The Mohun Bagan players were also apparently trying to The Mohun Bagan players were also apparently trying to convince the referee that Martins handled the ball but to no avail as Luciano was yellow-carded and Dong-hyun cooly stepped up to take the spot kick and send the ball into the net to the wild celebration of East Bengal fans. Dong-hyun, who came in place of Abhinash Ruidas in the 33rd minute, emerged as the star of the day as he made it 2-0 in favour of East Bengal in the 75th minute. The South Korean winger got the better of Mohun Bagan defender Kinshuk Debanath and then fired the ball past goalkeeper Debjit Ghosh to score his second goal. It was still not over for Mohun Bagan as captain Katsumi rose to connect a Pritam Kotal cross from the right into the East Bengal goal in the 83rd minute. Seven minutes were added as injury time and Mohun Bagan had a chance to come out unscathed in the match but to the dismay of the vociferous supporters, Jeje Lalpekhlua, who captained India against Iran and Turkmenistan in the 2018 World Qualifiers, simply sent a weak push to East Bengal goalkeeper Luis Barreto in the 95th minute to waste a golden opportunity. PTI PDS CM CM
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