The first semi-final match of the 132nd Durand Cup is set to feature the enthusiastic home team, East Bengal Football Club (EBFC), against the determined NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) side. This encounter will take place at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Tuesday. East Bengal FC aims to secure their spot in the 27th Durand Cup final.
On the other hand, NorthEast United FC is embarking on the possibility of their inaugural title showdown, marking a significant point in their nine-year existence. The team has exhibited promising performances in the Durand Cup until now, suggesting their capability to pose challenges for the home team.
The Kolkata Giants and Highlanders have both experienced unsatisfactory performances in the Indian Super League. Thus, the upcoming opportunity to compete for a championship is of great significance to both teams, particularly with the imminent new ISL season approaching. The Highlanders are currently showcasing their finest tournament performance in a considerable amount of time.
Supporters of NEUFC can find solace in the fact that EBFC scored six have conceded three at the back, while they themselves have scored 10, while letting in the same number. However, EBFC appears to accomplish the task when it’s most crucial, as demonstrated by their skillful win against previous titleholders Gokulam during the quarterfinals. Moreover, their Spanish manager Carles Cuadrat has displayed flawless performance since the beginning of this season.
East Bengal FC vs NorthtEast United FC: Durand Cup 2023 Match Details
- Match: East Bengal FC vs NorthtEast United FC, Semifinal 1, Durand Cup 2023.
- Date & Time: Tuesday, August 29, 6:00 PM.
- Venue: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata.