East Bengal wins title and books match in Asian Champions League 2| Trending Viral hub

East Bengal were crowned champions of the Indian Super Cup.  Photo: East Bengal

East Bengal were crowned champions of the Indian Super Cup. Photo: East Bengal

Kolkata heavyweights East Bengal were crowned Super Cup champions on Sunday after winning 3-2 in a thrilling final against Odisha FC, with Cleiton Silva scoring the decisive goal here.

Although both teams had multiple scoring opportunities, neither was able to convert as the match ended 2-2 after regulation time and also after the end of the first half of overtime.

Brazilian recruit Cleiton scored the winning goal for East Bengal in the 111th minute of the match, leaving his team in a state of frenzy and the opponents in shock.

Cleiton took advantage of a mistake by the Odisha FC goalkeeper and achieved a good finish at a crucial moment in the match, putting the ball into the bottom right corner with a left-footed shot.

Odisha FC desperately tried to equalize in the remaining minutes but East Bengal’s defense was up to the task and scored against their opponents.

East Bengal deserved credit for how they went about their task after losing Shouvik following a second yellow card of the night.

Odisha, however, had also been playing with 10 men from the 69th minute after Mourtada Fall was given the marching orders following his second infringement of the night.

The victorious East Bengal team will be nominated to play in the prestigious Asian Champions League 2 preliminary phase of the AFC 2023-24 season.

Odisha FC, trailing by one goal, equalized when Jahouh stepped up to take a penalty and converted it from the penalty spot in the 98th minute.

Earlier, a Saul Crespo penalty helped East Bengal take the lead in the 62nd minute.

In the 52nd minute, an excellent pass from Mahesh led to a fine goal from Nandhakumar Sekar as East Bengal made it 1-1 in the second half.

This was after Mauricio put Odisha FC ahead with his goal in the 39th minute.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been modified by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First published: January 29, 2024 | 11:02 am IS

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