun Bagan Super Giant in the Durand Cup clash on Saturday.
The Juggernauts paints Kolkata red-and-gold: Nandha continued his celebration for a long time after his side found the breakthrough in the seocnd half against Mohun Bagan in the Kolkata derby, at the Salt Lake Stadium.
At swords point: Asish Rai (left) and Naorem Mahesh Singh battle for the ball in the Durand Cup clash between arch-rivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan Super Giant at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
Tempers flaring: Mohun Bagan’s Hugo Boumous and Borja Herrera of East Bengal in a tackle during the Durand Cup match between the arch-rivals of Kolkata.
Victory at last: East Bengal players celebrate after the full-time whistle, which confirmed a 1-0 win for the red-and-gold brigade in over four years in the Kolkata derby.
A win in rain and thunder: East Bengal maintained to hold on to its slender lead amid torrential rain as it stunned Mohun Bagan Super Giant in the Kolkata derby.
Welcome to India: Australian striker Jason Cummings failed to find an equaliser despite coming close to scoring, against a defensilvely resilient East Bengal defence.
Bengal has a new tiger: Nandhakumar Sekhar, who moved from Odisha FC to East Bengal this season, celebrates scoring his first derby goal of this season, against Mohun Bagan Super Giant in the Durand Cup.
The people’s game: East Bengal fans take the field celebrating the win in the Kolkata derby. The last time East Bengal beat Mohun Bagan was in the I-League on January 27, 2019.
Playing for the badge: Goalscorer Nandhakumar Sekhar kisses the club badge after scoring for East Bengal - a goal that proved to be the winner for his side against Mohun Bagan in the Durand Cup.
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