East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC ISL 2023-24 Highlights | Iker Guarrotxena scores on his debut as The Islanders hand the Red & Gold Brigade a narrow 1-0 defeat in Kolkata

Iker Guarrotxena's solitary goal was enough for the Islanders to win the East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC ISL 2023-24 match in Kolkata.
East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC: Debutant Iker Guarrotxena scored the solitary goal for the Islanders
East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC: Debutant Iker Guarrotxena scored the solitary goal for the IslandersImage - X

East Bengal were desperately hunting three points as the side failed to win their last two games since winning the Super Cup in Bhubaneswar. Well, they didn't look desperate or motivated against the Islanders and handed them an easy win at Kolkata. The hosts didn't even test the Mumbai goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, Iker Guarrotxena scored on his debut for Mumbai City FC and helped them climb up to the fourth spot in the points table. East Bengal are now hanging at the 10th spot with only 12 points in 13 matches and may slump to the bottom two on the points table by the end of this week if Chennai manages to beat Kerala at home.

This was Abishek Goswami bringing you all the highlights of the East Bengal vs Mumbai City ISL 2023-24 match. I hope you will enjoy the highlights from the LIVE Blog below. Until next time, thank you.

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Hello and welcome to another LIVE coverage of Indian Super League 2023-24. This is Abishek Goswami, bringing you all the latest scores, updates, and news of the East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC match at Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. Stay tuned for all the updates.

East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC ISL 2023-24 - Preview

East Bengal will be looking to find some form in the ISL 2023-24 when they meet Mumbai City FC in a matchweek-15 fixture at the Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday. East Bengal managed to end a 12-year-long drought of titles under Carles Cuadrat when they lifted the Kalinga Super Cup last month at Bhubaneswar. But, they are still searching for consistency in the Indian Super League having won only two matches in 12 appearances.

For Petr Kratky side’s, who suffered a defeat against Jamshedpur FC in the last game, the contest against the Red and Gold Brigade becomes a bit more important in the context of the points table. Both teams head into this encounter after identical losses in their previous matches and would like to get a win this fixture.

Match details

  • Match: East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC

  • Date: 13/2/2024

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Venue: Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata

  • Where to watch: Sports18 Khel (Hindi), Sports18 1 HD (English), Sports18 3 SD (English, Hindi, Malayalam and Bengali), VH1 SD & HD (English), Surya Movies (Malayalam), News 18 Kerala (Malayalam – select matches) & DD Bangla (Bengali), & Jio Cinema

East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC: Debutant Iker Guarrotxena scored the solitary goal for the Islanders
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Head-to-Head records

  • Played – 7

  • Mumbai City FC – 4

  • East Bengal FC – 1

  • Draws – 2

Unavailability for East Bengal

East Bengal will be missing its Brazilian striker Cleiton Silva due to suspension while Spanish duo of Pardo and Saul Crespo are uncertain with injury.

Akash Mishra is back for the Islanders

Ahead of the game against East Bengal, the Mumbai City FC side received a massive boost as defender Akash Mishra is available for selection.

Carles Cuadrat ahead of the clash

“We will do rotations in the squad. We are going to use some players that have been helping the team but not participating with those many minutes,” Cuadrat said.

“It is sad to lose Cleiton, so we must be intelligent at this moment of the season. The calendar isn’t protecting my players, so I will be the one protecting them. The health of the players is important to be competitive, and we will have a lot of finals in front of us,” the East Bengal coach added. 

Petr Kratky ahead of the match

“We have had a good week of preparation and the boys are looking very sharp, so we hope things will play out well in terms of application on Tuesday. If we do the things well, it will help us, and we are looking forward to the game,” Petr Kratky said.

“They are a very good side and that is why they won the Super Cup. Even though they lost against NorthEast United, it means nothing, because they will be keen to bounce back, and we have to be ready from the first minute. We have to work hard, because they are a good team with quality players, but also, we want to bounce back, and I believe it will be a good game to watch, and we are 100% ready for the contest,” the coach added.

