The Red and Yellow Brigade was preparing for their new season. New coach, the entire coaching team is new. the entire team is new, except for a handful of players. East Bengal have also had a good start to the season. They came up as the runners-up in the Durand Cup. They defeated Mohun Bagan in the first derby of the season in the group stage. Although they lost the Durand final to them. The East Bengal camp suffered another shock in the first half of the match. After half an hour of the match, Aussie defender Jordan Elsey left the field with an injury. East Bengal just updated about his state.
A 10-man Mohun Bagan Super Giant defeated Emami East Bengal by 1-0 in the second Kolkata derby of the season to win the Durand Cup 2023 for a record 17th time. A lone goal from Dimitri Petratos was enough for the Green and Maroon team to win the Durand Cup 2023 final. With this win, Mohun Bagan became the most successful team in Durand Cup history.
Earlier, In the post-match press conference, Cuadrat said that Jordan Elsey cried in the locker room because 7 years ago he had suffered a bad knee injury. "I hope it's just a minor injury," the East Bengal boss said. But it looks like the injury is serious. It's still not clear what kind of knee injury this is but clearly, it will take time for him to feature for the club.