East Bengal remains at the bottom of the 11-team points table after the third consecutive draw, while Mumbai is in the first place.
East Bengal vs Mumbai City match drawn. (Pic Credit ISL Twitter)
Indian Super League (Indian Super League) Defending champions Mumbai City FC at Tilak Ground in Vasco da Gama on Friday (Mumbai City FC) and SC East Bengal (SC East Bengal) The match ended in a goalless draw. This is the 10th consecutive match in which East Bengal has not won while Mumbai’s fourth match in a row in which they could not win. The draw would surely cheer coach Renedy Singh’s East Bengal as they forced champions Mumbai City to draw 0-0. With one point from this draw, English coach Des Buckingham’s team has again reached the table top. Mumbai has 17 points from ten matches and has moved back from second to first place. They have won five matches and played two draws.
At the same time, East Bengal remains at the bottom of the 11-team points table even after the third consecutive draw. The Red and Gold Brigade has managed to collect only six points from six draws in 10 matches. East Bengal midfielder Saurabh Das was awarded Hero of the Match for showing all-round play in the match.
The match between SC East Bengal and Mumbai City FC ends in a draw in the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
— SC East Bengal (@sc_eastbengal) January 7, 2022
East Bengal showed defensive game
East Bengal was so defensive in the match that the Mumbai players got only two opportunities to hit the target accurately. In the first half, Igor Angulo’s header was easily cleared by goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya. In the second half, Brazilian attacking midfielder Cassio Gabriel made a shot from outside the box before leaving the field, which was easily caught by Arindam. In today’s match, both goalkeeper Arindam and Mumbai’s Purba Lachenpa did not have to struggle much. Both the goalkeepers were able to keep a clean sheet due to a goalless draw.
Despite dominance, Mumbai could not score
In the first half also, Mumbai City FC dominated but they could not score while SC East Bengal completely failed to attack. Hence, the score remained 0-0 till half time. During this, Mumbai controlled the ball up to 65 percent and she kept trying to attack again and again. But the Red and Gold Brigade did not give the defending champion the opportunity to score a goal inside his box. Because Kolkata’s team remained defensive in the entire half.