Durand Cup 2023 Final: East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan Live Updates
3:30 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan match in the Durand Cup 2023 Final. The kick-off is just 30 minutes away! I am your host Aishwarya Chakraborty and will keep you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
Durand Cup 2023 Final: East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan – Build-up
Mohun Bagan SG and East Bengal FC will write another chapter in their long and fierce rivalry when they meet in the final of the 2023 Durand Cup on 3 September 2023 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, West Bengal. The Kolkata derby will decide the winner of the 132nd edition of the oldest football tournament in Asia.
It has been an incredible 2023 Durand Cup campaign and the tournament will sign off with an electrifying competition between two of the most decorated football clubs in Indian football history. The occasion cannot be bigger than this and there could be huge repercussions of the outcome of the final for the rest of the 2023-24 season for either side.
As both the Mariners and the Red & Gold Brigade prepare to clash once again at the 2023 Durand Cup after their group stage encounter earlier, here is what to look forward to from the iconic fixture:
Mohun Bagan SG is the favourite to win the 2023 Durand Cup and to defend their 2022-23 Indian Super League crown. The Mariners boast of an incredibly talented squad with a fabulous combination of foreign and domestic players. Expectedly, fans have huge aspirations and it adds a lot of pressure on Juan Ferrando to deliver success. Winning the trophy will give the club a huge boost for the season ahead.
East Bengal FC is determined to start its revolution with a thumping 2023 Durand Cup win. The club has acted ambitiously in the transfer market on top of acquiring the services of Carles Cuadrat. Heading into the final, EBFC is the underdog but it has all the necessary ammunition to secure the first major trophy of the 2023-24 season.
Mohun Bagan SG has a near full-strength squad available for the final. On the other hand, East Bengal FC will miss the services of Souvik Chakraborty who will be serving a suspension.
Head to Head (Durand Cup)
Total Matches Played – 21
Mohun Bagan SG wins – 7
East Bengal FC wins – 9
Draws – 5
Mohun Bagan SG (4-2-3-1)
Vishal Kaith(GK), Asish Rai, Anwar Ali, Brendan Hamill, Subhasish Bose, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Ashique Kuruniyan, Dimitri Petratos, Hugo Boumous, Jason Cummings.
East Bengal FC (4-2-3-1)
Prabhsukhan Gill(GK), Nishu Kumar, Lalchungnunga, Jordan Elsey, Mandar Rao Desai, Jose Pardo, Harmanjot Khabra, Saul Crespo, Nandhakumar Sekar, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Javier Siverio.