Step into the electrifying atmosphere of the Durand Cup final, where the grand Kolkata derby unfolds between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan Super Giant. This thrilling clash takes place at the iconic Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, and I, Neeladri Bhattacharjee, am your guide, providing you with minute-by-minute updates of this high-profile showdown on September 3, 2023, at 18:40.
Mohun Bagan Triumphs in the Durand Cup
Witness the jubilation as Mohun Bagan, the Durand Cup victors, grace the stage. East Bengal graciously offers a guard of honor to the triumphant Mohun Bagan Super Giant. Despite facing an unexpected defeat from their arch-rivals in the group stage, Mohun Bagan Super Giant gains sweet revenge in the final, securing their 17th Durand Cup title and cementing their status as the tournament’s most successful team. As part of their triumph, they receive a prize of 60 lakh rupees.
East Bengal’s Valiant Effort Earns Silver Medals
East Bengal players, led by Harmanjot Khabra, step forward to receive their well-deserved runners-up medals. Despite their loss in the final against Mohun Bagan, East Bengal’s performance in the tournament leaves them more than satisfied. A team that finished third from the bottom in the ISL last season pushed the ISL champion to their limits and even bested them in the group stage. The team is awarded a check of 30 lakh rupees, received by Captain Khabra and Coach Carles Cuadrat.
Nandhakumar Sekar Shines with the Golden Ball
East Bengal’s forward, Nandhakumar Sekar, clinches the prestigious Golden Ball award for his exceptional performance in the Durand Cup. His three Player of the Match awards and the winning goal in the previous Kolkata derby set him apart.
David Lalhlansanga Takes Home the Golden Boot
David Lalhlansanga of Mohammedan Sporting is honored with the Golden Boot, despite his team narrowly missing out on the knockout stage by a single goal.
Vishal Kaith Claims the Golden Glove
Vishal Kaith of Mohun Bagan Super Giant secures the Golden Glove award in this tournament, adding to his previous ISL season’s victory. He also receives a three-lakh-rupee check.
Post-Match Presentation Ceremony Updates
The post-match presentation begins with the commendation of the match officials with mementos, culminating in a thrilling victory for Mohun Bagan Super Giant.
Trivia: A Historic Victory Did you know that Mohun Bagan had lost the previous Durand Cup final to East Bengal in 2004? Remarkably, the winning team faced a red card in the second half on both occasions.
Full-Time Drama: Mohun Bagan Clinches Durand Cup 2023!
The final whistle blows, and the fervent fans of Mohun Bagan Super Giant erupt with joy as their team becomes the most successful in the history of the tournament. The Mariners secure victory.
The Excitement Unfolds – Minute by Minute Action
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