It isAi??arguably the biggest match of the I-League as East-Bengal face off against Mohun Bagan in the Kolkata Derby and TheHardTackle brings to you the live-updates

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EAST BENGAL

vs

MOHUN BAGAN

Extremely dramatic turn of events and wierd start to the second half as we have only one team on the pitch now. That’s the situation as it stands !

HALF TIME :Ai??KEB Ai??1 Ai??- Ai??0 Ai?? MMB

Crowd trouble here. Syed Rahim Nabi has been hit with a rocket stone thrown from the stands. There is an ambulance on the pitch now. TotalAi??chaos here. This derby has exploded in the way none of us would have liked it too. We still havent had the half time interval . These are notAi??pleasantAi??scenesAi??for Indian Football

44′ : RED CARD. Odafa booked for dissent. He has been sent off. Odafa was nealry on the Ref with that one. Dramatic stuff this.

KEB Ai??1 Ai??- Ai??0 Ai?? MMB

42′ : GGOOOOAAAAAAL !!!! Glancing header by Harmanjyot Singh Khabrta and its into the net.

40′ : Free kick for KEB and dead ball specialists Orji and Mehtab come in. 10 yards outside the D and the wall Ai??is surely not 10 yards away as the Ref shows a yellow card. Nice referring this !

38′ : Chidi Edeh gets past Jewel cuts back for Ishfaq who provides a sleek touch inside the D for Manandeep. Good move this by East Bengal.

36′ : Odafa goes down now , straight in front of Trevor Morgan. On his feet now Odafa as the game sees Ai??yet another stoppage

34′ : Frustration for Mohun Bagan players as Biswajeet Saha brigs down Chidi header as Denson Devidas collides. Furious Odafa runs back all the way to argue with the Ref. Now its the whole of MMB team up there. End of it all Sued Rahim Nabi is booked.

32′ : Very cagey stuff from both sides. Can you believe, that, there has been not a single proper attempt on goal , apart from those couple of half chances !Ai??

30′ : KEB Ai??0 Ai??- Ai??0 Ai??MMB

28′ : Pen Orji , what a run this on the wings. Great incisive move as he cuts in and wins a corner there. Mehtab takes the corner and the header is just tipped away by the keeper.

26′ : Opportunity for KEB as Noabo Singh moves forward but in the end well defended by Denson.

24′ : The pitch has been heavily watered. Ball can been seenAi??wobblingAi??around asAi??possessionAi??has beenAi??squanderedAi??yet again by Mohun Bagan

22′ : Scrappy thus far. Some nice skills displayed by Mehtab. Chidi goes down now. Free kick.Ai??Threatening Ai??position just outside the D.Ai??

20′ : Free Kick to East Bengal from a dangerous position. Mehraj is perplexed with that decision. Looks like its been worked out on the training ground with Chidi and Orji but that’s a waste.Ai??

18′ : Okolie been heavily guarded there. The pattern of the match seems obvious here with man to man defending applied by both coaches.

16′ : Wonderful ball from Khabra. Back to back corners for East Bengal. Mehtab goes deep towards the back post but Manandeep has beenAi??penalizedAi??inside the D

14′ : Tight, tense, closely fought affair this one. Volatile atmosphere in the stands. Trevor Morgan looks on as Ishfaq Ahmed miss hits that cross on the right flank. Still no real shape to this game yet.Ai??

12′ : Lovely cross ball to Rahim Nahi on the left wing gets past one and now two defenders and crosses that one in . Ball out for a corner now. MMb coming back into the game now

KEB Ai??0 Ai??- Ai??0 Ai??MMB

Ten minutes into the game and we have Kingfisher East Bengal in total control here at the YBK. Mohun Bagan, the away team , are soaking in all the pressure, are playing on counter attacks !

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