Mohun Bagan to Take on East Bengal on September 7

Updated: 26 August 2016 23:46 IST

Mohun Bagan and East Bengal is the oldest and most famous rivalry in Indian football between the two Kolkata-based clubs.

Mohun Bagan to Take on East Bengal on September 7
Mohun Bagan will take on arch rivals East Bengal on September 7. © PTI

Kolkata:

The much-anticipated first Kolkata derby of the season between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will be held on September 7 at Kalyani Stadium, in the ongoing local league of the 'OC Blue Premier Division A', the State governing body IFA announced on Friday.

Eyeing a record seventh successive title, East Bengal with five wins on the trot lead the table with 15 points, two points ahead of arch-rivals Mohun Bagan who have four wins and a draw and the sellout fixture may decide the title.

The high-octane clash has been moved to Kalyani, about two hours from here, as the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan in Saltlake is undergoing renovation ahead of next year's FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The Atletico de Kolkata's home matches in the upcoming Indian Super League have also been shifted to the Rabindra Sarovar Stadium.



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Highlights
  • Both Mohun Bagan and East Bengal are based out of Kolkata
  • The two teams will meet on September 7
  • The two clubs are old, historic rivals
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