East Bengal continued their unbeaten run in the I-League thanks to a goalless draw against their arch-rivals Mohun Bagan in Siliguri on Sunday. Highlights of East Bengal FC vs Mohun Bagan AC I-League derby here.
18:38 IST: East Bengal are still at the top of the I-League table with 20 points, while Mohun Bagan have 17 points.
18:31 IST: Full time! Both the teams were unable to score as the match ended 0-0.
18:28 IST: 3 minutes of injury time to be played!
18:26 IST: Free kick in a dangerous position for Mohun Bagan, but the header was not good enough.
18:24 IST: Prabir Das comes on for Sony Norde. That was the second substitution for Mohun Bagan.
18:21 IST: A good cross from the midfield, but Anselme was unable to control the ball. Score remains 0-0
18:18 IST: 9 minutes remaining in the match. Can East Bengal or Mohun Bagan find the winner?
18:13 IST: Substitution for Mohun Bagan: Balwant Singh on for Jeje.
18:08 IST: Katsumi collects a free ball inside the box but his shot is blocked by Bukenya.
18:03 IST: Substitution for East Bengal as Thongkhosiem Haokip comes on in for Robin Singh.
18:02 IST: Yellow card for East Bengal midfielder Mehtab Hossain.
18:00 IST: A good effort by Sony Norde, but his shot was not strong enough to bother the East Bengal goalkeeper.
17:55 IST: What a chance! The best chance of the game fell for East Bengal striker Willis Plaza, but his shot was saved by Debjit Majumdar.
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!
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.
16:07 IST: A huge support for East Bengal inside the stadium!
15:48 IST: Here’s how the two teams were greeted by the fans in Siliguri’s Kanchenjunga Stadium.
15:45 IST: East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are both unbeaten till now in the 2016-17 I-League season.
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.