In the fifth match of I-League 2019-20 season, East Bengal will take on Real Kashmir in their campaign opener. A title which has eluded them for quite some time now, East Bengal will be desperate to end the wait and start the season on a high. (More Football News)
6:52 PM IST: Full-Time - East Bengal 1-1 Real Kashmir FC
East Bengal 1-1 Real Kashmir - East Bengal finally get their goal. An opportunistic strike by Spaniard Marcos de la Espada from a goal-mouth melee in the 77th minute.
East Bengal 0-1 Real Kashmir - Against the run of the play, Real Kashmir take the lead thanks to a stunning strike from Gnohere Krizo. The 22-year-old Ivorian screamer beats Lalthuammawia Ralte in the 33rd minute. Unfortunately, the streaming gets disrupted during that period with DSport again showing a PSG vs Strasbourg match. THIS disruption in I-League usually happens around the half-hour mark, by the same French Cup match.
East Bengal - Lalthuammawia Ralte (GK - 1), Kamalpreet Singh (5), Marti Crespi (21), Mehtab Singh (29), Abhishek Ambekar (27), Pintu Mahata (11), Tondonmba Naorem (14), Kassim Aidara (16), Juan Mera Gonzalez (23), Jaime Santos Colado (8), Marcos de la Espada (18)
Real Kashmir - Phurba Lachenpa (GK - 1); A. Singh, Aaron Katebe (5), Loveday Enyinnaya (6), Novin Gurung (26), Ritwik Kumar Das (11), Farhan Ganie (2), Armand Bazie (13), Danish Farooq Bhat (10), Kallum Higginbotham (7), Gnohere Krizo (9)
East Bengal are yet to win the I-League since it was rechristened from being the National League in 2007. east Bengal, one of India's traditional powerhouses, have come close on a number of occasions including last season where they finished second, just one point behind champions Chennai City FC.
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Real Kashmir, on the other hand, defied odds to finish a remarkable third and would be eyeing to continue their form this season too.
It will be a high-octane clash between two quality sides. And here's how you can watch it:
Date: December 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM IST
Venue: Kalyani Stadium, Kalyani, West Bengal
Live Streaming: DSport and JioTV app.
TV Telecast: DSport
What happened so far?
In the season opener, former champions Aizawl FC and Mohun Bagan played out a goalless draw at the capital of Mizoram on Saturday (November 30). In the late kick-off, Kerala Gokulam beat NEROCA FC 2-1 at EMS Stadium, Kozhikode.
On matchday 2, Churchill Brothers thrashed ten-man Minerva 3-0 at Fatorda, while defending champions Chennai City beat debutants TRAU FC in a cagey match at Nehru Stadium, Coimbatore.