On the opening day fixture of the Durand Cup, Mohammedan Sporting defeated Indian Air Force 4-1. Bengaluru United defeated Central Reserve Police Force Football Club (CRPF FC) in Group A. On the other hand, in the opener of Group B Jamshedpur FC beat Sudeva Delhi on Monday in the 130th edition Durand Cup.
Jamshedpur take over Suveda in Durand Cup
Indian Super League (ISL) team Jamshedpur FC started their campaign with a 1-0 win over I-League side Sudeva FC in the Durand Cup football tournament played at Mohun Bagan ground on Monday. The Indian Super League (ISL) side’s academy graduate Lalruatmawia scored the only winning goal in the 34th minute. Before placing the ball in the bottom left corner Lalruatmawia took advantage of a defensive lapse to find himself through on goal.
FC Bayern Munich Under-19 world team player Shubho Paul had a chance to level Sudeva but Jamshedpur goalkeeper Vishal Yadav made a brilliant defense in the 61st minute. Yadav was awarded the man of the match for his clean-sheet (keeping the team goalless) and excellent penalty defense. Jamshedpur currently leads Group B, with FC Goa facing Army Green in the same group on Tuesday.
Bengaluru United defeated CRPF in Durand Cup
In another match, I-League Second Division team Bengaluru United beat CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) team 1-0 in their opening match of Durand Cup. Pedro Manzi drove the team to victory against 10 a 10-man CRPF side 1-0, at the Kalyani Stadium by finding the net in the 63rd minute. Pedro Manzi scored the only goal of the match in the second half.
In the first half, Pedro Manzi, who is a former I-League winner with Chennai City, missed a few chances. The Spaniard did brilliantly to latch on to a long delivery in the box from Asraf Mondal before finding the back of the net. The win takes Richard Hood’s side second on the table in Group A, thanks to Mohammedan’s massive win in their opener.
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