Captain Cleiton Silva scored the winning goal for East Bengal at the very last moment of the match against Hyderabad in the ISL 2023-24 clash. East Bengal had to be content with being runners-up after defeating Mohun Bagan in the first Kolkata derby of the season at Durand Cup, but losing to the green-maroon camp in the final. This time, the red-yellow army did not have to lose all the points even if they did not win at the beginning of the ISL campaign. East Bengal drew goalless in their first match of the new season of ISL against Jamshedpur.
Although they did not win, they opened the points book in the first match. This time in their second match in Yuva Bharati, East Bengal's opponent was Hyderabad FC. In the end, the Kolkata football giants got their first victory in the new season of the Indian Super League with a double goal by Captain Cleiton Silva.
East Bengal captain Cleiton Silva scored 2 goals in the two halves of the match. He won the best footballer of the match award for a good reason. East Bengal conceded a goal in just 8 minutes of the match. But after just two minutes, the Red & Gold Brigade made a comeback in the match with the help of their skipper's goal.
After 90+8 minutes, Silva was seen lying on the field. He left the field on a stretcher. Gill made a great save in 90+9 minutes. Then Anuj made an incredible save in the 90+10 minutes. After 100 minutes of play, the referee blew the long whistle and announced the end of the game. This is East Bengal's first win of the new season. They have now 4 points in 2 matches.
Cleiton Silva scored a world-class goal from outside the box in 90+3 minutes. His shot from the spot kick went into the corner of the first post and into the Hyderabad net. The ball was beyond the reach of goalkeeper Anuj. East Bengal went ahead 2-1. Silva scored 2 goals.