durand cup

Mumbai City FC faces Bengaluru FC in the much anticipated final of the 131st edition of the Indian Oil Durand Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium, today at 6:00 PM. Follow this space for all Live updates!

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Referee blows the whistle for the final time this evening. BFC is the champion for the 131st  Durand Cup. Despite the pressure it was simply not enough for MCFC. It’s full time at YBK MCFC 1-2 BFC

90′ Added time

6 minutes added time, 6 mins for BFC to get their hands on first trophy of the season, 6 min for MCFC to slavage this game towards extra time MCFC 1-2 BFC

86′ Golden opportunity

Golden opportunity for Chhetri to finish the game but saved from the GK MCFC 1-2 BFC

84′ BFC Firm on defending

Despite the relentless pressure BFC still firm on defending their lead MCFC 1-2 BFC

80′ Final 10 mins

Final 10 mins of the match MCFC 1-2 BFC

79′ Tripple substitution

Tripple substitution for BFC in order to keep the lead MCFC 1-2 BFC

74′ Pressure on

MCFC pushing forward for the equalizing goal now putting pressure on BFC MCFC 1-2 BFC

70′ Foul

Free kick on a dangerous position for MCFC with a foul from Jhingan MCFC 1-2 BFC

69′ Chhetriiiii

Close one from the skipper but it’s just wide MCFC 1-2 BFC

68′ Slowing the tempo

BFC trying to slow down the tempo MCFC 1-2 BFC

65′ Substitution

Double substitution for MCFC MCFC 1-2 BFC

63′ Chhangte

Brilliant effort from Chhangte once again but off target MCFC 1-2 BFC


Brilliant goal from Alan Costa from Chhetri’s corner to give BFC the lead MCFC 1-2 BFC

56′ Yellow

Yellow for Jhingan for foul on Stewart MCFC 1-1 BFC

55′ Cagey battle in midfield

Cagey battle in midfield between two teams MCFC 1-1 BFC

50′ Chhangte

Close one from the man in form with a brilliant control to fool two BFC defenders but his shot is just wide MCFC 1-1 BFC

48′ Off target

Header off target from Bipin in close range MCFC 1-1 BFC

46′ Action resumes!

Action resumes at the Salt Lake MCFC 1-1 BFC


It’s halftime at YBK for the mega final and it’s all square till now MCFC 1-1 BFC

45′ Added time

2 minutes added on MCFC 1-1 BFC

43′ Foul

Foul on Roy Krishna, a free kick in the dangerous area for BFC MCFC 1-1 BFC

42′ Great move

Great move from MCFC but shot off target by Vinit Roy MCFC 1-1 BFC

40′ Weak effort

A weak effort from Jayesh Rane without troubling the keeper MCFC 1-1 BFC

37′ Goal Line save

Crucial goal-line save to deny Roy Krishna from giving BFC the lead MCFC 1-1 BFC

35′ Last 10 mins

last 10 mins of the first half MCFC 1-1 BFC

34′ Foul

Foul on Roy Krishna, a free kick in the dangerous area for BFC MCFC 1-1 BFC

33′ Game on

Game on at YBK as two teams will need re-approach the game in a new way after the goal MCFC 1-1 BFC


Here comes the equalizing goal from MCFC from a rebound, scored by Lalengmawia MCFC 1-1 BFC

23′ Shot off target

Shot off target from Jahouh

21′ BFC firm on defense

BFC is firm on defending the important lead MCFC 0-1 BFC

17′ Off target

Shot off target from danger man Chhangte MCFC 0-1 BFC

14′ Pressure on

Pressure on MCFC now for the equalizing goal MCFC 0-1 BFC


What a story so far for Sivaskthi and what a goal to give BFC the lead MCFC 0-1 BFC

07′ Header off target

header off target from Griffiths MCFC 0-0 BFC

06′ Controlling the midfield

BFC trying to control the midfield to assert dominance MCFC 0-0 BFC

04′ Early pressure

Early pressure from Mumbai MCFC 0-0 BFC

01′ Kick-off

It’s kick-off at YBK for the first mega final of the season MCFC 0-0 BFC

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Mumbai City FC vs Bengaluru FC: Preview

Two storied football teams of recent years, Bengaluru FC (BFC) and Mumbai City FC (MCFC) clash in the 131st IndianOil Durand Cup final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) in Kolkata on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The kick-off is at 6.00 pm IST.

The Islanders, winners of the Indian Super League (ISL) and League Winners Shield in the 2020-21 season, have looked solid in the run-up to the finals, what with the addition of key players from the quarter-final stage, like Senegalese defender Mourtada Fall, giving them a more rounded look. They have the highest scorer of the tournament with seven goals in Lallianzuala Chhangte in their ranks and someone of the quality of Greg Stewart marshalling the midfield with authority.

Des Buckingham, coach of Mumbai City, said at the pre-match press conference, “We are here to win the Durand Cup and start the ISL season with more confidence. I am happy with my team till now. I am expecting an exciting match. BFC is a good team they have good players. My message to the team for tomorrow will be to enjoy the game.”

L.Chhangte is the leading goalscorer in the tournament

Simon Grayson, BFC’s English coach was also respectful of his Sunday opponents and said at the pre-match presser, “Look I think we have to play as a team tomorrow. Mumbai has some very good players. Greg Stewart and others. So, we know what they can do. They play a lot of passes. We have to be good tomorrow to stop the opposition. I think it’s important to win the final and it doesn’t matter what style we play. We have to be careful tomorrow and make sure we play better. We don’t have any injuries. Our target will be to win the trophy without any injuries. We are in the final and we will make sure that we win the trophy because we have the mentality to win.”

BFC were the ISL 2018-19 champions, but also have six other top domestic titles to their name and will be vying for their seventh. They have presented the most successful striking force of the tournament with talisman Sunil Chhetri, Roy Krishna and Siva Sakthi, all being in goal-scoring form. At the back too, the experience of regular Indian internationals like Sandesh Jhingan and Gurpreet Sandhu has held them in good stead.

Both teams like to win and it has been some time since they have not won silverware. We can therefore expect a mouthwatering game of football come Sunday at the hallowed VYBK.

Where to watch?

The match will be telecasted on Sports18-1, Sports18-1HD, Voot, Khel and JioTV.

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