East Bengal, with a six-match winning streak, are the in-form team in I-League but it will be a different ball game when they resume their arch-rivalry with Mohun Bagan, a squad comprising an explosive attacking force, in Siliguri on Sunday. Get live football score of East Bengal FC vs Mohun Bagan AC I-League derby here.
17:49 IST: East Bengal get their first corner-kick of the game in the 53rd minute, but were unable to cause any trouble for the Mohun Bagan defence.
17:46 IST: Debjit Majumdar catches the cross perfectly, but his awkward landing seems to have caused him a lot of pain.
17:42 IST: The second half action starts!
The 1st half ends goalless at Siliguri, though both @eastbengalfc & @Mohun_BaganAC created a number of chances.#KEBvMB #HeroILeague pic.twitter.com/BrBYQLMtOA— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 12, 2017
17:25 IST: Half time! It was an exciting half of football, but both the teams were unable to find the back of the net. Score remains 0-0.
17:23 IST: 2 minutes added time. The score is still 0-0.
17:18 IST: It has been a comparatively quiet day for the Mohun Bagan striker Darryl Duffy who is currently the leading goalscorer in the I-League.
17:15 IST: Good build-up play by East Bengal, but they could not find Robin Singh with the final pass! This has been the major problem for the I-League leaders in this match till now.
17:13 IST: A golden chance for Mohun Bagan, but Eduardo’s shot hits the side netting.
17:05 IST: A long-range effort from Wedson Anselme, but the ball misses the target by quite some distance. The score is still 0-0 after 28 minutes.
17:03 IST: Subhasish Bose goes down injured and has to be stretchered out for treatment.
17:01 IST: First shot on target for East Bengal but Willis Plaza’s try was too weak to cause any problem for the Mohun Bagan goalkeeper.
16:56 IST: Sony Norde has been the top performer for Mohun Bagan till now. The Haitian has been an absolute live wire down the flank and he can play a major role in tilting the scales towards his team.
16:53 IST: A great save by TP Rehenesh. The score remains 0-0 after 15 minutes.
16:45 IST: First corner of the match for Mohun Bagan, but they were unable to take any advantage.
16:42 IST: Cautious start by both the teams as the game is mainly being played in the midfield.
16:38 IST: The match is underway!
16:30 IST: We are moments away from the start of the match. East Bengal are leading the charts with 19 points from seven matches, while Mohun Bagan have registered 16 points from six games.
16:17 IST: Indian football legends are present in the stadium to witness the Kolkata Derby.
Minutes left for the kick off & both @bhaichung15 and @RenedySingh have made themselves cosy for a fantastic game ahead#HeroILeague #KEBvMB pic.twitter.com/6A6BlC8GTF— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 12, 2017
16:07 IST: A huge support for East Bengal inside the stadium!
That’s the horizon for the @eastbengalfc supporters. Right from Kanchenjunga to Bay of Bengal- truly spoken #KEBvMB #HeroILeague pic.twitter.com/QWfIgXi2HU— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 12, 2017
Kanchenjunga Stadium is all set to host the season’s first derby. Sit tight fasten your seatbelts. #KEBvMB #HeroILeague pic.twitter.com/duivn20eyS— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 12, 2017
That’s what @eastbengalfc means to the supporters. The club is their soul,the lifeline #KEBvMB #HeroILeague pic.twitter.com/yf2zml3LBe— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 12, 2017
15:48 IST: Here’s how the two teams were greeted by the fans in Siliguri’s Kanchenjunga Stadium.
— Dhiman Sarkar (@DhimanHT) February 12, 2017
15:45 IST: East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are both unbeaten till now in the 2016-17 I-League season.
As football finds itself in a different dimension today, here’s Starting XI lineup for @eastbengalfc & @Mohun_BaganAC.#HeroILeague #KEBvMB pic.twitter.com/l9V8c2CRue— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 12, 2017
Indian Cricketer & Bengal Captain, @tiwarymanoj will support the celebration of football today at Siliguri.#HeroILeague #KEBvMB pic.twitter.com/BW7BDpRd1x— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 12, 2017
A chap who has donned both colors during his career, none but @RenedySingh wishes @eastbengalfc & @Mohun_BaganAC before the Derby #KEBvMB pic.twitter.com/sgtzpWYbAs— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) February 11, 2017
Ahead of the famous derby at the Kanchenjunga Stadium, East Bengal lead the charts with 19 points from seven matches, while Mohun Bagan have registered 16 points from six games.
East Bengal have won all their matches since a 1-1 draw in the opening fixture of the season against Aizawl FC.
However, coach Sanjoy Sen’s Mohun Bagan will be confident after their 3-2 home win over Aizawl FC and a 2-1 victory over Sri Lankan club Colombo FC in the AFC Cup.