Durand Cup 2023: Mumbai City and Mohun Bagan Play Out a Draw

The 130th edition of the Durand Cup proceeded on Sunday, August 27, featuring a pair of matches. In the initial match of the day, there was a 1-1 draw between Mumbai City and Mohun Bagan.

Mumbai City took the lead in the 25th minute courtesy of Bipin Singh’s goal. However, Mohun Bagan managed to equalize in the 55th minute through Aniket Jadhav. Ultimately, the match concluded in a draw, resulting in both teams earning a point each.

In the subsequent match of the day, Gokulam Kerala FC emerged victorious with a 2-1 win against Army Red. Both goals for Gokulam Kerala were netted by Rahul KP, while Akash Mishra scored the consolation goal for Army Red.

As a consequence of these outcomes, Mumbai City and Mohan Bagan are both tied at the summit of Group A with four points apiece. Gokulam Kerala FC holds the third spot with three points, while Army Red finds itself at the bottom with one point.

The forthcoming Durand Cup fixture is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29. The first match of the day will see East Bengal competing against North East United, while in the other fixture, Chennaiyin FC will face off against Punjab FC.

Here is a summary of today’s Durand Cup matches:

  • Mumbai City 1-1 Mohun Bagan
  • Gokulam Kerala FC 2-1 Army Red

The updated Durand Cup points table following the matches:

Mumbai City and Mohun Bagan (4 points each) Gokulam Kerala FC (3 points) Army Red (1 point)

The Durand Cup stands as a prestigious football tournament in India, renowned as the oldest football tournament in Asia. Its history traces back to 1888, with an uninterrupted annual tradition. The reigning champions are Bengaluru FC.

The 2023 iteration of the Durand Cup is being conducted in two stages. The initial phase involves the group stage, wherein the participating teams are divided into four groups. The top two teams from each group will then progress to the ensuing knockout stage.

The knockout phase will comprise the quarterfinals, semifinals, and eventually, the grand final. Set to take place on September 11, 2023, the final will determine the ultimate winner of the tournament.


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