Ebene News – UA – ISL 7: East Bengal SC seeks to spoil ATKMB leaders’ party in Calcutta derby 100th anniversary

ISL 7: SC East Bengal seeks to spoil party of ATKMB leaders in 100th anniversary of Kolkata derby

Panaji (Goa) [India], February 18 (ANI): As the Kolkata derby marks its 100th anniversary – the first was held at the Cooch Behar Cup in 1921 – SC East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan find themselves in contrasting position in Indian Super League (ISL) table Bagan, impressive from day one of the season, is the favorite to come away with the league winners shield East Bengal, on the other hand, is out combat, unable to recover from a poor start to the season despite improved performance in the second halfAs both teams lock the horns in a historic Kolkata Derby at Fatorda Stadium on Friday, more than three points will be at stake For Robbie Fowler, who will watch from the stands, and his team, it will be a chance to give fans something to brag about in a season they haven’t had too much of a chance to do. For Antonio Lopez Habas & Co a victory is essential in their march to the title In any other year it would be a match attended by a crowded Salt Lake stadium This time the Fatorda stands will be empty, but two of the biggest fanbases of the country will watch panting from their homesThroughout the season, the Mariners have been more consistent, scoring more and conceding fewer goals than their rivals After 17 games, Bagan (36) got more than double the points total of East Bengal (17) – highlighting the gap between them in class.However, despite the contrasting fortunes of the two teams, Bagan coach Antonio Habas, said the derby was different from other games”The derby is different”, he said “The attitude (of the players), the level (of pressure) is different from the other matches because you have the possibility of changing seasons with a victory It’s a dangerous match for us “For East Bengal the derby is an opportunity to set an early scorer for next season They entered the tournament much less prepared than the others and it showed in their early events However, a much better second half ISL gave them something to build on for next season”We’ve improved and you can see the players enjoying their game,” said SCEB assistant coach Tony Grant “This derby has a lot of history and memories We know how much the derby means to the people The first derby was a bit unfair for us but now it’s a bit of a level playing field Hope we can make it back our proud fans “(ANI)

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Ebene News – AU – ISL 7: SC East Bengal seeks to spoil the party ATKMB leaders at the 100th anniversary of the Calcutta derby

Source: https://www.businessworld.in/article/ISL-7-SC-East-Bengal-look-to-spoil-leaders-ATKMB-s-party-in-100th-year-of-Kolkata-derby/18-02-2021-379059