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Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal highlights: First derby of season ends in goalless draw

Calcutta Football League 2019, Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal: Despite ending in a goalless affair the match was filled with action as Mohun Bagan dominated the first half of the game.

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Calcutta Football League 2019: Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal end in a goalless draw. (Source: PTI)

Calcutta Football League 2019, Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal: The first derby of the season between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal ended in a goalless draw. The Calcutta Football League Premier Division match between the traditional giants was being played at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Despite ending in a goalless affair the match was filled with action as Mohun Bagan dominated the first half of the game. East Bengal, on the other hand, were better in the final 45 minutes as they continued to add the pressure of their opponent, making sure they don’t let them walk-off with an easy victory.

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The first derby of the season ends in a goalless draw. However, the match was filled with action as Mohun Bagan dominated the first half of the game. East Bengal, on the other hand, were better in the final 45 minutes as they continued to add the pressure of their opponent, making sure they don't let them walk-off with an easy victory. 

East Bengal pick up pace!

Unlike the first 45 minutes, East Bengal have produced a great fight in the second half. Can they break the deadlock in the dying moments of the match? EB 0-0 MB (86')

Mohun bagan substitution

Britoo comes in place for Surabbudin Mallick EB 0-0 MB (78') 

Unlike the first 45 minutes, East Bengal have produced a great fight in the second half, however, we are yet to see a goal in the first Kolkata Derby of the season. 

Yellow card!

Fran Morante gets a yellow card for a tackle on Santos as players from both the side engage in a heated argument right at the center of the pitch. The officials are forced to intervene. EB 0-0 MB (73')  

What a chance for Ronaldo Oliviera!

A dangerous ball from the right side of the box by Pintu Mahata and it finds Ronaldo Oliviera, who takes an attempt from close range. His shot is brilliantly saved by Debjit Majumdar as Ashutosh Mehta and Gurjinder Kumar combine to take the ball out of the danger area.  EB 0-0 MB (61')

Meanwhile, East Bengal make double substitution as Jamie Santos and Bidyashagar come in place for Espada and Ronaldo. 

Substitution!

Mohun Bagan: Romario in place for Naorem 

Still 0-0!

Mohun Bagan skipper Gurjinder Kumar survives a scare as he loses a ball right at the edge of the box. However, Fran Morante deals with it and kicks it out for a corner. East Bengal skipper Lalrindika Ralte steps up to take the set-piece but hits a cross straight to the goalie. No problem for Mohun Bagan defenders in dealing with the cross. EB 0-0 MB (57')  

East Bengal trying to gain momentum!

East Bengal are continuously playing lofted deliveries aimed towards their center forward as Fran Morante fails to deal with one. He tries to play it towards the goalkeeper but mistimes his pass. Fortunate for the defender as the ball goes out for a corner. Meanwhile, sturdy defending by Mohun Bagan averts the danger. EB 0-0 MB (52')  

Mohun Bagan starts thing in a similar fashion

Gurjinder Kumar gets the ball in the right side and takes a touch before playing a brilliant through ball straight towards the right flank.  Kamalpreet Singh deals with the ball as he puts in a sliding tackle to clear the ball away for a throw-in. EB 0-0 MB (47')  

Second half begins!

The referee blows the whistle and the action resumes at the Salt Lake Stadium. Will we see a goal in the opening minutes of the second half?

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The referee blows the whistle and brings a halt to the first half action as both the sides go into the break with a 0-0 scoreline. However, plenty of action in the first forty-five minutes as Bagan dominated most part of the game. Can the defending champions break the deadlock in the second half?    

Mohun Bagan continue their dominance

A brilliant scoop by Mohun Bagan midfielder and the ball lands right in between two East Bengal defenders, with the striking sprinting for the ball. However, Marti Crespi heads it wide enough for Laldanmawia to collect it comfortably at the end. EB 0-0 MB (42')   

Yellow card for East Bengal's Kassim Aidara

Kassim Aidara with a tough challenge on Joseba Beitia and the Spaniard goes down in the middle. The referee will produce a card against Aidara, as he argues with the official. Meanwhile, Beitia is back on his feet. EB 0-0 MB (39') 

Sublime gameplay goes in vain

Another brilliant short pass display in the middle by Mohun Bagan with Naroem and Joseba Beitia combining in the middle. However, the sublime gameplay goes in vain as Mohun Bagan striker fails to control his run, with East Bengal regaining control of the ball.  EB 0-0 MB (35') 

Confident goalkeeping by Debjit Majumdar

East Bengal are trying to fight back and are finally getting their grip in the match. After a couple of passes in the middle, Brandon lobs the ball inside the Mohun Bagan D, however, the incoming delivery is brilliantly dealt by Debjit Majumdar. Confident goalkeeping as the spectators wait for the first goal of the match. EB 0-0 MB (30')   

Mohun Bagan keep possession!

Mohun Bagan are emerging to be the strong side so far in this contest as they are holding the ball, with Joseba Beitia trying to tear apart the East Bengal defence.  EB 0-0 MB (20') 

Missed by a whisker!

Aidara tussles for the ball and drags a player from Mohun Bagan down. The referee awards a freekick and Beitia sends another long ball right into the heart of the East Bengal D but it's headed inches wide of the goalpost by Fran Morante. EB 0-0 MB (15') 

CHANCE!

East Bengal gets the ball rolling as Aidara starts with a long-range effort, however, the ball flies wide. However, Mohun Bagan is not holding back as they attack in the very next minute. Pintu Mahata tackles Mohun Bagan's Naroem on the left side of the touchline near the half-line mark and the referee blows the whistle for a FREE KICK. A dangerous ball by Beita and Morante fails to hammer it inside the goalpost. That could have been a goal. EB 0-0 MB (2')

Starting XIs

East Bengal: Laldanmawia, Kamalpreet Singh, Marti Crespi, Mehtab Singh, Abhishek, Kassim Aidara, Pintu Mahata, Lalrindika Ralte (c), Brandon, Ronaldo Oliviera, Marcos Jimenez de la Espada

Subs: Asheer, J Santos, Boithang, Thononba, Samad, Bidyashagar, Mirshad, Manoj, Rohlupia

Mohun Bagan: Debjit Majumdar, Fran Morante, Gurjinder Kumar (c), Chullova, Nongdamba Naorem, Ashutosh Mehta, Surabbudin Mallick, Joseba Beitia, VP Suhair, Francisco Javier Gonzalez, Sk. Sahil

Subs: Shilton Paul, D'Silva, Faiaz, Romario Jesuraj, Britoo, Salvador, Subha, Arijit, Imran

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In his first derby test, Vicuna's biggest concern would be to organise his porous defence which has already leaked five goals in three matches to succumb to seventh place in their title defence with four points. Their poor backline also cost them a record 17th title bid in the Durand Cup as Gokulam Kerala's Marcus Joseph easily scored a brace in a 2-1 win in the final. The likes of Gurjinder Kumar and Lalchhawnkima have been caught off-guard many times and Vicuna will have to heavily rely on his trusted lieutenant Fran Morante in the central defence to check the two East Bengal attackers -- Jaime Santos and Bidyasagar Singh.