The much awaited 2018-19 season-opening Kolkata derby between Indian football stalwarts East Bengal and Mohun Bagan ended in a 2-2 draw
Pinu Mahata and Henry Kisekka scored in the 20th and 30th minute respectively to give Mohun Bagan a 2-0 lead at half-time. Their regional and historic arch-rivals did not give up and hit back soon to level the scoreline at 2-2 after the restart through Johnny Acosta and Laldanmawia Ralte's attempts.
East Bengal supremo Subhash Bhowmick made three changes to his team as he brought in
Great character shown by the Lads to bounce back from being 0-2 down to make it 2-2. Lots of score for improvement especially at the back and the forward line. Upwards and Onwards.— East Bengal Times (@EastBengalTimes) September 2, 2018
FT : East Bengal 2-2 Mohun Bagan
(Acosta, Laldanmawia)#JoyEastBengal #KolkataDerby pic.twitter.com/MOsGVbZFQ6
Bagan fans soon erupted in joy on the half-an-hour mark as Bagui ended up making his second assist, this time for Henry Kisekka to double the Mariners' advantage.
365 derby matches played so far...— Shuvam K Banik (@WhoShuvamBanik) September 2, 2018
East Bengal won 127 times
Mohun Bagan won 118 times
Drawn 120 times.
So 'jotobar derby...totobar harbi' suits Baganis more than us.
You got a 2-0 lead and then we made it... https://t.co/cWIRW1d4vs
Bhowmick reacted with a substitution in the 40th minute of the game as he brought on the experienced
Full time Score line:-— Mohun Bagan Forum (@MohunbaganForum) September 2, 2018
Mohun bagan :- 2(Pintu , Henry)
East bengal :- 2 (Accosta, Laldanmawia ) pic.twitter.com/IFRU25oV98