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The first semifinal of the 131st edition of the Durand Cup sees local favourites Mohammedan SC taking on Mumbai City FC at the Salt Lake stadium. Follow this space for all live updates.

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Full-time at YBK as the away team advanced through MDSC to reach the finals. Full-time score MDSC 0-1 MCFC That’s all for today!

Added Time

3 Mins added time being rewarded


Here comes the big blow from MCFC. Bipin Singh is the scorer MDSC 0-1 MCFC

85′ Last five mins

Crucial last five mins of the game MDSC 0-0 MCFC

83′ Desperate defending

Crucial defending by MDSC to prevent the away team from scoring the opener MDSC 0-0 MCFC

80′ Final ten mins

Crucial last ten mins of the game MDSC 0-0 MCFC

76′ Shot off target

Shot off target by Chhangte MDSC 0-0 MCFC

73′ MCFC slowing down the tempo

MCFC trying to keep the composure MDSC 0-0 MCFC

67′ Opportunity wasted

Another opportunity wasted for the home team as Joseph’s shot was off target MDSC 0-0 MCFC

65′ Another effort

Another brilliant effort from Jospeh brilliantly saved MDSC 0-0 MCFC

64′ So close

A brilliant effort from Joseph to give MDSC the lead through a great freekick, Just wide MDSC 0-0 MCFC

63′ Freekick

Freekick in a dangerous area for the hometeam MDSC 0-0 MCFC

59′ Brilliant save

Brilliant save from Zothanmawia to prevent Stewart from opening goal MDSC 0-0 MCFC

53′ Banking on the quick counter

MCFC trying to unlock MDSC defence with counter-attacking football MDSC 0-0 MCFC

48′ A good start

A good start to the second half for MCFC MDSC 0-0 MCFC

46′ We are back!

Action resumes for the second half MDSC 0-0 MCFC


The referee blows the whistle for halftime MDSC 0-0 MCFC

Added Time

2 min extra time is being awarded

43′ So close

So close for MCFC but no one in the box to tap in the cross MDSC 0-0 MCFC

38′ Cagey battle

A tight battle between two teams to gain the momentum of the game MDSC 0-0 MCFC

34′ Chhangte off colour so far

Man in form Chhangte yet to make his mark for the game MDSC 0-0 MCFC

32′ Pressure through corners

MCFC trying to impose their dominance with consecutive corners MDSC 0-0 MCFC

29′ Slowing the tempo

MCFC trying to slow the tempo and slowly getting into the game MDSC 0-0 MCFC

26′ Shot off target

Shot off target by Marcus Joseph MDSC 0-0 MCFC

21′ Early Substitution

Early sub for MCFC MDSC 0-0 MCFC

18′ Marcus Joseph is everywhere

MDSC’s number ten is just everywhere on the pitch dictating and controlling the tempo MDSC 0-0 MCFC

15′ Midfield battle

MDSC is winning the midfield battle so far MDSC 0-0 MCFC

13′ Marcus Jospeh taking the charge

Marcus Joseph is dictating the play for the home team so far MDSC 0-0 MCFC

10′ Dangerous cross

A dangerous cross from Faiaz but no one was there to tap it in MDSC 0-0 MCFC

07′ Yet to gain the momentum

MCFC not being able to win the second balls in midfield so far MDSC 0-0 MCFC

05′ Pritam’s dangerous run

Pritam cutting through the flank and trying to create the space for the home team MDSC 0-0 MCFC

03′ Good Start

Good start to the game for the home team as they try to gain momentum early on MDSC 0-0 MCFC

01′ Kick-off

Kick-off at YBK MDSC 0-0 MCFC

Starting XIs

The teams line up in the following way:

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Mohammedan SC vs Mumbai City FC: Preview

Mumbai City FC faces the challenge of local favourites Mohammedan Sporting (MDSP) in the first semi-final of the 131st IndianOil Durand Cup at Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The match is scheduled for a 6.00 pm IST kick-off.

On paper, the Islanders might have the slight edge going into the big game on Wednesday, given the sheer menacing nature of their attacking game and the quality and experience of the overall squad. But if the Islanders have scored 18 times in the tournament so far, the highest among all 20 teams, the Black & White brigade have been no slouch having scored a dozen times themselves. They have looked very well organized and settled under Russian coach Andrey Chernyshov, letting in just two in their campaign to the Islanders 10. MDSP also gave fellow semi-finalists Bengaluru FC a run for their money in a 1-1 draw and have played a pleasing brand of football.

Greg Stewart and Lallianzuala Chhangte have been the leading lights of the MCFC campaign scoring 13 times between them – the latter currently the tournament’s highest scorer with seven goals to his name. With the addition of experienced Senegalese defender Mourtada Fall and ace distributor Rowlin Borges, the Islanders now also look even more balanced and potent. 

Little wonder then that Des Buckingham was a picture of calm and confidence in the pre-match presser when he said, “We will try to win within 90 minutes.” He was however respectful of his opponents adding, “Mohammedan are a good side. Look at the way they are playing. They will be playing on their home ground. I respect all the players of Mohammedan. Joseph is a good player, even Dauda. The way both the teams play I hope it’s going be an interesting game tomorrow. Looking forward to tomorrow’s game.

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Mohammedan SC’s goalscorers in the quarter-final. However, Dauda will miss today’s game.

Buckingham was referring to MDSP’s recent lethal addition to the side, Nigerian striker Abiola Dauda, who struck twice in his debut for the Black & Whites, in the quarter-finals against the Kerala Blasters. With the newfound assist powers of Trinidadian Marcus Joseph, the Mumbai defence will have a task on its hand and that is where Buckingham will believe that Fall can play a big role.

Coach Chernyshov was also aware of the enormity of the task at hand. He said at the pre-match presser, “Mumbai is a strong team. But we have prepared ourselves. If we can play in our own style and play good football then we can get good results. Tomorrow we are expecting a really difficult game. This is one step from the final, so an important game. Both teams have played nicely so they will want to win. Tomorrow’s match will be good for the supporters because they are going to witness a very good match.

In football, there are quality players, good coaches, favourite teams and underdogs. There are pitch conditions and there is the home crowd and there are stakes. And all those factors converge on Wednesday at the VYBK. Expect a tight but mouthwatering game of football tonight!

Where to watch?

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

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