Super Cup: East Bengal beats Mumbai City 2-1 to enter quarters

A stunning free-kick by Achille Emana (22nd minute) gave Mumbai the lead, but Katsumi Yusa headed in an equaliser four minutes later for East Bengal, before Mahmoud Al Amna scored the match-winning goal to take the I-League club from Kolkata into the quarterfinals.

Katsumi Yusa scored the equaliser for East Bengal.   -  Special Arrangement

A second half strike by Mahmoud Al Amna helped East Bengal notch up a thrilling 2-1 win over Mumbai City and advance to the quarterfinals of the Super Cup tournament, here, on Thursday.

A stunning free-kick by Achille Emana (22nd minute) gave Mumbai the lead, but Katsumi Yusa headed in an equaliser four minutes later for East Bengal, before Mahmoud Al Amna scored the match-winning goal to take the I-League club from Kolkata to the quarterfinal.

It was an absolute stunner as Emana stepped up for the free-kick and unleashed a magnificent free-kick that went in off the post to give Mumbai City the lead.

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However, Mumbai’s joy was short-lived as Katsumi produced the much-needed equaliser just four minutes later. With Laldanmawia Ralte delivering a wonderful cross from the right, Katsumi connected well and headed in from close-range, as both the teams ended the first half locked
1-1.

In the second half both the teams started commendably, but in the end it was Al Amna’s goal in the second half which made the difference.

Ralte found a wonderful ball from the midfield and he worked his way in and unleashed a powerful shot. Amrinder gloved it away at the near post, but on the path of Al Amna who blasted it home and that was enough for East Bengal to progress.