Mohun Bagan vs East Bengal (MB vs EB) Highlights: Owing to two headed goals from Joseba Beitia and Baba Diawara, Mohun Bagan edged past East Bengal in the penultimate derby to win it 2-1 at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Sunday.
The Mariners, who extended their unbeaten run to six matches, started the match with vigour and reaped the rewards early in the 18th minute after Joseba Beitia broke the deadlock with a headed finish past East Bengal’s Lalthuammawia Ralte in the 18th minute. Baba Diawara scored the second in the second half in the 64th minute from Beitia’s corner to double the lead quite deservedly.
But, Alejandro Menendez’s men looked charged up right after conceding the second goal and halved the deficit through a Marcos Espada goal in the 71st minute. East Bengal threatened the Mohun Bagan goal numerous times towards the end, with Juan Mera and Kassim Aidara hitting the woodwork too, but ultimately failed to equalise. After the end of the match, Mohun Bagan lead the table with 17 points from eight matches, whereas East Bengal have eight points from seven.