Starting XIs

East Bengal FC

Mumbai City FC

Mumbai City’s new signings Iker Guarrotxena and Thaer Krouma are set to make their ISL debut

Naorem Mahesh for East Bengal

The Clash begins soon

The Islanders are ready

The match is all set to begin

East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC: ISL 2023-24
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East Bengal vs Mumbai City FC - ISL 2023-24 - Kick Off

The match begins at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Good start for Mumbai | 2'

Rahul Bheke plays a great ball towards Vikram Pratap Singh but the winger fails to create a chance.

Jayesh Rane with a solid tackle | 8'

Chhangte takes a free-kick but fails to find a teammate. East Bengal break on counter but Jayesh Rane makes a solid standing tackle to win the ball back for Mumbai.

Chance wasted | 14'

Chhangte plays a great ball from the right that bounces between Iker and Vikram Pratap and goes out for a East Bengal goal kick.

Edwin Vanspaul comes up with a brilliant interception | 18'

Crucial interception by Edwin Vanspaul. He tracks back to intercept Vikram Pratap Singh, who gets into a free position inside the box to take a shot.

Goallll!!! for Mumbai City FC | 24' | Iker Guarrotxena scores

Iker Guarrotxena scores on his debut for Mumbai City FC. Noguera sends a cross to Iker who had too much time to score the goal with a clinical finish.

Shot off target | 27'

Akash Mishra sends a cross in the middle of the box and Rane reaches for the ball but his volley goes off target.

East Bengal need to create something before the break | 33'

The match resumes after the break and East Bengal are trying to score the equaliser

Header goes off target | 38'

Apuia plays a cross for Iker who takes a header but it goes way off-target.

1st half almost over | 45'

Two minutes of stoppage time.

East Bengal (0) vs Mumbai City FC (1) - ISL 2023-24 - Half Time

The referee blows the halftime whistle and it ends 1-0 in favour of Mumbai City FC. Debutant Iker Guarrotxena scored for the Islanders in the 24th minute to help them go ahead in the clash. Mumbai pretty much dominated the first half while East Bengal tried to hit them on counters but failed miserably. The Red & Gold Brigade must start the second half positively or they will be handed their second straight loss in the league.

East Bengal (0) vs Mumbai City FC (1) - ISL 2023-24 - Second Half Kick Off

The second half begins at the Salt Lake Stadium.

Opportunity wasted by Chhangte | 51'

Ajay tugs Noguera’s shirt and pulls him down. Mumbai wins a free kick in a dangerous position. Chhangte takes the set piece but it gets blocked by the wall.

What a chance!! | 59'

Vikram plays the ball to Chhangte on the right who notices Iker’s overlapping run and plays it to the striker, but his shot goes wide.

Goal-Kick | 63'

Iker plays the ball to Chhangte but the winger fails to release the ball in time and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.

Substitution for Mumbai City FC | 69'

Gurkirat replaces Vikram for the Islanders.

Nothing from East Bengal so far | 71'

East Bengal haven't created anything in the second half and clearly Carles Cuadrat is not happy with his side's performance.

Substitution for East Bengal FC | 77'

Mohamad Rakip replaces Nishu Kumar for East Bengal

Yellow Card to Mahesh | 80'

Yellow card for Mahesh Singh for a foul on Jayesh Rane.

Mahesh will miss the next game over card accumulation and Jayesh Rane is getting taken off after the knock.

Chhangte's shot goes off target | 87'

Chikkara plays a pass into the box for Chhangte and the latter takes a shot that goes off-target.

Can East Bengal score the equaliser? | 90'

Seven minutes of stoppage time.

Corner for Mumbai City FC | 90+5'

Chhangte wins a corner after winning a duel against Mandar Rao Dessai.

East Bengal (0) vs Mumbai City FC (1) - ISL 2023-24 - Full Time

The referee blows the full-time whistle and that's it. East Bengal registered their second straight loss in the ISL 2023-24. With this victory, Mumbai have now climbed up to the fourth spot with 25 points in 13 matches. Iker Guarrotxena's solitary goal was enough for the Islanders to hurt the Red & Gold Brigade at Kolkata.

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