Durand Cup

Ratings: 10-man Mohun Bagan outwit East Bengal to lift 17th Durand Cup title

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September 3 2023
East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan Player ratings

Mohun Bagan are now the most successful club in Durand Cup

Mohun Bagan defeated East Bengal to lift the Durand Cup for the 17th time in the club’s history. Dimitri Petratos scored the only goal of the game in the 71st minute to give Mohun Bagan the trophy after 23 years since 2000.

On that note, here’s a look at how the players performed:

East Bengal (By Sattyik Sarkar)

Prabhsukhan Gill – 6.5

Gill had to make regular saves as he faced very less threat at goal. A few shots and crosses were glanced at him but were either off target or collected by him. Couldn’t do anything regarding Petratos’ goal.

Mohamad Rakip – 7.5

Perhaps East Bengal’s best player today. He was solid both in attack and defence. Showed trickery and steadiness both!

Lalchungnunga – 6.5

In the 52nd minute, Nunga tackled Dimitri Petratos and cleared away the ball, a scenario which was perhaps the best moment for him. Paired well with both Jordan Elsey and later Juan Pardo.

Jordan Elsey – N/A

Elsey had to be replaced in the first half due to an injury.

Mandar Rao Dessai – 6.5

Looked sturdy in the first half as he was seem overlapping on numerous occasions. But Mandar wasn’t able to deliver in a good cross.

Harmanjot Khabra – 6

Khabra didn’t look upto the mark against Mohun Bagan. He however, didn’t commit much mistakes during his stay. Made a brilliant clearance in the 83rd minute.

Saul Crespo – 6.5

Orchestrated the game well. But he should have been more sharp in controlling the game after Mohun Bagan went a man down.

Nandhakumar Sekar – 7

Nandha showed immense trickery throughout the game. The right flank of East Bengal was always active due to his presence. However, he should deliver crosses more appropriately.

Borja Herrera – 6

Borja wasn’t up to the mark today. Be it controlling the game or playing one-twos with his teammates, he was poor in both cases.

Naorem Mahesh Singh – 6.5

Naorem started the game on a high. He showed brilliant trickery in the middle of the park on occasions. But in the second half he should have done better regarding his crosses.

Javier Siverio – 6

Be it shielding the Mohun Bagan defenders or flicking in headers in the opposition penalty area, Siverio wasn’t up to the mark.


Juan Pardo – 6.5

Juan came on to replace Elsey in the first half and paired well with Nunga. Although he couldn’t do much to stop Petratos’ goal, he was good in defence.

Cleiton Silva – 6

Cleiton is yet to get back to his top fitness. He could hardly do much after coming on.

Nishu Kumar – 5.5

Nishu came on to replace Lalchungnunga. He fitted in as a centre-back.

Edwin Sydney Vanspaul – 5.5

Edwin joined the midfield. But he couldn’t create much impact.

VP Suhair – N/A

Suhair was shown a yellow card after coming on.

Mohun Bagan SG (By Uttiyo Sarkar)

Vishal Kaith – 7.5

Kaith was hardly tested in the first half, but came up big in the second half. Looked sharp in his goal, making key clearances and collecting the high crosses – while making a few superb saves to deny the rivals.

Asish Rai – 7.0

Rai was quite reliable on the right, keeping Naorem Mahesh Singh quite and made some great forward runs – putting in a few inviting crosses too.

Anwar Ali – 8.5

Anwar maintained his impressive form with another commendable outing. Read the game impressively to win a number of key duels and make important clearances all through the match, helping his side sustain pressure really well.

Hector Yuste – 7.5

Yuste commanded over a rock-solid backline, frustrating Javi Siverio and Cleiton Silva with his reliable defending. Bullied the forwards and made a number of clutch clearances.

Subashish Bose – 6.5

Bose attracted a lot of attacking moves through his side and looked a bit rattled in the first half in which he made some slight errors. Recovered as the game went on and was more assertive with his defending in the second half.  

Anirudh Thapa – 3.0

Thapa made some nice passes in the first half but his inexperience in playing as the deepest-lying midfielder was exposed. Made some poor challenges leading to an unnecessary red card.

Sahal Abdul Samad – 7.0

Sahal covered a lot of distance in the game, never shying away from pressure the opponents or winning back possession. Moved the ball around well and created a few half chances that were ousted.

Hugo Boumous – 5.0

Boumous worked hard in the middle and made some exciting runs, but lacked that spark to his final touch. Couldn’t really create much and was neutralized in the key areas by the East Bengal players.

Ashique Kuruniyan – 6.0

Ashique did a pretty solid job in contributing a lot defensively, helping keep the opponents quiet through his side. Made some adventurous runs, but was unable to create much.

Dimitri Petratos – 9.0

Petratos troubled East Bengal with his inviting set-pieces and deliveries all game long, while also having a few menacing shots off target. But he made the biggest difference in the second half, making a nice run before unleashing an impressive shot that took a slight deflection to open the scoring – winning the game for the Mariners in inspired fashion.

Armando Sadiku – 5.0

Sadiku was unable to replicate his magic from the semi-finals, not really threatening the opposition’s goal and being frustrated by the defenders.


Manvir Singh – 7.0

Manvir replaced Asish Rai around the hour mark to add a bigger creative threat. He created one right after coming on with a brilliant cross and then some with his impressive delivery. Worked hard defensively to help the 10-man Mohun Bagan side too.

Jason Cummings – 6.0

Cummings did not really get much delivery and had to do a lot of defensive work. Made some nice runs in the breaks and had a shot go off-target.

Glan Martins – 6.0

Martins added a bit more steel to his side’s midfield, making a number of key challenges and adding more defensive protection.

Liston Colaco – 6.0

Colaco made some nice runs through the left to torment East Bengal and also helped defensively by playing quite deep.

Brendan Hamill – N/R

Hamill came on for the final games to help see off the result for the Mariners.

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