Gokulam Kerala will take on Mohun Bagan in the Durand Cup final 2019.
The final of 2019 Durand Cup will see Mohun Bagan play Gokulam Kerala in Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday. It has been an eventful tournament as plenty of close games took place – grasping the attention of football fans.
Albeit Mohun Bagan’s hectic schedule by participating both in Durand Cup and Calcutta Premier League, their form did not deter as they won the three games in the group stages before knocking off Real Kashmir in the last four. They got the better of Mohammedan, ATK, Indian Navy in the successive league games. They staged a convincing performance against Real Kashmir in the Semifinals to seal a final birth.
While Gokulam Kerala blistered in the group stage with three resounding victories over Chennaiyin FC, TRAU, and Indian Air Force, the Semifinal clash against East Bengal proved a humungous task. The Malabarians, who found the stoppage-time equalizer, kept the scoreline intact to play the penalty shoot-out. They edged the Kolkata side to enter the final game.
Mohun Bagan will play the Durand Cup final for the record 29th time, while their opponents will feature for the first time in their club’s history. The former enter this game as favourites, although it might prove too costly if they underestimate Gokulam, who have showcased splendid displays throughout this tournament.
We shall look at the telecast details of this huge clash.
Time: 6:30 PM
Venue: Salt Lake Stadium
Television: Star Sports Select 3