I-League: East Bengal aiming for full points

The home side will be boosted by the presence of its newest recruit, Frenchman Bernard Mendy, at the defence.

Soumik Dey of East Bengal and Katsumi Yusa of Mohun Bagan in action during their I-League match, which ended in a 1-1 draw. East Bengal hopes for a victory against Aizawl in Kolkata.   -  PTI

Seasoned outfit East Bengal will look to return to winning ways when it locks horns with debutant Aizawl FC in an I-League encounter at the Barasat Stadium here tomorrow. The home side will be boosted by the presence of its newest recruit, Frenchman Bernard Mendy, at the defence. Both teams have lost in their previous matches. While Bengaluru edged past East Bengal 1-0, Aizawl lost 0-2 to Sporting Clube de Goa.

It will be a different ball game for Aizawl FC, playing in front of vociferous East Bengal fans.

Having missed the Bengaluru game, Mendy will be raring to go and look to live up to his team’s expectations. East Bengal is in fourth place in the league standings with eight points while the visiting side is seventh with four points.

Aizawl has impressed in its maiden season but failed to capitalise on its opportunities. It would look to exploit East Bengal’s weakness in defence.

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