Mohun Bagan Triumphs in Kolkata Derby, Tops ISL Standings

Mohun Bagan Triumphs in Kolkata Derby, Tops ISL Standings

Mohun Bagan Sporting Club (MBSC) emerged victorious in the highly anticipated return derby of the Indian Super League (ISL) against its arch-rival East Bengal FC (EBFC) at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday. The 3-1 triumph propelled MBSC to the top of the league standings with 36 points from 17 matches.

The match began with a missed penalty opportunity for EBFC captain Cleiton Silva in the 14th minute. MBSC goalkeeper Vishal Kaith made a crucial save, denying EBFC an early lead. This setback seemed to galvanize MBSC, who took control of the game and found the opening goal in the 27th minute. Jason Cummings tapped home a rebound after Dimitri Petratos' effort was blocked by EBFC custodian Prabhsukhan Gill.

MBSC continued to dominate the proceedings and doubled their lead in the 37th minute. Petratos set up Liston Colaco with a precise pass, allowing the latter to slot the ball into the net. The first half ended with MBSC firmly in control, leading 2-0.

The second half saw EBFC make a valiant effort to get back into the game. They pulled one back through Saul Crespo's stunning goal in the 53rd minute. However, MBSC remained resolute and sealed the victory with a penalty converted by Petratos in injury time.

The result was a major setback for EBFC, who remain in the bottom half of the table. MBSC, on the other hand, extended their unbeaten run to five matches and strengthened their position as title contenders.

Tags: #IndianSuperLeague, #KolkataDerby, #MohunBagan, #EastBengal, #Football

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