Captain Edu Bedia produced a stunning free-kick to help FC Goa beat Mohammedan Sporting in the final of the 130th Durand Cup.
Being the only team from Kolkata, Mohammedan Sporting would be keen to clinch a third title with a strong support behind them.
The Mohammedan Sporting vs FC Goa, Durand Cup 2021 final will be televised live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels. Live streaming of the match will be available on the AddaTimes app.
FC Goa stopper Naveen Kumar brought an end to the marathon shoot-out (16 penalties) with a save off Damaitphang Lyngdoh. They face Mohammedan Sporting in the final.
Mohammedan Sporting, who were the first civilian club to win Asia's oldest football tournament in 1940, have won the title twice, the last being in 2013.
In the first semi-final on Monday (September 27), Mohammedan Sporting will face Bengaluru United. Two ISL sides, FC Goa and Bengaluru FC, face off for the second final spot the following day.
In the semis, FC Goa will face the winners of the fourth and final quarter-final match between FC Bengaluru and Army Green.
This is also the first instance of a team pulling out of a competition because of COVID in a national-level football tournament in India.
Marcus Joseph, who played for Gokulam Kerala before scored the winning goal for Mohammedan Sporting in the 44th minute.
Delhi FC will face Indian Super League giants FC Goa in the third semi-final of the Durand Cup 2021 on September 24 at Mohun Bagan ground, Kolkata.
Quarter-final matches will get underway on Thursday with defending champions Gokulam Kerala FC up against local favourites Mohammedan Sporting at the VYBK.
While the game between the Army Reds and Hyderabad FC was tight and cagey, it rained goals in the Assam Rifles and Gokulam Kerala clash.
Group C is now wide open with all four teams having a chance to advance to the next stage.
Devendra Murgaokar and Muhammed Nemil scored a brace each to help Gaurs breeze past their opponents
Jamshedpur FC were also playing their final group game simultaneously against FC Goa but they lost 0-5, allowing Army Green to go through along with group toppers Goa
Ghanian forward Rahim Osumanu scored the only goal for defending champions Gokulam Kerala.
Kerala Blasters’ RV Hormipam, Sandeep Singh and Yendrembam Denechandram Meitei received marching orders in the second half
Another Group A fixture between Indian Air Force and CRPF had to be called off due to unplayable conditions caused by heavy rain and water logging.
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