Kean Lewis (2nd and 67th) and Abiola Dauda (21st, 30th) struck a brace, while Sheikh Faiaz (48th) and Nikola Stojanovic (80th) sealed the 10-goal thriller.
Sudeva took the lead in the 86th minute through Theko Hriivei Carlos Pao, which was later cancelled out in injury time by a thumping volley from Abiola Dauda.
After playing out a goalless first half, defending champions Gokulam Kerala found a breakthrough in Auguste Somlaga's goal in the 55th minute.
The visitors took the lead twice through Mirlan Murzaev (14th) and Christy Davis (33rd), but the goals were cancelled out by Samuel Kynshi's double strike in the 27th and 48th minutes.
Luka Majcen scored the lone goal of the match early in the first half securing the second win for his team in as many matches.
The opening match will see defending champions, Gokulam Kerala FC take on last season's runners-up, Mohammedan Sporting.
A pall of gloom descended on Kolkata as people of the football-crazy city woke up to the death of Pele on Friday, following his prolonged battle with colon cancer at a Sao Paulo hospital.
Mumbai City FC will take on the winner of either Bengaluru FC or Hyderabad FC in the Durand Cup 2022 final. The other semifinal is on Thursday.
Mohammedan Sporting have never played Mumbai City FC. Get live streaming details of Durand Cup 2022 semifinal.
Mohammedan Sporting take on Mumbai City FC in the first semifinals on Wednesday while Hyderabad go up against Bengaluru FC a day later.
SK Faiaz gave Mohammedan Sporting the lead in the 17th minute before Nigerian Abiola Dauda’s second-half strikes helped them against Kerala Blasters.
In the quarterfinals, Mohammedan Sporting will be facing Kerala Blasters while Bengaluru will be up against Odisha FC in Durand Cup 2022.
Hyderabad FC thrashed NEROCA FC 3-0 in Group C while, FC Goa played out a 2-2 draw with Bengaluru FC in Group A.
With the win, Fc Goa join Mohammedan Sporting and Bengaluru FC with three points in Group A, even though the latter have a game in hand.
Faslu Rahman was also instrumental in the third and final goal as he assisted skipper Marcus Joseph in the 93rd minute.
The opening day of Durand Cup 2022 was attended by close to 13,000 fans, who came to see the match between Mohammedan Sporting and FC Goa.
Defending champions FC Goa face Mohammedan Sporting in the first match of Durand Cup 2022. Check match and telecast details.
Durand Cup 2022 starts on August 16. Check teams, complete schedule, venues, TV channels, live streaming platforms, etc.
No club in the I-League era has defended its title. East Bengal however had achieved the feat in the time of the National Football League.
For the sixth time in the last eight seasons, the I-League title will be decided on the final day as Mohammedan take on Gokulam Kerala FC Saturday.
Kerala Gokulam have 40 points, six ahead of second-placed Mohammedan Sportin, and they can win a second successive I-League title on Tuesday.
Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan cooked up a storm in Bangladesh, saying he is feeling stressed and not physically and mentally fit to play.
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